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NBA First Basket Predictions, Odds and Value Bets Today [Tuesday, 5/14/2024]

NBA First Basket Predictions, Odds and Value Bets Today [Tuesday, 5/14/2024]

Another big day of NBA Playoffs action is on the menu, and we've run thousands of simulations to find the most reliable NBA first basket predictions and odds for Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Tuesday's NBA Playoffs action is set to feature players such as Jalen Brunson, Anthony Edwards and Nikola Jokic, each with a high probability of opening the scoring when they take to the court.

NBA first basket props are one of the more popular options for NBA fans to bet on, and by using Tuesday'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 are most likely to score the first basket on May 14.

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Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight: May 14, 2024

Thanks to simulating each one of Tuesday'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) 17.2%
Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves) 15.5%
Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) 14.4%
Pascal Siakam (Pacers) 13.9%
Jamal Murray (Nuggets) 12.3%
Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves) 11.5%
Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers) 11.2%
Myles Turner (Pacers) 10.8%
Donte DiVincenzo (Knicks) 10.1%
Aaron Gordon (Nuggets) 8.9%

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket today is Jalen Brunson, with a probability of 17.2%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of scoring the first basket today are Anthony Edwards, with a 15.5% probability, and Nikola Jokic, with a 14.4% probability. Remember, although this list shows the players most likely to score the first basket on Tuesday, it does not necessarily mean they are suggested bets according to DimersBOT.

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: Tuesday 5/14/2024

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

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1. Tyrese Haliburton To Score First Basket (+1000)

Our model has identified the best NBA first basket bet for today, which is in the game between the Pacers and Knicks. The bet is on Tyrese Haliburton (IND) at odds of +1000 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 2.1%.

The next two recommended bets are for Anthony Edwards (1.2% edge) to score first in the Timberwolves vs. Nuggets game and Jamal Murray (1.2%) to score the first basket, also in the Timberwolves-Nuggets matchup.

2. Anthony Edwards To Score First Basket (+600)

The next best NBA first basket bet for today comes in the Timberwolves vs. Nuggets game, where our model has found an edge of 1.2% on Anthony Edwards (MIN) at odds of +600 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

MORE: Tuesday's Best NBA Bets

3. Jamal Murray To Score First Basket (+800)

Our next NBA first basket bet today comes in the Timberwolves vs. Nuggets game, where our model has found an edge of 1.2% on Jamal Murray (DEN) at odds of +800 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

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4. Donte DiVincenzo To Score First Basket (+1000)

The next best first basket bet for today's NBA action comes in the Pacers vs. Knicks game, where our model has found an edge of 1.0% on Donte DiVincenzo (NYK) at odds of +1000 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

Today's NBA Games

For more NBA picks and props, check out our full betting previews for each game on the Tuesday slate:

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 14, 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 14, 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 and predictions for Tuesday, May 14, are the result of thousands of data-driven game simulations, giving you reliable and accurate NBA predictions to help you make informed decisions.

If you use today's NBA first basket picks for your personal gambling, it's important that you gamble responsibly 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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Nick Slade
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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. 

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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