Saturday NBA First Basket Prop: Pick Anthony Davis, Austin Reaves in Nuggets vs. Lakers

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Harry How/Getty Images. Pictured: Austin Reaves #15 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • The Nuggets travel to Los Angeles for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.
  • NBA First Basket is backing a pair of Lakers on Saturday night.
  • Continue reading for his picks and Nuggets vs. Lakers Game 3 analysis.

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NBA First Basket Prop Pick: Anthony Davis, Austin Reaves

OddsDavis +(+450) | Reaves (+1000)
Time8:30 p.m. ET
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The Western Conference finals shift to Los Angeles as the Lakers will host the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 Saturday night. Anthony Davis (58% opening tip win rate) will face off against Nikola Jokic (48% win rate) for the opening tip-off. Davis has won three of five tip-offs this season versus Jokic.

In six games between the teams this season, Davis, LeBron James and Jarred Vanderbilt have cashed first basket tickets for the Lakers while Michael Porter Jr and Nikola Jokic (twice) have cashed first basket tickets for the Nuggets.

The Lakers are down two games in the series, and Davis really struggled in Game 2, shooting 4-of-15 from the field. I think the Lakers will win the tip on Saturday and like them to score first. I'll take Davis and pair him with Austin Reaves who has been very productive thus far in the series.

Pick: Anthony Davis +450 (0.5 Units · Play to +375)


Pick: Austin Reaves +1000 (0.25 Units · Play to +800)


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