Free NBA Picks For Today 2/15/2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 2/15/2021
Bulls at Pacers—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls +6. Both teams dealing with injuries. Bulls have depth on their roster and play at the third fastest pace in the league. Healthy are LaVine and White two of the top three scorers for the Bulls. They do enter with two days of rest. Past five games they are shooting 49.5% with 41.4% from three. Pacers received no immediate help trading away Victor Oladipo and his 20 point per game average as LeVert is out. TJ Warren and is 15.5 point per game average out as well. Three of the Pacers Top 5 scores could be out as Doug McDermott has a sore knee and could miss. Play Bulls +6.
Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 2/15/2021
Hawks at Knicks—NBA free pick is New York Knicks +1.5. New York has covered five of six with one push following their 22 point home win to Houston on Saturday. They are in the better defensive form as in their past five games holding opponents to 40.6% shooting with 31.8% from three. The shooting has improved as well at nearly 47% and 37.5% from three. Hawks have been dealing with injuries to their depth and scorer De’Andre Hunter and his 17 points per game. Team has lost six of seven as they sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency with 119.1 points allowed per 100 possessions. Past five games Hawks are surrendering 49% shooting with 39.5% from beyond the arc. Play Knicks +1.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 2/15/2021
76ers at Jazz—Free pick is Utah Jazz -6.5. Not going to get in front of a freight train. Jazz has covered 17 of their past 19 games. Past five games they are shooting 48.4% with 37.1% from three while holding opponents to 43.4% overall. They are third best in offensive efficiency with 121 points per 100 possessions fifth best on the defensive side. Two straight losses for the 76ers losing by 4 an injury riddled Trailblazers team and Saturday losing by nine at Phoenix. Philadelphia has issues with bench production with Shake Milton out with an ankle. Joel Embiid shows up on the injury report as day to day. Defensive form poor for the 76ers as in that span of five games giving up 47% shooting along with 39% from beyond the arc. Play Jazz -6.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 2/15/2021
Cavaliers at Warriors—NBA pick is Golden St Warriors -8. Golden St has been able to bully the bad teams on their schedule and struggle against the good teams. Cavaliers have failed to cover nine straight sitting second worse in defense efficiency surrendering 122 points per 100 possessions and last on the offensive side. Six of their past seven losses have come by double digits. Past five games Cleveland surrendering 54% shooting with 42% from three and making only 28.5% from beyond the arc. Warriors have shown improvement on both ends of the court this month sitting 12th in offensive and defensive efficiency. Play Warriors -8.
Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 2/15/2021
Rockets at Wizards—NBA free pick is Washington Wizards +1.5. Washington on a back to back but face no travel after beating the Celtics at home Sunday. Both teams dealing with injuries to scorers. Prefer the scoring from Bradley Beal in this game emptied of scoring punch. Rockets will be without Wood and Oladipo. Rockets have lost five straight by shooting only 40% and allowing nearly 48% in that span. Houston is playing worse defense than the Rockets during this losing streak by surrendering 118 points per 100 possessions near the bottom of the league. Play Washington +1.5.
Miami Heat vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 2/15/2021
Heat at Clippers—Free pick is Miami Heat +3.5. Clippers are without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard is dealing with a leg injury and is questionable. Heat have lots of their players back after a cluster of injuries and COVID in the turn of the New Year. They are in the better defensive form as in their past five games holding opponents to 41.7% shooting and only 30.7% from three point range. Clippers not playing at an elite level defensively. Heat has six of their top seven scorers in the lineup. Play Miami +3.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 2/15/2021
Nets at Kings—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets -4. Net will have the Big 2 in their lineup in James Harden and Kyrie Irving. They have won and covered two straight. Sacramento on a back to back after a 14 point home loss to Memphis on Sunday. Team has lost and failed to cover three straight which includes an 11 point loss to Orlando missing several of their scorers. Defense has been terrible for the Kings during this homestand surrendering 119.2 points per 100 possessions which is worse than the Nets have played on the defensive side of the court. Kings have lost three of four in back to back games scoring 104 points which is nine points below overall average. Play Nets -4.