May 14 (UPI) — The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery takes place Tuesday in Chicago. UPI has you covered with how to watch and the odds for teams hoping to land Duke star Zion Williamson.
Williamson is expected to be the No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft, which takes place June 20.
The New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns each have equal odds — at 14 percent — for a chance to earn the No. 1 overall pick. The Chicago Bulls have the fourth-best chance at getting the No. 1 pick at 12.5 percent. The Atlanta Hawks round out the top five teams with the best chance at landing the top pick at 10.5 percent.
The current format, which was approved in 2017, ensures the team with the worst record will receive no worse than the No. 5 overall pick.
BetOnline.AG has the Knicks as the best bet (+350) to land Williamson, the presumed No. 1 pick. The Cavaliers and Suns are both at +600, according to the sportsbook. The Bulls (+700) and Hawks (+800) round out the top five best bets to land the Duke star.
Murray State’s Ja Morant and Duke star R.J. Barrett are also expected to be top-three picks in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Other teams with long odds at landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft
Washington Wizards — 9 percent
New Orleans Pelicans 6 percent
Memphis Grizzlies — 6 percent
Dallas Mavericks — 6 percent
Minnesota Timberwolves — 3 percent
Los Angeles Lakers — 2 percent
Charlotte Hornets — 1 percent
Miami Heat — 1 percent
Sacramento Kings — 1 percent
How to watch the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery
What: 2019 NBA Draft Lottery
When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Hilton Chicago