Free NBA Picks For Today 2/9/2021
New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 2/9/2021
Knicks at Heat—NBA pick is Miami Heat -7. Miami has won and covered two straight as the team has gotten healthier. Knick have lost and failed to cover three of five by surrendering 48% shooting. This is a team that has struggled offensively sitting near the bottom of the league in offensive efficiency . They shoot only 44.9% and are last in the NBA in scoring offense. With Miami stars returning the team is shooting and defending well. Play Heat -7.
Golden St Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 2/9/2021
Warriors at Spurs—NBA free pick is Golden St Warriors +1.5. As they opened this two game series with the Spurs the Warriors have covered five of their past seven games. In that seven game span the team sits seventh in offensive efficiency by averaging 118 points per 100 possessions. Defensively they sit sixth. Spurs have lost all three back to back games this year. They average 98 points per game which is 13 points below overall average. Entering the opener of this two game series the Spurs are playing poorly on the defensive side of the bucket by allowing 51% shooting and 42.5% from beyond the arc. Play Warriors +1.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 2/9/2021
76ers at Kings—Free pick is Sacramento Kings +4.5. Sacramento has shown much improvement as they carry a four game win streak and has won seven of eight. It is eight straight covers after their three point win at the Clippers on Sunday. In that eight game span the Kings sit in the Top Ten in defensive efficiency. They are eighth offensively with 116 points per 100 possessions. Sacramento is a healthy team. Shooting drops off for the 76ers on the road as they hit 45.6%. Play Kings +4.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 2/9/2021
Nets at Pistons—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets to play over the total of 230.5 points. Nets have played to over the total in 17 of their past 19 games and play fast. Current defensive form poor for both teams with Brooklyn allowing 49.2% shooting and Detroit 49.2%. Opponents hitting 42% from three on the Pistons and Brooklyn in that span of five games making 53% from the field along with 42.6% from three. Detroit had a good shooting performance against a Lakers team missing Anthony Davis. With little attention to defense by the Nets the Pistons will do their part in the scoring. Play Detroit and Brooklyn over 230.5.
Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 2/9/2021
Rockets at Hornets—NBA free pick is New Orleans Pelicans -5.5. Late word came out on Monday about Rockets sitting their stars. In addition to Wood looks like Victor Oladipo will sit and John Wall may play if his Achilles allows him to. That is the Rockets top three scorers. Depth can be an issue as they embark on a back to back against a healthy Pelicans team. New Orleans carries a three game win streak after their 9 point home win to Memphis on Saturday. Two days rest for the Pelicans with no travel in this spot. In their past five New Orleans is shooting 48% with 39% from three. Rockets will be challenged to keep up in the scoring column. Play Pelicans -5.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 2/9/2021
Magic at Trailblazers—Free pick is Portland Trailblazers -6. Each team dealing with injuries but Orlando is more severe. Portland has scorers in the court in Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony, Gary Trent, Enes Kanter and Robert Covington. Three of the top five scorers are out for Orlando. They are already nearly the worst shooting team in the NBA hitting only 43%. They have lost and failed to cover seven of nine. They are near the bottom of the league in both offensive and defensive efficiency in that span. Play Trailblazers -6.
Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 2/9/2021
Celtics at Jazz—NBA pick is Utah Jazz -5.5. Boston ends a five game trip out west. They have played 15 of their past 20 on the road. They are missing Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown is dealing with a knee issue and questionable. Smart and Brown combine for nearly 30 points per game. Jazz have won 15 of 16 covering fourteen of those games. Current form good as in their past five games hitting on 47% with 42.3% from three and holding opponents to 42.7%. Boston defensive form poor as in that span surrendering 47.2% and in the bottom third in offensive efficiency. Play Jazz -5.5.