Free NBA Picks For Today 1/16/2021
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 1/16/2021
Rockets at Spurs—NBA pick is Houston Rockets +7. Rematch from the meeting on Thursday with Houston winning 109-105 behind a 49% shooting night and grabbing eight more boards than the Spurs. Issue with San Antonio has been their defense for several seasons now. They are giving up 47.5% shooting with nearly 40% from three. Play Rockets +7.
Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 1/16/2021
Magic at Nets—NBA free pick is Brooklyn Nets -12. Orlando will be on a back to back after facing Boston on the road on Friday. Magic has been hit hard with key injuries. They lost Markelle Fultz for the season. Evan Fournier, Michael Carter Williams and several rotational players could be out. Mo Bamba a possible scratch with COVID contact tracing. There is word that Kyrie Irving could return to the lineup on Saturday. Nets will have two days of rest advantage since their win at the Nets on Wednesday. Magic 29th and second worst in the NBA in field goal along with three point shooting. They are also near the bottom in field goal defense allowing 48% shooting. Nets are fourth best in offensive efficiency. Play Brooklyn -12.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 1/16/2021
Hawks at Trailblazers—Free pick is Portland Trailblazers -4. Atlanta will be on a back to back after a high elevation game at Utah on Friday night. Hawks near the bottom of the league in shooting hitting only 43.7% from the floor. Portland sits seventh in offensive efficiency and will be without Jusuf Nurkic to injury. His offensive rating was not good sitting eighth on the team. Smaller lineup and rest advantage the factor here. Play Portland -4.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 1/16/2021
Hornets at Raptors—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets +7. This is a rematch as they teams met in Tampa Bay back on Thursday. With two days rest and rest advantage the Toronto Raptors couldn’t separate enough from the Hornets to cover on Thursday winning by only three points. Raptors are shooting only 44% while surrendering 37% from three. Hornets do a better job than Toronto defensively as they sit ninth in defensive efficiency. Toronto has failed to cover eight of their eleven games this year. Play Charlotte +7.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 1/16/2021
76ers at Grizzlies—NBA free pick is Philadelphia 76ers +1. Joel Embiid is out at least the next two games, but Ben Simmons has been upgraded to probable. Still prefer the 76ers shooters in this spot. Memphis was hit with huge injury to Ja Morant and have been without Jaren Jackson this season. Grizzlies sit near the bottom of the league in offensive efficiency and without Morant will slide further. Play 76ers +1.
Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 1/16/2021
Pistons at Heat—Free pick is Detroit Pistons +5.5. Miami dealing with cluster injuries and COVID protocols to several key rotational players like Butler, Adebayo, Leonard, Dragic and Bradley. Herro and Nunn are questionable. Detroit is a healthy team and has covered six of their past nine games. Rose, Griffin, Grant and Jackson are the four leading scorers for the Pistons expected to participate as well as most of their supporting cast. Play Pistons +5.5.