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NBA First Basket Prop Odds & Picks: Bet Dejounte Murray, Clint Capela in Thunder vs. Hawks (December 5)

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Mitchell Leff/Getty Images. Pictured: Clint Capela #15 puts his arm around Dejounte Murray #5 of the Atlanta Hawks.

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First Basket Prop Odds & Picks: Dejounte Murray, Clint Capela

Odds Murray (+475) | Capela (+650)
Time 7:30 p.m. ET
Book
DraftKings | FanDuel

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in the Peach state Monday facing the Atlanta Hawks. Aleksej Pokusevski (28% opening-tip win rate) will be jumping at center against Clint Capela (43% win rate). The two centers have never faced off against each other, but I like Capela to control the tip.

Despite the lack of tip-offs won, the Hawks have been great at scoring first  this season with a 65% success rate (second-highest mark in the league). The Thunder have been less successful this season, scoring first in just 43% of games.

Atlanta will be without John Collins and De’Andre Hunter for this one as they are both injured. Rookies AJ Griffin and Jalen Johnson are likely to move into the starting lineup as replacements.

For Atlanta, Trae Young and Dejounte Murray have led the way in early possessions this season, with each player scoring the first team field goal in about 25% of games. Collins has taken the first shot in six of their last 10 games, but as mentioned above, he is out tonight.

OKC has given up the first team field goal to the opposing center, power forward or shooting guard in 78% of games this season. I’m going to discount the power forward option with the rookie Johnson starting for Atlanta tonight and go with Dejounte Murray (DraftKings) and Clint Capela (FanDuel).

The Pick: Dejounte Murray (+475 Risk 0.6 units, play down to +375) | Clint Capela (+650 Risk 0.4 units, play down to +500)

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