NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Bet Porzingis, Kuzma in Trail Blazers vs. Wizards (February 3)

NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Bet Porzingis, Kuzma in Trail Blazers vs. Wizards (February 3) article feature image

John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Pictured: Kristaps Porzingis (6), center, Kyle Kuzma (33) and forward Deni Avdija (9) of the Washington Wizards.

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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Kuzma

OddsPorzingis (+600) I Kuzma (+900)
Time7 p.m. ET
Book PointsBet

The battered Portland Trail Blazers head east to take on the Washington Wizards on Friday night. The Trailblazers are without starting center Jusuf Nurkic (calf injury) and possibly Jerami Grant (concussion) tonight.

Drew Eubanks (33% opening tip win rate) will face off against Kristaps Porzingis (78% win rate) on the opening tip-off. Porzingis, who is 7-foot-3 should control the tip against Eubanks who is just 6-foot-9.

The Wizards have scored first in 56% of their games this season and their first basket scoring is fairly well distributed amongst Porzingis, Kyle Kuzma, Bradley Beal and Daniel Gafford. The Trail Blazers have scored first in 49% of games this season, but when Eubanks jumps at center that number drops to 18%.

A couple of odds really stood out when looking at this one.  I like the matchups for Porzingis and Kuzma, so I'll take them to score first tonight.

Pick: Porzingis  +600, 0.65 units (down to +350) | Kuzma +900 0.35 units (down to +650)

Trail Blazers vs. Wizards First Basket Prop Data

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Nick Sterling
May 17, 2024 UTC