Let’s take a look at tonight’s ESPN game between the Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics. The Celtics have been greatly hurt with injuries as of late. Their starting lineup is questionable up until game time, making things a little complicated.
I do however like the Heat to win the tip no matter who is jumping against Bam Adebayo. In the past five games, the first Heat shot was attempted by either Adebayo or Jimmy Butler. I am betting the trend continues here. Adebayo always is the favorite with the lowest odds due to his success rate of hitting about 35% of the first baskets this season.
I’ll take Bam Adebayo to score first basket on FanDuel sportsbook +390, as well as adding Jimmy Butler +850 as a value pick. Good luck!
You can find first basket scorer odds at all major sportsbooks below: