Free NBA Picks For Today 8/13/2020
Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 8/13/2020
Wizards vs. Celtics—NBA pick is Boston Celtics -1.5. Celtics will sit many of their starters in their regular season finale here. Would rather support them here as the team has a culture of defending and the better coach in Brad Stevens. Wizards are out of the playoffs and in their past five games surrendering 48.7% shooting with 39.5% from three. They have lost all seven games in the bubble failing to cover six of those contests. Play Boston -1.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 8/13/2020
Kings vs. Lakers—NBA free pick is Sacramento Kings +4.5. LA silenced their critics as they produced a win against Denver 124-121 breaking a three game losing streak. In reality, the Lakers won the game that meant something in the bubble when they beat the Clippers. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma have dealt with injuries this season so expect to see them play very little here. Kings put together a good shooting and rebounding performance in their win against the Pelicans. Sacramento can hit the three ball and would rather take them here against a Lakers team lacking depth. Play Sacramento +4.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 8/13/2020
Bucks vs. Grizzlies—Free pick is Milwaukee Bucks +1. Memphis is the team needing to win for hopes of a playoff spot but that is no sure thing against a Milwaukee team playing without Giannis to suspension. Grizzlies have lost six of their seven games in the bubble and have lost two key contributors to injury. Over their past five games they are hitting only 31.6% from three while allowing 37.8% from beyond the arc. Bucks have enough depth to overcome the loss of Giannis against this Grizzlies team missing key rotational players in Jackson and Jones. Play Milwaukee +1.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 8/13/2020
Mavericks vs. Suns—NBA pick is Phoenix Suns -7. Going to continue to ride this Suns team as they are in a must win spot in hopes of making the playoffs. They have won and covered all seven games in the bubble after their 130-117 win against the 76ers on Tuesday. Over their past five games the Suns are shooting 48.7% from the floor with 41.9% from beyond the arc. Dallas in that span have not shot as well. Dallas is locked as the seventh seed and plays their final regular season game before the playoffs. Kristaps Porzingis and Luca Doncic have been dealing with injuries throughout the season and could see limited minutes here. Many Mavericks rotational players are on the injury report questionable or probable hinting that many will sit. Play Phoenix -7.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 8/13/2020
Spurs vs. Jazz—NBA free pick is San Antonio Spurs -8. Spurs in a must win as they are battling four teams for the final two spots in the playoffs. They have won three straight and have an eight point win against the Jazz in the bubble. But in this spot the Jazz are not playing Rudy Gobert. Donovan Mitchell is listed on the injury report with a leg injury with many other rotational players listed as questionable or probable. Jazz defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 50.1% shooting while the Spurs are hitting 48.8% with 40.6% from beyond the arc. Play San Antonio -8.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 8/13/2020
Pelicans vs. Magic—Free pick is New Orleans Pelicans +3. Pelicans out of the playoffs and the Magic are locked in their seeding. Key rotational players sitting out this one. But would rather go with the team that shoots the ball better and that is the Pelicans. Over their past five they are converting on 48.8% with 36.8% from three point range. In that same span the Magic are connecting only 41.6% with 29.9% from beyond the arc. Orlando has lost five straight after their 12 point defeat to Brooklyn. Play New Orleans +3.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 8/13/2020
Trailblazers vs. Nets—NBA pick is Portland Trailblazers -8.5. Portland is in a win and in situation should they beat the Nets here. They would capture the eighth seed. They have won two straight and covered four of five. They have catapulted into a possible playoff berth with Jusuf Nurkic returning to the lineup. Over their past five games the Trailblazers are making 46.1% with 41.9% from three point range. Brooklyn is locked into the seventh seed in the playoffs. Nets have many bubble rotational players listed on the injury report so a depleted team entering the bubble gets even more depleted. Would rather lay points here. Play Portland -8.5.