# How to Determine if FanDuel’s 3×2 NBA Boosts Are +EV

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Pictured: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson

FanDuel's 3x2 boosts are back to start the 2022-23 NBA season.

For those unfamiliar, FanDuel offers a market on whether or not there will be two 3-pointers scored in the first three minutes of a game. It's not the most straight-forward boost to calculate, so I'll dive into my math here.

On opening night, FanDuel has boosted the 3x2 hitting in both Celtics-76ers and Lakers-Warriors from +330 to +400. It's +EV, which I'll explain below.

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One thing I will say is that lineups vary (especially season to season) so I like to be conservative on these until we have season data. But the lineups are relatively close to last year's so this is how I am doing it.

### Step 1: Get the total possessions each team averaged last regular season and convert it to possessions in 3 minutes.

• Sixers/Celtics combined to average: 197.4 possessions or 12.33 per 3 minutes.
• Lakers/Warriors combined to average: 203 possessions or 12.6875 per 3 minutes

### Step 2: Find out how many 3's each team hit per possession.

• Sixers/Celtics: averaged a 3 on 12.65% of possessions
• Lakers/Warriors: averaged a 3 on 13.1% of possessions

### Step 3: Convert the probabilities to odds, and compare to the boosted line

So now we look at what are the odds on X possessions and hitting in X percent of possessions, what are the odds of hitting 2?

• Sixers/Celtics: 47.5%
• Lakers/Warriors: 51%

As we covered in my +EV guide, once you have a probability, it's just like any other boost.

That means the EV here is +18.93%.

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I considered betting 0.5 units due to the uncertainty of a new season and I am generally conservative with betting these, especially at these odds, but given the size of the EV (and it's not like Stephen Curry/Klay Thompson aren't playing or there is that much turnover on these teams), and the other notes, I am in for the full unit.

### Other Notes

• There is a market for this on FanDuel i just don't like trusting one book's lines. The EV of the boost off of their own lines would be +14.67%
• I do think this method is a bit conservative, given that teams will usually have their best shooters on the floor to start a game, leading to more makes than we would project over the course of 48 minutes with more bench players involved.