Free NBA Picks For Today 2/19/2021
Golden St Warriors vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 2/19/2021
Warriors at Magic—NBA pick is Golden St Warriors -5.5. Golden St has won four of five by shooting nearly 48% and holding opponents to 42.9%. Warriors rank number one in defensive efficiency in those five games. They have done a good job of beating on the bad teams in the league. In that five game span Orlando sitting near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 105.9 points per 100 possessions. Magic missing scorers Anthony and Gordon. Orlando is the worst shooting team in the league making only 43%. Evan Fournier is on the injury report for the Magic dealing with a back issue but is probable.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 2/19/2021
Hawks at Celtics—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics to play over the total of 226 points. Defense an issue for both teams. Past five games Hawks are allowing 50.4% with 40.1% from three point range. Celtics giving up nearly 47%. Hawks shooting well in that span at 47%. Hawks have gone over in six straight. They sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency in that span allowing 121.4 points per 100 possessions. Hawks are near the top in those six games on the offensive side with 118 per 100. Play Boston and Atlanta over 226.
Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 2/19/2021
Pistons at Grizzlies—Free pick is Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies to play over the total of 222. Grizzlies have played to over in nine of eleven with one push. With injuries to the supporting cast they have suffered defensively. Past three games Memphis is allowing 52.6% shooting with 38.6% from three. Offense holding up as the Grizzlies making 50.1% with 44.2% from beyond the arc. No Blake Griffin near the rim for Detroit. Their defense is suffering giving up 47.6%. Pistons have showed improved offense and in their past five games hitting on 48.6% with nearly 116 points per 100 possessions. Play Detroit and Memphis over 222.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 2/19/2021
Thunder at Bucks—NBA pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +11. OKC has covered 11 of their past 15 on the road this season continuing a strong trend from last year. They got their leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander back in their lineup on Wednesday against Memphis. Bucks on the back end of a back to back. Milwaukee had failed to cover four straight as they hosted the Raptors on Thursday. Bucks defense atrocious as in their past five games allowing 49.2% shooting with 41.3% from three with nearly 119 points allowed per 100 possessions near the bottom of the league. They miss point guard Jrue Holliday. Play Thunder +11.
Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 2/19/2021
Suns at Pelicans—NBA free pick is New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns to play over the total of 230.5. New Orleans have played to over in 14 of their past 17 with one push. Over their past five, Pelicans are making nearly 52% of their shots with 41% from beyond the arc. Tops in offensive efficiency in that span at 128 points per 100 possessions. Defense has been very bad as New Orleans allowing 54% shooting and 49% from three with 129 points per 100 possessions. Suns all offense and no defense too in that span of game hitting on 53% with 41.6% from three and giving up 49.4%. Phoenix has gone over in four of five. Offensively near the top with 124 points per 100 possessions in those past five. Play Suns and Pelicans over 230.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 2/19/2021
Bulls at 76ers—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls +8. Chicago has been a good bet on the road covering ten of thirteen. Offensively in good form as in their past five games hitting on nearly 48% with 39.4% from three point range. 76ers have failed to cover four straight. Defense has been shaky for the 76ers in their past five games where they give up 48.6% shooting along with 37.6% from three. Bulls have three of their top four scorers healthy and uses a lot of their roster. 76ers bench took a hit with the injury to Shake Milton. With Milton out the 76ers are surrendering 121 points per 100 possessions approaching the bottom of the league. Play Bulls +8.
Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 2/19/2021
Raptors at Timberwolves—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors -2.5. Toronto on a back to back after their win at Milwaukee on Thursday. They swept their two game series. Raptors have shown an upswing to their offense as in their past five games connecting on 48.6% with 39.2% from three. They sit 10th in defensive efficiency in that span Minnesota will be without DeAngelo Russell. This team is in poor defensive form as in their past five games allowing 49% shooting with 41% from three point range. They have lost 11 of their past 14 games sitting near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 108 points per 100 possessions. Play Raptors -2.5.
Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 2/19/2021
Jazz at Clippers—Free pick is Utah Jazz -4. Utah has covered 18 of their past 20 games winning nineteen of those contests. In February they sit fourth in offensive efficiency with 120 points per 100 possessions and tops defensively with 105 per 100. Clippers have not been an elite defensive team. Team surrenders 114.5 points per 100 possessions this month. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are both questionable. They are the top two scorers for LAC and Nicolas Batum is questionable as well. Batum has logged in the highest minutes for the Clippers. Going to continue to ride this freight train in Utah. Play Jazz -4.
Denver Nuggets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 2/19/2021
Nuggets at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets -8.5. Cannot back this Cavaliers team that has lost ten of their past eleven games failing to cover each one. Six of their past seven losses has been by double digits. In those eleven games the Cavs are second worst in defensive efficiency allowing 121 points per 100 possessions and last in offensive efficiency with 102.6 per 100. Past five games Cleveland allowing nearly 53% shooting with 43.2% from three. Nuggets shooting well in that five game span at 50% and 36.4% from beyond the arc. Top three scorers are in for Denver. JaMychal Green is probable. Play Nuggets -8.5.