NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Bet Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr. in Hawks vs. Raptors (October 31)

NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Bet Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr. in Hawks vs. Raptors (October 31) article feature image

Vaughn Ridley/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Gary Trent Jr. #33 of the Toronto Raptors.

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Pascal Siakam | Gary Trent Jr.

PropSiakam (+600) | Trent Jr. (+800)
MatchupHawks vs. Raptors
Time7:30 p.m. ET
Book FanDuel

The Toronto Raptors host the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Scottie Barnes (35% opening-tip win rate last season, but 83% win rate current season) will be jumping at center against Clint Capela (38% win rate). The two faced off against each other four times last season, with Barnes winning the tip and Toronto scoring first in three of the four matchups.

The Raptors were average at scoring first last season, converting the first points just 49% of the time. The Hawks, meanwhile, scored first at a rate of 45% last season, which was near the bottom of the league.

Toronto has a very balanced lineup in terms of first basket scoring, but Pascal Siakam scored the first team field goal in 28% of his starts last season. In six games this season, Siakam has scored the first team field goal four times.

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Going back last season to the series with Atlanta, Siakam scored first in two of the four games. Gary Trent Jr. scored the first team field goal against Atlanta in the other two games last season and is putting up the first shot this season in 33% of games.

I'll take Pascal Siakam first basket prop (+600) and risk 0.7 units on FanDuel. I'm also grabbing Trent Jr (+800) first basket and risk 0.3 units on FanDuel.

The Pick: Siakam (+600) & Trent Jr. (+800)

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