Free NBA Picks For Today 8/22/2020
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Bucks vs. Magic—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -12. Big injuries for the Magic as they are without Aaron Gordon and Michael Carter Williams to injuries. Magic shot poorly with their key injuries as they connected only 34.8% with 7 of 33 from three. Bucks shot well at 47.2% and pulled down 17 more rebounds than Orlando. This series is 1-1 and very big for Milwaukee to not slip up here. Could only look favorite here. Play Bucks -12.
Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Pacers vs. Heat—NBA free pick is Miami Heat -5. Heat have won both meetings in these playoffs by nine points or greater. Pacers are struggling stopping the shooters of the Heat giving up 48.4% shooting in the first two games of this series. Miami has won five of six now against Indiana. Heat three point shooting has been outstanding. They are second best in the NBA in shooting from three. Can only look at the favorite here to continue their success matching up really well. Play Heat -5.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Rockets vs. Thunder—Free pick is Houston Rockets -3. Rockets up 2-0 after their great second half in their 111-98 win. They win Game 1 by 15 and Game 2 by 13 points. OKC struggling on the defensive end against the Rockets in this series allowing 123 points per 100 possessions. Houston offense performing well without Russell Westbrook who does not take good shots on the offensive end. Only seven turnovers each game for Houston. Play Rockets -3.
LA Lakers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Lakers vs. Trailblazers—NBA pick is LA Lakers and Portland Trailblazers to play under the total of 225 points. Lakers have defended well in this series as they have held the Trailblazers to just 41.5% shooting in this series. LA has been best on the defensive efficiency ratings in the playoffs holding Portland to 95.5 points per 100 possessions. Damian Lillard will play through a dislocated finger on his non-shooting hand. Zach Collins is out for Portland with an ankle injury. Play Lakers and Trailblazers under 225.