Free NBA Picks For Today 1/15/2021
Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 1/15/2021
Mavericks at Bucks—NBA pick is Dallas Mavericks +6. Dallas is on a four game win streak after their eleven point win to Charlotte. Mavericks are rested with three days off prior to their game on Wednesday to the Hornets. Past five games Mavs are shooting 46% with nearly 38% from three while holding opponents to 42% and 28.9% from three. Kristaps Porzingis is healthy and back. Mavericks have covered four of six as an underdog. In that span of five games Bucks are surrendering 37.6% from three. Play Dallas +6.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 1/15/2021
Grizzlies at Timberwolves—NBA free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +3. Tweaking their rotation due to injuries to Ja Morant the Grizzlies have won and covered three straight. Huge fourth quarter collapse for the Timberwolves in their loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Minnesota is a bad defensive team. They sit second worst in defensive efficiency surrendering 116.2 points per 100 possessions. Timberwolves allowing 48.4% from the field. Grizzlies the better defensive team and showed heart in that first meeting. Play Memphi8s +3.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 1/15/2021
Hawks at Jazz—Free pick is Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz to play under the total of 223.5 points. Utah plays at a slow pace. They play with two days of rest after holding Cleveland to 87 points and the Pistons to 86 points in wins. Hawks have played to under in eight of ten. They sit in the middle of the pack in pace plus are the best in the NBA in three point defensive holding opponents to 30.7% and 44.2% overall. Atlanta not a good shooting team sitting 27th at 43.7%. These are two teams at or near the top third in the league in defensive efficiency. Play Atlanta and Utah under 224.
LA Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 1/15/2021
Clippers at Kings—NBA pick is LA Clippers and Sacramento Kings to play over the total of 231 points. Sacramento sits last in NBA defensive efficiency surrendering 119.4 points per 100 possessions. Clippers defense has been poor as well sitting near the bottom in offensive efficiency giving up 114.4 points per 100 possessions. LAC is allowing 47.3% shooting with 37.4% from three. Sacramento allowing 49.5% with 39.9% from three. Both teams shoot well with Clips at 47.2% overall and 42.4% from three. Sacramento hitting on 47.1% and nearly 38% from three. Both teams have good offense with poor defensive play. Take Clippers and Kings over 231.
Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 1/15/2021
Magic at Celtics—NBA free pick is Boston Celtics -3.5. Boston returning to action as they will have some of their players back from COVID protocols. Celtics have depth and has won six of seven. They will be rested coming off a layoff. Orlando doesn’t have the depth of the Celtics. They have been hard with recent injuries to Markelle Fultz, Evan Fournier, Michael Carter Williams, and others in the rotation. With those injuries the Magic has been pounded losing and failing to cover three straight. Play Boston -3.5.
New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 1/15/2021
Knicks at Celtics—NBA free pick is New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers under the total of 199 points. Cleveland has been hit hard with key rotational injuries. Cleveland is last in offensive efficiency and the Knicks sit third worst. Knicks play at the second slowest pace while the Cavaliers sit at fourth. Recency shows Knicks held to under 90 points in three of four with under coming in eight of nine. Cavs have been held to 96 or fewer points in seven straight. They do sit third best in defensive efficiency. Play Knicks and Cavaliers under 199.
Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 1/15/2021
Bulls at Thunder—NBA pick is Oklahoma City Thunder -1. OKC the better defensive team that has fared better against the losing teams. Bulls a bad defensive team allowing 48% shooting with 39.2% from three point range. Chicago third last in defensive efficiency surrendering 116 points per 100 possessions. Lauri Markkanen returns after missing over two weeks and will feel the rust. His defensive ratings are poor. Otto Porter appears will play through a back injury. Play Thunder -1.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 1/15/2021
Pelicans at Lakers—NBA free pick is New Orleans Pelicans and LA Lakers to play over the total of 218.5. LA is the top shooting team in the NBA as they connect on 49.3% from the field. Third best from three connecting on 39.6%. Lakers defense not as sharp at home where they sit 17th in the league by allowing 110.3 points per 100 possessions. LAL also plays at a faster pace at home. Pelicans have surrendered 116 or greater points in three of four. Second leading scorer for the Pelicans in Zion Williamson expected to return on Friday. He has poor defensive ratings. Lonzo Ball out but his offensive ratings have been poor. Play New Orleans and LA Lakers over 218.5.