Free NBA Picks For Today 2/21/2021
Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2021
Celtics at Pelicans—NBA pick is Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans to play over the total of 233. Pelicans over run continued Friday as they combined for 246 points in their loss to Phoenix. It is 22 of 23 to the over. Pelicans defense atrocious past five games as they are surrendering 53.7% with 49.7%. On the offensive side the team is hitting on nearly 52% and 41% from three point range. Boston has not been that strong defense as in the past. On the year they give up nearly 47%. Offense they are good enough connecting 46.4% and nearly 38% from three. Pelicans rim defender and rebounder Steven Adams dealing with an ankle injury and questionable. Play Pelicans and Celtics over 233.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2021
Thunder at Cavaliers—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder -2. Don’t want anything to do with the Cavaliers. They have lost ten of eleven failing to cover all eleven. In those eleven games Cleveland is last in defensive efficiency surrendering 122.4 points per 100 possessions and sitting second last on offense with 104 per 100. Eight of their past nine losses have come by double digits. Cavs defense atrocious as in their past five games surrendering nearly 54% shooting and 44% from three. OKC defending a lot better in that span and they are making 36.3% from three. They do have their top scorer in Alexander back. Play OKC -2.
Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2021
Pistons at Magic—Free pick is Orlando Magic -1. Orlando has gotten healthier and will have their top three scorers in this game. They have covered four of their past five games behind strong three point shooting at 39.1%. Pistons have lost two straight scoring only 102 to Chicago and 95 to Memphis two bad defensive teams. Only 99 points per 100 possessions average in those losses to Bulls and Grizzlies. Play Magic -1.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2021
Timberwolves at Knicks—NBA pick is New York Knicks -2.5. Tough to back the Timberwolves as the team has lost seven of their past eight games. Defensively on the road this year the team is allowing 48.5% and nearly 115 points per 100 possessions. Offensive production has been poor as well for Minnesota on the highway with 105.9 points per 100 possessions. Knicks have covered six of eight with a push. They are tops in defensive efficiency in that span holding teams to 102 points per 100 possessions. Offense past five games have shown improvement with the team scoring 107.6 points and hitting on 37% from three. Play Knicks -2.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2021
Nuggets at Hawks—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks to play over the total of 230 points. Denver has their top five scorers available for this game. Their offensive form good as in their past five games hitting on 49.3% along with nearly 37% from three. They are allowing 48.4% shooting on the road and near the bottom in defensive efficiency at 113 points per 100 possessions. Hawks defensive form poor looking at their past five games surrendering 121 points, 51.3% shooting along with 40.1% from three. Hawks over in seven straight with Nuggets 10 of 15 on the road over. Play Atlanta and Denver over 230.
Brooklyn Nets vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 2/21/2021
Nets at Clippers—Free pick is LA Clippers -5. LAC got back Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on Friday and it resulted in a four point win against a hot Utah team. Patrick Beverly has also been back in the lineup and will be up for this game. Impressed that the Clippers executed 117 points per 100 possessions on the Jazz defense and now they face a poor Nets defense that is surrendering 49% shooting the past five games to their opponents. Kevin Durant is out for Brooklyn. Clippers main men back and Nets missing Durant. Play LAC -5.