Free NBA Picks For Today 8/21/2020
Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Raptors vs. Nets—NBA pick is Toronto Raptors -10. Toronto up 2-0 after holding the Nets to 99 points and 38.8% shooting. Brooklyn a team missing several of their key stars are navigating playoff basketball with inexperience players on the court. Toronto will improve from a 9 of 35 shooting from three. In the opener the Raptors outclassed the Nets 134-110 as Brooklyn struggled rotating defensively allowing open shots left and right. Toronto will have a better shooting night and look to take a firm grip in this series. Play Raptors +10.
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Nuggets vs. Jazz—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz to play over the total of 218 points. Nuggets have played the worst defense in the bubble allowing 113.6 points per 100 possession in the bubble. Each game in this series have played to over as the team is surrendering 49.5% shooting and 124.5 points per game in the playoffs. Jazz has also been bottom half defensively allowing 124.7 points per 100 possessions. In the first two games in this series the Jazz are surrendering 49% shooting and 120 points per contest. Play Nuggets and Jazz over 218.
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Celtics at 76ers—Free pick is Boston Celtics -5. Boston takes the 2-0 series lead behind a 51.2% shooting performance in their 27 point win. In this series the 76ers have been held to 101 points in each game and only 43.7% shooting. 76ers have been defending poorly away from their home court this season. A huge injury for the 76ers was losing their ball handler Ben Simmons. Celtics defense strong sitting second in the league in defending the three. 76ers look deflated mentally after their Game 2 blowout loss. Play Celtics -5.
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Clippers at Mavericks—NBA pick is LA Clippers -4.5. Expect a strong bounce back from an LA Clippers team full of talent that was embarrassed by the Mavericks in Game 2. They have covered eight of nine after a blowout loss of double digits. Clippers have been a strong defensive team and that will show in this spot. Mavericks were near the bottom in the bubble defensively allowing 120.8 points per 100 possessions. Dallas Kristaps Porzingis and Trey Burke are playing through foot ailments. Clippers wake up and bring their best showing. Play Clippers -4.5.