NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Bet Gordon, Sengun in Thunder vs. Rockets (February 1)

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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Eric Gordon, Alperen Sengun

OddsGordon (+700) | Sengun (+800)
Time8 p.m. ET
Book DraftKings | FanDuel

The Houston Rockets play host to Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Alperen Sengun (32% opening tip win rate) will likely face off against Kenrich Williams (25% win rate) for the opening tip.

The Thunder have been a revolving door at the center position with Aleksej Pokusevski and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl injured. I rarely write an article recommending the Rockets to score first, but I like this spot tonight for Houston.

Despite their inability to win tip-offs, the Rockets have scored first in 54% of games this season. The Thunder meanwhile, have scored first in just 40% of games this season.

The Thunder have allowed opposing centers, power forwards or shooting guards to score first in 76% of games this season. Sengun has become the focal point of the offense with Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. out. He averaged 18.3 points during the month of January.

I'll take Sengun and Eric Gordon tonight for the Rockets to score first.

Pick: Gordon First Field Goal +700, 0.5 units (down to +550 on DraftKings)

Pick: Sengun +800 Risk, 0.5 units (down to +600)


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