Free NBA Picks For Today 3/4/2021
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 3/4/2021
Bucks at Grizzlies—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +6. Grizzlies have covered six of their past ten. In that span they sit second in defensive efficiency holding teams to 107.5 points per 100 possessions. Bucks have failed to cover six of ten after a 31 point home loss to Denver. Bucks in that span surrendering 112.4 points per 100 possessions. Past five games Milwaukee is allowing nearly 47% shooting. Grizzlies in that five game span making 47.1% from the floor and nearly 36% from three point range. They have also gotten healthier. Play Memphis +6.
Golden St Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 3/4/2021
Warriors at Suns—NBA free pick is Phoenix Suns -5. Phoenix has rest advantage coming off a ten point win at the Lakers on Tuesday. They have won and covered 15 of their past 18 games. Past five games Suns shooting 50% with 39.6% from three and limiting the opposition to 32.6% from beyond the arc. Warriors three point defense has been shaky in that span as they are giving up nearly 39%. Golden St on a back to back after playing at Portland on Thursday night. Always to have worry about Green in back to backs especially with the All Star Break starting. Oubre has also been banged up and Curry returned from major injury. Warriors average five points below overall average in back to back games. Past 15 games Phoenix is second in offensive efficiency with 121 points per 100 possession and in the top ten defensively. Play Suns -5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 3/4/2021
Raptors at Celtics—Free pick is Boston Celtics -7.5. Celtics have won three straight after their five point home win to LA Clippers on Tuesday. Celtics in their past five games are shooting nearly 48%. Toronto is on a back to back after facing Detroit shorthanded. Out for the Raptors on Thursday will be Siakam, Anunoby, VanFleet, That is their top two and fifth leading scorers on the team. In that span of five games the Raptors shooting only 43.8%. During this win streak, Boston is fifth in offensive efficiency with 118.5 points per 100 possessions. Raptors have failed to cover four of six in back to backs as they score six fewer points and allow five greater than overall average. Play Boston -7.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 3/4/2021
Nuggets at Pacers—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets -4. Denver has won and covered all three games on this road trip and have rest advantage after their 31 point win at Milwaukee on Tuesday. Past five games Denver is shooting 40% with 40.1% from three while holding opponents to 44.5% overall and 29.2% from beyond the arc. Pacers in poor defensive form as they faced Cleveland on Wednesday on a four game losing streak. Past five games Pacers surrendering 49% with 38.1% from three. Pacers missing 34 points from their lineup with TJ Warren and Caris LeVert out. Also banged up are Sabonis, Lamb and MdDermott. With the All Star Break you must question their playing status. During losing streak Indiana averaging only 106.3 points per 100 possessions near the bottom of the league. On this three game trip the Nuggets sit number one in offensive efficiency with 125.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Denver -4.
Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 3/4/2021
Kings at Trailblazers—NBA free pick is Portland Trailblazers -5. Both teams are on back to backs but Sacramento is the traveling team in this spot. As they hosted the Warriors, Portland has covered eight of their past eleven games. Kings have lost and failed to cover ten of eleven as they hosted a Lakers team with no Lebron or Anthony Davis on Thursday. Their defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 51.3% shooting with 42% from three. Sacramento could be short handed as Buddy Hield is dealing with an ankle sprain and Tyrese Haliburton a calf injury. That is two of their top five scorers. During that eleven game span the Trailblazers sit seventh in offensive efficiency with 117.2 points per 100 possessions. In that span the Kings second worst defensively in the league giving up 122.6 points per 100. Play Portland -5.
LA Clippers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 3/4/2021
Clippers at Wizards—Free pick is Washington Wizards +5.5. Last game before the All Star Break with LA returning next Thursday to action. Kawhi Leonard hits the injury report in this spot with a back injury. Out is scorer Marcus Morris and bench player Patrick Patterson. Clippers have lost three of four on this road trip. Defense in poor form as in their past five games allowing 48.2% shooting with 43.1% from three point range. Wizards have covered eight of their past ten. They are shooting effectively as in that past five game span hitting on 48.3% with 36.6% from three. On this road trip Clippers sit in the bottom third in defensive efficiency surrendering 115.7 points per 100 possessions and in the bottom third offensively with 110 per 100. Wizards in this time window tenth in defensive efficiency. Play Washington +5.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 3/4/2021
Thunder at Spurs—NBA pick is Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs to play under the total of 220.5. OKC with time off restored to a slow paced game against the Mavericks on Wednesday in resulting in an under the total. Slow and defensive is the style OKC must play to stay in games because they are a poor shooting team. Past five games Thunder shooting only 42.5% with 32.5% from three. Defensively they are holding opponents to 45.9% overall and 33.5% from beyond the arc. Spurs have shown improvement defensively in that period of five games allowing 44.3%. Play Oklahoma City and San Antonio under 220.5.
Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 3/4/2021
Heat at Pelicans—NBA free pick is Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder to play over the total of 227. New Orleans now on an over run of 24 of 28 after their game against the Bulls on Wednesday. Past five games Pelicans shooting 52.2% while surrendering 50.2% with 39.4% from beyond the arc. Miami could be without Butler and Adebayo who are nursing injuries which will impact their defense. Pelicans have gone over in 12 of 13. In that span they sit tops in offensive efficiency with 123.3 points per 100 possessions and on defense worst at 122.6 per 100. Will keep riding over with Pelicans. Play Miami and New Orleans over 227.
Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 3/4/2021
Pistons at Knicks—Free pick is Detroit Pistons +7. Pistons have covered six of seven in back to back games. Detroit showing improvement offensively as in their past five games hitting on 47.6% with 36.4% from three. Knicks defense in that span slipping a bit as they are giving up 45.6% along with 36% from beyond the arc. They do come off a 24 point win to Toronto following two days of rest. Not comfortable laying a high number with New York. Play Pistons +7.