Free NBA Picks For Today 11/5/2019
LA Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls Pick Prediction 11/5/2019
Lakers at Bulls—NBA pick is LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls to play under the total of 217. Chicago is off to a disappointing 2-5 start to the season. They have been shooting poorly to start the season at 41.6% and 31.1% from three point distance. Chicago could be missing a shorter as Otto Porter Jr. is dealing with a sprained ankle. LA Lakers have been living up to their preseason commitment to play defense as the team is holding opponents to 99 points per game, 40.2% shooting and 30.1% from three point range. Though offensively their three point shot has not been sharp at 31.4%. LA sits number on in the defensive efficiency ratings holding opponents to 96.5 points per 100 possessions. Bulls bottom quartile in the league in offensive efficiency at 101.3 points per 100 possessions. The under has came in four of their past five head to head meetings. Both Lakers and Bulls pace of play ranking in the bottom half of the league. Bulls three highest volume shooters Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and Coby White are in shooting slumps. Markkanen is 25% from three and White 26.5%. Otto Porter Jr. is making only 34.8% of his shots with 31% from three. Chicago has gone under in four of six. LA comes off good defensive performance at San Antonio giving up 96 points. Play LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls under 217.
Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets Pick Prediction 11/5/2019
Heat at Nuggets—NBA free pick is Miami Heat +4.5. Miami is playing well as they start the season with a 5-1 record. Heat is shooting well to start the season hitting on 48% with 40.1% from three. Defense is good as well limiting opponents to 42%. Denver has not shot well to begin this season hitting only 41%. Three of their four volume shooters in Jamal Murray, Will Barton and Gary Harris are in shooting slumps. Nuggets are playing at the slowest pace in the NBA which doesn’t help them take advantage of their high elevation location. Miami sits number three in the defensive efficiency ratings by allowing 98.4 points per 100 possessions. Heat’s highest volume shooter Kendrick Nunn is hitting on 48.5% with 44.4% from three. Goran Dragic and James Johnson are also off to hot shooting starts. Miami is a deep team with seven players averaging double digits. Play Miami +4.5.