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Best NBA First Basket Props Odds & Picks for Wednesday, May 4 (2022)

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)


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat

For Philadelphia and Miami, it will be DeAndre Jordan vs. Bam Adebayo on the opening tip-off. Normally it would be Joel Embiid going for the 76ers, but with him out, the job has been given to Jordan. The clear advantage goes to Adebayo as he’s won five of seven tipoffs during the playoffs including in Game 1.

Jimmy Butler will play the point so the offense runs through him. He also leads the team first scoring at 28% and with his awful 31% shooting night in Game 1, he’s going to come out firing to redeem himself and get the first points of the game.

First Basket: Jimmy Butler +700

Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns

Both teams have done well scoring first baskets. The initial advantage will come at the tip-off and it will be Deandre Ayton vs. Dwight Powell. During the playoffs, Ayton is the leader in jump balls won with seven and has lost just one while Powell has lost six of seven.

In Game 1, it was Chris Paul who made a 16-foot jumper with Jae Crowder on the assist. I like the Suns to hit the paint early in this game and go to Ayton. He’s leading the team by taking 33% of the first field goals and has hit on 31%.

First Basket: Deandre Ayton +410


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Author: Micheal May