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)
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Best NBA First Basket Props Odds & Picks
Robert Williams III has won the opening tip in both Game 1 & 2 against Kevin Looney in this series, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t believe he’ll do it again in Game 3. He is over 60% in tip offs during the playoffs while Looney is under 30%.
The Celtics are the best team this season at grabbing the first basket with a 63% hit rate, while Golden State is well-below average at just 39%. Marcus Smart had a turnover with the first possession which allowed Andrew Wiggins to hit the three for the first points of the game.
TD Bank Garden is going to be electric as the fans will witness their first NBA Finals in 12 years. An excited Boston crowd should have them come out firing. Jaylen Brown has been the guy throughout the season and the playoffs to get the offense started. He’s hit the first basket in four of his last 11 games and leads the team by taking 30% of their first field goals and 25% of the game’s first basket. Although it didn’t count as the game’s first basket, he did have the first points for the Celtics in Game 2. This is the time he starts the game with an initial Celtics lead.
First basket: Jaylen Brown +380
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