Free NBA Picks For Today 2/3/2021
Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
Pacers at Bucks—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -8.5. Bucks have rest advantage playing on Sunday in a 28 point home win to Portland. Prior home game resulted in a 14 point win to Atlanta. Past five games Milwaukee is shooting 50.4%. Indiana on a back to back after hosting a hot Memphis team on Tuesday. Pacers traded away Victor Oladipo and his 20 point per game average for Caris LeVert who is out with illness. 15.5 point per game scorer TJ Warren out. Entering Tuesday the Pacers had failed to cover six of eight. Play Bucks -8.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
Mavericks at Hawks—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks +1.5. Dallas has lost and failed to cover eight of their past ten after getting swept in a two game series to the Phoenix Suns. In those ten games the Mavericks defense has been poor as they are surrendering 117 points per 100 possession. Their offensive rating is near the bottom of the league in that span. Hawks are an improved defensive team holding opponents to 44.6% and 32.1% from three. They sit ninth in defensive efficiency. Mavs form too poor to back. Hawks have covered six of eight. Play Atlanta +1.5.
New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
Knicks at Bulls—Free pick is Chicago Bulls -3.5. Rematch game as the Bulls defeated New York 110-102 on Sunday. Chicago shoots well and New York doesn’t. Knicks sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency. Bulls play at a face pace. Would rather take Chicago when healthy behind scorers LaVine, Markkanen, White, Carter and Porter. Play Bulls -3.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
Rockets at Thunder—NBA pick is Houston Rockets -5. Rematch game as the Rockets pounded OKC by 30 on Friday. They have won six straight covering five of those games. There is enough scorers with Rockets to cover here without John Wall. Thunder defense has been bad as in their past five games allowing 47% shooting. Rockets playing better with Oladipo in and Harden traded away. During this six game win streak the Rockets are tops in the NBA defensive efficiency by allowing 100.2 points per 100 possessions. Thunder a poor shooting league near the bottom of the NBA hitting 45.1% with 34.1% from three. Play Rockets -5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
Timberwolves at Spurs—NBA free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +8. Minnesota did cover each of their two games in their series against the Cavaliers. Cannot back a Spurs team laying these many points as in their past five games allowing nearly 50% shooting. In that span near the bottom of the league in defensive efficiency allowing 115.4 points per 100 possessions. Timberwolves a bit better on defense and their offense gets upgraded facing a San Antonio team in poor defensive form. Play Minnesota +8.
Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
Suns at Pelicans—Free pick is Phoenix Suns -2. Phoenix has won and covered three straight after their win at Dallas on Monday. Their top six scorers are healthy as Devin Booker returned to the lineup in the win at the Mavericks. They are defending well as in their past five games holding opponents to 43.8% shooting. Pelicans near the bottom in the league making threes and worst free throw shooting team in the league. They are near the bottom in defensive efficiency. Suns to a great job of taking care of the basketball and New Orleans doesn’t turning the ball over 15.2 times per 100 possessions. Play Suns -2.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
76ers at Hornets—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets +7. Charlotte carries a three game win streak showing improved offensive performance. 76ers have failed to cover five of seven on the road. Defensively they are allowing 46.3% shooting with 38% from three over their past five games. Hornets are a good three point shooting team. Play Charlotte +7.
LA Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
Clippers at Cavaliers—NBA free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5. Cleveland with rest advantage following their home win to Minnesota. Tough spot for the Clippers on a back to back playing their third game in four nights after a tough hard fought loss in a fast pace game at Brooklyn. Also have to be concerned about the minutes for Kawhi Leonard on a back to back. Cavs have shown offensive improvement with Sexton on court. Patrick Beverly out for LAC. Also, Clippers final game of a six game road trip. Play Cavaliers +7.5.
Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
Wizards at Heat—Free pick is Washington Wizards and Miami Heat to play over the total of 229.5 points. Wizards a poor defensive team. Their form is bad as in their past five games allowing 48.3% shooting, 41% from three along with 125 points. Miami is getting healthier with Butler back. Herro and Dragic are both probable for Wednesday. Washington plays at the fastest pace in the NBA and in back to back games have averaged 118 points while surrendering 120. Play Washington and Miami over 229.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2021
Celtics at Kings—NBA pick is Boston Celtics -2. Boston has won and covered all three back to back games this year by scoring 12 points above overall average and allowing one fewer. This is a good shooting team hitting on 47% with 38% from three. They did have two days of rest entering their game at Golden St. It is a short bus ride from Golden St to Sacramento. Kings defense has not played well this year surrendering 48.3% with 39.2% from beyond the arc. Boston has depth and good coaching to exploit bad defenses. Play Celtics -2.