NBA First Basket Predictions Today - Tuesday 12/26/2023

NBA First Basket Predictions Today - Tuesday 12/26/2023

Another exciting day of NBA basketball is on the cards, and we've simulated each matchup 10,000 times to find the most reliable NBA first basket predictions and odds for Tuesday, December 26, 2023.

Tuesday's NBA slate features big names such as Trae Young, Kawhi Leonard and De'Aaron Fox, 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 NBA fans to bet on, and by using Tuesday's data-backed NBA predictions below, you can gain an edge over everyone else.

All of the best online sportsbooks offer odds on NBA first basket scorers, and by utilizing our trusted machine learning and analysis, has been able to identify where to find the best value on Tuesday, 12/26.

This article will provide you with a list of players that our predictive analytics 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 December 26.

Best First Basket Picks Tonight: Tuesday 12/26/2023

After simulating the result of today's NBA matchups 10,000 times each, our predictive model has generated the best NBA first basket betting picks for Tuesday.

1. De'Aaron Fox 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 Kings and Trail Blazers. The bet is on De'Aaron Fox (SAC) at odds of +750 with FanDuel Sportsbook, and our model has found an edge of 2.7%.

The next two suggested bets are for Tyrese Haliburton (2.1% edge) to score first in the Pacers vs. Rockets game and Trae Young (0.3%) to score the first basket in the Hawks vs. Bulls matchup.

2. Tyrese Haliburton To Score First Basket (+850)

The next best NBA first basket bet for today comes in the Pacers vs. Rockets game, where our model has found an edge of 2.1% on Tyrese Haliburton (IND) at odds of +850 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

3. Trae Young To Score First Basket (+550)

Our next NBA first basket bet today comes in the Hawks vs. Bulls game, where our model has found an edge of 0.3% on Trae Young (ATL) at odds of +550 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

Today's NBA First Basket Predictions: Tuesday, December 26, 2023

In addition to providing you with the best NBA first basket bets today, has also identified the most likely players to score the first basket across all of Tuesday's games.

According to our data-driven analysis, the most likely NBA player to score the first basket in any of today's games is Trae Young, with a probability of 15.7%.

Additionally, the players with the next highest likelihood of cashing your first basket bets are Kawhi Leonard, with a 15.2% probability, and De'Aaron Fox, with a 14.5% probability.

Who Will Score the First Basket Tonight: December 26, 2023

Thanks to simulating every one of Tuesday'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
Trae Young (Hawks) 15.7%
Kawhi Leonard (Clippers) 15.2%
De'Aaron Fox (Kings) 14.5%
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder) 14.2%
Desmond Bane (Grizzlies) 13.9%
Anfernee Simons (Trail Blazers) 13.8%
Alperen Sengun (Rockets) 13.4%
Terry Rozier (Hornets) 13.2%
Zion Williamson (Pelicans) 13.2%
Lauri Markkanen (Jazz) 13.1%

Remember, although this list shows the players most likely to score the first basket on Tuesday, it does not necessarily 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 keep an eye on favorable odds.

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.

Today's NBA First Basket Picks: December 26, 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 26, 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 predictions for Tuesday, December 26, are generated thanks to rigorous 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 picks for your personal gambling, it's vital that you gamble responsibly and manage your bankroll 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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