NBA First Basket Predictions, Odds and Value Bets Today [Wednesday, 4/24/2024]

NBA First Basket Predictions, Odds and Value Bets Today [Wednesday, 4/24/2024]

Another exciting day of NBA Playoffs action is on the cards, and we've run thousands of simulations to find the most reliable NBA first basket predictions and odds for Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

Wednesday's NBA Playoffs action is set to feature star players such as CJ McCollum, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jaylen Brown, each with a high probability of scoring the first basket when they take to the court.

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

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 April 24.

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Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight: April 24, 2024

Thanks to simulating every one of Wednesday'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
CJ McCollum (Pelicans)13.5%
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder)12.9%
Jaylen Brown (Celtics)12.5%
Jonas Valanciunas (Pelicans)12.0%
Jayson Tatum (Celtics)11.8%
Jalen Williams (Thunder)11.7%
Tyler Herro (Heat)11.6%
Kristaps Porzingis (Celtics)11.5%
Bam Adebayo (Heat)11.4%
Brandon Ingram (Pelicans)10.9%

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket today is CJ McCollum, with a probability of 13.5%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of scoring the first basket today are Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, with a 12.9% probability, and Jaylen Brown, with a 12.5% probability. Remember, although this list shows the players most likely to score the first basket on Wednesday, 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 the best odds available.

Best First Basket Picks Tonight: Wednesday 4/24/2024

Having simulated the outcome of today's NBA Playoffs action thousands of times, our independent predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, has discovered the best NBA first basket bets for you to make on Wednesday.

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1. Tyler Herro To Score First Basket (+1100)

Our model has identified the best NBA first basket bet for today, which is in the game between the Heat and Celtics. The bet is on Tyler Herro (MIA) at odds of +1100 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 3.2%.

2. Nikola Jovic To Score First Basket (+1300)

The next best NBA first basket bet for today also comes in the Heat vs. Celtics game, where our model has found an edge of 3.0% on Nikola Jovic (MIA) at odds of +1300 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

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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: April 24, 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 April 24, 2024, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control is performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

All of Dimers' NBA first basket predictions for Wednesday, April 24, have been generated thanks to 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 picks 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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