NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Bet Porzingis, Beal in Wizards vs. Spurs (January 30)
Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Pictured: Washington Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis (6), guard Bradley Beal (3).
- Tonight's top first scorer props come from a game that few people outside of Texas and D.C. will be watching.
- NBA First Basket is targeting Wizards vs. Spurs and specifically Kristaps Porzingis and Bradley Beal for his first basket scorers.
- Read on for his in-depth analysis and betting picks.
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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis
|Odds||Beal (+750) I Porzingis (+550)|
|Time||8 p.m. ET|
The Washington Wizards continue their road trip through the South Monday night taking on the Spurs in San Antonio. Kristaps Porzingis (78% opening-tip win rate) is off the injury report and will face Jakob Poeltl (48% win rate) at center court on the opening tip.
These two haven’t faced off on an opening tip-off over the past two seasons, but I expect Washington to control the opening tip. The Wizards have scored first this season in 55% of games, while the Spurs have scored first in 48% of games.
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Bradley Beal has scored the first team field goal in 48% of starts this season, while Daniel Gafford and Porzingis have each scored the first team field goal in 29% of starts.
The Spurs allow opposing shooting guards to score first in 32% of games this season (second highest rate in the league). This lines up well for Beal tonight, and he has attractive odds.
I’m going to pair Beal with Porzingis thinking one of them will hit the first basket.
Pick: Bradley Beal +750 (down to +550, 0.5 units)
Pick: Kristaps Porzingis +550 (down to +450, 0.5 units)
Wizards vs. Spurs First Basket Prop Data
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