Free NBA Picks For Today 3/1/2021
Dallas Mavericks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 3/1/2021
Mavericks at Magic—NBA pick is Dallas Mavericks -7. Mavericks have won and covered three of their past four following their seven day layoff. Defense is improved as in their past five games holding opponents to 44.7% and 33.9% from three. Orlando is the worst shooting team in the league. They are without Cole Anthony and Aaron Gordon two scorers. They do have other rotational injuries. In their four games back in action the Mavericks sit best in defensive efficiency holding teams to 104.1 points per 100 possessions. Defense slipping on the Magic side as in their past five games surrendering 47.5% and 37.4% from three. They have lost and failed to cover three straight sitting second worst in offensive efficiency and near the bottom on the defensive side. Play Mavericks -7.
Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 3/1/2021
Jazz at Pelicans—NBA free pick is New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz to play over the total of 235 points. Pelicans have gone over in 22 of 26. Their defensive numbers poor as in their past five games allowing 50.3% shooting with 40% from three while connecting on 49% overall. Jazz have gone over in four of five by shooting 49.5% and 41.2% from beyond the arc and surrendering 46.3% from the field. Pelicans have gone over in ten of eleven as they sit last in defensive efficiency allowing 123 points per 100 possessions and first on the offensive end with 123 per 100. Utah offensively near the top in that span at 119.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Pelicans and Jazz over 235.
Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 3/1/2021
Nuggets at Bulls—Free pick is Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls to play over the total of 228.5. Nuggets have gone over in 12 of 17 on the road this season. They shoot nearly 48% away from home and surrendering 48.2%. Bulls have shown the ability to put up points against the poor defensive teams on their schedule. They have scored 120 or greater points in three of their past four games. Past five games Bulls are hitting on nearly 53% from the floor along with 37.4% from three. In that span Nuggets making 50% with 43.6% from beyond the arc while allowing 47.1% shooting. In those four games Bulls ninth in offensive efficiency with 115.7 points per 100 possessions. Nuggets in that span fourth with 118 per 100. Bulls game against Toronto cancelled so they avoid a back to back spot here. Play Denver and Chicago over 228.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 3/1/2021
Hornets at Trailblazers—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trailblazers to play over the total of 235.5. Hornets have played to over in 11 of their pat 14 games as they faced Sacramento on Sunday. All offense no defense is the form in their past five games as they shoot 47.4% with 39% from three while giving up 51.4% with 40% from beyond the arc. Portland defensive numbers not sharp now as in that span of games allowing 117.4 points, nearly 47% shooting and 37.7% from three. Trailblazers defensive rating was poor in February with the team allowing 117 points per 100 possessions while scoring a top ten 115.8 per 100. Play Charlotte and Portland over 235.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 3/1/2021
Pacers at 76ers—NBA free pick is Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers to go under the total of 223 points. Both of the 76ers top two scorers in Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris could miss due to injury. Pacers have scorers TJ Warren and Caris LeVert out. Added to that list could be Jeremy Lamb and Malcolm Brogdon to injuries. Past five games the 76ers shooting only 43.2% with the Pacers at 44.7%. 76ers bench is now limited with scoring options. Play Philadelphia and Indiana under 223.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 3/1/2021
Cavaliers at Rockets—Free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +2. Houston has lost eleven straight failing to cover ten of those games. Their current form poor as in their past five games shooting 39.2% with 27.4% from three while surrendering 50.2% and nearly 41% from three. Cavaliers int eh better form connecting on 47.5% and 38.3% from three in that span. They have won and covered three straight with a 16 point home win to the Rockets. In those eleven games Rockets last in offensive efficiency with 100.3 points per 100 possessions. They are also near the bottom defensively with 117.6 per 100. Play Cavaliers +2.
Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 3/1/2021
Nets at Spurs—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets -4. Spurs dealing with COVID and injuries to scorers and supporting cast. Brooklyn has won and covered nine of ten. Both Kyrie and Harden are not on the injury report. In those ten games Nets fourth in offensive efficiency with 120.5 points per 100 possessions with defensively showing improvement at 113.3%. In that span of ten games Spurs bottom third in offensive efficiency with 109.1 points per 100 possessions. Past five games Nets are shooting 48.2% with nearly 39% from three. Play Brooklyn -4.