Free NBA Picks For Today 1/22/2021
Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Nets at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers to play over the total of 227 points. Cavaliers were able to have Andre Drummond and Colin Sexton return to their lineup in the opener. Cavs had a good shooting performance against this new look Nets team. With Irving, Harden and Durant in the lineup the Nets did shoot 37% from three. With a practice day in between the Nets should be better offensively for four quarters. Play Brooklyn and Cleveland over 227.
Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Mavericks at Spurs—NBA free pick is Dallas Mavericks -2.5. Mavericks getting healthier. Kristaps Porzingis put in a great performance against the Pacers in their recent win as the team finished with 53% shooting. Spurs return home after a 22 point loss to the Warriors. They faced a depleted Portland team to begin the trip and won. Mavericks play the better defense. Spurs surrendering nearly 47% shooting and 39% from three point range. Play Mavericks -2.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Thunder at Clippers—Free pick is LA Clippers -13. Clippers relatively healthy and beginning to show better form. Recent wins by 38 at Sacramento, 33 home to Indiana and 19 home to the Kings. They are number one in offensive efficiency averaging nearly 118 points per 100 possessions, Thunder has recent blowouts by 18 at Denver and 29 at the Lakers. OKC sits second worse in the NBA in offensive efficiency. Play Clippers -13.
New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Knicks at Kings—NBA pick is Sacramento Kings -4. Kings have rest advantage having last played on Wednesday. Knicks on a back to back after play at Golden St on Thursday. Two sets of back to back for New York in a span of six days. Past five games Kings are shooting 50.5% with 41.7% from three. Sacramento would be smart to force a fast pace and tire out the Knicks. Play Kings -4.
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Nuggets at Suns—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets +1.5. Denver opens up a road trip with two days of rest. They beat OKC at home by 18 and have had lots of rest between games of late. Tough spot for Phoenix playing their first home game after a five game road trip. Nuggets are third best in offensive efficiency in the NBA with 116 points per 100 possessions. They are the better shooting team than the Suns. Both teams play at a slow pace but the Nuggets more offensively efficient. Play Nuggets -1.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Bulls at Hornets—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls +3. Chicago relatively healthy and prefer the offense from their lineup behind Markkanen, LaVine, White and Porter. They do get production from their supporting cast. Charlotte a team in the bottom third in offensive efficiency and shooting only 44.5%. Chicago with three days of rest carry a three game win streak. Hornets with lots of rest also carry a three game losing streak. Play Bulls +3.
Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Magic at Pacers—NBA free pick is Orlando Magic +4. Indiana missing two of their top five scorers due to injury. They have lost and failed to cover four of six. Past five games Pacers shooting only 45.4% but surrendering nearly 48% shooting and 38% from three point range. They sit in the bottom third in offensively efficiency past five games as the injuries have taken a toll. Orlando’s top scorers are healthy . Play Magic +4.
Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Rockets at Pistons—Free pick is Detroit Pistons -3. Houston having to navigate this game without their number two and three leading scorers. Out will be John Wall and Christian Wood. Rockets have lost three straight and seven of their past nine games. Detroit relatively healthy and as a result has been shooting and scoring better in recent games. Play Pistons -3.
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Celtics at 76ers—NBA pick is Boston Celtics +5. Jayson Tatum remains out, but the Celtics have the rest of their starters healthy for this rematch game from Wednesday. Kemba Walker has two games under his belt this season. Marcus Smart will be playing his fourth game since sidelined. 76ers won the meeting on Wednesday but with more game experience for Smart and Walker the Celtics will be close this time around. Play Boston +5.
Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 1/22/2021
Heat at Raptors—NBA free pick is Miami Heat +3. Key injury for Toronto as Siakam shows up on the injury report with a groin injury and questionable. Heat were able to beat Toronto on Wednesday 111-102 behind 49% shooting and 45% from three. Heat has gotten enough of their players back even though Butler is still out. Toronto has been a disappointment at 5-9 on the year failing to cover four of ten. They play their home games in Tampa Bay and not playing with the same energy when they were playing in Toronto. Raptors are near the bottom of the league in shooting. They are now mid-pack in offensive and defensive efficiency. Play Heat +3.