NBA First Basket Predictions Today - Friday 12/22/2023

NBA First Basket Predictions Today - Friday 12/22/2023

It's time for a action-packed day of NBA action, and we've simulated all of today's matchups thousands of times to find the most reliable NBA first basket predictions and odds for Friday, December 22, 2023.

Friday's NBA games are expected to showcase star players such as Kevin Durant, De'Aaron Fox and Kyle Kuzma, 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 NBA fans to bet on, and by using Friday's data-driven NBA predictions below, you can gain an edge over other bettors.

All of the best sportsbooks throughout the nation offer odds on NBA first basket scorers, but pinpointing where the best value lies can be puzzling. That's where's trusted approach comes into play.

Here, we will provide you with a list of players that our supercomputer 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 December 22.

Best First Basket Picks Today: Friday 12/22/2023

Having simulated the outcome of today's NBA slate thousands of times, our trusted predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, has found the best NBA first basket betting picks for Friday.

1. Kyle Kuzma To Score First Basket (+750)

Our model has identified the best NBA first basket bet for today's NBA slate, which is in the game between the Wizards and Warriors. The bet is on Kyle Kuzma (WAS) at odds of +750 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 1.9%.

The next two recommended bets are for De'Aaron Fox (1.8% edge) to score first in the Suns vs. Kings game and Kevin Durant (0.5%) to score the first basket, also in the Suns-Kings matchup.

2. De'Aaron Fox To Score First Basket (+650)

The next best NBA first basket bet for today comes in the Suns vs. Kings game, where our model has found an edge of 1.8% on De'Aaron Fox (SAC) at odds of +650 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

3. Kevin Durant To Score First Basket (+550)

Our next NBA first basket bet on Friday comes in the Suns vs. Kings game, where our model has found an edge of 0.5% on Kevin Durant (PHX) at odds of +550 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

Today's NBA First Basket Predictions: Friday, December 22, 2023

In addition to providing you with the best NBA first basket bets today, has also identified the most likely players to score the first basket across all of Friday's games.

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket across today's games is Kevin Durant, with a probability of 15.8%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of scoring the first basket today are De'Aaron Fox, with a 15.1% probability, and Kyle Kuzma, with a 13.7% probability.

Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight: December 22, 2023

Thanks to simulating every one of Friday'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
Kevin Durant (Suns) 15.8%
De'Aaron Fox (Kings) 15.1%
Kyle Kuzma (Wizards) 13.7%
Devin Booker (Suns) 12.9%
Jonathan Kuminga (Warriors) 12.8%
Stephen Curry (Warriors) 12.8%
Klay Thompson (Warriors) 11.3%

Remember, although this list shows the players with the highest probability of scoring the first basket on Friday, it does not always mean they are recommended bets according to our predictive analytics model.

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

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: December 22, 2023

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 December 22, 2023, 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 predictions for Friday, December 22, are the result of rigorous data-driven game simulations, giving you reliable and accurate NBA predictions to help you make informed decisions.

If you plan to use today's NBA first basket predictions 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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