Free NBA Picks For Today 1/2/2019
Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards Pick Prediction 1/2/2019
Hawks at Wizards—NBA pick is Atlanta Hawks +5. Hawks have shown competitiveness as the team has won and covered five of their past seven games after an eight point loss at a good Indiana team covering as a thirteen point underdog. Atlanta in their past five games are converting on 38% from three point range. Tough to back the Wizards as the team has dropped seven of their past ten games not covering in eight of those games. Defense has been an issue for the Wizards. Their current form is poor as in their past five games allowing 47.5% from three point range. Hawks have covered 11 of 20 on the road. They have covered their past five on the road. Wizards are 28th in NBA defensive efficiency ratings by allowing 113.8 points per 100 possessions. Free NBA Picks For Today 1/2/2019 Atlanta +5.
Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Pick Prediction 1/2/2019
Heat at Cavaliers—NBA free pick is Miami Heat -6. Injuries are impacting the Cavaliers. Tristan Thompson has a left foot sprain and is questionable. Rodney Hood is dealing with an Achilles injury. Heat has show improvement by winning six of their past eight games and covering the point spread in seven of those games. Cavaliers have lost seven straight and eight of their past nine games. Heat crushed Cleveland at home five days ago 118-94 shooting 52.7% while Cleveland hit on only 38.3% Cavaliers are last in the NBA efficiency ratings by allowing 115.6 points per 100 possessions. Free NBA Picks For Today 1/2/2019 Miami +6.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets Pick Prediction 1/2/2019
Mavericks at Hornets—Free pick Charlotte Hornets -2.5. Charlotte has won four straight at home after their 125-100 home win on Monday to Orlando. Hornets are a good shooting team on their home court by connecting on 47% from the field and 37.7% from three. Mavericks are struggling having dropped eight of their past ten games. Dallas is 2-16 straight up on the road and away from home is allowing 47.7% shooting. Free NBA Picks For Today 1/2/2019 Charlotte -2.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick Prediction 1/2/2019
Pelicans at Nets—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets at a pick. Nets return home where the team has won five of their past six games. Pelicans have struggled on the road with a 4-15 straight up record. In their first meeting this year New Orleans beat the Pelicans 117-115 but didn’t cover as a -8.5 betting odds favorite. Tough to back New Orleans in this spot as the team has lost five in a road on the road. Overall the Pelicans have dropped and failed to cover six of their past eight games. Nets shooting form is good in their past five games are shooting 46.1% with 38.3% from three point range. Pelicans in that span are giving up 38.4% from three. New Orleans are 26th in the league in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings by allowing 112.2 points per 100 possessions. Anthony Davis did not play in their last play with an illness and is questionable here. Mirotic is out. Free NBA Picks For Today 1/2/2019 Brooklyn at a pick.
Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies Pick Prediction 1/2/2019
Pistons at Grizzlies—NBA free pick is Memphis Grizzlies -6. Tough spot for Detroit as the team is on a back to back after getting crushed at Milwaukee by 23 points. It is their third game in five nights and have lost and failed to cover all three games on this road trip. In their past five games Grizzlies in better form by shooting 47.2% with 36.6% from three while limiting teams to 42.9% shooting. In that span the Pistons are converting on only 40.9% and 31.9% from three while allowing 50.2% shooting. Free NBA Picks For Today 1/2/2019 Memphis -6.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Lakers Pick Prediction 1/2/2019
Thunder at Lakers—Free pick is LA Lakers +5.5. Lebron will miss this game with his groin injury. But LA is in good shooting form as the team in their past five games are converting on 49% with 36.4% from three. They are also holding teams to 44.9% shooting in that span. LA does come off a 121-114 home win to Sacramento. They have covered two of three without LeBron. OKC travels to face the Lakers with three losses in their past five games. Their perimeter shooting has struggled in that span with 29.2% from three. Free NBA Picks For Today 1/2/2019 LA Lakers +5.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls Pick Prediction 1/2/2019
Magic at Bulls—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls -1.5. Bulls have show competitiveness of late as the team has won and covered four of their past five games. Lauri Markannen has returned to the lineup to give the Bulls needed scoring. The team is also defending as in that span is allowing 40.9% shooting with 29.1% from three point range. Magic has been very poor recently on the road with 25 point loss at Charlotte, 10 at Chicago and by 25 at Dallas. Orlando is not a good shooting team on the road hitting 43%. Play Chicago -1.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics Pick Prediction 1/2/2019
Timberwolves at Celtics—NBA free pick is Boston Celtics -5.5. Tough to back Minnesota on the road with a 5-14 straight up record. Boston will be without Kyrie Irving with an eye injury. But Boston has built depth on their roster. Minnesota is banged up with Robert Covington and Jeff Teague with ankle injuries and questionable for this game. Celtics are in good shooting form as in their past five games are hitting on 47.2%. In that same span the Timberwolves are giving up 40.2% from three. Boston sits fourth in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings allowing 105.6 points per 100 possessions. Timberwolves rand 20th giving up 110.9. Play Boston -5.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction 1/2/2019
76ers at Suns—Free pick is Phoenix Suns +5. Tough spot for the 76ers as they get the Suns on the back end of a back to back playing their third game in four nights. Phoenix enters with a day of rest facing no travel. Phoenix has covered eight of their past ten games. Over their past five games the Suns are connecting on 48% from the field. Joel Embiid missed the game at Portland due to knee soreness on December 30th. Might be too soon to go on a back to back three days later. When Embiid sat the 76ers got blown out by 34 at Portland. 76ers are 1-5 straight up and against the spread in back to backs. They give up 121 points per game in this spot which is 9 points below overall average. 76ers score 106.8 points per game in back to backs seven points below overall average. Expect the Suns to push a fast pace. Play Phoenix +5.
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