Celtics vs. Heat Game 5 NBA First Basket Props Odds & Picks for Wednesday, May 25 (2022)

May 25, 2022 - 6:56 PM

First basket player prop bets are a great way to jump into NBA betting action. It’s a bet that will be decided very quickly… with the first basket! You are betting on a player to score their team’s first basket. If they do, you win!

Let’s take a look at our favorite first basket player prop bet picks for tonight.

(Odds courtesy of FanDuel)

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Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Best NBA First Basket Props Odds & Picks

Boston’s Robert Williams took the tip-off against Miami’s Bam Adebayo depsite in Game 4after missing the previous game due to  knee soreness. The injury might be impacting his vertical jump because Adebayo won the opening tip. Adebayo has won 12-of-21 jump balls in the playoffs and now has the 4-2 advantage over Williams in recent history. The Heat center will win this one.

The Heat have done well by grabbing the first basket in 48% of their games, but the Celtics are the best in the league this season at 65%.

As we’ve seen throughout this series, the team that gets their offense going first is usually the one that gets the win and it’s evident as we’ve seen just four lead changes.

PF PJ Tucker was cold just like the rest of the Miami starting lineup in Game 4 as he went 0-4 in the game, but he and this team will play a little hotter at home. Tucker has hit four first baskets in the Heats’ last 11 games and the Celtics are allowing the highest percentage of first baskets to the power forward position this year (25%).  This is a big odds play for this game, but that just means bigger wins

First basket: PJ Tucker+1400


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