Free NBA Picks For Today 8/25/2020
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Jazz vs. Nuggets—NBA pick is Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets to play over the total of 219.5 points. Nuggets lack of defense here has me convinced their game plan is to just try and outscored the Jazz. Utah is shooting 51.6% in this series and getting clean looks from three hitting around 47% from beyond the arc in this series. Nuggets defense was poor in the bubble but in this series are surrendering 131.3 points per 100 possessions. The loss of Gary Harris and Will Barton has impacted the Nuggets defensively because each player ranks well in defensive efficiency. Jazz are averaging 125.5 points per game in this series and Denver 113.5. Do not see any changes from either team to clamp down defensively as the push in this series has been for offense. Play Nuggets and Jazz over 219.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Mavericks at Clippers—NBA free pick is Dallas Mavericks +6.5. Very difficult to lay over two possessions with an LA Clippers team that is allowing 49.2% shooting in the playoffs. LAC is playing their worst defense of the season and coming at the worst possible time. They have been without their stopper defensively as Patrick Beverly has been dealing with a calf injury. When he returns, Beverly will have some rust as he will be thrown into intense playoff basketball out of the gate. Credit the Mavs for their offensive showing as well as the team has averaged 127 points per game in their past three games. Take the points here. Play Dallas +6.5.