Free NBA Picks For Today 2/21/2020
Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2020
Pacers at Knicks—NBA pick is Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks to play over the total of 211.5. Pacers have played to over in eight of their past ten hitting the All Star Break. Pacers have shot the ball well on the road this season connecting on 48.4% shooting and 39% from the three point line. Victor Oladipo has some time back in the lineup for the Pacers. New York has seen improvement on the offensive side of the court since the coaching change. They hit the break shooting 47.4% in their past five games but not defending well surrendering 48.8% with 39.3% from three in that span. Play Indiana and New York over 211.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2020
Nuggets at Thunder—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets +1. Denver has won four straight against the Thunder. They are a good road team winning 17 of 27 where they shoot 45.9% with 37.1% from three. Thunder has recent home losses to the Spurs, Celtics, Mavericks, Heat and Raptors the past five weeks. These have been step up games. Nuggets are a deep team and despite with no Will Barton they have enough firepower in this rest spot. Play Denver +1.
Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2020
Celtics at Timberwolves—Free pick is Boston Celtics -6.5. Big hole in the middle of the lineup for the Timberwolves as Karl Anthony Towns is out with a wrist injury. Minnesota have lost 14 of their past 15 games failing to cover 13 of those games. Hitting the break past five games Timberwolves allowing 50.9% shooting with 44.1% from three. Boston well coached will exploit bad defensive teams. Celtics have covered four straight against the Timberwolves. Play Boston -6.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2020
Spurs at Jazz—NBA pick is San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz to play over the total of 221.5. Spurs on this rodeo road trip have played to over the total in five of the first six games. The have played to over in 18 of 27 road games because they are allowing 48.1% shooting and 39.5% from three. All Star Break won’t change the Spurs road defensive form. They have shot the ball away from home hitting on 47.5% and putting up 112.7 points per game. Jazz have shot well at home connecting on 48.1% with 38.4% from beyond the arc. At home Utah has gone over in six of seven against road teams with who win fewer than 40% of their games away from home. Head to head over has come in six of seven. Play San Antonio and Utah over 221.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2020
Pelicans at Trailblazers—NBA free pick is New Orleans Pelicans -3. Portland has been hit with another major injury to their rotation. Now Damian Lillard enters a long injury list for the Trailblazers as he will be out unit early March with a groin injury. Currently out for Portland are Jusuf Nurkic, Rodney Hood and Zach Collins all major contributors. Pelicans crushed the Trailblazers at home ten games ago by 21 points shooting 53% and pulling down 10 more rebounds. Play New Orleans -3.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2020
Grizzlies at Lakers—Free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +11. Memphis enters play on a back to back after playing at Sacramento on Thursday. They have covered five of seven back to backs this season as they are putting up 119.7 points per game in this span. Coming off over a week off the Grizzlies may be in a better spot in a back to back with a game under their belt following this long layoff. Lakers return to the court after eight days off. Now they face a team that plays fast tempo like Memphis with a game under their belt. Lakers will have to fight off some rust while the Grizzlies could have a form edge here. Too many points to lay here. Play Memphis +11.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2020
Mavericks at Magic—NBA pick is Dallas Mavericks -3.5. Dallas has seen the return of Luca Doncic to the lineup with plenty or rest for his ankle. Mavericks have been a good road team as they have won 18 of 28 covering 17 of 23. They hit the break in good form as in their past five games shooting 47% with 40.8% from three point range. Just hard to back this Orlando team that has failed to cover 11 of their past 14 games. Mavs sit best in the offensive efficiency ratings putting up 117.4 points per 100 possessions. Orlando a poor offensive team as at home shooting only 43.7% and sits near the bottom of the league in offensive efficiency. Play Dallas -3.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2020
Suns at Raptors—NBA free pick is Phoenix Suns +7.5. Finally, we could have all three key contributors on the court for the Suns as Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton and Aron Banes are likely to be in the lineup on Friday. Ayton and Banes listed as probable coming off the break. Raptors have failed to cover three of five hitting the break. They will be without Marc Gasol and Norman Powell. Suns have covered their past two meetings at Toronto. With their main guys together Suns can get within over two possessions. Play Phoenix +7.5.