Free NBA Picks For Today 1/29/2021
Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
Hawks at Wizards—NBA pick is Atlanta Hawks -4.5. Trae Young not on the injury report. They were able to cover in a close loss at Brooklyn and has covered in five of six. Hawks improved the defense to inch close to the top third in the NBA in defensive efficiency. Washington is a big mess right now. They have lost six of seven after an 18 point loss at a down New Orleans team. Defense has been poor as the team is surrendering 49% with 38% from three. Their rotation has been hit hard with COVID. Looking at those past six games the Wizards are near the bottom in offensive and defensive efficiency. Take Hawks -4.5.
LA Clippers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
Clippers at Magic—NBA free pick is Orlando Magic -1.5. Orlando has rest advantage after dropping a home game to Sacramento. Clippers short handed on a back to back playing third game in four nights traveling without top scorers Leonard and George. Patrick Beverly has missed games due to a knee injury. Rather back the Magic lineup behind Vucevic, Gordon, Fournier, Ross and Cole Anthony here all healthy. LAC has not defended at an elite level this season. Play Magic -1.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
Pacers at Hornets—Free pick is Indiana Pacers -3.5. Indiana has gotten healthier as Sabonis came off the injury report along with Myles Turner and TJ McConnel. Indiana has shot the ball well on the year hitting on nearly 48% and average from three. Hornets have lost six of seven. In that span they are near the bottom in offensive and defensive efficiency. A poor shooting team in the lower third overall and from three. Getting healthier the Pacers have won and covered two straight. Play Indiana -3.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
Kings at Raptors—NBA pick is Sacramento Kings +5.5. Raptors playing their home games in Tampa Bay has failed to cover six of nine there and are near the lower third in offensive efficiency. Raptors do not possess much spart playing in Tampa. They are near the bottom of the NBA in shooting connecting on 43.6% from the floor. Kings are tenth in the NBA offensive efficiency rating averaging 111 points per 100 possession. They shoot 47% and 37.6% from three. Play Kings +5.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
Bucks at Pelicans—NBA free pick is Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans over the total of 228.5 points. Past five games both teams possess strong offense and weak defense. Bucks shooting and allowing 47% shooting while the Pelicans hitting 49% surrendering 47% from the floor. In that span Milwaukee averaging 117 points per 100 possessions and the Pelicans 114.6 points per 100 possessions. Defensive efficiency both for both teams. Milwaukee and New Orleans playing at a fast pace. Current form dictates a high scoring game with the Bucks allowing 117 points and Pelicans 119 points in that five game stretch. Play Milwaukee and New Orleans over 228.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
Cavaliers at Knicks—Free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers -1. Since Colin Sexton returned to the lineup for Cleveland the Cavaliers has seen a huge surge offensively hitting on 49% with 41.4% from three point range. They are averaging 114 points per 100 possessions. Knicks offense sits near the bottom in offensive efficiency in their past five as they are shooting only 41.7% with 33.3% from three. Rather take the better shooting team. Play Cavaliers -1.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
Nets at Thunder—NBA pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +8.5. Nets defensive efficiency rating since Harden entered the Brooklyn lineup is poor as the team is surrendering 116 points per 100 possessions. Thunder returns home on a two game win streak and have covered three straight. OKC has an underdog up to 8.5 has covered nine of 13 times. Brooklyn has failed to cover each of their road games with Harden. Play Thunder +8.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
Nuggets at Spurs—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets -4. Denver playing well with wins and covers in five straight as they have shot 46.4% and holding teams to 43.7% shooting. They are ranking third best in defensive efficiency on this winning streak. Prefer the Denver side with Jokic, Murray, Porter and the supporting cast over the Spurs roster. The Nuggets are deep. Past two meetings with the Spurs it was Denver winning and cover both times shooting 55% along with 56%. Play Nuggets -4.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
76ers at Timberwolves—NBA free pick is Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves to play over the total of 224. Timberwolves are on an over streak of three straight and the 76ers over in ten of thirteen. Both teams sit in the Top 5 in the NBA in pace of play as they go fast. Karl Anthony Towns injury opens the lane for drivers to the basket with little resistance because Minnesota is a bad defensive team. Play Timberwolves and 76ers over 224.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 1/29/2021
Mavericks at Jazz—NBA pick is Utah Jazz -3.5. Going to continue to ride this Jazz team while they are hot. Utah has now won and covered ten straight including a 12 point win at home to Dallas on Wednesday. During their win streak the Jazz are number one in offensive efficiency averaging nearly 119 points per 100 possessions. On defense they are number two surrendering 103.8 points per 100 possessions. Mavericks have lost six of eight. They are near the bottom in defensive efficiency in this span surrendering 117 points per 100 possession. Jazz are loaded with depth behind their superstars and the Mavericks not so much behind Doncic as well as Porzingis. Play Utah -3.5.