Free NBA Picks For Today 1/2/2020
Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat Pick Prediction 1/2/2020
Raptors at Heat—NBA pick is Toronto Raptors +5.5. Despite dealing with several injuries the Raptors have won and covered seven of their past ten games. Included in those games for Toronto are wins to the Celtics and Mavericks. Over their past five games the team is shooting 47.1% with 36.9% from three while limiting opponents to 44.9% and 33.1% from three. Their overall shooting and defensive numbers in that span are better than Miami. Heat in that span defensively are surrendering 46.8% with 37.5% from three point range. Heat have failed to cover four straight after their 123-105 road loss at Washington on Monday. Raptors getting production from guards Lowry and VanVleet. Also contributing are Ibaka and Anunoby. Hollis Jefferson and McCaw are shooting well. Raptors generate enough points to keep this close. Play Toronto +5.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls Pick Prediction 1/2/2020
Jazz at Bulls—NBA free pick is Utah Jazz -3.5. Jazz are playing well as the team has won eight of their past nine games after blowing out Detroit at home 104-81 at home Monday. Utah is the number one three point shooting team in the NBA as they connect on 38.9%. Their current form outstanding as in their past five games hitting on 50.1% with 41.9% from three while defensively holding opponents to 42% shooting. Chicago is one of the disappointments of this season. They are 13-21 overall and 7-11 on their home court. Their current shooting form in that span of five games is 43.2%. Bulls have had their way against weak opponents but struggle taking on the better teams in the league. They sit third last in the NBA offensive efficiency ratings with 104.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Utah -3.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick Prediction 1/2/2020
Thunder at Spurs—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +2. OKC playing the better defense of these two teams. Thunder have covered nine of their past thirteen games after their 106-101 home win to Dallas on Tuesday. That is now their sixth win in seven games with notable wins coming at home to the LA Clippers and road to the Toronto Raptors. They have also covered six of seven as an underdog on the road. Past five games OKC holding teams to 43.8% shooting with only 31.9% from three point range. In that span of games the Spurs surrendering 46.9% with 38.1% from three point range. San Antonio a team that relies on three point shooting and the Thunder defends that shot well. Spurs sits near the lower third of the league in defensive efficiency. Play Oklahoma City +2.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings Pick Prediction 1/2/2020
Grizzlies at Kings—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +4. Sacramento a losing team at home with a mark of 6-9 straight up. Their losing streak has reached eight straight failing to cover seven of those games after a 105-87 home defeat to the LA Clippers on Tuesday. Grizzlies have covered four straight as a road underdog. Kings have failed to cover five in a row at home as a favorite. Sacramento offensive form not good as in their past five games hitting only 44.5% with 30.2% from three. Grizzlies have the better shooting form as in that window of games connecting on 49.3%. They do have a recent road win at Denver and begin this trip after a 117-104 home win to Charlotte. Grizzlies did win the first meeting at home between these teams behind 48.2% shooting and 42.9% from three. Play Memphis +4.