Free NBA Picks For Today 8/9/2020
Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Wizards vs. Thunder—NBA pick is Washington Wizards +9. This will be a front end of a back to back for the Thunder as they face an improving Phoenix team on Monday. OKC will make the playoffs so don’t see much motivation from the team to go heavy minutes with key rotational players with a game on Monday. Wizards will play in the eight versus nine play in game so getting these players in form is a requirement. Thunder coming off a 29 point defeat to a struggling Grizzlies team so am not comfortable laying a ton of points here. Play Washington +9.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Grizzlies vs. Raptors—NBA free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +7. Toronto cannot catch the Milwaukee Bucks for the top seed and hold a four game lead on Miami with four to play for the second seed. Not a whole lot to play for in this spot for the Raptors. They were recently blown out by Boston by 22 points. Memphis has a lot on the line here. They hold the eight seed in the Western conference and have a two game lead for at least the ninth seed. Grizzlies adjusted without Jackson and came away with a 29 point win against Oklahoma City which was their best offensive output in the restart. Rather take points here. Play Memphis +7.
San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Spurs vs. Pelicans—Free pick is San Antonio Spurs +3. Like the look of the Spurs playing without LaMarcus Aldridge. They come off an eight point win to Utah. Since returning to action the Spurs are shooting 49% and hitting 41.7% from three point range. Pelicans have not defended the three ball well in their return to action. Prefer taking the points here. Play San Antonio +3.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
76ers vs. Trailblazers—NBA pick is Portland Trailblazers -2.5. Portland really needs this game as they are in a dog fight with several teams in the Western conference for a playoff spot. 76ers defended poorly in their step up bubble games to the Spurs and Pacers. Major injury for the 76ers as Ben Simmons is out. See a sense of urgency from the Trailblazers in this spot. Play Portland -2.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Rockets vs. Kings—NBA free pick is Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings to play over the total of 231. Kings suffered a near fatal loss to their playoff chances dropping a 13 point decision to Brooklyn giving up 119 points. In the Orlando bubble the team is allowing 124 points and 49.5% shooting with 39% from three. Not worried about Westbrook missing the game here. Take out a defender who shoots poorly and that helps the over. Rockets despite not a whole lot to play for still plays hard in the D’Antoni system looking to keep their rhythm throughout. Play Rockets and Kings over 231 points.