Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2019
Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Hawks at Magic—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks +8. Hawks have protected their first round draft pick so winning wont hurt the team much from here on out. Atlanta has been competitive as the team has covered three straight and six of their past seven games most against playoff contending teams. Orlando is in poor defensive form as in their past five games allowing 48.7% shooting with 39.1% from three point range. Prince is off the injury report and the Hawks play hard. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2019 Atlanta +8.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Spurs at Wizards—Free pick is Washington Wizards +6. Tough to back the Spurs as the team has failed to cover five straight after a 28 point loss at Denver. Wizards flash offense at home and has covered three of four covering against two playoff contenders and a recent straight up win at Denver. Spurs a weak road team with a 14-25 straight up record. San Antonio has lost five of eight. They couldn’t cover recent home games against the Hawks and Cavaliers. Spurs defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 48.5% shooting with 36.8% from three point range. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2019 Washington +6.
Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Celtics at Pacers—NBA pick is Indiana Pacers +1.5. These teams are in a battle for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Pacers have been a good home team with a 29-10 straight up mark. Celtics on the road sit at only 19-20. These teams likely meet in the first round of the playoffs. Indiana was able to beat Detroit in a recent home and home series winning on the road on Wednesday by 19 points. Indiana shooting form good as in their past five games hitting on 48.8% with 40% from three point range. Celtics have had recent road losses against playoff contenders in the Nets, Hornets and 76ers. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2019 Indiana +1.5.
New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Knicks at Rockets—NBA free pick is Houston Rockets -16.5. Houston still have a shot of catching Denver for the number two seed in the Western conference. They have won and covered four straight with recent road wins at Sacramento by 25 and the Clippers by 32. Knicks continue this two game road trip after a 14 point loss at Orlando on Thursday. Knicks have failed to cover seven of eight. New York in their past five games shooting only 43.7% with 29.6% from three. In that span the Rockets are connecting on 46.1% with 37.9% from three while holding their opponents to 43.5% overall. New York is dealing with cluster injuries to their rotation. Houston Big 4 in Paul, Harden, Capela and Gordon healthy and not on the injury report. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2019 Houston -16.5.
Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Heat at Timberwolves—Free pick is Miami Heat -2. A bit of scheduling relief for Miami as they face an injury plagued Minnesota team that is out of the playoffs. Heat have played well on the road with a winning record. Timberwolves have lost three of four at home. Heat have had recent success beating playoff eliminated teams of late with wins to the Knicks and Wizards on the road and home to Dallas. Heat in better defensive form as in their past five games allowing 41.5% with 34% from three. In that same span the Timberwolves allowing 49.6% with 41.3% from beyond the arc. Timberwolves have shut down Covington, Gibson, Rose and Teague. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2019 Miami -2.
Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Kings at Jazz—Free pick is Utah Jazz -10.5. Jazz still has a shot for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Team has now won six straight and nine of their past ten games. They have been pounding teams and come off the 21 point road win at Phoenix on Wednesday. Sacramento is on a back to back after their home game to Cleveland on Thursday. Kings have been poor in back to backs as they are 4-9 straight up and against the spread as they score eight points below overall average. Jazz form great as in their past five games shooting 53.2% with 42.8% from three while surrendering only 42.9% along with 31.2% from beyond the arc. In that same span the Kings defensive form poor allowing 48.8%. Sacramento falls behind big expect the team to go deep into their bench and rest starters to avoid injuries in a back to back this late in the season. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2019 Utah -10.5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Trailblazers at Nuggets—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets -6. This is an important game as Denver is trying to hold onto the number two seed which brings home court advantage in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Both Portland Houston are on the heels of the Nuggets. Denver has owned Portland with five straight wins. Here is a spot where the Trailblazers injuries to McCollum and Nurkic can impact this team. A game in high elevation losing depth with two key rotational players out. Nuggets do come off the 28 point home win to San Antonio. Nuggets in their past five games limiting teams to 30.9% from three. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2019 Denver -6.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden St Warriors Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Cavaliers at Warriors—Free pick is Golden St Warriors -16.5. Tough spot for Cleveland playing a back to back after playing at Sacramento on Thursday. This will be the fifth game of a five game road trip for the Cavs. Cleveland is 3-10 straight up in back to backs. Golden St will be in LA to play the Lakers on Thursday. But Golden St can clinch best record in the Western conference by beating the Lakers on Thursday and Cavs on Friday. This gives the Warriors extra rest between 8-9 days for the start of the playoffs. Warriors pounded the Cavs in their first meeting in Cleveland 129-105. Over their past five games Warriors shooting 55% with 49.1% from three while limiting opponents to 40.4% and 31.5% from three. Cavs form poor as in that same span shooting 30.1% and allowing 55.1% overall and 39.6% from three. Kevin Love is bothered by a shoulder injury. Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2019 Golden St -16.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Raptors at Hornets—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets +6. Toronto is pretty much locked into the second seed in the Eastern conference and don’t expect the Raptors to use rotational players many minutes the rest of the way. Charlotte must win out and get help for a playoff spot. It is a longshot but they are still mathematically alive. Hornets play well at home with a mark of 24-15 straight up. Hornets have covered two straight and six of their past eight games. Play Charlotte +6.
Detroit Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Pistons at Thunder—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons +7.5. Blake Griffin’s status up in the air and it is reflective in the line. Detroit is fighting for a playoff spot. They are in good defensive form as in their past five games allowing 43.6% shooting with 28.7% from three point range. Oklahoma City has not played well down the stretch a team that has looked a bit worn out. They are going to the playoffs but playing only for seeding. Their defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 46.9% shooting with 38.9% from three. Play Detroit +7.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Grizzlies at Mavericks—NBA free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +5. Both teams dealing with cluster injuries and playing out the string. Memphis is their last game against a playoff eliminated team did beat Phoenix on the road to begin this road trip. Dallas coming off a home loss to Minnesota behind poor defensive effort against a Timberwolves team shutting down many from their starting lineup. Play Memphis +5.
LA Lakers vs. LA Clippers Pick Prediction 4/5/2019
Lakers at Clippers—NBA pick is LA Clippers -11. Clips playing for seeding and the Lakers have shut down LeBron, Hart and Ingram. Also dealing with injuries are Kuzma and Bullock. If LA can keep winning they can avoid Golden St in the first round of the playoffs. Lakers are on a back to back after an 18 point home loss to the Warriors. Clippers in their past five games shooting 51.4% with 41.7% from three point range. In that same span Lakers giving up 46.5% overall. Play LA Clippers -11.
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