Free NBA Picks For Today 4/3/2019
LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Knicks at Magic—NBA free pick is Orlando Magic -12. Orlando is fighting for a playoff spot with the seventh and eighth seed in reach. They have played well at home going 5-0 in their recent stand covering four of those games. Past 30 days Orlando at home shoots and defends. They convert on 46.3% on their home court. New York is playing out the string as a lottery team. They are 7-30 on the road. Away from home the Knicks are shooting only 42.4% while surrendering 47.5% shooting and 36.5% from three. Trier is out for the Knicks and Dennis Smith Jr questionable with a back issue. Two home games left for Orlando so this is a must win. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/3/2019 Orlando -12.
Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Bulls at Wizards—Free pick is Washington Wizards -11. Tough to back Chicago as they will be without their three best offensive weapons in LaVine, Markkanen and Porter Jr. Chicago has lost four straight failing to cover four of those games after a road loss to the worst team in the NBA in the Knicks 113-105. Over their past five games the Bulls are allowing 50.1% shooting with 41.7% from three. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/3/2019 Washington -11.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Spurs at Nuggets—Free pick is San Antonio Spurs +4.5. Both teams on back to back in this spot. Nuggets pretty much locked in as the number two seed after their loss at Golden St on Tuesday. Nuggets have not lost two straight and three of their past four games failing to cover five of six. Over their past five games Denver is shooting only 41.6% with 26.2% from three. In that span the Spurs are converting on 47.2%. I expect Denver to limit minutes to their starters and rotation this spot. San Antonio has covered seven of their past ten head to head meetings. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/3/2019 San Antonio +4.5.
Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Rockets at Clippers—Free pick LA Clippers -1.5. Clippers still have hopes for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They have won and covered both meetings with the Rockets this season. Clippers have covered six of seven overall against Houston. LA has won eight of their past nine games. Over their past five games LA is hitting on 50.8% with 43.8% from three while limiting opponents to 29.4% from beyond the arc. In that same span the Rockets are converting only 43.8%. Rockets on a back to back after a road game at Sacramento. LA is healthy while Green and Faried are banged up. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/3/2019 LA Clippers -1.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Pacers at Pistons—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons -3.5. Both sides dealing with injury concerns. Matthews and Collison out for Indiana and Griffin questionable for the Pistons. Pacers have been poor on the road dropping ten straight failing to cover eight of those games. Pistons have covered eleven straight at home. Recent home wins for the Pistons came to playoff contenders in the Trailblazers, Magic and Raptors. Play Detroit -3.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
76ers at Hawks—NBA pick is Atlanta Hawks +3.5. Hawks are still competing as the team has covered two straight and five of their past six games after dropping an eight point decision at San Antonio on Tuesday. Philadelphia is pretty much locked as a three seed and will sit Embiid. Jimmy Butler will also sit out this game with back stiffness. Atlanta has covered five of six at home to Philadelphia. 76ers have lost and failed to cover three of four on the road. Play Atlanta +3.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Raptors at Nets—NBA free pick is Brooklyn Nets +2. Brooklyn is fighting for a playoff spot. Toronto is pretty much locked as the number two seed in the East as the Bucks magic number for earning best record in conference at one. A Raptors loss or Bucks win and Milwaukee is the top seed. Don’t see reason for Toronto to go heavy minutes with their rotation in this game with the playoffs upcoming. Nets defensive form good as in their past five games allowing 44.8% with 33.8% from three. Play Brooklyn +2.
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Celtics at Heat—Free pick is Boston Celtics at a pick. Boston has plenty to play for as they are competing for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They expect Al Horford to play tonight. But Brown is out. Boston has covered eight of their past eleven at Miami. Heat dealing with injury concerns to key rotational players with Winslow and McGruder all dealing with injuries. Over past five games Miami hitting only 28.1% from three while in that span the Celtics converting on 37.4%. Play Boston at a pick.
Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Hornets at Pelicans—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets -4. Pelicans have played poorly since losing Jrue Holiday for the season. Charlotte still has a path to the playoffs and could be playing teams with nothing to play for in their final games making their part of the journey a bit easier. Pelicans in their past five games are shooting only 29.7% from three while surrendering 47.2% with 40.2% from beyond the arc. Also dealing with injury concerns for New Orleans are Anthony Davis, Randle and Moore. Play Charlotte -4.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Timberwolves at Mavericks—NBA free pick is Dallas Mavericks -2.5. Dallas is showing more will to win as the Mavericks have won two straight after their 20 point home win to Philadelphia on Monday. Minnesota has dropped and failed to cover eight of ten. Their defensive form very poor as in their past five games allowing 47.8% shooting with 44.6% from three. In that span the Mavericks are defending holding teams to 42.2% overall and 23.9% from three point range. Dallas has covered five of six at home to Minnesota. Play Dallas -2.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Jazz at Suns—NBA Pick is Utah Jazz -10.5. With five games remaining the Jazz still have a shot to earn home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Team has won fives straight and nine of ten. They have covered four straight against the Suns. They have pounded Phoenix in their three meetings this season by 28 17 and 32 points. Phoenix has failed to cover five of seven and losing eight of ten. Jazz in great form as in their past five games hitting on 51.4% with 39.5% from three while limiting opponents to 40.8% and 30.1%. Suns defensive form poor as in that span giving up 47.4% overall and 39.7% from beyond the arc. Play Utah -10.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trailblazers Pick Prediction 4/3/2019
Grizzlies at Trailblazers—NBA free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +11. Memphis out of the playoffs still competing on the court. They have covered four of their past seven games. They are rested with two days of rest. First home game after a four game road trip for the Trailblazers They have failed to cover three straight at home. Portland dealing with two key injuries to impact players with McCollum and Nurkic out with injuries. Play Memphis +11.
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