Free NBA Picks For Today 1/20/2020
Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Raptors at Hawks—Line Toronto -8 with o/u 231–NBA pick is Toronto Raptors -8. Toronto has gotten healthy with their key contributors returning to the rotation. Team has won and covered three straight after a ten point win at Minnesota on Saturday in a back to back spot. Raptor shooting form great in their past five games hitting on 50.8% with 42.9% from three point range. Hawks shooting form not as good. Defense has been worst in that span of five games allowing 47.6% from the field and getting outscored by an average of ten points. There are cluster injuries to supporting cast around Trae Young. Toronto playing like the healthy Raptors team to start the season that wallops bad teams. Play Toronto -8.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Spurs at Suns—Line Phoenix -4.5 with o/u 228—NBA free pick is Phoenix Suns -4.5. Phoenix is a better team with their big men DeAndre Ayton and Aron Baynes are healthy and on the court to support their playmaker Devon Booker. They have won four of their past five games after a 123-119 win at Boston on Saturday. Over that stretch of five games the Suns are converting on 47.3% while holding opponents to 42.7% with 32.3% from three. Want nothing to do with the Spurs defense on the road where they surrender 47% with 37.9% from three point range. Spurs are on the back end of a back to back with the Suns getting a day of rest. Spurs have lost 13 of 19 on the road. Play Phoenix -4.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Thunder at Rockets—Line—Houston -7 with o/u 229—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +7. Smart coached teams like the Thunder know how to defend the Rockets. Simply force Russell Westbrook into shooting the ball because he is an inefficiency offensive player. Houston losing streak three straight after a nine point home loss to the LA Lakers who were without Anthony Davis. They gave up 48% shooting to LA. Rockets current form poor as in their past five games hitting only 43.4% with 32.9% from three point range. OKC has covered 15 of their 20 on the road. They come off a 13 point home win to Portland. In that span of five games the Thunder is connecting on 48.6% from the field. OKC has covered Both meetings this season and six of their past seven against the Rockets. Play Oklahoma City +7.
Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Pacers at Jazz—Line—Utah -7 with o/u 217—NBA pick is Utah Jazz -7. Indiana in one of the worst spots in basketball. That is playing the back end of a back to back at Utah after playing in high elevation of Denver the previous night. Utah is healthy and the guard Jeremy Lamb is dealing with a hip injury. Jazz have won nine of their past ten covering eight of those games. They come off the 22 point home win to Sacramento on Saturday behind 51% shooting and pulled down ten more rebounds than the Kings. Jazz form past five games connecting on 50% with 37% from three. Pacers have failed to cover four of six in back to back games averaging 107 points per game. Jazz in that span of five games putting up nearly 122 points per game. Play Utah -7.
Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Kings at Heat—Line—Miami -5 with o/u 222—NBA free pick is Sacramento Kings +5. Miami is on a back to back after a loss at San Antonio on Sunday. Heat have failed to cover four of five in back to back games where they scored 13 fewer points than overall average. Heat defensively past five games allowing 47% shooting. Sacramento in that span hitting 48.6% with 36.6% from three. Their point totals have been high in recent games with the total going over in four straight. Kings have been hit battling very good teams with the Jazz, Mavericks and Bucks the opponents in three of four. The Kings shooting form will be good enough to keep in close. Play Sacramento +5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
76ers at Nets—Free pick is Brooklyn Nets +2.5. Tough to back the 76ers on the road where they have failed to cover five straight. 76ers have defended poorly on the road by allowing 46.3% shooting. In their last road game the team squeaked past the New York Knicks 90-87. In their past three games on the road Philadelphia has averaged only 92 points per game. They are still without Joel Embiid and Al Horford is dealing with a hand issue. Nets are getting healthy with Harris and Temple expected to return. Brooklyn does have recent home wins to the Hawks and Heat. Past two home opponents were tough in the Jazz at Bucks. Play Brooklyn +2.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Pistons at Wizards—NBA pick is playing Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards over 233. Pistons have played to over the total in five of six after their 136-103 road win at Atlanta on Saturday. Over their past five games Detroit is shooting 50.6% with nearly 37% from three. The defense has been bad by allowing 47.2%. Wizards have gone over in two of three. This is a very poor defensive team. In that span of five games they are allowing 121 points with 51.4% from the field. Washington plays at a fast pace and at home connect on 46.4% with 37.7% from beyond the arc. Head to head the teams have played to over in their past two meetings. Play Detroit and Washington over 233.
Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Magic at Hornets—NBA free pick is Charlotte Hornets +4.5. Tough spot for the Magic as they close out a six game road trip with five of those games out west. They have lost and failed to cover their past two road games in losses by 27 at LA Clippers and 14 at the Golden St Warriors. Orlando form poor as in their past five games shooting only 42.2% wile surrender 47.8% shooting. Magic is the worst scoring team in the NBA. Charlotte has covered three of their past five games all as underdogs. Hornets will have four days of rest for this game. Hornets do shoot better on their home court where they connect on 36.9% from three. Play Charlotte +4.5.
New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Knicks at Cavaliers—Free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers -1. Cavaliers have shown competitiveness of late by covering five of their past seven games. Cavs are in the better shooting form as in their past five games shooting 46.6%. In that span the Knicks in miserable shooting form at 42.6% and 26.7% from three point range. Knicks have lost eight of their past nine games. In their two game home stand that just finished New York put up only 93 points per game. Cavaliers have covered four straight against losing teams. No RJ Barrett and Dennis Smith Jr. for the Knicks on Monday. Play Cleveland -1.
Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Bulls at Bucks—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -14. Tough to back the Bulls as the team has failed to cover nine of their past eleven games. They have failed to cover four of five against Milwaukee and five of six in Milwaukee. Bulls defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 48.5% shooting with 39% from three point range. Bucks in that range of games making 48.7% with 39.8% from three while holding opponents to 39.4% and 29.6% from three. They have covered four of their past five with all four wins by 20 or greater points. Play Milwaukee -14.
Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2020
Nuggets at Timberwolves—-NBA free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5. Tough spot for Denver as they are on the back end of a back to back after hosting the Pacers on Sunday night. They are dealing with injuries to key rotational players in Garry Harris, Paul Millsap and Jamal Murray. Minnesota has gotten healthier with Karl Anthony Towns returning to the lineup. Denver has failed to cover six of seven in back to back games allowing seven greater points than overall average. Timberwolves have covered three straight against the Denver including both this season. Play Minnesota -2.5.