Free NBA Picks For Today 2/8/2021
Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2021
Rockets at Hornets—NBA pick is Houston Rockets +1. Houston with rest advantage following a five point loss at San Antonio Tough to ignore the fact the team has won seven of their past nine games. In that span the team ranks best in the NBA defensive efficiency ratings with 101.2 points per 100 possessions. Charlotte has not defended as well in that span of games sitting in the lower third of the league. Past five games Hornets are surrendering 48% shooting with 40% from three. Prefer the scoring from Oladipo, Gordon and Wall with rest against the Hornets playing a back to back. Rockets defense a major plus too. Play Houston +1.
Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2021
Raptors at Grizzlies—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies over the total of 224.5. Memphis with injuries to their supporting cast seems to be wearing out defensively following their surge with Ja Morant to the lineup. Grizzlies defensive form has been poor as in their past five games allowing 49.3% with 44% from three. They are still a potent offense shooting 49% with 40.2% from three and posting 118 points. Toronto has shown improvement offensively as in that span of games averaging 121 points with 47% shooting and 38.2% from beyond the arc. Defense has been bad too with 49% and 42% from beyond the arc. Defensive efficiency past five games Memphis allowing 116 and Toronto 117 points per 100 possessions. Play Grizzlies and Raptors over 224.5.
Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2021
Wizards at Bulls—Free pick is Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls to play over the total of 236 points. Washington plays at the fastest pace in the league and Chicago at the third fasted. Both teams defend poorly. Wizards in their past five games allowing 47.6% shooting with 44% from three and 121 points per 100 possessions. Bulls with rest advantage even without Markkanen have scoring ability. Play Chicago and Washington over 236.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2021
Timberwolves at Mavericks—NBA pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +9.5. Minnesota despite their injuries have covered four straight with inflated point spreads. Tough to lay points here with Dallas as the team has failed to cover eight of their past nine games. In that span the team is last in defensive efficiency surrendering 122 points per 100 possessions. Their past five games the Mavs are surrendering 51% shooting with 43.2% from three. Play Timberwolves +9.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2021
Warriors at Spurs—NBA free pick is Golden St Warriors +1. Warriors are showing improvement on both ends of the court. They covered two straight in their recent series against the Mavericks. Past five games Warriors shooting 49% and holding opponents to 43.7%. Issue with the Spurs the past several seasons has been the play of their defense. Right now, San Antonio defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 51% shooting with 42.5% from beyond the arc and 117 points per 100 possessions. LaMarcus Aldridge out for the Spurs. Play Warriors +1.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2021
Cavaliers at Suns—Free pick is Phoenix Suns -7. Cleveland has hit the tank as the team has lost five of six failing to cover each game. In that span the Cavaliers are last in offensive efficiency with 100 points per 100 possessions and near the bottom defensive surrendering 116 per 100. Their defensive form right now is terrible as in their past five games allowing 49% shooting with 42% from three. Suns play at the slow pace and have been good in back to backs winning plus covering in four of five scoring five points above overall average. Play Suns -7.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2021
Bucks at Nuggets—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets +4. Denver dealing with injuries to the supporting bast around Jokic. There is enough scoring for Denver to have an impact in this spot. Milwaukee is not an elite defense. They have struggled defending on the road surrendering 46.5% shooting. They are near the bottom third in road defensive efficiency surrendering 112.1 points per 100 possessions. Nuggets haven’t played a back to back in three weeks. Play Denver +4.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2021
Thunder at Lakers—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder and LA Lakers to play under the total of 216. Anthony Davis will be out for LA. But OKC is dealing with major injuries as four of their top nine scorers will miss this game. Thunder third worst in offensive efficiency and with many scorers out will be challenged to score against the Lakers. Davis is second in scoring for LA with 22 points and 53% shooting percentage. Play Lakers and Thunder under 216.