Free NBA Picks For Today 12/25/2020
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 12/25/2020
Pelicans at Heat—NBA pick is New Orleans Pelicans +5. Pelicans with a great start to the season with 14 point win against Toronto behind 53% shooting and pulling down ten more boards. Steven Adams was a huge addition to the team to help in rim protection and rebounding. Zion Williamson is healthy and the team has production from the bench in Josh Hart and Josh Redick. Quick turnaround for Miami after they drop a six point win at Orlando behind a poor defensive performance. Don’t like backing Miami with short rest as this is a day game making it a quick turnaround. Play Pelicans +5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 12/25/2020
Warriors at Bucks—NBA free pick is Golden St Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks to play under the total of 232.5. Not much faith in the Warriors to generate enough offense against a Bucks team that plays well defensively. Golden St shot only 37% in their loss to the Nets scoring only 99 points. Draymond Green is dealing with a foot injury. Bucks tighten the defense after their loss to the Celtics in the opener. Milwaukee generates a big lead then the pace slows in the fourth quarter. Play Bucks and Warriors under 232.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 12/25/2020
Nets at Celtics—Free pick is Brooklyn Nets -2.5. Boston had a monster shooting team against the Bucks to win despite pulling down 15 fewer rebounds. Milwaukee gave away the game with 16 turnovers. Nets are not only Kyrie and KD. There is a supporting cast in Brooklyn with Spencer Dinwiddie, Carl LeVert and Joe Harris. DeAndre Jordan is a defensive presence who can pull down boards in his role. Shamet, Allen and Green off the bench gives the Nets enough depth. Not much home court advantage here. Play Brooklyn -2.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 12/25/2020
Mavericks at Lakers—NBA pick is Dallas Mavericks and LA Lakers to play under the total of 227.5. Mavs without Kristaps Porzingis were held to only 102 points in their loss to the Suns. Lakers don’t want a fast pace here with a quick turnaround following their championship. Lakers trended under at home and with an aging LeBron and an injury prone Anthony Davis the goal is to keep possessions low to ensure good help. Lakers will lean on their defense. Play Dallas and LA Lakers under 227.5.
LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 12/25/2020
Clippers at Nuggets—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets +1.5. Nuggets look to rebound following an overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings. So, they will be focused here and get better work on the glass. They struggled making and defending threes in their opener and that can improve. Clippers come off a high beating the Lakers so a letdown can be in order from this team that disappointed throughout last season. Tough to play in the high elevation of Denver. Nuggets beat the Clippers four of their final five games of their playoff series. Lakers struggled making threes on the Clippers defense but were effective around the bucket. Jokic will get his points and rebounds around the bucket and the perimeter will be open for good looks from three. Play Nuggets +1.5.