Free NBA Picks For Today 2/12/2021
New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Knicks at Wizards—NBA pick is New York Knicks -2. Washington has lost 11 of their past 15 games after a 22 point defeat to Toronto on Wednesday. They sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency in that span surrendering 117.2 points per 100 possessions. Wizards second worst in defensive field goal giving u 48.3% and last in three point defense at 39.9%. Knicks best in the NBA in scoring, field goal and three point defense. They are a fairly healthy team and has covered three of their past four. Past five games Knicks showing improvement offensively hitting on 45.6% with 37.1% from three. Play New York -2.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Pelicans at Mavericks—NBA free pick is New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks to play over the total of 233.5. Mavericks defense has been poor. They have gone over in five straight as they surrendered nearly 127 points, 50.5% with 42.5% from three. Dallas second worst in defensive efficiency in that span allowing 123.3 points per 100 possessions. They are shooting well to be competitive in games with 47% and 39% from three. Keeping on that subject of five games the Pelicans offensive in strong form with 51.6% shooting with 42.4% from beyond the work. The defense has been lax surrendering 47% along with 38.3% from three. Both teams top four in offensive efficiency in that span of games with Dallas playing at the fastest pace. Play Dallas and New Orleans over 233.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Spurs at Hawks—Free pick is Atlanta Hawks -2. Both teams defensive form shaky but it is the Atlanta Hawks that has faced the tougher schedule over their past five games and shot well covering 46% and nearly 39% from three. In that span of five San Antonio hitting only 41.4% with 32.9% from beyond the arc. Both teams enter with rest but the Spurs will be without LaMarcus Aldridge with a hip injury. Play Hawks -2.
LA Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Clippers at Bulls—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls +6.5. Clippers will be without Paul George for this game. Felt LAC would have issues finding motivation playing the Timberwolves and Bulls in this two game road trip. They failed to cover in a win at Minnesota on Wednesday. Clippers have failed to cover four of five as they have allowed 48% shooting with 39% from three point range. Bulls defending better and hitting shots in that span at 50% and 37% from beyond the arc. Chicago also dealing with injuries but LaVine and White are both healthy. Play Bulls +6.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Bucks at Jazz—NBA free pick is Utah Jazz -1. Utah has won sixteen of their past seventeen after a 14 point home win to Boston on Tuesday. A rested team with two days off prior to this game. Current form better on the Utah side as in their past five games making 47.7% with 41.1% from beyond the arc while surrendering 40.9%. In that span the Bucks are allowing 46.3% shooting along with 36% from three point range. They come off a one point loss at Phoenix giving up 125 points and 53% shooting. This is not an elite Milwaukee defense as hit starting slipping in the bubble last year. Milwaukee sits 24th in the NBA in road defensive efficiency ratings. That is heading to the bottom of the league. Play Utah -1.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Cavaliers at Trailblazers—Free pick is Portland Trailblazers -4.5. As they hosted Philadelphia on Thursday the Trailblazers had covered five of their past seven. Tough to back Cleveland. They have failed to cover eight straight sitting near the bottom in offensive and defensive efficiency in that span of games. Looking a recent form in their past five games the Cavaliers are allowing 54.7% shooting with 46.7% from three point range. Play Portland -4.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Timberwolves at Hornets—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets -3.5. Charlotte has covered five of their past eight. They are in great shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 47.2% with 41% from three point range. Minnesota a poor defensive team. On the road they surrender 49% sitting near the bottom in offensive efficiency. DeAngelo Russell out for Minnesota is the third leading scorer for the Timberwolves with 19 points per game. Karl Anthony Towns his back but may take some time to get to 100% after a difficult bout with COVID. Play Charlotte -3.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Pistons at Celtics—NBA free pick is Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics to play over the total of 211.5. These are two teams in poor defensive form. Past five games Celtics allowing 48.6% shooting with the Pistons at 50.7% with both teams sitting in lower third in defensive efficiency. Celtics have played to over in four of five. Both teams on back to backs so defense could be lax in this spot. Back to backs the Celtics are averaging 120 points which is nine points above overall average play over in three of four. Tatum and Brown healthy for Boston. Play Celtics and Pistons over 211.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Thunder at Nuggets—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +12. OKC dealing with injuries but the team has shown offensive ability covering both games against the Lakers. They have covered six of nine. Nuggets have failed to cover three of four. In that span of five games the Nuggets are surrendering 47.2% shooting. Play Thunder +12.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Grizzlies at Lakers—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies and LA Lakers to play over the total of 219.5. Anthony Davis questionable with his Achilles injury. They played to over in three straight. Memphis has been dealing with cluster injuries and has the look of a worn out team with Ja Morant. The defense has been atrocious as in their past five games allowing 53.5% shooting with 48.6% from three. Shooting has held up as the team in that span making 37.4% from three. Play Grizzlies and Lakers over 219.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 2/12/2021
Magic at Kings—NBA free pick is Sacramento Kings -8.5. Back to back spot for Orlando after a six point loss at Golden St. Orlando has been hit hard with injuries. Four of their top five scorers will miss Friday’s game. Past five games Magic shooting only 43% while surrendering nearly 41% from three. Sacramento has won seven of nine covering eight of those games. Kings are seventh in defensive efficiency in that span with Orlando near the bottom and second worse in offensive efficiency. Sacramento healthy with none of their top scorers on the injury list. Play Kings -8.5.