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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Kristaps Porzingis Has Huge Advantage in Wizards vs. Hornets (December 2)

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Scott Taetsch/Getty Images. Pictured: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Washington Wizards.

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NBA First Basket Prop Pick

Prop Kristaps Porzingis First Basket (+390)
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The Washington Wizards make the short trip to Charlotte to face the Hornets on Friday night. Kristaps Porzingis has won the opening-tip a league leading 81% of the time this season. Miles Plumlee will jump for the Hornets and has won the opening-tip just 38% of the time this season giving us a significant mismatch.

These teams have faced each other twice already this season, with Porzingis winning both tip-offs and the Wizards scoring on their first possession in both games — on a Porzingis layup in one games and a Kyle Kuzma 3-pointer in the other. The Wizards are scoring first 59% of the time this season while the Hornets score first just 38% of the time.

Charlotte has allowed the opposing center or power forward position to score the first team field goal in 16 straight games. That lines up perfectly for the Wizards and for Porzingis who has scored the first team field goal in 43% of games this season.

The Pick: Kristaps Porzingis First Field Goal (+390 1 unit, play down to +300)

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