NBA First Basket Predictions Today: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 3 [2024]

NBA First Basket Predictions Today: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 3 [2024]

We have another action-packed day of NBA Playoffs upon us, and we've run thousands of Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 3 simulations to find the best NBA first basket picks and odds for Sunday, May 26, 2024.

Sunday's NBA Western Conference Finals Game 3 between the Wolves and Mavs is set to showcase 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 are one of the more popular options for sports bettors to wager on, and by using Sunday'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 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 26.

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Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight: May 26, 2024

With Game 3 of the Western Conference finals between Minnesota and Dallas scheduled tonight, we have determined the probabiliy of each of the 10 expected starters opening the scoring.

Player (Team)First Basket Probability
Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves)14.3%
Luka Doncic (Mavericks)13.0%
Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves)12.5%
Daniel Gafford (Mavericks)11.3%
Kyrie Irving (Mavericks)10.2%
Jaden McDaniels (Timberwolves)8.2%
P.J. Washington (Mavericks)8.2%
Rudy Gobert (Timberwolves)7.5%
Mike Conley (Timberwolves)7.4%

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket today is Anthony Edwards, with a probability of 14.3%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of scoring the first basket today are Luka Doncic, with a 13.0% probability, and Karl-Anthony Towns, with a 12.5% probability. Remember, although this list shows the players with the highest probability of scoring the first basket on Sunday, it does not always mean they are recommended bets according to DimersBOT.

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

Best First Basket Picks Today: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 3

After simulating the result of today's Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 3, our predictive model has generated the best NBA first basket bets for you to make on Sunday.

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1. Daniel Gafford To Score First Basket (+850)

Our model has identified the best NBA first basket bet for today, which is in the game between the Timberwolves and Mavericks. The bet is on Daniel Gafford (DAL) at odds of +850 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 0.8%.

2. P.J. Washington To Score First Basket (+1200)

The next best NBA first basket bet for Sunday also comes in the Timberwolves vs. Mavericks game, where our model has found an edge of 0.5% on P.J. Washington (DAL) at odds of +1200 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 26, 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 26, 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 Sunday, May 26, are made thanks to thousands of 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 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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Jason Bevilacqua has a deep-rooted passion for sports and has been actively involved in sports betting for many years. Specializing in the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and NFL, Jason delivers engaging game previews across these leagues. His expertise is particularly evident in his best bets for MLB, NHL, and college basketball. Additionally, Jason contributes valuable MLB and NFL props, as well as NBA first basket plays. 

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