Free NBA Picks For Today 12/27/2019
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Pick Prediction 12/27/2019
Cavaliers at Celtics—Line—Celtics -13 with o/u 216—NBA pick is Cleveland Cavaliers -13. Can’t trust Cleveland on the road after some recent blowout losses on the road. Recent losses by 20 at Toronto, 17 at Milwaukee, 22 at Boston, 47 at Philadelphia, 42 at Dallas, 24 at Miami and 18 at the New York Knicks. Cavaliers sit second worst on the NBA defensive efficiency ratings by allowing 114.3 points per 100 possession. On the road the Cavaliers are allowing 50% shooting with 37.9% from three point range. Celtics current form good in their past five games shooting 48.3% with 37.3% from three while limiting opponents to 43.3% shooting. Boston second best in the NBA in defensive efficiency ratings allowing 103.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Boston Celtics -13.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte Hornets Pick Prediction 12/27/2019
Thunder at Hornets—OKC -4.5 with o/u 210.5—NBA free pick is Charlotte Hornets +4.5. This will be a back to back spot for the Thunder after hosting Memphis on Thursday. Concern is for the Thunder defense as in their past five games heading to their game against the Grizzlies are allowing 48.3% shooting. OKC is 1-3 straight up in back to back games this season. Charlotte a rested team with six days off to work on improvement after their road loss at Boston playing in a back to back. They have covered five of eight getting three or greater days of rest. Magic has covered five of eight overall and five of seven at home facing teams with under .400 win percentage on the road. Play Charlotte +4.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic Pick Prediction 12/27/2019
76ers at Magic—Line—Philadelphia -2.5 with o/u 209.5—Free pick is Philadelphia 76ers -2.5. I am going to trust the 76ers recent road form where they have won two of three coming a Boston by 6 and Detroit by 16. Team is on a three game win streak after their 121-109 home win to Milwaukee on Wednesday. Past five games the 76ers are shooting 47% with 38.3% from three point range. Magic has lost six of their past eight games. In that five game window Orlando is allowing 47.5% shooting with 41.9% from three point range. Orlando does have a losing spread record at home failing to cover nine of fourteen. Play Philadelphia -2.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Golden St Warriors Pick Prediction 12/27/2019
Suns at Warriors—Line—Phoenix -2.5 with o/u 223—NBA pick is Phoenix Suns -2.5. Phoenix gets some scheduling relief after facing tough competition. Suns did cover in their two point home loss to Denver on Monday. Three days rest for the Suns in this spot. The Warriors shooting form not good as in their past five games shooting 42.8%. Suns have had success against bad teams to the spread on the road covering 13 of 15 against teams under .500 on their home court. Suns have Baynes, Rubio and Booker healthy in the lineup. Ayton questionable. Phoenix needs a win and Warriors sitting fat and happy off wins at home to bad teams and a Rockets team on Christmas. Play Phoenix -2.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction 12/27/2019
Bucks at Hawks—NBA free pick is Milwaukee Bucks -11. Milwaukee has pounded bad teams covering seven straight against teams under .500. Bucks have been good on the road hitting on 48% while limiting opponents to 41.2%. Milwaukee has been strong after a defeat covering three of four. Milwaukee best in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions. On offense team is third with 114.5 points per 100 possessions. Hawks sit near the bottom of the league in defensive efficiency with 113.8 points per 100 possessions allowed. Hawks current defensive form bad as in their past five games allowing 48.9% shooting. Team has lost eight straight after a three point loss at Cleveland. Play Milwaukee -11.