Free NBA Picks For Today 8/3/2020
Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 8/3/2020
Raptors at Heat—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors -2.5. Toronto returned to action with an impressive defensive effort in a 15 point win to the Lakers. They pulled down 11 more rebounds in LA in a step up performance. Heat are on a front end of a back to back as they have the Celtics on Tuesday. They injury report for Miami show many in their rotation dealing with questionable and probable statuses including, Dragic, Adebayo, Butler and Leonard. Must back the Raptors here with Miami banged up and already in the playoffs. Play Toronto -2.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 8/3/2020
Nuggets at Thunder—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5. Tough to back the Nuggets as both teams are in the playoffs but the Nuggets dealing with injuries. Out for Denver are Harris and Barton. Jamal Murry is dealing with a hamstring problem. OKC is a healthy team and opened with a 16 point win to Utah behind a strong shooting performance and grabby 12 more boards than the Jazz. Nuggets opened with a 20 point loss to Miami as they sat many from their rotation and defending badly. Play Oklahoma City -4.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 8/3/2020
Pacers at Wizards—NBA pick is Indiana Pacers -7.5. Washington lost their must win game on Sunday as they lose to Brooklyn Nets to nearly eliminate the team from the play in game. Wizards are on a back to back and have shot poorly against bad defensive teams in the Nets and Suns since returning to action. Indiana enters on a day off following their win on Friday to Philadelphia behind 51% shooting. Play Indiana -7.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 8/3/2020
Grizzlies at Pelicans—NBA free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +4.5. Tough to back this Pelicans team that blew a 16 point lead to Utah in their return. Then it was a 23 point loss to the Clippers. New Orleans is a team that is fighting for a playoff spot but have fallen to 11th seed in the Western conference. Memphis holds the eighth seed and up 2 ½ games up on the tenth seed Trailblazers. There are minute limits for Zion. Pelicans shooting poorly in their return. Play Memphis +4.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 8/3/2020
Spurs at 76ers—Free pick is San Antonio Spurs +7. Not interested in laying this many points with Philadelphia playing away from their home court. They returned to play with a 127-121 loss to Indiana surrendering 51% shooting. Bad defense is what we see from the 76ers when away from home. Spurs returned with a nine point win to Sacramento and are the motivated team here as they sit in the ninth seed in the Western conference just two games back of the eight seeded Grizzlies. One and a half games separate the Spurs with the thirteen seeded Phoenix Suns. Spurs motivated here. Play San Antonio +7.
LA Lakers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 8/3/2020
Lakers at Jazz—NBA pick is Utah Jazz +6. Lakers look to be a lock for the top seed in the Western conference as they hold a six game lead in the loss column on the LA Clippers. Lakers won the game they had to win in the seeding round by beating the Clippers in their return. Must worry about minutes reduced for Lebron James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma as they are dealing with ailments. Lebron with the groin, Davis with and eye and Kuzma with an ankle. Jazz did show heart coming from 16 down to beat the Pelicans. Rather take the points here. Play Utah +6.