Free NBA Picks For Today 8/19/2020
Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Nets vs. Raptors—NBA pick is Toronto Raptors -11. Toronto restored their strong form they showcased early in bubble play in the opener. They put up 134 points on a Nets team missing many of their stars to injuries or opt outs. A fast start and strong finished resulted in a 24 point win. They were on in key areas making 22 of 44 from three and 32 of 33 free throws. Raptors blow out Brooklyn despite poor shooting from Siakam and Lowry. Brooklyn looked lost defensively with lack of rotation leaving open shots. Experience matters in the playoffs and this team was put together right before the restart. Toronto too deep. Play Raptors -11.
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Jazz vs. Nuggets—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets -4. Utah showed to be overly dependent on Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Mitchel had 57 points on 19 of 33 shooting and it wasn’t enough in their ten point overtime loss. Nuggets get inside outside play from Nurkic and more out of their supporting cast. It was a 52% shooting performance and 54% from three out of the Nuggets. In the bubble Nuggets fourth in offensive efficiency and Jazz 14 out of 22. Play Denver -4.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
76ers vs. Celtics—Free pick is Philadelphia 76ers +4.5. Philadelphia tries to avoid a 0-2 hole in a neutral court series so this game is huge for them. 76ers did have a good shooting performance but missed too many threes and let the game get away in the fourth quarter. Joel Embiid brought a good performance in the opener that can carry into this key Game 2. Key injuries for Boston as Gordon Hayward out with an ankle and Jalen Brown will play through a right thigh contusion. Rather take points here. Play 76ers +4.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Mavericks vs. Clippers—NBA pick is Dallas Mavericks +6.5. Dallas was competitive with the Clippers until the game got away late at the free throw line. Doncic had a big game for the Mavs in the opener with 42 points on 13 of 21 shooting. Dallas starting five should improve from their poor three point shooting in the opener. This series on a neutral court teams don’t want the 0-2 series hole. Mavericks bring a major effort here on both sides. Play Mavericks +6.5.