Free NBA Picks For Today 12/11/2019
Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Pick Prediction 12/11/2019
Celtics at Pacers—NBA pick is Boston Celtics +1.5. Boston playing well as the team has won eight of their past ten games. Past five games Boston hitting on 48.5% with 39.5% from three while holding opponents to 43.4% and 30.7% from beyond the arc. Indiana has lost two of three failing to cover three straight. Final two games of their road trip resulted in a loss at Detroit and only a one point win to the Knicks. They returned home and were blown out by the Clippers on Monday at home by 11 points. Celtics have won five of their past six at Indiana. Gordon Hayward has returned to the Celtics. Play Boston +1.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Pick Prediction 12/11/2019
Rockets at Cavaliers—NBA free pick is Houston Rockets -10.5. Tough to back Cleveland as the team is in horrid form. Team has lost seven straight and 13 of their past 14 after a 22 point loss at Boston. Cavs struggling badly on both ends of the court. They have not scored greater than 84 points in their past four games. Cleveland sits second last in the NBA offensive efficiency ratings with 103.3 points per 100 possessions. Houston sits third in offensive efficiency with 114 points per 100 possessions. Rockets have covered five of six bouncing back from failing to cover. Cleveland defense past five games allowing 53.2% shooting with 43.9% from three. In that span the Rockets putting up 128.6 points per game and is a team that feasts on bad defense. Play Houston -10.5.
LA Lakers vs. Orlando Magic Pick Prediction 12/11/2019
Lakers at Magic—Free pick is LA Lakers -6.5. LA hits the road with an 11-1 record on the highway where they connect on 49.4% of their shots. LA has won and covered four straight after their 142-125 win at home to Minnesota. Lakers have won and covered all three in their previous road trip at Denver, Utah and Portland. LAL sits fourth in the offensive efficiency ratings with 113 points per 100 possessions. Orlando sits near the bottom of the league in offensive efficiency. Recent step up games for the Magic resulted in a nine point loss at Milwaukee, 7 point home loss to Toronto, 5 at Indiana and by 16 at Toronto. Orlando struggles against quality teams as they have been piling up wins against bad teams. At home the Magic hitting only 44.1% and 34.4% from three. Play LA Lakers -6.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Pick Prediction 12/11/2019
Jazz at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5. Both teams have had struggles. Timberwolves are the team in better offensive form as in their past five games hitting on 46.4% with 36.3% from three. Jazz defense in that span poor as they are surrendering 48.7% with 41.6% from beyond the arc. They have played six of their past seven on the road and return home for three games. Utah has lost six of their past eight after their 104-90 home defeat with a day or rest to Oklahoma City. Thunder were on a back to back in that spot. They have failed to cover four of their past five. Jazz guard Mike Conley has been dealing with a hamstring injury. The teams split their two meetings at Utah this season. Play Minnesota +1.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction 12/11/2019
Grizzlies at Suns—NBA free pick is Memphis and Phoenix to play over the total of 231.5. Phoenix has played to over the total in 10 of their 13 at home. They come off the 125-109 home win to the Minnesota Timberwolves on one day of rest after finishing a three game road trip. At home the Suns are shooting 47.7% with 38.1% from three. They don’t defend well as in that span converting on 47.7% with 38.1% from beyond the arc. Their defense has struggled with the suspension to Ayton and Aron Baynes absence from the lineup. Baynes has returned and played 15 minutes in the win to Minnesota. Grizzlies have defended poorly on the road allowing 46.7% shooting and 40.2% from three. Memphis plays at the fifth highest pace in the NBA and the Suns play the eight fastest. Play Memphis and Phoenix over 231.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks Pick Prediction 12/11/2019
Pelicans at Bucks—Free pick is Milwaukee Bucks -13. Tough to back the Pelicans. The have lost and failed to cover five straight. Pelicans a bad defensive team and on the road giving up 47.7% shooting with 36.9% from three point range. On the highway New Orleans has failed to cover seven of ten. Bucks have won five straight and covered four of five. In that span Milwaukee shooting 50.9% while holding opponents to 36.5% with average margin of victory 30 points. Bucks feast on bad defensive teams. In their two meetings last season the Bucks shot a combined 50% from the field. Play Milwaukee -13.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick Prediction 12/11/2019
Hornets at Nets—NBA pick is Charlotte and Brooklyn to play under the total of 217 points. Charlotte will be in a back to back in this spot and playing their third game in four nights. They average 103 points per game in back to back spots. Charlotte has been a poor shooting team on the road hitting only 43.5%. Brooklyn has defended well at home holding opponents to 43.4%. Nets have played to under in seven of ten. Hornets play at the fifth slowest pace in the league and in the lower third in the league in offensive efficiency. Play Charlotte and Brooklyn under 217.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls Pick Prediction 12/11/2019
Hawks at Bulls—NBA free pick is Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks to play under the total of 222 points. Atlanta will be on a back to back after losing in overtime at Miami getting outscored 18-4. In back to back games the Hawks are averaging only 103.6 points per game. Chicago has been one of the biggest disappointments of the season. They have been without Otto Porter Jr. with an injury for some time. At home Chicago is averaging only 103.2 points per game shooting just 41.7% and 33.2% from three. Bulls sit near the bottom of the NBA in the offensive efficiency ratings with 103.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Atlanta and Chicago under 222 points.
New York Knicks vs. Golden St Warriors Pick Prediction 12/11/2019
Knicks at Warriors—Free pick is New York and Golden St to play under the total of 210. New York is in a back to back after being held to 87 points in a road loss at Portland. In back to back nights the Knicks have averaged only 94.7 points per game with the under cashing in all three games. These are two bad shooting teams. Past five games Warriors hitting only 42.8% and 33.3% from three. In that span Knicks hitting only 40.1% and 30% from beyond the arc. Warriors have been held to 102 points or fewer in five straight games. Play New York and Golden St under 210.