NFL Draft | Odds and Best Bet

  • Our NFL Draft best bet: Ed Oliver to go “under” the 13.5 draft position at -300 odds
  • The NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 25th.

The NFL draft has been full of boundless speculation once again, and soon all of it will play out. The action begins on Thursday, April 25th, and this is one of the more intriguing drafts in recent memory.

There are plenty of big-name prospects in the mix, led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray, who gave up a professional baseball career to throw his hat in the ring. There is no shortage of NFL draft wagers available which draftniks will aim to take advantage.


Check below to see some of the top NFL draft bet options. Odds provided by

NFL Draft prop odds. Courtesy of as of April 9, 2019.

NFL Draft Odds 

Which player will go No. 2 in the draft?

The oddsmakers believe Murray will go No. 1, so they have focused their sights on which player will go No. 2 in the draft. Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa has the best odds at -280, followed by Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams at +335. Murray has the third-best odds to end up there at +600, followed by Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins at +1300 and Kentucky outside linebacker Josh Allen at +1400.

Which wide receiver will be taken first?

Another NFL draft bet asks which wide receiver will be taken first. Ole Miss’ D.K. Metcalf was great at the NFL combine and has the best odds at -350. Oklahoma speedster Marquise Brown comes in at +350, followed by Ole Miss’ A.J. Brown at +600, Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry at +1500 and North Carolina State’s Kelvin Harmon at +2000.

The first defensive back drafted

LSU’s Greedy Williams is expected to be the first defensive back drafted, as those odds are set at +104. Washington’s Byron Murphy has the second-best odds at +241, followed by Georgia cornerback DeAndre Baker at +481.

Which team will get Haskins?

Haskins is projected to be the second quarterback off the board, and the oddsmakers are wondering which team will end up grabbing him. The New York Giants are the favorite at +204 odds, with the Oakland Raiders not far behind at +256. The Dolphins’ odds come in at +789, followed by the Redskins at +820 and the Broncos at +953. The field can be had at +204.

NFL Draft positions over/under

The over/under on Haskins’ draft position is set at 5.5, with the “over” the -200 favorite and the “under” the +150 underdog.

Missouri quarterback Drew Lock’s draft position is set at 10.5, with the “under” the slight favorite at -130, which is an interesting wager because not that many mock drafts have him in the top-10.

The draft position over/under for Metcalf is set at 12.5, with the “over” the favorite at -125 and the “under” coming in at -105. Brown’s draft spot is placed at 19.5, with the “over” the -200 favorite as an injury has people wondering if he will drop.

NFL Draft Best Bet

Our staff best bet: Ed Oliver to go “under” the 13.5 draft position at -300 odds

While these are some intriguing wagers, the one that jumps off the page asks if Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver will go above or below the draft spot of 13.5. While he is a tad undersized, Oliver is an impressive talent and generally has been pegged for the top-10 in most mock drafts.

The “under” is therefore the favorite at -300 odds, while the “over” comes in at +220. It’s true it will cost a bit to jump on Oliver going in the top-13, but it certainly seems quite likely that someone in the top-10 will grab him.

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