LaMelo Ball overtakes Anthony Edwards as projected No. 1 pick

LaMelo Ball overtook Anthony Edwards as the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

BetMGM and FanDuel shifted Ball ahead of Edwards this week.

Ball, a talented guard who played professionally in Australia last season, is -176 at BetMGM and Edwards, a combo guard from Georgia, dropped from -200 on Sunday to +175.

LaMelo Ball
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DraftKings in August listed Edwards as the favorite at -134 with Ball +280.

In October, Edwards was +125 and Ball moved to +200.

As of Thursday, Ball was the -200 favorite and Edwards was +155.

The Minnesota Timberwolves hold the No. 1 pick in the draft, which is scheduled for Wednesday and will be a studio event with players joining by video conference.

Anthony Edwards
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The Timberwolves met with Ball this week.

At BetMGM, Edwards is ahead of Memphis center James Wiseman (+600) and is the favorite to be drafted second overall by the Golden State Warriors.

Dayton forward Obi Toppin, the AP National Player of the Year in 2019-20, is +5000 to be the top pick in the draft at BetMGM. DraftKings lists Toppin at +20000 to go No. 1.


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