Free NBA Picks For Today 1/13/2020
Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Pick Prediction 1/13/2020
Bulls at Celtics—NBA pick is Boston Celtics -9.5. Boston got out of their funk by posting the 140-105 home win to New Orleans on Saturday. It was a good shooting performance by Boston hitting on 55%. Tough to back this Bulls team as they had lost and failed to cover six straight until they beat a bad Detroit team on the road Saturday. Bulls defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 51.1% shooting. Looks like Kemba Walker isn’t dealing with those flu issues from last week. Issue with Chicago this season has been their poor shooting. They are hitting only 43.3% from the field. They sit near the bottom of the league in offensive efficiency. Team has failed to cover four straight against winning teams and six of their past seven against Boston. They do miss Otto Porter Jr. who have the team scoring and showed flash last season when he came over to the team. Celtics top four in the league in defensive efficiency ratings. Play Boston -9.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers Pick Prediction 1/13/2020
76ers at Pacers—NBA free pick will be Indiana Pacers -2. Joel Embiid is out for Philadelphia until the end of the month. It was another loss and cover on the road for the 76ers as they get outscored 68-41 in the second half of a 109-91 loss at Dallas on Saturday. Philadelphia has lost and failed to cover five in a row on the road. The issues with the 76ers has been their defense where they have allowed 47.1% shooting and 37.7% from three away from home this season. Indiana is 15-5 straight up on the home court and have a winning spread record there. 76ers have failed to cover 12 of 18 on the road that is 2/3rd of their away games. Indiana has covered both meetings with Philadelphia this season. At home they beat the 76ers by 18 on New Years Eve. Play Indiana -2.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Pick Prediction 1/13/2020
Thunder at Timberwolves—Free pick is Oklahoma City -2. Expect this line to be the Timberwolves a 1-2 point favorite and total 217-218. Recent form for the Thunder is good as the team had won seven of eight until falling at home to the Lakers. They were on a spread covering streak of eight straight. They have defended well against the bad teams during this steak. Looking at the Timberwolves the team has had success beating up on the bad and injury teams on their schedule the past two weeks. Karl Anthony Towns for Minnesota is dealing with a knee injury that has sidelined the talented center. The OKC size down low will be an advantage here for rebounds, defense and points around the basket. Thunder have covered 14 of 19 on the road. Timberwolves have failed to cover 11 of 16 at home. On their home court Minnesota shooting only 41.7% and 29.2% from three. Play Oklahoma City -2.
Orlando Magic vs. Sacramento Kings Pick Prediction 1/13/2020
Magic at Kings—NBA pick is Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings to play under the total of 210. Magic have gone under in nine of their past ten games. Past five games the team is shooting only 43% but they are defending limiting the opposition to 40% from the floor. Sacramento have shot only 44.7% on their home court this season averaging 106 points per game. Both teams dealing with key cluster injuries to scorers. Magic scores the least amount of points in the NBA and are the second worst shooting team. The Kings sit 24th in scoring. Sacramento plays at the third and Orlando fourth slowest pace in the NBA. Play Orlando and Sacramento under the total of 210.