Free NBA Picks For Today 3/8/2020
LA Lakers vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 3/8/2020
Lakers at Clippers—NBA pick is LA Clippers -2.5. Clippers have won and coverd both meetings successfully defending LA Lakers. Can’t go against the Clippers if Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Patrick Beverly are all on the court together. The Clippers injury report is a clean sheet. Clippers have won six straight with notable wins to Denver by 29, at Oklahoma City and Houston by 15. Past five games Clippers shooting 49.6% with 39% from three while limiting opponents to 42.6% and 32% from beyond the arc. Clippers have better depth on their roster. Play LA Clippers -2.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 3/8/2020
Pelicans at Timberwolves—NBA free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +6.5. Tough to support the Pelicans here as the team has struggled defending as in their past five games allowing 48.5% with 37.7% from three point range. Prior to their home win to Miami the Pelicans had lost and failed to cover four of five. In that span of five games the Timberwolves are shooting 47.2% and 36.5% from three and beat the Pelicans on the road four days ago 139-134. Play Minnesota +6.5.
Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 3/8/2020
Heat at Wizards—Free pick is Washington Wizards +5. Washington has covered three straight on their home court after their 118-112 home win to Atlanta on Friday night. Past five games team is hitting on 46% with 44.4% from three. Heat defense not sharp in that span of games surrendering 45.7% with 36.2% from three. Don’t want to back this Heat team on the road as the team has lost and failed to cover seven of eight with the lone win coming against an injury riddled Golden St team. Play Washington +5.
Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 3/8/2020
Magic at Rockets—NBA pick is Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets to play over the total of 233.5. Got to keep riding this Magic team to over the total as they have improved their play offensively but the defense has gone south. Ten straight overs for Orlando. Over their past five games Magic shooting 50.7% while surrendering 50.9% with 41.8% from three. Rockets feast on teams in bad defensive form. Russell Westbrook after resting on Saturday expected to play on Sunday. When favored the Rockets have played to over in four of five. Play Orland and Houston over 233.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 3/8/2020
Pistons at Knicks—NBA free pick is Detroit Pistons +5.5. Detroit has covered four straight after a six point home loss to Utah. They are doing a good job hitting threes as in their past five games connecting on 38.9% from beyond the arc. Can’t lay these many points with the Knicks. Their defense has been poor as in that span of games allowing 47.2% shooting. New York is 10-22 straight up at home. Pistons have covered four of five against the Knicks and five of six overall as an underdog on the road. Play Detroit +5.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 3/8/2020
Raptors at Kings—Free pick is Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings to play over the total of 228.5. Raptors have played to over in all three games on this trip out west as they are putting up 121 points per game while surrendering 120 per. Team has gone over in seven of eight against teams who are under .500 at home. Kings have played to over in three straight after combining for 234 points at Portland. Sacramento in their past five games hitting on 47.2% from the floor but surrendering 46.6% and 39.3% from beyond the arc. They do a good job of making threes at home. Play Toronto and Sacramento over 228.5.