Free NBA Picks For Today 8/26/2020
Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 8/29/2020
Magic vs. Bucks—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -13. The injuries to Aaron Gordon and Michael Carter Williams are tough when facing the likes of a Milwaukee team fine tuning for a deep run in the playoffs. After a subpar beginning to the playoffs the Bucks have shot extremely well and tightened up their defense. In their win in Game 4 the Bucks shot 49.5% while limiting the Magic to only 41.4% from the floor. On the season Milwaukee is the third best shooting team in the league and best in field goal defense. They have gotten to that level of play now and should pull away from an Orlando team lacking key personnel plus lack adequate depth to handle every other day schedule. Play Bucks -13.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 8/29/2020
Thunder vs. Rockets—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +5. Huge change in momentum in this series as the Thunder even up this series after going down 0-2. They shot 48.8% from the field making the adequate adjustments in this series against an undersized opponent lacking a good defensive player in Russell Westbrook to injury. OKC is dominating the glass and rebounding has hampered the Rockets since switching over to their small lineup. Thunder has defended Houston well in this series holding them to just 44.1% from the floor. Steven Adams is a key figure for the Thunder in rim defense and rebounding. That makes Houston live exclusively from the outside. Russell Westbrook is likely to return but not a fan of his shot selection. Prefer the better defense late in a series. Play Oklahoma City +5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 8/29/2020
Trailblazers vs. Lakers—Free pick is Portland Trailblazers and LA Lakers to play under the total of 223. Huge concern for the Trailblazers as their superstar guard Damian Lillard had to undergo an MRI for his knee injury that forced him to leave the game in the third quarter. He is out with a sprained knee. Lakers defense has been good holding the Trailblazers to just 42.1% shooting in this series. Do not see LA forcing a fast pace here as they should control the game and milk clock in the fourth quarter with the lead. Lakers dictate their defensive style here and would rather play under then lay 12.5 points. The under has come in three of four in this series. Play LA Lakers and Portland under 223.