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NBA First Basket Prop Picks: Bet Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen in Spurs vs. Cavaliers (Feb. 13)

NBA First Basket Prop Picks: Bet Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen in Spurs vs. Cavaliers (Feb. 13) article feature image

Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates with teammate Jarrett Allen #31.

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers face the San Antonio Spurs in a game with a lopsided spread (Cavaliers -15.5).
  • NBA First Baksket sees value in two first field goal props, however, and is targeting two Cavaliers players for his Monday bets: Donovan Mitchell and Jarrett Allen.
  • Find out how he's betting their first scorer props 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: Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen

Odds Mitchell (+380) I Allen (+700)
Time 7 p.m. ET
Book  DraftKings | BetRivers

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the San Antonio Spurs on Monday evening.  Jarrett Allen (63% opening tip win rate) will face off against Zach Collins (44% win rate) on the opening tip-off. Allen won the only tip against Collins in December when these teams played — Donovan Mitchell scored on the first possession in that game — and I expect the Cavaliers to control the tip-off tonight.

The Spurs have given up first baskets to centers and shooting guards in 51% of games this season. More recently, the Spurs have given up the first opposing basket to centers in seven of their past 11 games. That info comes with the caveat that Jakob Poeltl was traded to the Toronto Raptors at the deadline last week and Collins has taken over at center for the Spurs.

After averaging 14 points per game in the first four months of the season, Allen’s production has picked up significantly in February. Allen has averaged 20 points per game over his past six games. I like Mitchell or Allen to score first in this matchup tonight.

The Pick: Mitchell First FG +380 (down to +300), 0.75 units | Allen First FG +700 (down to +550), 0.5 units

Spurs vs. Cavaliers First Basket Prop Data

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