Free NBA Picks For Today 8/6/2020
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Pelicans vs Kings—NBA pick is Sacramento Kings +4. Kings two games out of the ninth seed. They did cover in a four point loss to Dallas in their recent game. They have shot the ball well in the games against the Magic and Spurs. Pelicans had poor shooting performances against the Jazz and Grizzlies in the restart. Sacramento has shot the three ball well. Loser here pretty much lost a shot at the play in round. Do not want to lay points with the Pelicans. Play Sacramento +4.
Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Pacers vs. Suns—NBA free pick is Indiana Pacers -3. Big loss for the Suns as their big man Aron Baynes will miss with a knee injury. Baynes is a rim defender so the Pacers will have little resistance as they drive to the basket. Indiana has won and covered all three in the restart. They have shot the ball very well. Suns lack of defense shows up here. Play Indiana -3.
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Clippers vs. Mavericks—Free pick is LA Clippers -4. Dallas is locked in as a seventh seed in the Western conference. Clippers need to win to stay ahead of the Denver Nuggets to avoid Oklahoma City in the first round of the playoffs. OKC is a tougher out in the first round than the Mavericks. Dallas has suffered through injuries this season to Luca Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis their two superstars so there is no motivation for the Mavericks in this spot. They want to be healthy for the playoffs and will likely limit minutes. Play LA Clippers -4.
Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Heat vs. Bucks—NBA pick is Miami Heat +9.5. Tough to lay points with Milwaukee as they are the likely top seed in the Eastern conference and the playoffs are approaching. They have failed to cover a closing line in the restart. Have to worry about defensive intensity with Milwaukee by surrendering 120 points to the Rockets and 119 to the Nets resulting in losses. Heat have defended well in their return in games to the Nuggets, Raptors and Celtics. Play Miami +9.5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Trailblazers vs. Nuggets—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets +3.5. Can make a case for the Nuggets to bring some effort here. There is motivation for Denver to get the second seed because that will bring the Dallas Mavericks instead of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs. They are a game in the loss column back of the Clippers. Nuggets have covered two in a row in wins against the Thunder and Kings. In the restart the Trailblazers did require overtime to Memphis and dropped a four point decision to Boston. Rather take points here. Play Denver +3.5.
LA Lakers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Lakers vs. Rockets—Free pick is Houston Rockets +2.5. Lakers on a back to back after their loss to the Thunder on Wednesday. Los Angeles has clinched the top spot in the Western conference and expect limited minutes for Lebron, Davis and Kuzma. All three have been bothered by injuries this season. Houston looks to rebound after a loss to Portland. D’Antoni system requires hard play throughout to keep the team in good rhythm and form. Rockets play hard even with not much to play and that has gone on for years. Play Houston +2.5.