NBA First Basket Predictions Today: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 4 [2024]

NBA First Basket Predictions Today: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 4 [2024]

Another big day of NBA Playoffs basketball is on the cards, and we've run thousands of Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 4 simulations to find the best NBA first basket picks and odds for Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Tuesday's NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4 between the Wolves and Mavs is set to showcase big names 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 most popular options for NBA bettors to wager on, and by using Tuesday's data-backed 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 are most likely to score the first basket on May 28.

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Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight: May 28, 2024

With Game 4 of the Western Conference finals between Minnesota and Dallas on the slate for tonight, we have determined the probabiliy of each of the 10 likely starters scoring first.

Player (Team)First Basket Probability
Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves)14.4%
Luka Doncic (Mavericks)12.5%
Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves)11.8%
Kyrie Irving (Mavericks)11.0%
Daniel Gafford (Mavericks)10.9%
P.J. Washington (Mavericks)8.6%
Jaden McDaniels (Timberwolves)8.5%
Mike Conley (Timberwolves)7.7%
Rudy Gobert (Timberwolves)7.6%

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket tonight is Anthony Edwards, with a probability of 14.4%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of cashing your first basket bets are Luka Doncic, with a 12.5% probability, and Karl-Anthony Towns, with a 11.8% probability. Keep in mind that this list only shows the players most likely to score the first basket on Tuesday, which does not necessarily mean that DimersBOT recommends betting on them.

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

Best First Basket Picks Today: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 4

Having simulated the result of today's Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Game 4, our trusted predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, has found the best NBA first basket betting pick for Tuesday.

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

Our model has identified the best NBA first basket bet for Tuesday, which is in the game between the Timberwolves and Mavericks. The bet is on P.J. Washington (DAL) at odds of +1200 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 0.9%.

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 28, 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 28, 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 predictions for Tuesday, May 28, have been generated after thousands of data-driven game simulations, giving you reliable and accurate NBA predictions to help you make informed decisions.

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Nick Slade, with nearly two decades of experience as a sports and betting expert, serves as the Chief Content Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, where he steers the editorial and digital content strategy for leading platforms like, Stats Insider and Gambling Today. Specializing in soccer, Nick brings a global perspective to his coverage of the sport, including detailed analyses of MLS games. He also contributes to NHL content through game previews, best bets, and props, and lends his expertise to crafting NBA first basket betting content. 

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