NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Bet Evan Mobley, Darius Garland in Pistons vs. Cavaliers (Feb. 8)

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Justin Ford/Getty Images. Pictured: Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Evan Mobley & Darius Garland

OddsMobley (+460) · Garland (+550)
Time7 p.m. ET
Book FanDuel · DraftKings

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night with the trade deadline looming.

The Pistons are in full rebuild mode, and there remains a possibility they make a move by trading Bojan Bogdanovic, Saddiq Bey or Alec Burks. This could impact tonight's game if trade talks escalate and they decide to sit one of these players to prevent injury.

The Cavaliers are heavily favored (-13) in this game against the team with the worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Jarrett Allen (63% opening tip win rate) will face off against Jalen Duren (32% win rate) on the opening tip-off tonight. These two have not faced off before, but Allen should easily control the tip.

The Cavaliers have scored first in 48% of games this season, while the Pistons score first in just 38% of their matchups.

Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell combine to take the first shot in 67% of the games they start. However, Evan Mobley's usage has significantly increased over the past month, as he has taken the first shot for Cleveland in eight of the last 14 games.

The odds for all Cavaliers players' first basket options are very low tonight, but I like Evan Mobley or Darius Garland to score the first bucket.

The Picks:

  • Evan Mobley 1st Basket on FanDuel +460 (0.5 Units · Play to +375)
  • Darius Garland 1st FG on DraftKings +550 (0.5 Units · Play to +400)

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