NBA First FG Props – December 5

NBA First FG Props - December 5

Some people like to sweat out a bet for 48 hard minutes – others like immediate satisfaction. Count us as being in the latter, which is why we like to get down with NBA first FG props. And we’ve decided to pass that knowledge on to you with our first FG bets for December 5. Go here for NBA Championship odds.

Of course, there are plenty out there taking blind guesses at this stuff. It’s easy to pick the most popular player or look at what happened in the last game. However, we spent the time pouring through the analytics to make sure that we give you the best odds to stay in the green on these first FG props for December 5.

Come check out what we have cooked up for this slate of games, and when you do, be sure to check out the odds over at BetRivers – they have some of the best odds out there.

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NBA First FG Props – December 5

New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Tipoff – 7:30 pm EST
Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Broadcast – TNT

The numbers are pretty straightforward on this one. The Knicks are far better on the tip than the Bucks. The Bucks have won 57.1% of their tips, and the Knicks are up at 70%. That number could actually be a little better, too, as Mitchell Robinson is grabbing the first possession on 73.9% of the tips. Add in a 22% lead in first buckets – largely thanks to deep shooting early from the Bucks – and the Knicks are the team to play with here.


Julius Randle has the last two first buckets for the Knicks and has four this year. RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson also have four on the year. While the recent trend seems to lean toward Randle, Brunson has taken the first shot out of the gate in the last two games. Let’s hope one of them falls here.

First FG Bet for December 5: Jalen Brunson (+500)

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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Tipoff – 10:00 pm EST Arena – Los Angeles, California
Broadcast – TNT

The numbers for these two in the early game data are almost identical. The Lakers hold a slight lead on the first field goals at just under 7%. The Suns are leading the tip game at just over 2%. When the numbers are that close, I’m just looking for someone with a number I like who is getting early game action.

Of all the numbers on the board, I like the looks of Taurean the best. It might seem like a stretch for him to get two first buckets this close together, but even from the early part of the year, he was getting tons of shots. On top of that, he’s also for a great number next to his name.

First FG Bet for December 5: Taurean Prince (+1300)


If you’d like even more info to help make your first FG bets for December 5, check out the NBA Gambling Podcast. They’re dropping episodes five days a week to make you the smartest guy/gal at the bar. 

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