Free NBA Picks For Today 8/30/2020
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 8/30/2020
Nuggets at Jazz—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz to play over the total of 219.5 points. Not a whole lot of defense being played in this series as each team shoots 50% in Game 5. Jazz in this series connecting on 51.3% from the floor and have shot 47% or greater from three in their past three games. The over has cashed in four of the five games in this series and don’t see the scoring letting up. Play Jazz and Nuggets over 220. Nuggets were the worst defensive team in the bubble and it has gotten worse in the playoffs as they are allowing 129 points per 100 possessions a worsening of seven points. Play Nuggets and Jazz over 219.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 8/30/2020
Celtics at Raptors—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors -2.5. Like the depth for this Raptors team and believe they have an edge size wise down low. Big loss offensively for the Celtics as they are without Gordon Hayward for this series. They were the best defensive team in the bubble holding teams to 102.9 points per 100 possessions and they are best in the playoffs. Raptors found a lot of open shots in that Brooklyn series, but this is a major step up in class. Boston strength will be in adjustments as this series moves deeper. In the opener I give the edge to Toronto with their scoring punch. Play Raptors -2.5.
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 8/30/2020
Clippers vs. Mavericks—Free pick is Dallas Mavericks +11. Dallas took a punch to the gut in Game 5 as they are run out of the building by the Clippers. Now it is the Mavericks whose backs are to the wall facing elimination. This team has fight. Although I don’t expect them to win but I do expect a higher level of intensity from the Mavericks and competitiveness. We have talked about how poor the Clippers defense has been in the playoffs allowing 48.3%. Tough to expect LAC to repeat a 63.1% shooting with 62.9% from three in Game 6. Dallas generates enough offense to cover this big number. Play Mavericks +11.