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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Target 2 Players in Warriors vs. Kings (April 14)

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Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images. Pictured: Klay Thompson (Warriors)

  • Warriors vs. Kings opens the teams' playoff series on Saturday evening, and we have a couple of first basket props for you to target.
  • Both first basket picks are on the Warriors side, and the trends seem to back up both picks.
  • Check out the breakdown of the 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 Pick: Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney

OddsThompson (+420) / Looney (+900)
Time8:30 p.m. ET
Book FanDuel, DraftKings

The Sacramento Kings host the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night to kick off their playoff series.

Domantas Sabonis (32% opening tip win rate) will likely face off against Kevon Looney (54% win rate) for the opening tip-off. Looney won all three tip-offs versus Sabonis this season.

In four games between the teams this season, the Warriors scored first in three of them, with Andrew Wiggins cashing two first baskets and Looney cashing in one. Meanwhile for the Kings, Keegan Murray hit a free throw to cash a first basket.

Wiggins is back in action after a long layoff for personal reasons, but he will come off the bench tonight.

Klay Thompson has dominated first possessions for the Warriors this season. Thompson has taken the first team shot attempt in 30% of games started and scored the first team field goal in 33% of games started.

Looney is also in a good spot tonight, as the Kings have given up opposing first team baskets to centers in 30% of games this season (fourth-highest rate in the league).

Picks: Klay Thompson first basket (on FanDuel) +420 risk 0.7 units; play down to +375

Kevon Looney first field goal (on DraftKings) +900 risk 0.3 units; play down to +750

Warriors vs. Kings First Basket Prop Data

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