Free NBA Picks For Today 10/25/2019
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Pick Prediction 10/25/2019
Raptors at Celtics—Line Boston -2 with o/u 218
NBA pick is Boston Celtics -2. Boston returns home after a road defeat at Philadelphia. They are at home in this spot and you will see better performance by Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum. Philadelphia is amongst the favorites to get out of the East and are a better team than Toronto. Raptors opened the season 100-1 to repeat as NBA champions. They needed overtime to beat a New Orleans Pelicans team playing without Zion Williamson. They did allow 42.2% shooting from three to the Pelicans and shot only 40.8% from the field with 17 turnovers. Losing Kawhi and Danny Green will be felt more on the road. Play Boston -2.
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick Prediction 10/25/2019
Knicks at Nets—Line Brooklyn -9 with o/u 220.5
NBA free pick is New York Knicks +9. This is a lot of points to lay with Brooklyn. Kyrie despite 50 points it wasn’t enough in a one point loss to the Timberwolves at home. Exiting the team are point guard DeAngelo Russell and Jared Dudley who were impactful on this Nets team last year. Kevin Durant will miss the season to injury. There are a lot of new pieces in Brooklyn and many have not had success winning in the NBA like Irving. Have to wonder how Kyrie will fit into this roster. New York missed out on a huge free agent signee but still gathered talent to improve this team on the court. After a bad first quarter the Knicks at San Antonio did produce points well and finished with a 46.8% shooting night at San Antonio. Rookie RJ Barrett had 21 points and five rebounds hitting on 9 of 13 in his debut. Julius Randle had 25 points and 11 rebounds. They got contribution off the bench from Elfrid Payton and Kevin Knox. Play New York Knicks +9.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Pick Prediction 10/25/2019
Mavericks at Pelicans—Line New Orleans -2 with o/u 229
Free pick is New Orleans Pelicans -2. New Orleans showed that this team is not just Zion Williamson in their opener. They took Toronto on the road to overtime in defeat on opening night. They had a good night from three hit ogn 42.2%. Jrue Holliday is a very good point guard that will produce when healthy for this Pelican squad. JJ Redick had 16 and Brandon Ingram 22 points in their debut. Pelicans bench chipped in with 57 points. Josh Hart off the bench had 15 points and ten rebounds. Defensively New Orleans held Toronto to just 40.8% shooting. Dallas a young team behind Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Dallas didn’t provide this team another big name scorer in free agency despite the cap space. Dallas did not cover in their win at home to Washington as they get outscored 32-17 in the final period. Mavs struggled in the win from three hitting 11 of 36 and committed 20 turnovers. Porzingas coming off an ACL injury. Doncic had 34 and Porzingis 23 but on other player had more than ten points. Play New Orleans -2.
Utah Jazz vs. LA Lakers Pick Prediction 10/25/2019
Jazz at Lakers Line–LA Lakers -3 with o/u 222.5
NBA pick is LA Lakers -3. This is a true home game for the LA Lakers after their loss on the Clippers home court. LAL found it tough dealing with the Clippers depth and defense on the court in their opener.
Second and fourth quarters where reserves are used to open those quarters was the difference on opening night. Lakers did show better three point shooting making 39.4%. Anthony Davis had 25 points and nine rebounds and Danny Green 28 and seven boards. Utah could not cover in their opening a 100-95 win to Oklahoma City. Utah ended the night 4 of 24 from three. Mike Conley in his Jazz debut was 1 of 16 from the floor. Jazz need consistent scoring from the supporting cast for Donovan Mitchell. Bojan Bogdanovic and Mike Conley they are banking on who came over this year but the chemistry may take some time. Play LA Lakers -3.