Free NBA Picks For Today 8/24/2020
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 8/24/2020
Bucks vs. Magic— NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -13.5. Key injuries for the Magic as Aaron Gordon has a hamstring injury and Michael Carter Williams has a foot injury. In their Game 2 loss they surrendered 56.1% shooting to Milwaukee. Expect the Bucks defense to get better in this series from here on out. They are only up 2-1 and can take a commanding lead in this series with a win. You get Milwaukee best effort in this spot against an injury riddled Magic team that has struggled to defense. Play Bucks -13.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 8/24/2020
Rockets vs. Thunder—NBA free pick is Houston Rockets -3. A major concern on the Thunder side as big man Steven Adams is dealing with a knee injury. This is a Thunder offense that sat third to last in the bubble in offensive efficiency. They are only shooting 44.3% against this Rockets team. Houston has played at the fastest pace in the bubble and makes them difficult to defend. It is a lot to ask of the Thunder to continue to match the Rockets shot for shot. Matchup favors Houston in this series. Play Rockets -3.
Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 8/24/2020
Pacers at Heat—Free pick is Indiana Pacers +6.5. This is a desperate Pacers team facing elimination expect their strongest effort in this spot. Heat are dealing with injuries in their rotation impacting their depth. Indiana did have a good shooting performance in Game 3. This is the biggest line thus far in this series and can be just a bit too many points to give. Indiana is a good shooting team. Play Pacers +6.5.
LA Lakers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 8/24/2020
Lakers vs. Trailblazers—NBA pick is LA Lakers and Portland Trailblazers to play under the total of 224.5. LA defense has been outstanding in the playoffs holding the Trailblazers to just 98.7 points and 40.2% shooting. LA is not a good three point shooting team so they need to slow pace and work inside where they have an advantage. That takes time off the clock and avoids those quick possessions. Now the Trailblazers are showing some ailments on the injury report with McCollum dealing with a back ailment with his backcourt mate Damian Lillard with a dislocated finger. Portland has lost Zack Collins for the season with an ankle. This Trailblazers team lacks depth and the minutes piling up on the starters could start to take its toll. Lakers continue their strong defense here. Play LA Lakers and Portland under 224.5.