We’re hoping to hit a first-basket bet finally. Unfortunately, we’ve been cold lately despite selecting the ideal teams to score first. However, I’m starting to feel upbeat today!
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons
The Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the Detroit Pistons in their previous meetings. Nonetheless, the Pistons scored first in each of those games.
Things have transpired since the last time such two teams met. Cade Cunningham became one of the Pistons players who managed to score the first basket in both games, which took place in November. He’s been away from the season for quite some time.
The Cavaliers have managed to win the tip 61% of the time, whereas the Pistons have only won the tip 36% of the time. The Cavaliers also start taking the first shot 59% of the time, while the Pistons take the first shot 36% of the time.
The Cavs haven’t been effective against the Pistons, but they should get the first shot. This season, Darius Garland has repeatedly tried 12 first shots and managed to make eight first baskets for the Cavaliers. He’s a +460 favorite to score first, and he’ll be up against Donovan Mitchell as well as Evan Mobley for the honor.
Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets
This season, the Wizards have faced the Hornets three times. They’ve also ended up winning the tip in all three games.
Despite winning the tip in each of the three games, the Wizards only scored first in two of them.
Nonetheless, Washington has gone on to win the tip in 66% of its games so far this season, whereas the Hornets have won the tip in 36%. In addition, the Wizards have taken the first shot 62% of the time, while the Hornets have only tried the first 42% of the time.
Washington has the advantage, especially after winning all three games against the Hornets earlier this season.
If both Bradley Beal, as well as Kyle Kuzma, are ruled out for tonight’s game, Kristaps Porzingis will have a clear advantage. He’s taken his first shot in 11 games and already has nine first-half baskets this season.
Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers
On November 4, the Miami Heat lost its first tip-off against the Pacers. However, the Heat established two tip-off victories over the Pacers in December.
It is game four among these two teams. Although the Heat only managed to score first during one of those three games, they also won the tip in 50% of their games this season.
In comparison, the Pacers have only received 36% of tip victories this season.
Despite making few shots early in games, Miami has the advantage.
Bam Adebayo has attempted nine first shots yet has only made five. However, He should make an effort to try and win with a +360.