Free NBA Picks For Today 3/3/2021
Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Hawks at Magic—NBA pick is Orlando Magic +4. Orlando with rest advantage in this spot after covering as a seven point underdog to Dallas on Tuesday. They have covered six of their past ten games as they rank in the top half in defensive efficiency in that span allowing 111 points per 100 possessions. Hawks in a back to back spot where they are 1-5 straight up as they average four points below overall average. Atlanta defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 49% shooting with 38% from three. They are without their third leading scorer D’Andre Hunter to injury and banged up in the rotation is Cam Reddish. Play Magic +4.
Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Pacers at Cavaliers—NBA free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +6. Indiana has now lost and failed to cover ten of their past thirteen following their 16 point loss at Philadelphia. Pacers missing 34 points from their lineup with the injury to TJ Warren and Caris LeVert. Defensive form poor for Indiana as in their past five games allowing 49% with 38.1% from three point range. Cavs have won and covered four straight. Past five games they are shooting 48% with 37.2# from three. Indiana bottom third in offensive efficiency in this thirteen game stretch with 109.7 points per 100 possessions. During their four game win streak the Cavs sit second in defensive efficiency surrendering 102.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Cleveland +6.
Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Bulls at Pelicans—Free pick is Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans to play over the total of 236.5. Pelicans have played to over in 23 of their past 27 games. Current over run is 11 of 12. Pelicans past five games shooting 50.1% while surrendering 48%. Chicago also in great offensive form as in their past five games hitting on 53.3% with 39.2% from beyond the arc. In that span of twelve games New Orleans sits best in offensive efficiency with 123.6 points per 100 possessions and last on defense with 122.5 per 100. They are a healthy team. Bulls play at the fifth fastest pace in the league. Play Chicago and New Orleans over 236.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Thunder at Mavericks—NBA pick is Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks to play under the total of 224.5. OKC will enter with three days of rest. Defense has come off the rails for the Thunder but with this much time off to practice look for improvement. They need to defend to competed in games as they sit 25th shooting at 44.9% and 28th from three at 34.4%. Dallas missed a week of action with COVID issues. They were in horrid defensive form and worked to correct that. Mavs have played to under in four of five as they held teams to 44.1% shooting. They sit tenth in defensive efficiency since returning to action allowing 107.5 points per 100 possessions. Play OKC and Dallas under 224.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Jazz at 76ers—NBA free pick is Philadelphia 76ers +3.5. Utah has cooled off a big losing and failing to cover three of six. Defense is sliding as in their past six games surrendering 48% shooting with 36.6% from three. Team in that span of six games sits in the lower third in defensive efficiency allowing nearly 113 points per 100 possessions. 76ers have won 15 of 18 at home. They are in the better defensive form as in their past five games allowing 44.8% shooting with 34.2% from three. Play 76ers +3.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Nets at Rockets—Free pick is Brooklyn Nets -9.5. Houston has lost and failed to cover 12 straight. In those 12 games they are surrendering 49.3% shooting with 39.6% from three. Brooklyn has won and covered nine of their past ten games and shows no mercy on teams. They will run it up. In that span of ten games the Nets sit third in offensive efficiency with 121.1 points per 100 possessions. Rockets are last in that span with 99.4 per 100. During this losing streak Rockets making only 40% from the field and 27% from three. Play Nets -9.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Hornets at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets -2.5. Don’t want to support this Minnesota team that has lost and failed to cover eight straight. Past five games Timberwolves shooting only 41.9% with 33.5% from three while giving up 50.1% and 38.6% from beyond the arc. Charlotte in better offensive form as in that span hitting on 48.7% with 38% from beyond the arc. During their losing streak the Timberwolves sit second last in offensive efficiency with 103.6 points per 100 possessions. Charlotte in the top third at 112.7 per 100. Timberwolves still without DeAngelo Russell. Play Hornets -2.5.
LA Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Lakers at Kings—NBA free pick is LA Lakers and Sacramento Kings to play over the total of 224 points. Sacramento is pretty good on the offensive end of the court. In their past five games they are shooting 48.1% with 37.1% from three point range putting up 118 points per game. Their path to the basket is made easier here without LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the lineup for the Lakers. This should increase the pace on the court for both teams adding more than average possessions. Kings defense horrid in that span of five games by allowing 51.3% with 42% from three. Play LA and Sacramento over 224.
Golden St Warriors vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Warriors at Trailblazers—Free pick is Golden St Warriors -2. Warriors had won and covered three straight until they dropped a game to the Lakers. Golden St is in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 47.2%. They sit tied for second in defensive efficiency in this time window. Portland has lost four of five as the team is shooting only 43.6% and surrendering 47% with 37.2% from three. Trailblazers fourth worst in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 118.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Golden St -2.
Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 3/3/2021
Pistons at Raptors—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors playing under the total of 211 points. Raptors are without their two leading scorers and several more rotational players to COVID protocols. Pistons play at a slow pace and have played to under in eight of their past ten games. Past five games Pistons shooting 44.3% with 31.4% from three with Toronto hitting 43.8%. Raptors defending in that span holding teams to 41.5%. In those tens games Pistons sitting near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 106 points per 100 possessions. Play Toronto and Detroit under 211.