Free NBA Picks For Today 12/31/2019
Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets Pick Prediction 12/31/2019
Celtics at Hornets—NBA pick is Boston Celtics -6.5. Boston a very good defensive team is playing on two days of rest. With that much rest the Celtics have covered three of four outscoring teams 111-96. They are in good form right now as in their past five games shooting 49.4%. Hornets sits in the lower quartile in offensive efficiency with 106.2 points per 100 possessions. Hornets in poor form as in their past five games shooting only 42.2% with 30% from three while giving up 50.2%. Celtics saw Marcus Smart return to the lineup. Celtics have pounded Charlotte in both meetings winning by 21 at Charlotte and 26 at home. Boston is third in defensive efficiency ratings with 104.7 points per 100 possessions. Hornets have lost and failed to cover three straight after a 117-104 loss at Memphis on Sunday. Play Boston -6.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers Pick Prediction 12/31/2019
76ers at Pacers—NBA free pick is Indiana Pacers +2. Pacers are a good home team sitting with a mark of 14-3 straight up. At home the Pacers shoot 46.4% while holding teams to 43.4% shooting. Don’t want to touch the 76ers on the road where the team is 7-10 overall defending poorly by allowing 46.7% shooting with 37.2% from three point range. They have lost both games of this four game road trip thus far to Orlando and Miami. Indiana did cover in their first meeting played at Philadelphia as the Pacers shot 5.3% and 50% from three. Play Indiana +2.
LA Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings Pick Prediction 12/31/2019
Clippers at Kings—Free pick is Sacramento and LA Clippers to play over the total of 222.5. Sacramento has played to over the total in five of their past seven games. They do have a key offensive piece back in their lineup in De’Aaron Fox. Clippers will be without a strong defensive players in Patrick Beverly who is out with an injury. Clippers defense not sharp as in their past five games allowing 48.1% shooting. LAC has played to over in six of their past eight games. Clippers sit sixth in the NBA offensive efficiency ratings with 111.9 points per 100 possessions. LA will be able to get points in the paint by physical play inside on the Kings defenders for easy baskets. Veteran team taking on a young team it should be easy for the Clippers veterans to get inside position. Play Sacramento and LA Clippers over 222.5.