Free NBA Picks For Today 1/9/2020
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons Pick Prediction 1/9/2020
Cavaliers at Pistons—NBA pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +7. Pistons dealing with injuries to Morris and Blake Griffin. Tough spot for Detroit playing their first home game after a grueling six game road trip that ended in Cleveland where the Pistons win by two and fail to cover. Cavaliers hit the road after a four game home stand. It is always a flat spot for the home team having to play their first home game with only one day or rest after a long road trip. Pistons form poor as in their past five games shooting only 43.3% while giving up 47.5% shooting and 41.3% from three. In that span the Cavaliers are shooting 47.2% with 37.1% from three and defending better than Detroit. Pistons have lost seven of ten straight up. Play Cleveland +7.
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Pick Prediction 1/9/2020
Celtics at 76ers—NBA free pick is Philadelphia 76ers -2.5. Boston is on a back to back and playing their third game in four nights after their 129-114 home defeat to San Antonio on Wednesday. No Joel Embiid for the 76ers in this spot but there is talent on his 76ers team and they will have the energy of having two days of rest since their 120-113 home win to Oklahoma City on Monday. Philadelphia has won and covered both meetings with Boston this season and are 17-2 straight up on their home court. Past five games Boston shooting only 43.4% with 31.2% from three point range. Celtics average four fewer points per game on back to back spots. Play Philadelphia -2.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction 1/9/2020
Rockets at Thunder—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +4. Houston is on a back to back after winning and failing to cover at Atlanta on Wednesday. Rockets average seven fewer points in back to back spots and have failed to cover three straight on the road. Oklahoma City enters play with a day of rest. They have won six of seven after a 111-103 road win at Brooklyn on Tuesday. OKC has covered seven straight and nine of their past ten games. Thunder has defended well as in their past five games holding opponents to 43.2% shooting. They do shoot well at home while the Rockets defense on the road not good as they surrender 47.2% overall. Play Oklahoma City +4.