Free NBA Picks For Today 12/22/2020
Golden St Warriors vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 12/22/2020
Warriors at Nets—NBA pick is Golden St Warriors +7.5. Stephen Curry returns to action and will have some new faces around him. James Wiseman came in from the draft and Kevin Oubre via trade. Andrew Wiggins will benefit playing alongside Curry. Warriors have better depth on their bench. Steve Kerr adds stability as the head coach. Nets debut for rookie coach Steve Nash. Mike D’Antoni is the assistant. Concern with be the team’s intensity on the defensive end of the court and chemistry between Irving and Durant. May take time to develop and question mark on the teams’ desire to defend at a high level. Play Golden St +7.5.
LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 12/22/2020
Clippers at Lakers—NBA free pick is LA Clippers +3. Clippers have a talented starting five with Kawhi Leonard proving the scoring and Patrick Beverly a solid defender. Beverly was banged up in the playoff last year, but a healthy lineup may be the difference here. Lakers are back quickly after a championship. LA may lean heavily into their bench in the early stages of the season after a short offseason. Defense could be lacking this early for the Lakers until they get into the New Year and get their minds fully into it. Excuse is built in to not bring an intense effort this early into the season. Clippers want to erase the horrors of their playoff exit and a good performance here is a good start for the team along with their first year head coach. Play Clippers +3.