NBA First Basket Scorer Prop Odds, Picks & Predictions: Tuesday (2/7)

Feb 7, 2023 - 1:10 PM

There are six NBA games tonight. The quickest way to get into the action is first-basket betting. Betting the first basket is one of the most simple bets in sports betting. Pick the player to score the first basket of the basketball game to win.

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Tuesday’s Best First Basket Prop Bets

Let us look into the matchups tonight to find the best first-basket bets. Do not blink, or you might miss it.

Deandre Ayton (+470 @FanDuel)

The Brooklyn Nets traded away Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant is out indefinitely. That means they are one of the most unpredictable teams right now. They do not have an actual number one scoring option that impacts them on first-basket betting.

The Suns have the most betting value in this matchup. DeAndre Ayton is a consistent scorer that the Nets need help to match up. He averages 18.0 points per game, and that consistency gives him the most betting value.

Nikola Jokic (+370 @FanDuel)

Tonight the tipoff could go either way. That means the team to score first will be the most consistent on defense and offense. The most consistent team is the Denver Nuggets. They are a well-rounded team that can do everything.

The reason for the consistency of the Nuggets is Nikola Jokic. He is the best all-around center in the NBA. That makes him one of the toughest players to defend. The Timberwolves are dealing with plenty of injuries. That gives Jokic more betting value tonight.

Lebron James (+340 @FanDuel)

Everyone is waiting to see LeBron break the all-time scoring record. Ticket prices are soaring because fans want tickets to this iconic moment in sports. He needs 35 points, and that could happen this week.

This record means that teammates will look to Lebron first to get him points. Lebron has only gotten better since he turned 38. Between the scoring record and Lebron’s gameplay, he has the most betting value in this matchup.

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