Free NBA Picks For Today 12/19/2019
Utah Jazz vs. Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction 12/19/2019
Jazz at Hawks—NBA pick is Utah Jazz -6. Tough to back this Atlanta Hawks team. They are in poor form as in their past five game hitting on 42.7% with 32.2% from three. Defensively the Hawks have been atrocious in this span surrendering 125 points and 51.7% shooting. They are fourth worse in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings by allowing 113.8 points per 100 possessions. Jazz sit in the top third of the league in defensive efficiency. Utah has won four of their past five games beating a lot of losing teams in that window. All four of those wins have come by seven points or greater including an 11 point win against a bad defensive team on the road in Minnesota. Jazz shooting form in that five games great with the team connecting on 49.2% and 42.5% from three. Play Utah -6.
LA Lakers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Pick Prediction 12/19/2019
Lakers at Bucks—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -4. LA will be without Kyle Kuzma with an injury. Anthony Davis has an ankle sprain which forced him to miss the Pacers game. Lakers couldn’t commit to Davis playing on Thursday listing him as questionable. Lakers return home after this game from their five game road trip. Lakers are playing their seventh road game in their past eight. Without Davis in the lineup the Lakers allowed 48% shooting and 40% from three to the Pacers in the loss. Lakers were a poor defensive team until Anthony Davis came to the team. Milwaukee has two days of rest since their 18 game win streak was snapped. At home Milwaukee shooting 48.7% while limiting opponents to 41.9%. Bucks sit number one in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings and are number two on the offensive side of the ball. Play Milwaukee -4.
Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick Prediction 12/19/2019
Nets at Spurs—NBA free pick Brooklyn Nets +3. Brooklyn has won two straight and five of their past seven after their 108-101 road overtime win at New Orleans. Nets defense has been good over their past five games holding teams to 39.2% from the field. They are the third best rebounding team in the NBA. Spurs are off to a poor start with a record of 10-16. They have defended and rebounded poorly on the season. Brooklyn has a day of rest and have covered five straight with this angle. Spurs have failed to cover 11 of their 14 at home as they are not shooting well enough from the three point line like they have in previous seasons. They are also sitting in the lower third of the league in defensive efficiency. Play Brooklyn +3.
Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers Pick Prediction 12/19/2019
Rockets at Clippers—Free pick is Houston Rockets +5. They have met twice this season with Houston covering both games. Six weeks ago, at home Houston beat LA 102-93. They met in LA a month back and covered in a 122-119 defeat to the Clippers who played bowl Leonard and George. Rockets have won three in a row on the road with a 23 point win at Orlando and by 10 at Toronto. James Harden and the Rockets really get up for these high profile regular season games. Houston does sit third in the NBA offensive efficiency ratings with 114.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Houston +5.