NBA First Basket Predictions Today - Saturday 5/27/23

NBA First Basket Predictions Today - Saturday 5/27/23

We have another action-packed day of NBA Playoffs ahead of us, and we've run thousands of Celtics vs. Heat Game 6 simulations to find the best NBA first basket bets for you to make on Saturday May 27, 2023.

NBA first basket props are one of the more popular options for basketball bettors to wager on, and by using Saturday's predictions below, you can gain an edge over everyone else.


All of the best online sportsbooks throughout the nation offer odds on NBA first basket scorers, and by utilizing our trusted computer power and data, has identified where to find the best value on Saturday 5/27.

Saturday's NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 between the Celtics and Heat is set to feature players such as Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Jimmy Butler, each with a high probability of opening the scoring when they take to the court.

This article 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 May 27.

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Best First Basket Picks Tonight - Celtics vs. Heat Game 6

Having simulated today's Celtics vs. Heat Game 6, our independent predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, has found the best NBA first basket bets for you to make on Saturday.

Max Strus To Score First Basket (+1100)

  • Odds: +1100 via FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Edge: 0.5%
  • Probability: 8.9%
  • Game: Celtics vs. Heat (8:30PM ET)

Our model has identified the best NBA first basket bet for today, which is in the game between the Celtics and Heat. The bet is on Max Strus (MIA) at odds of +1100 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 0.5%.


Derrick White To Score First Basket (+1000)

  • Odds: +1000 via FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Edge: 0.1%
  • Probability: 9.1%
  • Matchup: Celtics vs. Heat (8:30PM ET)

The next best NBA first basket bet for today also comes in the Celtics vs. Heat game, where our model has found an edge of 0.1% on Derrick White (BOS) at odds of +1000 with FanDuel Sportsbook.


Tonight's NBA First Basket Predictions - Saturday May 27, 2023

As well as presenting the best NBA first basket bets today, has also found the most likely players to score the first basket in Game 6 of Celtics vs. Heat.

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

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of cashing your first basket bets are Jaylen Brown, with a 13.5% probability, and Jimmy Butler, with a 11.9% probability.

Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight - May 27, 2023

With Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Heat scheduled tonight, DimersBOT has provided the probabiliy of each of the 10 expected starters scoring first.

  • Jayson Tatum (BOS): 14.7% probability
  • Jaylen Brown (BOS): 13.5% probability
  • Jimmy Butler (MIA): 11.9% probability
  • Bam Adebayo (MIA): 11.3% probability
  • Derrick White (BOS): 9.2% probability
  • Max Strus (MIA): 8.9% probability
  • Gabe Vincent (MIA): 7.7% probability
  • Marcus Smart (BOS): 7.3% probability
  • Al Horford (BOS): 5.3% probability

Remember, although this list shows the players with the highest probability of scoring the first basket on Saturday, it does not always mean they are suggested bets according to DimersBOT.

To increase your chances of winning, it's important to keep an eye on the best odds available.

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What Is an Edge in Betting?

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 edge can increase your chances of being profitable in the long run. This is an essential aspect of a successful sports betting strategy.

Today's NBA First Basket Picks - May 27, 2023

All of Dimers' NBA first basket picks and predictions for Saturday May 27 are based on 10,000 data-driven simulations per matchup, providing reliable and accurate NBA predictions to help you make informed decisions.

If you use today's NBA first basket picks for sports betting, it's important that you gamble responsibly and manage your bankroll effectively.

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Now you've got the 411 on today's NBA first basket predictions, see the best betting coverage for all NBA games on Dimers' NBA Predictions page. There you can find probabilities and odds, as well as our best bets for every single NBA matchup.

Kevin Hansen
Senior Sports Analyst

Kevin Hansen has a track record of delivering high-quality content. He writes about all sports, but his favorites are the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Kevin enjoys crunching the numbers and using data-driven insights to take on the sportsbooks. The majority of Kevin's time is spent writing about sports betting. His love for data and analytics drove him into the world of sports betting. Finding an edge in sports betting can take a long time, but Kevin believes it is well worth the effort. Kevin is just as passionate about sports as you are, and he empowers fellow bettors to become more educated through simple, actionable betting tips. It can be difficult to navigate the world of sports betting, which is where Kevin comes in to make it as simple as possible for you to pick a winner.

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