Jaylen Brown Most Likely To Score First Basket in Celtics vs. Pacers Game 3 [2024]

Jaylen Brown Most Likely To Score First Basket in Celtics vs. Pacers Game 3 [2024]

It's time for a exciting day of NBA Playoffs basketball, and we've run thousands of Celtics vs. Pacers Game 3 simulations to find the most reliable NBA first basket picks and odds for Saturday, May 25, 2024.

Saturday's NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 between the Celts and Pacers is set to showcase players such as Jaylen Brown, Pascal Siakam and Jayson Tatum, each with a high probability of opening the scoring when they take to the court.

NBA first basket props are one of the most popular options for sports bettors to wager on, and by using Saturday's data-backed NBA predictions below, you can gain an advantage over everyone else.

This article will provide you with a list of players that our predictive analytics model has identified as NBA first basket value bets for today's action, as well as the players who have the highest likelihood of scoring the first basket on May 25.

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Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight: May 25, 2024

With Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between Boston and Indiana scheduled tonight, here is the probabiliy of each of the 10 likely starters opening the scoring.

Player (Team)First Basket Probability
Jaylen Brown (Celtics)14.7%
Pascal Siakam (Pacers)13.9%
Jayson Tatum (Celtics)11.0%
Derrick White (Celtics)10.5%
Myles Turner (Pacers)9.2%
Andrew Nembhard (Pacers)8.8%
Jrue Holiday (Celtics)7.0%
Aaron Nesmith (Pacers)6.6%
Al Horford (Celtics)6.6%

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket tonight is Jaylen Brown, with a probability of 14.7%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of cashing your first basket bets are Pascal Siakam, with a 13.9% probability, and Jayson Tatum, with a 11.0% probability. Keep in mind that this list only shows the players with the highest probability of scoring the first basket on Saturday, which does not always indicate that our model recommends betting on them.

To increase your chances of winning when betting on NBA props, it's important to look out for favorable odds.

Best First Basket Picks Tonight: Celtics vs. Pacers Game 3

Having simulated the outcome of today's Celtics vs. Pacers Game 3, our leading predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, has found the best NBA first basket bet for you to make on Saturday.

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1. Derrick White To Score First Basket (+1300)

Our model has identified the best NBA first basket bet for Saturday, which is in the game between the Celtics and Pacers. The bet is on Derrick White (BOS) at odds of +1300 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 3.4%.

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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.

Tonight's NBA First Basket Picks: May 25, 2024

This NBA first basket article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on NBA first basket picks for May 25, 2024, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control is performed to ensure the content meets our editorial guidelines.

All of Dimers' NBA first basket picks for Saturday, May 25, are the result of rigorous data-driven game simulations, providing reliable and accurate NBA predictions to help you make informed decisions.

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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. 

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