NBA First Basket Predictions Today: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 2 [2024]

NBA First Basket Predictions Today: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 2 [2024]

It's time for a big day of NBA Playoffs basketball, and we've run thousands of Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 2 simulations to find the most reliable NBA first basket picks and odds for Friday, May 24, 2024.

Friday's NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 between the Wolves and Mavs is set to feature star players such as Anthony Edwards, Luka Doncic and Karl-Anthony Towns, each with a high chance of scoring the first basket when they take to the court.

NBA first basket props have become one of the more popular options for basketball bettors to wager on, and by using Friday's data-driven NBA predictions below, you can gain an advantage over everyone else.

This article will provide you with a list of players that our basketball model has identified as NBA first basket value bets for today's action, as well as the players who have the highest likelihood of scoring the first basket on May 24.

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

With Game 2 of the Western Conference finals between Minnesota and Dallas on the slate for tonight, DimersBOT has provided the probabiliy of each of the 10 likely starters scoring the first basket.

Player (Team)First Basket Probability
Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves)14.8%
Luka Doncic (Mavericks)12.9%
Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves)12.7%
Kyrie Irving (Mavericks)11.1%
Daniel Gafford (Mavericks)9.7%
P.J. Washington (Mavericks)8.1%
Jaden McDaniels (Timberwolves)8.1%
Rudy Gobert (Timberwolves)7.2%
Mike Conley (Timberwolves)7.2%

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket tonight is Anthony Edwards, with a probability of 14.8%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of cashing your first basket bets are Luka Doncic, with a 12.9% probability, and Karl-Anthony Towns, with a 12.7% probability. Remember, although this list shows the players most likely to score the first basket on Friday, 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 the best odds available.

Best First Basket Picks Tonight: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 2

Having simulated the result of today's Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 2, our leading predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, has discovered the best NBA first basket betting picks for Friday.

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1. Kyrie Irving To Score First Basket (+900)

Our model has identified the best NBA first basket bet for Friday, which is in the game between the Mavericks and Timberwolves. The bet is on Kyrie Irving (DAL) at odds of +900 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 1.1%.

2. Daniel Gafford To Score First Basket (+950)

The next best NBA first basket bet for today also comes in the Mavericks vs. Timberwolves game, where our model has found an edge of 0.2% on Daniel Gafford (DAL) at odds of +950 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

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 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 May 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 picks and predictions for Friday, May 24, have been generated after thousands of data-driven game simulations, providing reliable and accurate NBA predictions to help you make informed decisions.

If you 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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