Free NBA Picks For Today 1/4/2020
Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick Prediction 1/4/2020
Raptors at Nets—Line—Brooklyn -1 with o/u 218—NBA pick is Toronto +1. Brooklyn has lost and failed to cover four straight after their 123-111 road loss at Dallas on Thursday. Nets shooting form bad right now as in their past five games shooting only 40.4% with 31.5% from three. Despite Pascal Siakam out of the lineup the Raptors have won and covered three of their past four road games. Nets rank in the bottom third of the league in offensive efficiency. Healthy are Lowry, VanVleet, Anunoby and McCaw and the rest of their supporting cast. Play Toronto +1.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks Pick Prediction 1/4/2020
Spurs at Bucks—Line—Milwaukee -11.5 with o/u 227.5—NBA free pick is San Antonio and Milwaukee to play over the total of 228.5. Spurs have seen offensive improvement of late. Past five games they are hitting on 52.5% and 45.3% from three point range. Spurs defense this season like last season has been bad on the road as the team is surrendering 47.3% with 37.7% from three point range. Bucks have been a good offensive team on their home court with 120 points per game average while hitting on 48.1% of their shots. Bucks get a lot of points on a Spurs team lacking defense on the road to push this one over the total. Bucks are third in the league in offensive efficiency and Spurs near top third. Play Milwaukee and San Antonio over 228.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction 1/4/2020
Pacers at Hawks—Line—Indiana -5.5 with o/u 219.5—Free pick is Indiana Pacers -6. Atlanta will be on a back to back after playing at Boston on Friday. They return home after a three game road trip. As the Hawks took the court to face Boston the team has failed to cover nine of their past twelve games. They are 0-7 straight up and against the spread in back to back games as they have been outscored 125-100. Pacers have covered 14 of 21 with a day of rest. Indiana past five games hitting on 47.3% with 40.1% from three. Hawks in that span making only 41% while surrendering 47.9% from the field. Atlanta third worst in the NBA offensive efficiency ratings allowing 113.2 points per 100 possessions. They are worst in the league in offensive efficiency. Pacers a top ten team in defensive efficiency. Play Indiana -6.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Pick Prediction 1/4/2020
Thunder at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Oklahoma City -6. Thunder has covered 22 of their 34 games this season after their 109-103 road win at San Antonio on Thursday. OKC has won eight of their past nine games and covered six of seven. Thunder defense past five games holding opponents to 43.3% shooting with 32.3% from three point range. Cavaliers have been a poor defensive team on their home court by allowing 48% shooting and 38.3% from three point range. Cavaliers are fifth worst in the league in offensive efficiency and second worst in defensive efficiency. Play Oklahoma City -6.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick Prediction 1/4/2020
Hornets at Mavericks—NBA free pick is Charlotte Hornets +12. Dallas will be short handed in this game with their number two and three leading scores out with injuries. Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. will both miss this game with injuries. They are also second and third in shooting volume for the Mavericks. Dallas has failed to cover four of their past six games. Past five games Dallas shooting only 43.3% while surrendering 46.8%. Hornets enter play a win at Cleveland to start this trip. Play Charlotte +12.