Free NBA Picks For Today 11/12/2019
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Pick Prediction 11/12/2019
Cavaliers at 76ers—NBA Pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +10.5. Cleveland has covered six of their past eight against the 76ers and four straight in Philadelphia. Head coach Jon Bielein has this Cavaliers moving in the right direction. Their efficiency ratings are now longer at the bottom as they sit in the middle for offensive and defensive efficiency. Cleveland does sit ahead of the 76ers on offensive efficiency. They have won both games on this road trip beating the Knicks and Wizards. Their past five games the Cavs are holding opponents to 43.9% with 29.9% from three point range. Cavaliers top three high volume shooters are doing well in Collin Sexton, Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love. Philadelphia returned home from their road trip and couldn’t cover as a fourteen point favorite to Charlotte. 76ers are in poor defensive form as in their past five games allowing 49.5% shooting. 76ers will be without Ben Simmons with a shoulder. Play Cleveland +10.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Utah Jazz Pick Prediction 11/12/2019
Nets at Jazz—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz to play under the total of 219. Utah will be on the back as they are facing Golden St on the road on Monday night. Utah plays at the fourth slowest pace in the NBA with 99 possessions per 48 minutes. At home they should dictate pace especially on a back to back. On their home court the Jazz are holding opponents to 42.1% shooting with 31.4% from three along with only 95.2 points. Guard Mike Conley has struggled shooting threes. Only Mitchell and Bogdonavic are making threes. Utah is number one in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings allowing 98 points per 100 possessions. Jazz have played to under 11 of 12 and 6 of seven at home entering Monday’s game at Golden St. Brooklyn has not shot as well on the road hitting at 44.8%. Nets have gone under in two of three on the road. Three of the top four high volume shooters for Brooklyn are making only 42.1% of their shots or worse. Play Brooklyn and Utah under 219 points.
LA Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction 11/12/2019
Lakers at Suns—Free pick is LA Lakers +2. So far the reports are that LeBron James and Anthony Davis will play in this game. In the front end of a back to back on the road with the second game at home you must worry about load management. That would mean Anthony Davis and LeBron James held out. That doesn’t seem to be the case here. LA has been a very good defensive team with their lone loss coming in the opener at LA Clippers. Team posted wins on the road at Mavericks, Spurs and Bulls. Phoenix an improved team but is young. They do have home losses by margin with rest to Miami and a close home defeat to Utah. LA is holding teams to just 41.8% shooting this season with 30.4% from three. They are living up to the commitment of defending this season. Suns defense has not been as good as in the start of the season. Past five games the team is allowing 48.6% shooting with 36.1% from three. We did see the Lakers respond well following a loss this season and ran off seven straight. At this short number have to take LA Lakers -2.