Free NBA Picks For Today 10/23/2019
Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets Pick Prediction 10/23/2019
Bulls at Hornets—NBA free pick is Chicago Bulls -3.5. With everyone healthy this is a very good Bulls roster. Their scoring punch are Lauri Markkanon, Zack LaVine and Otto Porter Jr. First round pick Coby White has had good moments in preseason. He was a very good college scorer at North Carolina. Charlotte a team looking to the future as they lose guard Kemba Walker in free agency. Jeremy Lamb also left in free agency. Replacements are not at or better than Walker and Lamb. Hornets could be looking to the draft and GM Mitch Kupchak made a strange comment to the media saying his team will not look to free agency to rebuild. Chicago more talented tough for Charlotte fans to be excited about their team this season. Play Chicago -3.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction 10/23/2019
Kings at Suns—NBA is Sacramento Kings -1.5. Prefer the roster depth of Sacramento behind point guard De”Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield in the starting lineup. Coming off the bench is Bogdan Bogdanovic and veteran Trevor Ariza. They won three of four against the Suns last year. Suns are a bad defense team still with many of those defenders on their roster this season. Phoenix was 29th and second worst in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings allowing 115 points per 100 possessions. Play Sacramento -1.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trailblazers Pick Prediction 10/23/2019
Nuggets at Trailblazers—Free pick is Denver Nuggets +1. Portland saw a lot of turnover from their team that eliminated the Nuggets in the playoffs last year. Key defender Enes Kantor exits the Trailblazers for Boston. Seth Curry is now a Maverick and Al Farouq Al Aminu is now in Orlando. Those are three of their seven in their rotation. Portland’s biggest issues over their past seasons has been their depth. It was fixed last year but now it needs to be built up again. Nikola Jokic will be a difficult defend for Portland now. Play Denver +1.