Free NBA Picks For Today 12/17/2019
LA Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers Pick Prediction 12/17/2019
Lakers at Pacers—Free pick is Indiana Pacers +4. LA dealing with concerns over Anthony Davis as he is questionable with an ankle injury that forced his exit in the win at Atlanta. LAL has failed to cover their past two games on this road trip including only a five point win at a Hawks team that is a poor defensively. Pacers in great defensive form as in their past five games holding teams to 40.6% shooting. Indiana has won three straight and six of their past eight games plus are getting healthy for this game. Lakers do have a losing spread record on the road and don’t play as well on the defensive end of the court on the highway. Pacers rank sixth in the defensive efficiency ratings. Anthony Davis is the second highest volume shooter for LA as he hits on 50% of his shots, pulls down 9.3 rebounds and averages 27.4 points per game. Play Indiana +4.
Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets Pick Prediction 12/17/2019
Kings at Hornets—NBA free pick is Sacramento Kings +4.5. Looks like the Kings are getting healthy now. Returning recently to the lineup was Marvin Bagley. Now De-Aaron Fox has been upgraded to probable for this game. Sacramento has been a good cover team on the road covering 10 of their 14. For is good over their past five game with four wins and their shooting 49.1% while limiting the opposing to 45.1%. Charlotte returns home after a three game road trip that ended in a 107-85 defeat at Indiana. Charlotte shooting form poor as in that window of five games shooting only 38.8% with 31.2% from three point distance. Hornets are 6-8 straight up at home. Charlotte could be dealing with depth issues with Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams banged up. Play Sacramento +4.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Pick Prediction 12/17/2019
Nets at Pelicans—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets -2. Tough to back New Orleans as the Pelicans are on a 12 game losing streak after their 130-119 home loss to Orlando. Nets have covered five of six on the road against teams with losing records at home. Nets have covered six of their past nine games. Nets over their past five games holding opponents to 41.2% shooting. Pelicans defense has been atrocious as in that span surrendering 50.2% shooting and 40.4% from three point range. New Orleans has failed to cover seven straight. Play Brooklyn -2.