Free NBA Picks For Today 8/4/2020
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Mavericks vs. Kings—NBA pick is Sacramento Kings +6. Dallas is locked in as a seven seed in the Western conference. They have lost both of their games since play resumed to the Rockets and Suns. Sacramento is plenty motivated here as they are 1 ½ games back of San Antonio for the ninth seed in the west. Kings are a good shooting team that can make threes. Mavericks suffered injuries early in the season to Porzingis and Luka Doncic, so I see no reason to extend many minutes to their two superstars. Play Sacramento +6.
Phoenix Suns vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Suns vs. Clippers—NBA free pick is Phoenix Suns +9. Clippers lost the game they needed to win as the team dropped the opener of the restart to the LA Lakers to make the top seed in the Western conference pretty much out of reach. Phoenix has won plus covered both of their games since the restart and this has positioned the team to two games behind the ninth seeded San Antonio Spurs. Lou Williams and Montrezl Harell still listed as questionable. Play Phoenix +9.
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Celtics vs. Heat—Free pick is Boston Celtics -3. Heat will be on a back to back after suffering a four point loss to Toronto on Monday. Heat will make the playoffs so have to wonder about motivation into giving rotational players heavy minutes in this spot. Boston comes off a four point win to Portland behind a strong shooting performance. Heat have failed to cover six of seven as an underdog and six of nine in the back end of back to back games. Back to back spots Miami puts up nine fewer points. Play Boston -3.
Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Rockets vs. Trailblazers—NBA pick is Portland Trailblazers +5. Portland needs this game as the team sits ½ game back of San Antonio for the ninth seed in the Western conference. They have shot the ball extremely well in their return to play as Jusuf Nurkic returned to the lineup. Trailblazers have won and covered their past two with the Rockets. Houston is in the playoffs but don’t expect the Rockets to fall flat here as they play hard regardless of the situation. But I believe the motivation to win is good enough to take the points in this spot. Play Portland +5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Nets vs. Bucks—NBA Free Pick Milwaukee Bucks -17.5. Milwaukee has been a great bounce back team from a loss the past two seasons. This year they have covered eight of ten. This is a go against for a Nets team that has lost many of their rotational players for the seeding round. They are struggling on defense. Milwaukee a well-rounded team that plays both ways will feast against bad defensive teams. Can only lay the points here. Play Milwaukee -17.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Magic vs. Pacers—Free pick is Indiana Pacers -1.5. Pacers have won two straight since their return. This is a very good shooting team as they connect on 47.7% from the floor. Orlando does struggle shooting the basketball. They are a bottom third team in offensive efficiency rating. It is a huge step up in class after the Magic earned wins against Brooklyn and Sacramento. Prefer the offense from the Pacers side. Play Indiana -1.5.