Free NBA Picks For Today 1/30/2021
Portland Trailblazers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 1/30/2021
Trailblazers at Bulls—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls -1.5. Trailblazers dealing with major injuries with CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic both out. With McCollum out, Portland is ranking second last in the defensive efficiency ratings in those four games by allowing 119 points per 100 possessions. Chicago scorers are healthy. Bulls have covered 11 of 17. They are a good shooting team hitting on 47.4% with 38.3% from three. Play Chicago -1.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 1/30/2021
Bucks at Hornets—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks to play under the total of 228 points. Back to back and third game in four nights for both teams. Milwaukee in their back to back spots average 104 points which is 15 points below overall average. They also hold teams to 104 points which is 7 points below overall average. This is a weak shooting Hornets team that plays average defense. Charlotte plays at a slow pace. Play Bucks and Hornets under 228.
Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 1/30/2021
Rockets at Pelicans—Free pick is Houston Rockets +1. Houston is on a four game win streak as the team is jelling with Oladipo, Wood, Gordon and John Wall all healthy in the lineup. The defense has gotten better as the Rockets sit number one in the defensive efficiency ratings in this win streak by allowing only 99 points per 100 possessions. Pelicans have been playing poorly losing eight of nine prior to beating a bad defensive team in Washington. During this stretch of a bad ten games for New Orleans the team is third last in defensive efficiency giving up 116 points per 100 possessions. In that span the Pelicans are averaging 16 turnovers per 100 possessions. Play Rockets +1.
Detroit Pistons vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 1/30/2021
Pistons at Warriors—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons and Golden St Warriors to play over the total of 224.5 points. Warriors have shown the ability to put up points on the bad defensive teams in the NBA. Away from home the Pistons are surrendering nearly 51% shooting with 41% from beyond the arc. They are last in road defensive efficiency surrendering 117 points per 100 possessions. Warriors shoot well at home hitting 46.6% with 37% from three. Golden St plays at a fast pace and will control tempo at home. Play Warriors and Pistons over 224.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 1/30/2021
Kings at Heat—NBA free pick is Sacramento Kings +6. Kings a good shooting team hitting on 47.5% with 38% from three. Heat is challenged missing many players due to COVID and injuries. Plan was for Jimmy Butler to condition this weekend prior to his return to the lineup. In the ten games without Butler in the lineup the Miami Heat sit third last in offensive efficiency with 104 points per 100 possessions. They sit near the bottom in this time in defensive efficiency with nearly 114 points per 100 possessions. Both teams playing third game in four nights. Play Kings +6.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 1/30/2021
Grizzlies at Spurs—Free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +3.5. Memphis has major rest advantage after sidelined many days with COVID. They return winning and covering five straight. The defense has improved as Ja Morant returned to the lineup from injury. Spurs playing on a back to back and third game in four nights. Spurs have lost both games on back to backs averaging only 91 points per game which is 20 points below overall average. Play Grizzlies +3.5.
LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 1/30/2021
Lakers at Celtics—NBA pick is LA Lakers -1.5. Anthony Davis reported to the media he sat out the Thursday game with the Detroit Pistons with a bruised thigh and he is fine. That comment gives me the confidence that both Davis and James will be in the lineup together in this game. This Lakers team has defended well. Issue with the Celtics is their defense as it is not elite. They are giving up 47% shooting which is near the bottom of the league and allow 36.2% from three sitting in the middle. Play Lakers -1.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 1/30/2021
Suns at Mavericks—NBA free pick is Phoenix Suns +2. Phoenix enters with rest advantage after their 21 point win to Golden St on Friday night. Dallas is on a back to back playing third game in four nights after a 19 point road defeat to Utah. Dallas defense has been poor as in their past five games allowing 48% shooting along with 122 points per 100 possessions sitting last in defensive efficiency. Suns missing Booker but they still crushed the Warriors without him and are the rested team. Play Suns +2.