Free NBA Picks For Today 2/23/2021
Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 2/23/2021
Hawks at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Atlanta Hawks -7. Cavaliers have lost ten straight and failed to cover 13 in a row. Eight of their past nine losses have come by double digits. In those 13 games the Cavs sit second last in defensive efficiency with 121.5 points per 100 possessions and last on offense with 103 per 100. Hawks in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 48%. They have won and covered two of three after a home win to Denver on Sunday. Cleveland current form atrocious as in their past five games allowing 52.6% shooting with 44.1% from three and hitting only 29.9% from three. Play Hawks -7.
Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 2/23/2021
Pistons at Magic—NBA free pick is Orlando Magic -2.5. Orlando will have their top three scorers in the lineup. Team has covered five of their past six games. They sit second best in defensive efficiency in that span allowing only 105.1 points per 100 possessions. Pistons are miserable on the road losing 14 of 16 surrendering 49.6% shooting. Detroit sits near the bottom in offensive and defensive efficiency on the road. Magic has won and covered all three on this home stand. Play Orlando -2.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 2/23/2021
Kings at Nets—Free pick is Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets to play over the total of 242. Kings have gone over in five of six. They sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency in that span surrendering 124 points per 100 possessions. Brooklyn faced Sacramento on their completed road trip and the teams combined for 261 points. Low profile game for the Nets so don’t expect much defensive intensity here. Past five games Nets are surrendering 50.2% shooting. Kings current form atrocious as in past five games allowing 54% shooting with 46% from three. Play Sacramento and Brooklyn over 242.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 2/23/2021
Timberwolves at Bucks—NBA pick is Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks to play under the total of 231 points. Timberwolves have slowed down the tempo in their past two games resulting in low scoring games and unders. There has been a head coaching change but still believe emphasis is to fix this bad defense. Bucks also a team looking to get better defensively. Past five games Bucks are holding opponents to 107.7 points per 100 possessions. Offense sits at 107.3 as they have been without Jrue Holiday. Play Milwaukee and Minnesota under 231.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 2/23/2021
Trailblazers at Nuggets—NBA free pick is Portland Trailblazers and Denver Nuggets to play over the total of 230.5. Back to back spot for Portland and the team has gone over in four of those five games scoring four points above average. They are surrendering three points above average in this spot. Trailblazers form heading into Monday was poor defensively as in their past five games allowing nearly 48% shooting well from three past five games at 40.4%%. They have played to over in 11 of 15 scoring 118 points per 100 possessions and surrendering 116.5. Denver in that span of five games hitting on 50.4% with 41% from three and giving up nearly 49% overall. Play Nuggets and Trailblazers over 230.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 2/23/2021
Warriors at Knicks—Free pick is New York Knicks +2.5. New York has covered eight of their past ten with one push. In that span of ten games the Knicks sits third best in defensive efficiency with 106.4 points allowed per 100 possessions. Warriors in poor defensive form as in their past five games allowing 47.1% shooting with 40% from three. Warriors have lost four of five on the road. Wiseman is out for the Warriors and Curry questionable with an illness. Play Knicks +2.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 2/23/2021
76ers at Raptors—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors +1.5 Toronto has won four straight win wins twice to Milwaukee and against the 76ers on Sunday. Past five games Raptors defending well holding teams to 43.5% with 32.4% from three point range. Four straight losses on the road for the 76ers. Defensive form horrible in their past five games by allowing 49.7% shooting. They sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency in that span surrendering 116.6 points per 100 possessions. Toronto is number one in that span with 103.5 per 100. Play Raptors +1.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 2/23/2021
Celtics at Mavericks—Free pick is Dallas Mavericks +1.5. Dallas had a long layoff of seven days between days. Head coach Rick Carlisle used that time on practice and the improvement showed holding Memphis to 92 points in their win on Monday. They held the Grizzlies to only 91.1 points per 100 possessions a massive improvement. Boston enters in shaky shooting form as in their past five games hitting only 44.9% with 32.2% from three. They are not getting enough from the supporting cast to support Brown and Tatum. Marcus Smart a key contributor will be out until early next month. Play Mavericks +1.5.
Washington Wizards vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 2/23/2021
Wizards at Clippers—NBA pick is Washington Wizards +11.5. Washington has now won and covered five straight after their win to the Lakers on Monday. It is a back to back for Washington but they face no travel in this spot. In that win streak the Wizards are hitting on nearly 49% and holding opponents to 43.5%. They sit sixth in defensive efficiency in this streak by allowing 105.9 points per 100 possessions and the top half offensively with 113 per 100. LA Clippers not playing defense at an elite level. In that span of five games, they are surrendering 47%. LAC has failed to cover six of eight at home. Clippers had their statement game against the Jazz then let down in a loss to Brooklyn. Don’t think the Wizards bring out the best from LA here. Play Washington +11.5.