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How to watch the NBA Draft Lottery tonight: Time, channel, odds and more

Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92's Victor Wembanyama plays against the NBA G League Ignite in an exhibition basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
(Photo: John Locher/AP Photo)

With the NBA playoffs in full swing, it’s time for another season-defining NBA event: the 2023 draft lottery. Tonight, 14 teams will get their shot at this year’s top NBA Draft picks, including Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson. The three teams with the best odds of landing the No. 1 overall pick at the NBA draft lottery are the Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, with a 14% chance each. Which team will get Wembanyama? You can find out live on Tuesday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s what else you need to know about watching this year’s NBA Draft Lottery, including where to stream the lottery.

How to watch the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery tonight:

  • Hulu + Live TV

    Watch ESPN with Hulu + Live TV

Date: Tuesday, May 16

Time: 8 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN

Streaming: Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, Fubo, DirecTV

What channel is the NBA Draft Lottery on this year?

The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery will air on ESPN tonight.

How to watch the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery without cable:

Starting at just $20 for your first month, Sling TV's Orange tier offers ESPN, TNT, ESPN2 and 28 other channels. A Sling subscription also includes 50 hours of free DVR storage, so if you’re worried about missing any of the action, you can always record your favorite live sporting events. To catch games airing on NBA TV, you can always upgrade to Sling Orange & Sports Extra for an extra $11 monthly.
$20 at Sling
For $70 per month, Hulu’s live TV bundle (with ads) will get you access to ESPN along with other live channels you'll need for watching NBA games, including ABC, ESPN2, and TNT. Plus, this bundle gets you a subscription to ESPN+, Disney+ and, of course, access to Hulu’s general content library. Hulu’s live TV plans also include unlimited DVR storage, a hardware-free set-up process and easy online cancellation.
$70 at Hulu

When is the official 2023 NBA Draft?

While the draft lottery will be drawn tonight at 8 p.m., the 2023 NBA Draft won’t take place until June 22.

NBA draft lottery odds

The 14 teams that did not make the playoffs have a chance to land the No. 1 pick, depending on their regular season record. Below are the odds for every team in the draft lottery and how they finished the regular season. The teams with the worst records are seeded at the top of the lottery.

1. Detroit Pistons: 14%, 140 combinations
2. Houston Rockets: 14%, 140 combinations
3. San Antonio Spurs: 14%, 140 combinations
4. Charlotte Hornets: 12.5%, 125 combinations
5. Portland Trail Blazers: 10.5%, 105 combinations
6. Orlando Magic: 9%, 90 combinations
7. Indiana Pacers: 7.5%, 75 combinations
8. Washington Wizards: 6%, 60 combinations
9. Utah Jazz: 4.5%, 45 combinations
10. Dallas Mavericks: 3%, 30 combinations
11. Orlando Magic (via Chicago Bulls): 2%, 20 combinations
12. Oklahoma City Thunder: 1.5%, 15 combinations
13. Toronto Raptors: 1%, 10 combinations
14. New Orleans Pelicans: 0.5%, 5 combinations

NBA Draft Lottery 2023 top picks

Victor Wembanyama is widely considered the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft class. The 7-foot-4 19-year-old Metropolitans 92 player is being hailed as one of the most-hyped NBA Draft picks since LeBron James.

But Wembanyama isn’t the only player teams are excited about. Scoot Henderson, Brandon Miller and Amen and Ausar Thompson are also ones to watch.

For more of an in-depth look at the top picks, lottery odds and more, check out the Yahoo Sports 2023 NBA Draft Lottery primer.