Free NBA Picks For Today 2/26/2020
Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2020
Nets at Wizards—NBA Pick is Brooklyn Nets -1. Tough to back this Washington Wizards team. They have lost all three games since coming off the break with losses to bad teams in Cleveland at home and on the road by Chicago Bulls. Their defensive form very poor as in their past five games allowing 50.7% shooting with 39.9% from three. They sit last in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings. Nets have played well without Kyrie Irving in the lineup. They have won five of their past eight covering six of those games. Team has covered five straight after a loss. Play Brooklyn -1.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2020
76ers at Cavaliers—NBA free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5. Cavs have won and covered three of their past four. They have played with more emotion on the court following the coaching change. In their home opener with their new head coach Bickerstaff the Cavaliers came away with a fourth quarter comeback forcing overtime in a home win to Miami. Past five games Cleveland is shooting 46.3%. Philadelphia has been a bad road team. They have lost six straight games on the road all by ten or greater points. 76ers are without their guard and good defender Ben Simmons. Away from home Philadelphia is allowing 47.1% shooting. Play Cleveland +7.5.
New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2020
Knicks at Hornets—Free pick is New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets to play under the total of 206.5. Head to head the teams have played to under in both meetings. Hornets have played to under in four straight. New York second last in offensive efficiency and Charlotte third worst. Charlotte plays at the slowest pace in the NBA and the Knicks play slow as well. Past five games Hornets shooting only 42% and 32% from three putting up 98.2 points per game. They have been held to under 100 points in three of five with the exceptions against Houston and a bad defensive team in Atlanta. Play New York and Charlotte under 206.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2020
Magic at Hawks—NBA pick is Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks to play over the total of 226.5. Hornets have played to over in four straight and six of their past seven. Charlotte defensive in their past five games allowing 116.8 points with 48.1% shooting and 40.8% from three. Atlanta has played fast near the top of the NBA in pace. They too have been poor defensively as in that span of five games giving up 124.4 points with 48.1% shooting and 36.7% from three. Team has played to over in six of nine and seven straight at home against teams under .500 on the road. Play Orlando and Atlanta over 226.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2020
Grizzlies at Rockets—NBA free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +10. Houston failed to cover as a double digit favorite at home in their win to the New York Knicks. Since going to a smaller lineup the Rockets defense has not been as good and they have been getting crushed on the glass. Part of the reason for Houston not covering in their win against the Knicks is because New York grabbed 16 more rebounds. Memphis is fighting to try and make the playoffs and have held opponents to 43.7% shooting in their past five games. In that span Rockets allowing 46.5% shooting. Too many points here. Westbrook and Gordon should play but are dealing with injuries. Play Memphis +10.
LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2020
Clippers at Suns—Free pick is LA Clippers -5.5. With Patrick Beverly, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George expected to play must support the Clippers in this spot. LA plays very well with all three in the lineup. Recent step up games for the Suns saw losses by 9 at home to Denver, 25 at the Lakers and 17 at the Raptors. Clippers have covered eight of ten against the Suns. Phoenix defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 49.1% shooting and 37.3% from three. Clippers in that span holding opponents to 42.7% and 32.3% from beyond the arc. Play LA Clippers -5.5.