Free NBA Picks For Today 2/16/2021
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 2/16/2021
Pelicans at Grizzlies—NBA pick is New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies to play over the total of 230 points. Pelicans have played to over in 14 of 18 with one push. All offense and no defense for both sides. Past five games Pelicans shooting 50.2% yet surrendering 51.2%. They are giving up 125 points per 100 possessions and scoring 125. Memphis is shooting 48% and giving up 52.3%. Grizzlies have suffered injuries to their supporting cast, and it was put a damper on the defense with the offensive holding up. Play Grizzlies and Pelicans over 230.
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 2/16/2021
Raptors at Bucks—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks to play over the total of 234 points. Toronto has seen an upsurge to their offense, but the defense has been lax. Over their past five games the Raptors are surrendering 48.1% with 41.2% from three point range. Toronto is without their point guard Jrue Holliday to COVID. Without Holliday in the lineup the Bucks have struggled on the defensive side of the basketball sitting near the bottom in efficiency by allowing 119 points per 100 possessions. Both teams play at a fast pace now. Play Milwaukee and Toronto over 234.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 2/16/2021
Nets at Suns—Free pick is Phoenix Suns -2. Nets are on a back to back after playing at Sacramento on Monday. It is their third game in four nights facing travel to each destination. Kevin Durant will sit due to a hamstring issue. Suns have won and covered nine of their past ten. They sit near the top in defensive efficiency in those ten games. Past five the Suns are shooting 51.6% and holding opponents to 44.8%. In that span Brooklyn allowing 49% shooting. Nets in back to backs have failed to cover four of six scoring 8 points below overall average. Play Suns -2.
Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 2/16/2021
Nuggets at Celtics—NBA pick is Boston Celtics -2.5. Denver has been hit with major injuries to their supporting cast. Five of their nine rotational players are out. They do have their top three scorers in the lineup but then five of their next six scores will not play. Boston has depth and comes off a humiliating loss on Sunday. Nuggets have lost and failed to cover their past three road games. Denver has not defended well on the road surrendering 48.3% shooting. Rather take the healthier team in this spot especially with the cluster of injuries to Denver’s rotation. Play Boston -2.5.
LA Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 2/16/2021
Lakers at Timberwolves—NBA free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +7.5. LA has struggled to cover games with Anthony Davis out of the lineup. Lakers are in a three point shooting slump making only 26.7% past five games. Minnesota has covered seven of their past nine games with a push in there. Timberwolves are in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 47.4% with nearly 39% from three. Play Minnesota +7.5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 2/16/2021
Trailblazers at Thunder—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +6. OKC has covered four straight and a push over their past five games. In that span of games the Thunder is getting good three point shooting by connecting on 40.3%. Trailblazers have slumped from three connecting only 28.9% in that same period. Portland sits near the bottom of the NBA in defensive efficiency since losing CJ McCollum to injury by surrendering 118.1 points per 100 possessions. In that 13 game period OKC near the leaders in defensive efficiency with 108.7 allowed per 100. Play Thunder +6.