Free NBA Picks For Today 8/12/2020
Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 8/12/2020
Pacers vs Rockets—NBA pick is Indiana Pacers +7. Houston on a back to back in this spot. James Harden looks to return after sitting on Tuesday, but Russell Westbrook will rest in this game. Both teams in the playoffs and playing their second to last game in the regular season. Pacers are in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting 47.6% from the field. In that same span the Rockets hitting only 41.9% with 33.7% from three. Rather take points here. Play Indiana +7.
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 8/12/2020
Raptors vs. 76ers—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors -6.5. After that embarrassing loss to Boston the Raptors responded with wins by margin covering against Memphis and Milwaukee. Defense has been solid in the bubble by the Raptors. Looking at their past five games they are holding opponents to 42.5% shooting and 31.8% from three. Philadelphia failed to cover five of six in the bubble. They lose Ben Simmons for the season. Joel Embiid has a history of injuries and the team may opt to rest him in their final two games already locked in the playoffs finishing no worse than a six seed. Harris and Horford are also on the injury report listed as questionable. Rather take the team that is working on their playoff form more seriously. Play Toronto -6.5.
Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 8/12/2020
Heat vs. Thunder—Free pick is Miami Heat -1.5. Oklahoma City is dealing with several rotational players on the injury report. Their huge defensive presence in the middle and rebounder Stephen Adams is dealing with a leg injury. Schroder is out. Questionable are Gallinari, Gilgeous-Alexander and Noel. They can finish no worse than the sixth seed with two games left to be played. Health with two games left in the season appears to be more important than winning out. Heat the healthier team in this spot. They do come off the 22 point win to Indiana pulling down ten more boards and defending well. Play Miami -1.5.
LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 8/12/2020
Clippers vs. Nuggets—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets +5. Clippers and Nuggets are in a fight for the two seed in the west. LA comes off a blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets which would have wrapped up the two seed. But in the Clippers mind the two and three seed doesn’t matter since there is no travel and no home courts in the playoffs. Healthiest team may win the title were the words coming out of the Clippers locker room after their defeat to the Nets. Must respect the Nuggets have been competitive in one possession win to the Jazz and a loss to the Lakers. They have covered four of their past five games shooting 51.9%. Would rather take the points with a trying team. Play Denver +5.