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NBA First Basket Prop Odds & Pick: Bet Trae Young, De’Andre Hunter in Pistons vs. Hawks (December 23)

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Adam Hagy/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: rae Young #11 and De’Andre Hunter #12 of the Atlanta Hawks.

  • The Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks go head-to-head Friday and the matchup features two first scorer props with betting value.
  • NBA First Basket has two prop picks — Trae Young and De'Andre Hunter — one with +900 odds to score the first bucket.
  • Check out Friday's NBA First Basket odds, props & picks below.

NBA First Basket will break down some of his favorite NBA plays of the day here, and will track all his bets in The Action Network app.

NBA First Basket Prop Odds & Pick: Trae Young, De’Andre Hunter

Odds Young (+600) | Hunter (+900)
Time 7:30 p.m. ET
Book  FanDuel

The Detroit Pistons travel south on Friday to face the Atlanta Hawks. Jalen Duren (14% opening-tip win rate) will be jumping at center against Clint Capela (46% win rate) or Onyeka Okongwu (60% win rate). Capela has been out for the past week with a calf injury but has been upgraded to questionable for tonights game. Neither Atlanta center has faced off against Duren on an opening-tip this season.

The Hawks have been great at scoring first  this season with a 56% success rate. The Pistons have been less successful, scoring first in just 35% of games. These teams faced each other twice in October (Isaiah Stewart was playing center at the time). The teams split the tip-offs, but Atlanta scored first in both games with a De’Andre Hunter two point shot and a Trae Young layup.


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For Atlanta, Young and Hunter and John Collins have led the way in early possessions this season, with each player taking the first team field goal attempt in 30% of games started. In the last 10 games, Young has taken the first shot three times and Hunter has taken the first shot five times.

I’m going with Young and Hunter for a first basket tonight.

Trae Young (+600, 0.6 units, play down to +450)


De’Andre Hunter (+900, 0.4 units, play down to +700)


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