Free NBA Picks For Today 2/20/2020
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 2/20/2020
Bucks at Pistons—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -13. Tough to back this Pistons team. They have lost 11 of their past 14 games failing to cover ten of those games. Milwaukee has pounded the Pistons in both meetings winning by 14 at home and 24 on the road. Bucks shot nearly 49% in each of those wins. Pistons struggled to score hitting the break putting up 101 or fewer points in four of their past six games. Bucks top in defensive efficiency and third best offensively in the league. Play Milwaukee -13.
Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 2/20/2020
Heat at Hawks—NBA free pick is Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks to play under the total of 231.5. Bit of a high total for teams coming off over a week off. Heat are a good defensive team that is even best with at least three days of rest where they hold teams to 102 points per game. Hawks with at least three days off have held teams to 105.6 points per game. Miami is best in the NBA in defending the three point line and sit in the top six in the league in overall field goal defense. Play Miami and Atlanta under 231.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 2/20/2020
Nets at 76ers—Free pick is Brooklyn Nets +8. Brooklyn has shown spark heading into the break has the team has won two straight and six of their past eight after a ten point home win to Toronto. They have covered five straight and seven of eight. Brooklyn has played well with the absence of Kyrie Irving and he is out Thursday. Nets have defended well in their past five games prior to the break holding opponents to 42.8% and 27.4% from three. 76ers in that span has not defended as well giving up 47.3% overall and 38.6% from beyond the arc. Nets can get within this number. Play Brooklyn +8.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 2/20/2020
Hornets at Bulls—NBA free pick is Charlotte Hornets +5.5. At leas Charlotte has shown a pulse beating up on bad teams heading into the break with wins at Detroit and Minnesota covering both games. They have covered five straight against the Bulls. Two meetings were decided by one point and Charlotte has a ten point win in Chicago in their three meetings this season. Chicago hits the break on a six game losing streak and failing to cover six of seven. Bulls hit hard to injuries to scorers with Markkanen and Porter Jr out as well as other rotational players. Defensive form was horrible for the Bulls hitting the break surrendering 55.7% shooting with 42.6% from three in their past five games. Play Charlotte +5.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 2/20/2020
Grizzlies at Kings—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +1.5. Memphis has played well hitting the break with the team winning 11 of their past 15 games after their seven point home win to Portland. Their defensive form has been very good as in their past five games allowing only 39% shooting. It has been a disappointing season for Sacramento at 21-33 on the season and a losing record of 11-15 on the home court where they have failed to cover 16 of those 26 games. Defense has been poor for Sacramento in their past five games allowing 47.9%. With at least of three days or rest the Kings have averaged only 102.3 points per game. Play Memphis +1.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 2/20/2020
Rockets at Warriors—Free pick is Golden St Warriors +10. Golden St has gotten healthier and have been competitive covering five of their past eight games. Houston has gotten smaller following the trading deadline and as a result over their past five games the Rockets are surrendering 48.8% while shooting 43.7%. Houston has lost the rebounding battle in eight straight games with double digit margins in six of those games. Can’t lay double digits here with the Rockets. Play Golden St +10.