Free NBA Picks For Today 2/26/2021
Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2021
Kings at Pistons—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons +1.5. Sacramento on a back to back after playing at New York on Thursday. Sacramento is 1-5 straight up in back to back games as they score five points below overall average. As they faced the Knicks the Kings have lost and failed to cover eight straight. In those eight games the Kings are second last in defensive efficiency allowing 122.3 points per 100 possessions. Pistons a lot better in that span at 111 per 100. Kings current form poor as in their past five games allowing 49% shooting with 40% from three. Pistons at least has shown a pulse winning three of their past seven to the Magic, Celtics and Pelicans. Play Detroit +1.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2021
Pacers at Celtics—NBA free pick is Indiana Pacers +3. Celtics are struggling as the team returns home losing all three on their road trip. Their defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 48.5% shooting with 39.4% from three point range. They are near the bottom in defensive efficiency in that span surrendering 118 points per 100 possessions. Pacers are in better form on both ends of the court. They are converting 48% from the floor and nearly 37% from three. They are holding teams to 44.8% and 29.7% from beyond the arc sitting ninth in defensive efficiency at 107.8 per 100. Celtics miss Marcus Smart as he is expected back following the All Star Break. He is the spark plug for this team. Play Pacers +3.
Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2021
Rockets at Raptors—Free pick is Houston Rockets +7. Rockets got back Victor Oladipo on Wednesday and he had a cold shooting night in their loss to Cleveland. Second game back he will be better. Wall, Oladipo and Gordon can generate the offense together to cover this big number. Raptors in their past five games are shooting only 44.5%. They have lost and failed to cover two straight after their 116-108 loss to Miami on Wednesday. They sit in the lower third in offensive efficiency in that five game span with 108.4 points per 100 possessions. With Oladipo with a game under his belt will put a blind eye on the recent Rockets team numbers. Play Rockets +7.
Phoenix Suns vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2021
Suns at Bulls—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls +5.5. Bulls have been a good underdog covering 14 of 20. They have won five of six overall. Their defensive rating has been good in those six games sitting 7th at 107.1 points per 100 possessions. Past five games Bulls shooting at 52.5%. Chicago does have scoring depth on their team. Suns not defending as well in that span surrendering nearly 48%. Phoenix comes off a three point home loss to Charlotte blowing a big lead. Play Chicago +5.5.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2021
Hawks at Thunder—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +3. Two games ago the Hawks dropped a one point decision to Cleveland. Atlanta defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 50% shooting with 39.1% from three. OKC has won two of three after their win to San Antonio on Wednesday. They have covered six of ten sitting fourth best in defensive efficiency allowing 107 points per 100 possessions. Thunder past five games are making 39.6% from three. Atlanta has lost 9 of their past 13 games sitting third last in defensive efficiency surrendering 119 points per 100 possessions. Play Oklahoma City +3.
Portland Trailblazers vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2021
Trailblazers at Lakers—Free pick is Portland Trailblazers +5. Lakers have lost and failed to cover five of their past six games. They lost Anthony Davis early in their loss to Denver. Since the Lakers sit third worst in offensive efficiency with 105.1 points per 100 possessions. Defensive numbers have slipped in that span to 15th in the league as LA sat at number one for much of this season. That is a huge drop in production in both ends of the court. Portland has covered seven of nine. Their offensive numbers have been good in those nine games with 118.2 points per 100 possessions good for seventh in the league. Dennis Schoder is expected back for LA, but he last played ten days ago. Play Portland +5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2021
Hornets at Warriors—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets +6.5. They have covered 8 of their past 13 games and enter with momentum following a come from behind 124-121 win at a hot Phoenix team. In that span of games the team averages 114.4 points per 100 possessions which is better than the Warriors. Hornets can shoot themselves into a game as in their past five games hitting on 48.1% with 38% from three. Warriors current shooting form not as good. First home game for the Warriors after a four game road trip back east. They closed the road trip on back to back games they had a travel day for this spot. Play Charlotte +6.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2021
Jazz at Heat—NBA free pick is Utah Jazz -6.5. Not going to get in front of his Utah team. They have covered 22 of their past 25 games. Their current form good as in their past five games shooting 48.4% with 42% from three. Could be key injuries in this spot for Miami as questionable are both Tyler Herro with a hip and Bam Adebayo with knee tendonitis. Jazz averaging 120 points per 100 possessions in February and are best defensively at 105 per 100. Play Utah -6.5.
LA Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 2/26/2021
Clippers at Grizzlies—Free pick is LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies to play over the total of 224.5. LA was embarrassed last night in their 122-94 defeat by Memphis. They were held to just 40% shooting against a poor shooting team in the Grizzlies. Clippers had no excuse because Leonard, Batum and George played. LA plays back to their seasonal average offensively here. Past five games they are making 47.5% with 40%% from three. Issue with Clippers is they are not an elite defense as in that span surrendering 49.1% with 38.4% from beyond the arc. Grizzlies are surrendering 40.6% from that in that slew of five games. Play LA Clippers and Memphis over 224.5.