NBA First Basket Predictions Today - Sunday 12/17/2023

NBA First Basket Predictions Today - Sunday 12/17/2023

Another action-packed day of NBA action is on the menu, and we've simulated every matchup thousands of times to find the most reliable NBA first basket predictions and odds for Sunday, December 17, 2023.

Sunday's NBA slate features big names such as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry 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 bettors to wager on, and by using Sunday's data-driven NBA predictions below, you can gain an edge over everyone else.

The best sportsbooks offer odds on NBA first basket scorers, and by utilizing our advanced computer power and analysis, has identified where the best value can be found on Sunday, 12/17.

This article will provide you with a list of players that our 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 December 17.

Best First Basket Picks Tonight: Sunday 12/17/2023

Having simulated the outcome of today's NBA slate thousands of times, our predictive model has discovered the best NBA first basket betting picks for Sunday.

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 Suns. The bet is on Kyle Kuzma (WAS) at odds of +750 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 2.0%.

The next two recommended plays are for Stephen Curry (1.3% edge) to score first in the Warriors vs. Trail Blazers game and Jonathan Kuminga (0.5%) to score the first basket, also in the Warriors-Trail Blazers matchup.

2. Stephen Curry To Score First Basket (+700)

The next best NBA first basket bet for Sunday comes in the Warriors vs. Trail Blazers game, where our model has found an edge of 1.3% on Stephen Curry (GSW) at odds of +700 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

3. Jonathan Kuminga To Score First Basket (+750)

Our next NBA first basket bet on Sunday comes in the Warriors vs. Trail Blazers game, where our model has found an edge of 0.5% on Jonathan Kuminga (GSW) at odds of +750 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

Today's NBA First Basket Predictions: Sunday, December 17, 2023

As well as presenting the best NBA first basket bets today, we have also determined the most likely players to score the first basket across all of Sunday's games.

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket across all of today's matchups is Kevin Durant, with a probability of 15.3%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of cashing your first basket bets are Stephen Curry, with a 13.8% probability, and Kyle Kuzma, with a 13.8% probability.

Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight: December 17, 2023

Thanks to simulating each 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
Kevin Durant (Suns) 15.3%
Stephen Curry (Warriors) 13.8%
Kyle Kuzma (Wizards) 13.8%
Devin Booker (Suns) 12.8%
Jonathan Kuminga (Warriors) 12.3%
Anfernee Simons (Trail Blazers) 12.2%
Jerami Grant (Trail Blazers) 11.2%
Klay Thompson (Warriors) 10.4%

Remember, although this list shows the players most likely to score the first basket on Sunday, it does not always indicate they are suggested bets according to our predictive analytics model.

To increase your chances of winning when betting on NBA props, it's important to look out for the best odds available.

Understanding Betting Edge

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

Tonight's NBA First Basket Picks: December 17, 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 17, 2023, 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 picks and predictions for Sunday, December 17, are based on thousands of data-driven game simulations, providing reliable and accurate NBA predictions to help you make informed decisions.

If you plan to use today's NBA first basket predictions for sports betting, it's crucial 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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Kevin Hansen
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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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