Free NBA Picks For Today 12/13/2019
LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat Pick Prediction 12/13/2019
Lakers at Heat—NBA pick is LA Lakers -5. The team has won and covered five straight after their 96-87 road win at Orlando on Wednesday. In that win streak other road victories came at Portland, Utah and Denver. In that win streak LA shooting 50.7%. Miami will not be at full strength with the injuries to Goran Dragic and Justice Winslow. Also, Tyler Herro has been listed as questionable. Heat have failed to cover three of four. Lakers sit third in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings surrendering 102.9 points per 100 possessions. They are fifth in the offensive side with 112.6 points per 100 possessions. Play LA Lakers -5.
Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic Pick Prediction 12/13/2019
Rockets at Magic—NBA free pick is Orlando Magic +6.5. Orlando plays at the third slowest pace in the NBA and a top ten defense in the efficiency ratings. Rockets have not separated enough from their past four opponents in the role of a favorite failing to cover four straight. Houston defense not sharp on the road as the team surrenders 47.7% shooting with 36.6% from three. Magic at home limits teams to 43.5% shooting. Play Orlando +6.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction 12/13/2019
Pacers at Hawks—Line—Indiana -6 with o/u 222.5—NBA pick is Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks to play over the total of 222.4. Atlanta sits second last in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings allowing 115 points per 100 possessions. They also sit in the top third in the league in pace of play. Hawks has surrendered 130 or greater points in three of their past four. Past five games Atlanta giving up 48% with 36.8% from three. Atlanta has played to over in 15 of 18 games. Pacers just put 122 points on the Celtics. Play Indiana and Atlanta over 222.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls Pick Prediction 12/13/2019
Hornets at Bulls—Line—Chicago -6 with o/u 214—NBA free pick is Charlotte Hornets +6. Not going to take too much from the Chicago blowout win to Atlanta because they caught the Hawks on a back to back after an overtime game while the Bulls had a day of rest facing not travel. Charlotte has covered their past four against the Bulls and enter on a two game win streak after their 113-108 road win at Brooklyn on Wednesday. Bulls broke a three game losing streak prior to their win to Atlanta. Chicago 5-9 on the home court. For the season Bulls hitting only 43.1%. Play Charlotte +6.
LA Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Pick Prediction 12/13/2019
Clippers at Timberwolves—Line—LA Clippers -5 with o/u 231.5—Free pick is LA Clippers -5. Clips have won and covered their past three games on this road trip after their 112-92 win at Toronto on Wednesday. LAC has covered six of seven. Tough to back Minnesota. They come off the 127-116 home defeat to a struggling Utah team. Defense has been bad for the Timberwolves over their past five games surrendering 54% shooting. In that span LAC holding opponents to 41.1%. T-Wolves failed to cover six straight. Clippers feast on bad defensive teams. Play LA Clippers -5.
New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings Pick Prediction 12/13/2019
Knicks at Kings—Line—Sacramento -8 with o/u 207—NBA pick is Sacramento Kings -8. Kings have covered fourteen of their past eighteen games. They have a day of rest and no travel following a home win to Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Knicks form horrific in their past five games hitting on 39% while surrendering 49.1% shooting. Three of their past four road games resulted in losses by 28 points or greater. New York last in the NBA offensive efficiency ratings. Marvin Bagley is back for Sacramento. Play Sacramento -8.