Dearica Hamby Revealed as Tuesday's Most Likely WNBA First Basket Scorer After New Data Released [7/9/2024]

Dearica Hamby Revealed as Tuesday's Most Likely WNBA First Basket Scorer After New Data Released [7/9/2024]

This Tuesday, July 9th, we have another exciting day of WNBA basketball upon us, with the Lynx taking on the Sparks at 10:00PM ET.

After examining Tuesday's WNBA simulation results early this morning (see Dimers Pro for full access), our team of data analysts have announced their best first basket bet of the day.




Additionally, this article reveals the top 10 WNBA players our predictive analytics model has identified as having the highest probability of scoring the first basket in Tuesday's lone game.

Let's dive into today's WNBA first basket news and updates.

WNBA Players to Watch Today

Based on the most recent injury reports, Tuesday's WNBA slate is expected to showcase star players such as Dearica Hamby, Courtney Williams and Alanna Smith, each with a high probability of opening the scoring when they take to the court.

Who Will Score the First WNBA Basket Tonight? [July 9, 2024]

Thanks to simulating Tuesday's WNBA game 10,000 times, Dimers has determined the 10 players most likely to score the first basket.

Player (Team)First Basket Probability
Dearica Hamby (Sparks)12.6%
Courtney Williams (Lynx)11.5%
Alanna Smith (Lynx)11.2%
Rickea Jackson (Sparks)11.1%
Aari McDonald (Sparks)9.9%
Bridget Carleton (Lynx)9.7%
Dorka Juhasz (Lynx)9.1%
Kayla McBride (Lynx)8.5%

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely WNBA player to score the first basket in Tuesday's clash is Dearica Hamby, with a probability of 12.6%.

Following Hamby closely, the players with the next highest likelihood of scoring the first basket today are Courtney Williams at 11.5% and Alanna Smith at 11.2%.


Dearica Hamby dictating the play for the Sparks.
Dearica Hamby is one of the most likely WNBA players to score the first basket on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.


Dimers Pro Pick of the Day: WNBA First Basket [Tuesday, 7/9/2024]

After simulating the result of today's WNBA slate thousands of times, our trusted predictive analytics model has discovered the best WNBA first basket bet for you to make on Tuesday. For full access to our comprehensive analysis and top picks, subscribe to Dimers Pro.

Courtney Williams To Score First Basket

Our model has identified the best WNBA first basket bet for today's WNBA slate in the game between the Lynx and Sparks. The bet is on Courtney Williams (MIN) at odds of +900 with FanDuel Sportsbook, with an edge of 1.5% according to our analysis.

Our model not only highlights Williams for her 1.5% betting edge but also ranks her among the top three most first basket likely scorers for today's Lynx vs. Sparks game, as seen in the earlier list.

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Closer Look at Today's First Basket Props

WNBA first basket props have become one of the more popular betting options for basketball bettors. By using Tuesday's data-driven WNBA predictions, you can gain an advantage over everyone else.

For today's full list of WNBA prop picks, join Dimers Pro. We give you the tools and information to succeed with hundreds of data-driven bets across thousands of games. Sign up now to join the community!




To increase your chances of winning when betting on WNBA props, it's important to keep an eye on favorable odds.

WNBA News, Schedule Alerts and Updated Odds

Complete WNBA Schedule for Today [7/9/2024]

Today's WNBA First Basket Picks: July 9, 2024

This WNBA first basket article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on WNBA first basket picks for July 9, 2024. Automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting, while human editing and quality control ensure the content meets our editorial guidelines.

All of Dimers' WNBA first basket picks and predictions for Tuesday, July 9, are the result of rigorous data-driven game simulations, providing reliable and accurate WNBA predictions to help you make informed decisions.

If you plan to use today's WNBA first basket predictions for sports betting, it's important that you practice responsible gambling and manage your bankroll effectively. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.

Understanding Betting Edge

The "edge" at Dimers is when we think the probability of an event occurring is more likely than the best odds available. Essentially, it means that Dimers believes a bet has a better chance of winning than the sportsbooks do. That's why the higher the edge, the better.

Although it does not guarantee a win, taking picks with a higher betting edge can increase your chances of being profitable in the long run. This is an essential aspect of a successful sports betting strategy.

More About WNBA

This article is part of our WNBA player props and WNBA best bets series.

For more WNBA betting content, we have WNBA trends for every game, as well as daily WNBA betting news and the latest WNBA title odds and predictions.

Nick Slade
Chief Content Officer

Nick Slade, with nearly two decades of experience as a sports and betting expert, serves as the Chief Content Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, where he steers the editorial and digital content strategy for leading platforms like Dimers.com, Stats Insider and Gambling Today. Specializing in soccer, Nick brings a global perspective to his coverage of the sport, including detailed analyses of MLS games. He also contributes to NHL content through game previews, best bets, and props, and lends his expertise to crafting NBA first basket betting content. 

With a robust background as a journalist and broadcaster, Nick has been a trusted voice on major networks and channels such as Fox Sports, WCBV-TV Boston, ESPN, ABC, and others. His profound understanding of sports and betting dynamics has made him a sought-after authority in the wagering and gambling industries.

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