Free NBA Picks For Today 1/13/2021
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 1/13/2021
Bucks at Pistons—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -10.5. Derrick Rose is listed as day to day for Detroit with a knee injury and is questionable. Pistons have lost four of their past five after a ten point loss to Utah where they were held to 86 points. Detroit is the worst shooting team in the NBA connecting on 41.7% from the floor and fourth from the bottom from three hitting on 33.4%. They are near the bottom of the league in defensive efficiency. Pistons are allowing 49.4% shooting. Bucks best shooting team in the NBA and second best from three. They are number one in offensive efficiency averaging 118.8 points per 100 possessions. Bucks also amongst the leaders in defensive efficiency and fairly healthy coming in with a day of rest. Play Milwaukee -10.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 1/13/2021
Mavericks at Hornets—NBA free pick is Charlotte Hornets +4.5. Charlotte has won four straight and enter with a day of rest after their 21 point home win to the Knicks. They have seen an uptick on both ends of the court as in their past five games making 37.4% from three while holding opponents to 42.3% shooting and 29.2% from beyond the arc. Mavs defensive efficiency not as strong on the road. Kristaps Porzingis is expected to play but could be rusty in his first game back for Dallas. Play Charlotte +4.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 1/13/2021
Nets at Knicks—Free pick is Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks to play under the total of 218.5. Lots of rotational injuries for the Knicks. They have been held to 89 or fewer points in three straight games and on an under streak of eight games. Tough spot for Brooklyn on a back to back playing their third game in four nights. Kyrie Irving is out and the team is dealing with rotational injuries. Durant coming off a major injury must worry about minutes in this stressful situation. Play Knicks and Nets under 218.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 1/13/2021
Grizzlies at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5. Minnesota head coach reported that he expected Karl Anthony Towns to play on Wednesday. Towns is the leading scorer for the Timberwolves and has the second best defensive rating on the team. Memphis is offensively challenged with the injury to Ja Morant. They sit near the bottom of the NBA in offensive efficiency and in three point shooting. Play Minnesota -2.5.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 1/13/2021
Hawks at Suns—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns to play under the total of 228. Atlanta is dealing with several rotational injuries that impact their depth. These are key bench contributors missing games. Hawks have played to under in six straight games. Suns play at the slowest pace in the NBA. Suns have been held to 107 or fewer points in two of their past three games. At home they hold opponents to 103.8 points per game. Play Hawks and Suns under 228.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 1/13/2021
Trailblazers at Kings—Free pick is Portland Trailblazers and Sacramento Kings to play over the total of 236 points. Sacramento sits last in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings as they are allowing 118 points per 100 possessions. Portland is near the bottom as well giving up nearly 112 points per 100 possessions. Kings last in field goal defense surrendering 49.5% shooting while Portland allows 46.2% with nearly 36% from three. Portland and Sacramento also sit amongst the leaders in pace of play. Play Kings and Trailblazers over 236.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 1/13/2021
Pelicans at Clippers—NBA pick is New Orleans Pelicans +6. New Orleans enters play off four days of rest. Plenty of practice time for the Pelicans to work on things. Clippers play at the second slowest pace in the league and that may help New Orleans here. LAC is not defending nowhere near at an elite level by surrendering 47.3% shooting and 37.4% from three. They sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency by allowing 114.3 points per 100 possessions. Steven Adams was expected to play on Monday before the game was cancelled due to Dallas COVID protocols. With Adams back the Pelicans will get a rebounder that and defend the rim. Play New Orleans +6.
LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 1/13/2021
Lakers at Thunder—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +8. Both teams on back to back but the Lakers are the traveling team. Lakers have not covered both of their back to back spots beating the Bulls by two and losing at Portland by 7 points. LA in back to back spots are allowing nine points more than overall average and scoring three fewer. Wesley Matthews has been listed as out and Anthony Davis listed as questionable with a toe injury. Both James and Davis played in the team’s past two games. OKC has done a good job of defending the three point line and are a younger team. Would rather take points. Play Oklahoma City +8.