Free NBA Picks For Today 2/5/2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 2/5/2021
Bulls at Magic—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls -2. Tough to back the Magic as the team has lost and failed to cover four straight. They are the worst shooting team in the NBA hitting only 42.8%. Two of their top five scorers are out as Aaron Gordon just went down with an ankle injury. Both teams are challenged defensively but the Bulls have better shooters in LaVine, Markkanen, White and Young. Play Bulls -2.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 2/5/2021
Pelicans at Pacers—NBA free pick is New Orleans Pelicans +3. Indiana shipped out Victor Oladipo a 20 point per game scorer for Caris LeVert. Issue for the Pacers is LeVert is injured and 15.5 point per game TJ Warren is out. That is 35.5 points out of their lineup. Since losing Oladipo the Pacers sit in the lower half in defensive efficiency and near the bottom defensively. Pelicans are healthy and enter off a 22 point home win to Phoenix shooting 51%. Indiana has failed to cover seven of ten. Play New Orleans +3.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 2/5/2021
Bucks at Cavaliers—Free pick is Milwaukee Bucks -10. Cavaliers have failed to cover four straight with losses by 22 to the Clippers and 21 to the Knicks in that span. During these four games the Cavs are struggling for offense sitting last in offensive efficiency with 100 points per 100 possessions. Defense has been poor as well looking at their past five games allowing 46% with 41% from three. Bucks are playing well. They are healthy entering with blowout wins by 28 to Portland and 20 to Indiana. Play Milwaukee -10.
Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 2/5/2021
Raptors at Nets—NBA pick is Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets to play over the total of 243 points. The over run for Brooklyn is now 16 of 17. Since Harden came over to Brooklyn the team sits second last in defensive efficiency allowing 118 points per 100 possessions. Offensively number one at 121 points per 100 possessions. Brooklyn playing at the fifth fasted pace in that span. Raptors defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 47% with 39% from three and playing fast. They are making threes in that span at 39%. Play Toronto and Brooklyn over 243.
Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 2/5/2021
Jazz at Hornets—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets +7.5. Charlotte will have rest advantage with a day off after pushing the spread against the 76ers in defeat on Tuesday. Hornets have improved their shooting as in their past five games hitting on 46% with 43.1% from three and near the top ten in offensive efficiency with 115 points per 100 possessions. Jazz defense has slipped a big as they entered Thursday over their past five games surrendering 46% shooting and 39% from three. Hornets have covered three straight with a push. Play Charlotte -4.
Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 2/5/2021
Wizards at Heat—NBA free pick is Miami Heat -6.5. Third game back since being sidelined for Jimmy Butler so expect a strong response from Miami after their loss to Washington on Wednesday. They are getting healthier as Goran Dragic is expected back as is Gabe Vincent. A day off and facing the same team the Heat are well coach and will respond here. Wizards defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 48.6% with 41.1% from three and 121 points per 100 possession for second last in defensive efficiency. Play Heat -6.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 2/5/2021
Pistons at Suns—Free pick is Phoenix Suns and Detroit Pistons to play over the total of 215.5. Pistons defensive form is poor on the road by surrendering 50.5% shooting and nearly 119 points per game. They have gone over in eight of their past nine road games. Suns offense produces points on their home court and hit 37.3% from three. Detroit has scored 105 or greater points in eight of their past ten games. Play Pistons and Suns over 215.5.
Boston Celtics vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 2/5/2021
Celtics at Clippers—NBA pick is LA Clippers -5. Worried about the depth for this Boston Celtics team right now. They will be without Marcus Smart and Payton Pritchard. Jaylen Brown is also banged up. Celtics defense not good right now as in their past five games allowing 47.6% shooting with 36% from three. In that span LA is shooting the ball well converting 49% from the floor along with 44% from beyond the arc. In Mid-January, the Clippers have gotten it together sitting second in offensive efficiency with 122 points per 100 possessions and near the leaders defensively in the Top Ten at 109 per 100 possessions. Play LA Clippers -5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 2/5/2021
Timberwolves at Thunder—NBA free pick Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder under 220 points. Three of the Thunder top five scorers are out with injuries. Timberwolves is without Karl Anthony Towns and DeAngelo Russell is dealing with a quad injury and questionable. That is two of the top three scorers for the team. Without Alexander and Hill, the Thunder were able to get past Houston behind a good defensive performance in a low scoring game. Dort played only nine minutes. OKC to compete they must continue to concentrate on stopping the opponent. Past five games Minnesota shooting only 43%. Play Thunder and Timberwolves under 220.