Free NBA Picks For Today 1/20/2021
Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Mavericks at Pacers—NBA pick is Dallas Mavericks +1.5. Indiana is missing scoring from their lineup as TJ Warren and Myles Turner are out. Caris LeVert who came over in the Victor Oladipo trade will miss several weeks. Mavericks have a day of rest with their top three scores expected to play. Mavericks sits amongst the leaders in defensive efficiency this season. Play Dallas +1.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Nets at Cavaliers—NBA free pick is Brooklyn Nets -9. Four game win streak for Brooklyn. They have put up 122 or greater points in three of four games. Cleveland has been hit with cluster injuries to key scorers in their line. They have been held to under 100 points in nine of their past ten games They are last in offensive efficiency while the Nets sit fourth. Play Brooklyn -9.
Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Pistons at Hawks—Free pick is Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks to play under the total of 221 points. It has been nine straight unders for Atlanta. They have improved defensively holding opponents to 43.6% shooting and 32.9% from three point range. Pistons are the worst shooting team in the NBA converting on 42.5%. Hawks dealing with several injuries to rotational players. Trae Young may play through soreness in his heel. Play Pistons and Hawks under 221.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Spurs at Warriors—NBA pick is Golden St Warriors -1.5. San Antonio has question marks defensively as they are giving up 46.5% shooting and nearly 39% from three. They did face some depleted teams beating Houston and Portland in their past two. In their past five games San Antonio shooting only 43.9% with 30.7% from beyond the arc. Warriors have won five of their past eight after a come from behind win at the Lakers behind a huge fourth quarter rally. Play Warriors -1.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Kings at Clippers—NBA free pick is Sacramento Kings and LA Clippers to play over the total of 231.5 points. Kings have played over in ten of fourteen and Clippers in nine of fourteen. Kings defense has been poor allowing 51% shooting and 40.2% from beyond the arc. They sit last in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings by giving up 121.9 points per 100 possessions. Clippers not the elite defenses like in regular seasons pasts as they are allowing nearly 47% shooting. Both teams shoot well and LA best three point shooting team in the NBA making 44%. Play Clippers and Kings over 231.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Grizzlies at Trailblazers—Free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +1.5. Trailblazers hit with key injuries to CJ McCollum and Jusef Nurkic. Portland a poor defensive team surrendering 47% from the field. Trailblazers have failed to cover six of eight at home. Past five games their defense have played worse to overall average. They are a team near the bottom in defensive efficiency. Grizzlies past five games hitting on 47.3% from the floor and defending by holding team to 44.9%. Play Grizzlies +1.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Celtics at 76ers—NBA pick is Boston Celtics +5. Boston has won and covered four of their past five. They are without Jayson Tatum but the Celtics have depth on this roster. Celtics enter with two days of rest. They have covered four of their past five against the 76ers. Respect Philadelphia but the Celtics with great coaching the two days of preparation will be impactful. Play Celtics +5.
Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Heat at Raptors—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors -4. Heat still dealing with injuries and illness to key players. Out will be Butler, Leonard and Bradley. Questionable are Dragic and Herro. Toronto is a healthy team. They have won three straight on this home stand and have a day of rest after their 23 point home win to the Mavericks behind 50% shooting. Defense has been impacted by player loss for Miami as in their past five games allowing 48.7% shooting with 38.1% from beyond the arc. Play Toronto -4.
Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Magic at Timberwolves—Free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +3.5. Both teams dealing with major injuries to impact players. Orlando has lost six straight and are favored here. They have been offensively challenged since missing key personnel. Magic has been held to under 100 points in five of their past six games. Past five games Orlando hitting only 41.3% with 28.7% from beyond the arc while surrendering 48% shooting with nearly 40% from beyond the arc. Minnesota doing better on both ends of the court than the Magic. Play Timberwolves +3.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 1/20/2021
Suns at Rockets—NBA pick is Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets to play under the total of 219 points. Suns play at the second slowest pace in the NBA and have gone under in eight of their twelve. More under than over for Houston without Harden. Past five games Rockets shooting only 43.6%. Wall, House and Brown will not play for the Rockets. Rotational players Saric out and Payne questionable for the Suns. Play Phoenix and Houston under 219.