NBA First FG Props – March 2

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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 March 2.

Come check out what we have cooked up for this slate of games.

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NBA First FG Props – March 2

Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Tipoff – 3:00 pm EST
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, New York
Broadcast – NBA League Pass

The data is a little hard to read on this one. We see one team, the Nets, with a sizeable lead (11.8%) when it comes to the jumpball data. However, it’s the Hawks who have an advantage, albeit a much smaller one (5.0%), when it comes to first field goals. When numbers come in so close, I like to look at the recent trends.

The Nets seem to be the hot ones as of late. In each of their last three games, they won both the tip and scored first. The Hawks haven’t been so solid. In fact, they’re 0-3 on the tips for the last three games – although they did grab a pair of first scores in those games. The one game they didn’t score first was against these Nets.

In the game with the Hawks, the Nets had Dorian Finney-Smith score first. Although he’s been active in the early parts of the game, this has been Nic Claxton’s domain. He’s had half of their last ten first buckets and I think he stacks another on here.

First FG Bet for March 2: Nic Claxton (TBD)

Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat

Tipoff – 5:00 pm EST
Kaseya Center – Miami, Florida
Broadcast – NBA TV

This game is quite a bit more straightforward when it comes to the data. The Heat are miles above in terms of every stat on the Jazz. Miami is 4th in the NBA at scoring first, whereas the Jazz are dead last. Similarly on the tip, the Heat come in at a respectable 6th. The Jazz, meanwhile, come all the way up to 24th. With those things on the table, you have to love the Heat here.

While Bam Adebayo is one of the names that show up often, I like a contrarian play. With Tyler Herro hurt, Duncan Robinson has taken one of the first three shots in each of the last three games. If Herro is back, most books will void the bet, but be sure to know the terms before laying here. However, if he does crack that starting lineup, his odds should make this an interesting play.

First FG Bet for March 2: Duncan Robinson (TBD)

 

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