Feb 22, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid (21) and guard Andrew Wiggins (22) speak with media after the game against the Texas Longhorns at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 85-54. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Betting: Rookie Odds & Props


Now that the 2014 NBA Draft is over and done with, the focus will shift to free agency, which officially begins on Tuesday, July 1.

As for the rookies, they will get their first chance to show their stuff at the Orlando Pro Summer League and the Las Vegas Pro Summer League, which are both held in July.

Of course, just because the rookies haven’t been in action with their new teams doesn’t mean it is too early to start betting on them.

Our friends over at Bovada have already made Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Jabari Parker the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year Award with 5/1 odds. Parker averaged 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 47.3% from the field, 35.8% from beyond the arc and 74.8% from the free throw line for the Blue Devils last season. The last time Parker was officially measured, he came in at 6’8.5 and 240 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’11.5 at the Kevin Durant Camp in 2013.

Now, the folks at Bovada have released a small set of props involving Parker, Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Andrew Wiggins, his former Kansas teammate and current Philadelphia 76ers’ center Joel Embiid and Chicago Bulls’ forward Doug McDermott.

Player Props 

Average Points per game in the 2014-2015 NBA Regular Season – Andrew Wiggins

Over/Under                   14.5

Average Points per game in the 2014-2015 NBA Regular Season – Jabari Parker

Over/Under                   15.5

Average Rebounds per game in the 2014-2015 NBA Regular Season – Jabari Parker

Over/Under                   7

Average Points per game in the 2014-2015 NBA Regular Season – Doug McDermott

Over/Under                   11.5

Games played in the 2014-2015 NBA Regular Season – Joel Embiid

Over/Under                   41.5

Tags: Andrew Wiggins Doug McDermott Jabari Parker Joel Embiid NBA Betting