NBA First Basket Predictions, Odds and Value Bets Today [Sunday, 5/12/2024]

NBA First Basket Predictions, Odds and Value Bets Today [Sunday, 5/12/2024]

Another exciting day of NBA Playoffs action is on the menu, and we've run thousands of simulations to find the best NBA first basket predictions and odds for Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Sunday's NBA Playoffs action is set to feature star players such as Jalen Brunson, Anthony Edwards and Pascal Siakam, each with a high probability of scoring the first basket when they take to the court.

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

This article will provide you with a list of players that our basketball model has identified as NBA first basket value bets for today's action, as well as the players who are most likely to score the first basket on May 12.

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Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight: May 12, 2024

Thanks to simulating every one of Sunday's NBA games 10,000 times each, Dimers has determined the 10 players most likely to score the first basket in their respective games.

Player (Team) First Basket Probability
Jalen Brunson (Knicks) 17.9%
Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves) 14.6%
Pascal Siakam (Pacers) 14.2%
Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) 13.4%
Jamal Murray (Nuggets) 13.3%
Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves) 11.9%
Myles Turner (Pacers) 11.9%
Donte DiVincenzo (Knicks) 10.6%
Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers) 10.4%
Rudy Gobert (Timberwolves) 8.8%

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket tonight is Jalen Brunson, with a probability of 17.9%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of cashing your first basket bets are Anthony Edwards, with a 14.6% probability, and Pascal Siakam, with a 14.2% probability. Remember, although this list shows the players with the highest probability of scoring the first basket on Sunday, it does not necessarily indicate they are suggested bets according to DimersBOT.

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

Best First Basket Picks Tonight: Sunday 5/12/2024

After simulating the result of today's NBA Playoffs action thousands of times, our leading predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, has found the best NBA first basket betting picks for Sunday.

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1. Jamal Murray To Score First Basket (+750)

Our model has identified the best NBA first basket bet for today, which is in the game between the Nuggets and Timberwolves. The bet is on Jamal Murray (DEN) at odds of +750 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 1.5%.

The next two suggested bets are for Jalen Brunson (1.2% edge) to score first in the Knicks vs. Pacers game and Tyrese Haliburton (0.9%) to score the first basket, also in the Knicks-Pacers matchup.

2. Jalen Brunson To Score First Basket (+500)

The next best NBA first basket bet for today comes in the Knicks vs. Pacers game, where our model has found an edge of 1.2% on Jalen Brunson (NYK) at odds of +500 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

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3. Tyrese Haliburton To Score First Basket (+950)

Our next NBA first basket bet on Sunday comes in the Knicks vs. Pacers game, where our model has found an edge of 0.9% on Tyrese Haliburton (IND) at odds of +950 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

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4. Donte DiVincenzo To Score First Basket (+900)

The next best first basket bet for Sunday's NBA action comes in the Knicks vs. Pacers game, where our model has found an edge of 0.6% on Donte DiVincenzo (NYK) at odds of +900 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

Today's NBA Games

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Understanding Betting Edge

At Dimers, an "edge" in betting signifies our belief that an event's probability is higher than the best available NBA odds suggest. A higher betting edge indicates a greater likelihood of success. However, it's essential to remember that no bet is guaranteed, and responsible gambling practices are crucial for long-term success.

Today's NBA First Basket Picks: May 12, 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 12, 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 our NBA first basket predictions for Sunday, May 12, are the result of rigorous data-driven game simulations, providing reliable and accurate NBA predictions to help you make informed decisions.

If you use today's NBA first basket predictions for your personal gambling, it's vital that you practice responsible gambling and manage your finances effectively. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Jason Bevilacqua has a deep-rooted passion for sports and has been actively involved in sports betting for many years. Specializing in the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and NFL, Jason delivers engaging game previews across these leagues. His expertise is particularly evident in his best bets for MLB, NHL, and college basketball. Additionally, Jason contributes valuable MLB and NFL props, as well as NBA first basket plays. 

Since joining Dimers in 2020 as the Head of Social and Community, Jason has also made significant contributions to the editorial department, offering daily articles that are not only well-researched but also deeply insightful. His strategic approach and collaboration with DimersBOT ensure his betting advice is top-notch.

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