Free NBA Picks For Today 2/22/2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 2/22/2021
Bulls at Rockets—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls +1. Rockets are without two of their top four scorers with Christian Wood and Victor Oladipo out. Past five games Rockets shooting 42.2% with 26.8% from three while surrendering 49.5% and 40.1% from beyond the arc. In that span the Rockets sit last in offensive efficiency with 102.5 points per 100 possessions. Defensively they are approaching the bottom with 116.5 points allowed per 100 possessions. It is a seven game losing streak for Houston. Bulls have three of their top four starters healthy. They have covered four of six with a push. Chicago in better shooting and defensive form. In their past five they are making nearly 48% overall and holding teams to 31.9% from three. Play Bulls +1.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 2/22/2021
Grizzlies at Mavericks—NBA free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +5. Dallas has failed to cover 11 of their past 13 games. Their defensive has been atrocious in that span surrendering 123 points per 100 possessions which is worst in the league. Long layoff for the Mavericks in this spot. Grizzlies past five games are making 47.3% and has covered three of four against the Mavericks. Play Memphis +5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 2/22/2021
Trailblazers at Suns—Free pick is Portland Trailblazers and Phoenix Suns to play over the total of 229 points. Without CJ McCollum in the lineup the Trailblazers are averaging 118.1 points per 100 possessions sitting near the top in offensive efficiency. Current defensive form is poor though as in their past five games are surrendering 47.1% shooting with 34.2% from three. Over has come in 11 of 15. Phoenix is in great shooting form as in that span of five games hitting 54% with 45.7% from beyond the arc. But on defense are surrendering nearly 47%. They have gone over in six of seven. Play Suns and Trailblazers over 229.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 2/22/2021
Hornets at Jazz—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets +12.5. Charlotte has won and covered seven of their past eleven games. They are twelfth in that span in offensive efficiency with 115 points per 10 possessions. Seven of their top eight scorers are healthy. Current form good as in their past five games shooting nearly 50% with 43.3% from three. Respect the Jazz but the line is a bit inflated based on their recent point spread success. Looking at their past five games the Jazz are surrendering 46% shooting. Play Hornets +12.5.
Washington Wizards vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 2/22/2021
Wizards at Lakers—NBA free pick is Washington Wizards +6.5. Wizards have won four straight after a win at Portland by seven on Saturday. Washington fourth in defensive efficiency in that span holding teams to 105.2 points per 100 possessions. Lakers have failed to cover three of four. They lost Anthony Davis in that Denver game so in their past four games they sit near the bottom of the league in offensive efficiency with only 106 points per 100 possessions. Washington is in the top half at 113.6 per 100. Wizards have five of their six top scorers in the lineup with Beal and Westbrook healthy on the court together. Play Washington +6.5.
Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 2/22/2021
Heat at Thunder—Free pick is Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder to play over the total of 212 points. Thunder will be on a back to back in this spot after beating Cleveland on Sunday night. OKC has played to over in all five back to back spots this year as they surrender 121.6 points per game which is nine points above overall average. They are scoring five above overall average with margin of defeat at nine points. Thunder had to pick up pace in these games as they often got down losing by nearly double digits. Past five games Thunder is making nearly 39% from three. Defensively in that span Miami is allowing 46.4% shooting and 112 points per contest. Play Heat and Thunder Over 212.