Free NBA Picks For Today 12/20/2019
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Pick Prediction 12/20/2019
Grizzlies at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies -1. Memphis is showing improvement as the team has won four of their past six covering five of those games. The past five games the Grizzlies are making 48.6% of their shots with 39.8% from three. Cleveland has failed to cover three straight and seven of their past nine games. Cavaliers defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 50.2% shooting and 39.6% from three point range. Cavs are second worst in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings allowing 114.9 points per 100 possessions. Cleveland is 4-10 straight up at home. Play Memphis -1.
Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics Pick Prediction 12/20/2019
Pistons at Celtics—Line—Boston -7 with o/u 215—NBA pick is Boston Celtics -7. Boston has covered five of six as a favorite. They return home after a six point win at Dallas. Their current form good as in their past five games hitting on 49.3% while holding teams to 43.9%. Boston fifth in the NBA efficiency ratings. Detroit has failed to cover seven of eight on the road to teams with winning home records. They have lost three of their past four games by 11 or greater points. Pistons have failed to cover seven of eleven on the road. Defending poorly allowing 46.5% shooting. Play Boston -7.
Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors Pick Prediction 12/20/2019
Wizards at Raptors—Line—Raptors -10 with o/u 232—NBA free pick is Washington and Toronto to play over the total of 232. Head to head they have played to over in four straight. Wizards worst on the NBA defensive efficiency ratings allowing 116.8 points per 100 possessions. Wizards play at the second fastest pace in the NBA. Washington is fourth in offensive efficiency with 112.8 points per 100 possessions. Raptors have played to four straight overs against losing teams. Past five games the Wizards are hitting on 38.4% from three while allowing 48.2% overall on defense. Raptor have played to over in nine of their fourteen home games. Play Washington and Toronto over 232.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Pick Prediction 12/20/2019
Mavericks at 76ers—Line—Philadelphia -8 with o/u 213.5—Free pick is Dallas Mavericks +8. 76ers have a losing spread record. They lost and failed to cover two straight after their 108-104 home loss to Miami on Wednesday. 76ers past five games putting up only 104.2 points per game. Mavericks have covered nine of eleven on the road this season. On the road the team does shoot 47%. No Luka Doncic but they Mavs did get an outright win at Dallas without their MVP candidate. Dallas number one in offensive efficiency in the NBA at 117.2 points per 100 possessions. 76ers in the middle of the league. Play Dallas +8.
Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trailblazers Pick Prediction 12/20/2019
Magic at Trailblazers—Line—Portland -3.5 with o/u 216—NBA pick is Portland -3.5. This will be the fourth game of this road trip for the Magic. They have lost four of five after a 113-104 defeat at Denver on Wednesday. Orlando coming off back to back games at Utah and Denver in high elevation and have one day of rest for the Trailblazers. Defense lacking right now for the Magic as in their past five games the team is allowing 49.2% with 44.9% from three. In that span the Trailblazers are defending limiting opponents to 41.8% overall. On the road this season Magic shooting only 42.9% and allowing 47.1%. Play Portland -3.5.