Free NBA Picks For Today 1/22/2020
Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2020
Kings at Pistons—NBA pick is Sacramento Kings +1.5. Sacramento has a winning spread record on the road covering 13 of 22 this season. They come off a loss at Miami but forced the Heat into overtime on Monday. Past five games Sacramento is shooting 47.7% shooting. Team has covered five of their past six against the Pistons. Detroit dealing with cluster injuries with Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson out. Andre Drummond is dealing with a head injury and is questionable. They have failed to cover 13 of 18 games following a loss at Washington Monday. Many of those came against bad Eastern conference teams. At home Detroit is defending poorly allowing 47.6% shooting. Play Sacramento +1.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2020
Thunder at Magic—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City +1.5. Thunder opened this road trip with a five point win at Houston on Monday. OKC has covered 16 of 21 on the road this season. Past five games Oklahoma City is connecting on 47.9% from the field. Tough spot for Orlando as they play their first home game after a six game road trip. In that span of five games the Magic is allowing 47.1% shooting. Orlando is second worst in scoring averaging only 103.8 points per game and sits near the bottom of the NBA in both field goal and three point shooting. Play Oklahoma City +1.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2020
76ers at Raptors—Free pick is Toronto Raptors -6. Toronto is back healthy with their impact players back in Siakam, Gasol, Powell and VanVleet back in the lineup. They have won four straight and with all four of those players back in the lineup in a home game the Raptors crushed Washington 140-111. Past five games the Raptors shooting 50.1% with 41% from three point range. 76ers have struggled on the road against good opposition. They are 9-14 straight up away from home where the defense has been poor allowing 46.4%. Joel Embiid remains out for Philadelphia and is expected back in the early part of February. Play Toronto -6.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2020
Grizzlies at Celtics—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +7. Memphis has played well as the team has won eight of their past ten games. Past five games they are shooting 48.4% while holding opponents to 44.3%. Boston could be without Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown who are on the injury report. Walker dealing with a knee and Brown an ankle. Celtics defensive form in that span of five not good as they are surrendering 49.1% and 37.2% from beyond the arc. Grizzlies have had success against the Celtics covering 18 of 22. Play Memphis +7.
LA Lakers vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2020
Lakers at Knicks—NBA free pick is LA Lakers -11. LeBron James usually brings his A game when he travels to Madison Square Garden. Also, Anthony Davis has returned and will play his second game since his injury. Lakers were embarrassed in Boston in their last game so look for a rebound here. Past five games LA shooting 49.6% with 37.1% from three. New York in that span putting up only 103.4 points with 42.9% shooting. New York is without RJ Barrett and Dennis Smith Jr. with injuries. They have failed to cover five of eight and have a losing spread record at home. New York wont be able to keep up with the scoring of the Lakers here. Play LA Lakers -11.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2020
Timberwolves at Bulls—Free pick is Chicago Bulls at a pick. Tough to back the Timberwolves as the team has lost six straight failing to cover five of those games. Their form is poor as in their past five games, Minnesota is shooting 42.5% while surrendering 51.4% shooting. Bulls are in the better shooting form and have won their past two on the home court. Markkanen is expected to play for Chicago in this home game. Timberwolves second worst in the NBA shooting the three pointer this season. Play Chicago at pick.
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2020
Nuggets at Rockets—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets +8. Tough to lay this many points with Houston. They have lost and failed to cover four straight after a 112-107 home defeat to Oklahoma City on Monday. Four of those losses have come at home including a ten point defeat to an injury ravaged Portland Trailblazers team. Overall Rockets have failed to cover six of seven. Denver has won four of five after a road win by 7 at Minnesota on Monday. Both teams dealing with injuries. Austin Rivers for Houston is questionable as is Gary Harris with a groin for Denver. Nuggets have depth to cover their rotational injuries. Past five games Nuggets are converting on 47.5% while holding opponents to 44.4%. In that span the Rockets are making only 31.2% from three. Play Denver +8.
Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2020
Pacers at Suns—NBA free pick is Indiana Pacers +1. Pacers have won five of their past six games. Loss came in a horrible spot in a back to back game at Utah after they beat the Nuggets in Denver the night before. Pacers in past five games connecting on 47.5%. Key injury for Phoenix as one of their rim protectors and scorers Aron Baynes is dealing with a hip injury. Suns have failed to cover six of eight. Play Indiana +1.
San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2020
Spurs at Pelicans—Free pick is San Antonio Spurs +4. Spurs have shown improvement with their shooting as the team has covered six of their past nine games. Rudy Gay is expected to play for San Antonio. Team has won two straight with a home win to Miami then on Monday beat the Suns behind 49% shooting and 55% from three. Pelicans defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 47.2% shooting. Rookie Zion Williamson makes his debut after being out since preseason with knee surgery. His minutes most likely will be limited and there has to be concern about Williamson’s game shape and chemistry with his teammates. Play San Antonio +4.