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NBA Draft Lottery 2018: Date, Start Time, Odds & Must-See Details


The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm will take place Tuesday, May 15 in Chicago, Illinois. It is the first time that the NBA Draft Lottery is being held outside of the New York metropolitan area. The special will air on ESPN following a 30-minute special edition of NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew.

Taking part in the broadcast will be host Mark Jones, college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, NBA Draft analysts Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony, NBA front office insider Bobby Marks and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth, according to an official release.

The broadcast will also feature interviews with several top draft prospects, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBA legend Jerry West.

Below is all of the information you will need to catch the event from the opening bout.

NBA Draft Lottery 2018: Viewing Details & Odds

Event: NBA Draft Lottery 2018
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Location: Chicago, Illinois
NBA Draft Lottery Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Broadcast: ESPN, WatchESPN

TEAM Odds of #1 Pick Odds of Top 3 Pick
Phoenix Suns 25 percent 64.2 percent
Memphis Grizzlies 19.9 percent 55.8 percent
Dallas Mavericks 12.9 percent 40.0 percent
Atlanta Hawks 12.8 percent 39.8 percent
Orlando Magic 10.7 percent 34.1 percent
Sacramento Kings 6.2 percent 21.2 percent
Chicago Bulls 4.0 percent 13.8 percent
Cleveland Cavaliers (via Brooklyn Nets) 2.5 percent 8.8 percent
New York Knicks 2.5 percent 8.7 percent
Los Angeles Lakers* 1.1 percent 4.0 percent
Charlotte Hornets 0.8 percent 2.9 percent
Detroit Pistons** 0.7 percent 2.5 percent
Los Angeles Clippers 0.6 percent 2.2 percent
Denver Nuggets 0.3 percent 1.2 percent

*The Lakers’ pick will go to Boston Celtics if it is 2-5 overall. It goes to the Philadelphia 76ers if it is No. 1 or 6-30.
**The Pistons’ pick goes to the Los Angeles Clippers if it is outside of the top 4.

How To Watch NBA Draft Lottery Online

Your best bet for watching the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.

If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch tournament through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.

You can also live stream ESPN online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.

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