The Best Indiana Betting Options For The 2022 NBA Draft

Posted on June 22, 2022

The 2022 NBA Draft is here and the Indiana Pacers have a top pick for the first time in decades.

Indiana has the sixth overall pick in this year’s draft. Not the same home-run territory of the top three, but still a huge opportunity for the team to snag an important piece for the future.

This will be Indiana’s first top-10 pick since 1989. You can bet on which player the team will end up taking thanks to Indiana sports betting.

Indiana Pacers NBA Draft odds

This year’s draft is taking place on June 23 at 7:30 p.m. You can catch all of the action live on ESPN.

The NBA Finals might be over, but betting on the draft can be a fun way for Pacers fans to mix things up.

PointsBet Indiana currently has odds up for which player the Pacers will end up drafting. Right now it’s a toss-up between Keegan Murray and Shaedon Sharpe.

  • Keegan Murray: +150
  • Shaedon Sharpe: +150
  • Bennedict Mathurin: +200
  • Dyson Daniels: +350
  • Johnny Davis: +400

Odds for Jaden Ivey and the top picks

Betting on the Pacers will be a hot option in Indiana, but there are all sorts of other NBA Draft betting options that don’t involve the team.

For example, plenty of Hoosiers will be wagering on the future of Jaden Ivey. DraftKings has the Purdue standout as the -155 favorite to be the fourth pick in the draft.

If you want to bet on Ivey, but don’t want to pin him down to a specific pick, then Caesars Sportsbook could be a better option. The app has a special Ivey prop available in Indiana.

That prop asks gamblers to pick the over/under on Ivey’s draft position. That value is currently set at 5.5 for betting.

If you’re not interested in betting on Ivey, then the other top picks in the draft might catch your attention. Jabari Smith Jr. is the current favorite over at BetMGM to be the first pick.

  • Jabari Smith Jr.: -250
  • Paolo Banchero: +240
  • Chet Holmgren: +400
  • Shaedon Sharpe: +1,000
  • Jaden Ivey: +2,000

Anything can happen on draft day, which is what makes it so fun to bet on. Trades, unexpected picks and player movements help keep things unpredictable.

If none of these betting options strike your interest, then feel free to shop around at other Indiana sports betting sites. Every sportsbook has something slightly different to offer.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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