NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Bet Wendell Carter Jr., Franz Wagner in Pacers vs. Magic (Feb. 25)

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Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Wendell Carter Jr. #34 and Franz Wagner #22 of the Orlando Magic.

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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Wendell Carter Jr., Franz Wagner

OddsCarter (+450) I Wagner (+650)
Time7:30 p.m. ET
Book PointsBet | FanDuel

The Indiana Pacers head south to Orlando to take on the Magic Saturday. Myles Turner (38% opening tip win rate) will face off against Wendell Carter Jr. (59% win rate) on the opening tip-off. Carter won his only opening tip against Turner earlier this season and I expect the Magic to control the tip tonight.

The Magic have scored first in 52% of games this season while the Pacers have scored first in just 34% of games.

In the three matchups this season between teams, Franz Wagner has scored the first Orlando points twice (cashing first basket once) and Jalen Suggs cashed the first basket in the earlier game this season.

Carter and Paolo Banchero have dominated on early possessions for the Magic this season, with Carter taking the first attempt in 35% of starts and Banchero taking the first attempt in 26% of starts.

The Pacers allow centers, power forwards and small forwards to score the first opposing field goal in 72% of games this season. That lines up well for Carter, Banchero and Wagner tonight. I'll take Carter and Wagner to score first tonight.

Pick: Wendell Carter Jr +450 (Down to +375, 0.6 units) — PointsBet

Pick: Franz Wagner +650 (Down to +500, 0.4 units)


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