Bennedict Mathurin, guard for the Wildcats, is considered one of the top favorites for Arizona sports betting in the NBA Draft.

NBA Draft: Wildcats Guard Bennedict Mathurin Among Arizona Sports Betting Lottery Favorites
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Arizona sports betting sites report that a former Arizona Wildcat is now a top contender for an early NBA Draft pick after an impressive sophomore season.

During the 2021-22 season in Tucson, guard Bennedict Mathurin was honored as the Pac-12 Player of the Year and also secured a spot on the second-team All-American.

Standing at 6-foot-6, the Montreal native led Arizona in scoring, averaging 17.7 points per game. In addition, he provided 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists for the Pac-12 champions, making him a prominent figure on various NBA draft betting odds lists.

According to CBSSports.com’s projections, Mathurin is anticipated to be chosen as the fifth overall pick in the upcoming draft, set to occur in Brooklyn on June 23rd. The Detroit Pistons are likely to select him.

After being selected as the first overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in 2018, former Wildcat Deandre Ayton paved the way for current player Mathurin, who will turn 20 on Sunday. Mathurin hopes to continue the legacy of other Wildcats like Lauri Markkanen, Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon, and Derrick Williams who were chosen in the lottery since 2010.

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Odds for the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft

Jabari Smith Jr.Auburn-250
Chet HolmgrenGonzaga+170
Paolo BancheroDuke+1600
Jaden IveyPurdue+10000
Keegan MurrayIowa+10000
Shaedon SharpeKentucky+10000
AJ GriffinDuke+25000
Johnny DavisWisconsin+25000
Jalen DurenMemphis+25000
Bennedict Mathurin Arizona+25000
Ochai AgbajiKansas+25000
Odds provided by BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona.

Mathurin’s position on Arizona sports betting draft boards

Mathurin appears on various NBA Draft odds lists on Arizona sports betting platforms, including BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona and Caesars Sportsbook Arizona.

According to BetMGM, The All-American is currently tied for seventh place with odds of +25000 to be selected as the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.

According to the odds set by Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, Mathurin is in a tie for seventh place with odds of +25000, while Smith has odds of -190.

Ayton stands alone as the only Wildcat to be selected as the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. Since 1948, when Morris Udall and Lincoln Richmond were drafted, a total of seventy-four Arizona players have been chosen in the draft.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, a seasoned sports and sports betting journalist with more than seven years of experience in Arizona, now holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com. He has also contributed to ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News in the past.

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