NBA First Basket Expert Prop Pick: Value on Jaren Jackson Jr. & Xavier Tillman in Clippers vs. Grizzlies (Wednesday, March 29)

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Justin Ford/Getty Images. Pictured: Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • The Los Angeles Clippers host the Memphis Grizzlies in Wednesday night NBA action.
  • While Ja Morant may be in the lineup for Memphis, NBA First Basket is going with two other picks to score the first bucket for the Grizzlies.
  • Check out NBA First Basket's full breakdown for Grizzlies vs. Clippers below.

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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Jaren Jackson Jr. & Xavier Tillman

OddsJackson (+460) · Tillman (+750)
Time8 p.m. ET
Book FanDuel · DraftKings

The Los Angeles Clippers head to Memphis on Wednesday to take on the Grizzlies.

Ivica Zubac (49% opening tip win rate) will jump against Jaren Jackson Jr. (71% win rate) for the opening tip-off.  Jackson won a tip-off last season versus Zubac, while Zubac won an awkward tip-off earlier this month in Los Angeles.  I would still expect Memphis to win the tip in this one.

In the only game this year between the two teams, David Roddy stole the ball from Marcus Morris Sr. and dunked it for the first basket.

Ja Morant sat out yesterday's game versus Orlando but is expected to be back in the lineup tonight.

Memphis' first baskets are pretty evenly distributed on the season, but since the All-Star break, Jackson and Xavier Tillman have combined to take the first shot in 13 of the Grizzlies' 18 games.  They have also combined to score the first team points in 12 of the last 18 games.

I'll take both big men tonight to make the first basket.

The Picks:

  • Jackson 1st Basket on FanDuel +460 (Play to +400 · 0.65 Units)
  • Tillman 1st FG on DraftKings +750 (Play to +600 · 0.35 Units)

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