NBA First Basket Scorer Prop Odds, Picks & Predictions: Tuesday (3/21)

Mar 21, 2023 - 12:19 PM

There are plenty of 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 NBA First Basket Bets

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

Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

The Brooklyn Nets look different since the last time these two teams played. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant scored 32 points the last time these teams played. Tonight both these players are on different basketball teams. That gives the Cleveland Cavaliers an advantage in scoring first.

The player with the most betting value at scoring first is Donovan Mitchell. He averages 27.4 points per game. He takes the ninth most shots per game. He takes an average of 20.26 shot attempts per game. That means he will have the best chance to take the first shot in this game.

First Basket: Donovan Mitchell (+430 FanDuel)

Sacramento Kings vs. Boston Celtics

The Sacramento Kings struggle to win the first possession. They have won the first possession in one of the last five games. That gives the Celtics an advantage at scoring the first basket tonight.

Jayson Tatum is always a threat to score. He is a high-volume shooter in the NBA and scores in multiple ways. Tatum is the number one option for the Celtics. That means he is the most likely player to score tonight against the Kings.

First Basket: Jayson Tatum (+480 FanDuel)

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Both of these teams struggle to win the tip-off consistently. That means most of the betting value will go to the Clippers. They are better defensively and have the talent to score at multiple positions.

The player with the most betting value is Kawhi Leonard. When healthy, he is one of the best players in the NBA. He can score consistently, and the Thunder does not have the quality defenders to slow him down when he is shooting well. That gives him the most betting value tonight.

First Basket: Kawhi Leonard (+450 FanDuel)

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