Bucks vs Suns Prop Betting Tips 3/14/23
A replay of the 2021 NBA Finals will take place Tuesday night, pitting the Milwaukee Bucks against the Phoenix Suns. There are a few interesting options in this matchup from a first basket perspective, in addition to all the other storylines that are part of this competition. Here we meet our NBA betting tips for the Bucks vs. Suns First Basket Scorer prop market.
Bucks vs. Sun’s first basket prop pick
This game will be played at the Footprint Center on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET.
Bucks vs. Sun’s First Basket Odds
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The opening tip: Brook Lopez to continue jump ball dominance
The opening pick in this game is said to be between two of the NBA’s current best jumpball competitors. Brook Lopez and Deandre Ayton are both in the top five in the league in jump ball wins this year, but it should be Lopez who bests Ayton in that particular opening pick.
Lopez is second only to Jarrett Allen in jump ball wins this year, and he has a history of beating Ayton in previous opening picks. In the 2021 finals, Lopez won four of the six jump balls between him and Ayton, and he should also be able to claim this tip.
Expect Lopez to spread the floor early
The expectation for this game is that Giannis Antetokounmpo or Devin Booker will be the first to score in this game. That’s understandable given how devastating both can be as goalscorers. But we want Brook Lopez to get the first bucket in this contest as he has a matchup that should clear him up to shoot early.
More of a colour-based center, Deandre Ayton likes to operate around the perimeter on defense. Lopez’s ability to stretch the ground and shoot the three should ensure he gets some space from Ayton early on. That makes him more than worth playing here at +700.
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