Free NBA Picks For Today 11/29/2019
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction 11/29/2019
Pelicans at Thunder—Line–Oklahoma City -4
NBA pick is Oklahoma City -4. New Orleans not a good road team with a 2-7 mark. It is now a three game losing streak following their 114-110 home loss to the Lakers as Anthony Davis returned to his former team. Pelicans put a lot into that game and couldn’t come away with a win. I expect there to be a letdown in this spot at OKC. Thunder return home after splitting two games at Golden St and Portland. They have covered five of their past seven games and in their last home game fell to the Lakers 130-127. Past five games New Orleans giving up 47.9% shooting and 41.7% from three. Pelicans near the bottom of the NBA in defensive efficiency ratings allowing 113.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Oklahoma City -4.
LA Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick Prediction 11/29/2019
Clippers at Spurs—Line—LA Clippers -6
NBA free pick is LA Clippers -6. Clippers have won seven straight after getting past Memphis 121-119 without Kawhi Leonard in the lineup resting in a back to back. Clippers will have a rest day prior to facing Washington at home Sunday so expect the Clips to be at full strength here. It was a nice 114-99 win at Dallas by LAC at full strength. Clippers past five games holding teams to 42.9% shooting and 31.8% from three. The struggle is real for San Antonio They have lost nine of ten after a 113-101 defeat at home to Minnesota on Tuesday which came after a ten point home defeat to the Lakers. Spurs have failed to cover eight of ten. Defensive form atrocious past five games as the team surrenders 49.3% shooting with 44.4% from three. They are third worst on the NBA defensive efficiency ratings. Clips can exploit bad defense. Play LA Clippers -6.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction 11/29/2019
Mavericks at Suns—Line—Phoenix -2
Free pick is Dallas Mavericks +1. Mavs a rested team having last played on Tuesday in a home loss to the Clippers that broke a five game win streak. LAC was at full strength. Suns have hit a cold spell by dropping two straight and five of their past six games after a 140-132 home defeat to Washington. Suns defensive form atrocious over their past five games allowing 50.5% and 42.5% from three. Mavs form in that span better holding opponents to 43.3% with 31.2%. In that window the team is making 50.5% and 43.9% from beyond the arc. Suns suffered a major injury as Aron Baynes a 14.5 point per game center is out with a hip flexer the past six games which explains this poor defense. Remember Ayton is serving a 25 game suspension who was the starting center. Play Dallas -2.
Washington Wizards vs. LA Lakers Pick Prediction 11/29/2019
Wizards at Lakers—Line—LA Lakers -11.5
NBA pick is Washington Wizards +11.5. I could see this as a tough spot for the Lakers. First home game after a four game road trip. This is a veteran team with Thanksgiving at home. Despite the team winning they have failed to cover four of their past five games after a four point win at New Orleans. Defense has been laxed a bit for LA as in their past five games allowing 47.2% shooting with 39.6% from three. Wizards are shooting the ball well as in that span connecting on 51.2% and 42.8% from three. Wizards have covered four of six. They sit number two in the NBA offensive efficiency ratings with 114.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Washington +11.5.