Free NBA Picks For Today 1/25/2021
Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
Nuggets at Mavericks—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets -1.5. Denver carries a three game win streak after winning both games at Phoenix. They sit third in offensive efficiency in the NBA by averaging 118.3 points per 100 possessions. Denver is relatively healthy and loaded with depth. Mavericks have lost four of six. Dallas has injury concerns as their second leading scorer Kristaps Porzingis is dealing with a knee injury and questionable after missing Saturday. Several of their rotational players are in question due to COVID protocols. Past five games Mavs allowing 49.1% shooting with 39% from three. Play Denver -1.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
Thunder at Trailblazers—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trailblazers to play under the total of 225.5 points. Back to back for Thunder as they faced the Clippers on Sunday. It is their third game in four nights. In back to backs, OKC is averaging only 103 points per game. Thunder sits last in offensive efficiency as they average only 103.8 points per 100 possessions. Portland dealing with serious injury concerns as both Jusuf Nurkic and CJ McCollum both out with injuries. McCollum averages 27 points per game for Portland. Trailblazers could score only 104 points on the Spurs. Play Oklahoma City and Portland under 225.5 points.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
Timberwolves at Warriors—Free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden St Warriors to play under the total of 225.5 points. Karl Anthony Towns out for the Timberwolves and is the top leading scorer for Minnesota. They have had issues getting to 100 points in recent games. T’Wolves sit third last in offensive efficiency and the Warriors are seventh worst. Warriors not the shooting team they have been in the past. On the year Timberwolves hitting only 43.7% and now no Towns. Play Minnesota and Golden ST under 225.5.
LA Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
Lakers at Cavaliers—NBA pick is LA Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers to play under the total of 214 points. Going to continue to ride the under with this Lakers team. They are best in the league in defensive efficiency and held the Bulls to only 90 points on Saturday. Cavaliers are second worst in offensive efficiency and it will be tough for these young Cleveland players to get quality shots around the bucket. Cleveland plays at the third slowest pace in the NBA and that will be tough against the best defense in the NBA. Play Lakers and Cavaliers under 214.
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
Heat at Nets—NBA free pick is Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to play over the total of 235 points. Second game of this two game series where the teams combined for 252 points. Nets have played over in every game since receiving James Harden. Brooklyn on the program to win by outscoring opponents with little attention to defense. Nets Big 3 not on injury report. Past five games Nets are second last in defensive efficiency. Play Brooklyn and Miami over 235.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
Hornets at Magic—Free pick is Orlando Magic -2. Back to back for both teams as they met on Sunday. Still prefer the scorers on the Magic side in Vucevic, Ross, Fournier and Anthony. Gordon is day to day. As they opened this two game series the Magic had covered four straight against the Hornets with Charlotte coming in on a four game losing streak. Play Magic -2.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
76ers at Pistons—NBA pick is Philadelphia 76ers -7. Philadelphia has a day of rest this time as they meet the Pistons. They survived a bad spot and pulled out a four point win on Saturday. 76ers top scorers healthy and not on the injury report. That is not the same for Detroit as both Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose shows up as day to day with injuries. These are two of the top three leading scorers for Philadelphia. 76ers are showing mass improvement defending on the road as they hold opponents to 42.2% sitting fifth in defensive efficiency on the highway. Pistons near the bottom in offensive efficiency and lower third on defense on the year. Detroit is giving up 48.3% shooting and 38.4% from three near the bottom of the NBA. Play 76ers -7.
San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
Spurs at Pelicans—NBA free pick is San Antonio Spurs +3. This is a bad spot for New Orleans as they play their first home game after a six game road trip and have only one day off in between games. Defense has been poor for New Orleans as in their past five games allowing 47.3% shooting with 40% from three point range. Spurs defending better right now than New Orleans. Spot makes it tough to back the Pelicans as it could be an off-shooting night from all that travel. New Orleans has lost dight of nine. Play Spurs +3.
Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
Celtics at Bulls—Free pick is Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics to play over the total of 228.5 points. Boston expects their scorer Jayson Tatum to return to the lineup. He is averaging 27 points per game. Celtics on the road is allowing 111 points and 47% shooting. Bulls have not defended well on the year allowing 48% shooting. Both teams sit in the bottom half in defensive efficiency. Bulls have rest advantage with a day off as Boston comes in on a back to back. Bulls scorers are healthy in Markkanen, LaVine, White, Carter and Porter. Bulls play at the second fastest pace and with rest advantage look for Chicago to run. Play Celtics and Bulls over 228.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 1/25/2021
Raptors at Pacers—NBA pick is Toronto Raptors +3. Raptors did win the first meeting of this two game series on Sunday by five. They have now won five of their past six games as they are defending well. Toronto sits third in defensive efficiency past five games. Pacers traded away 20 point per game scorer in Oladipo but Caris LeVert is not available. Also 15 point per game scorer TJ Warren remains sidelined. That is a lot of scoring not on the court. Past five games Indiana sits near the bottom in offensive efficiency. Pacers defense surrendering 48% shooting on their home court. Play Raptors +3.