Free NBA Picks For Today 3/11/2021
Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Celtics at Nets—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets -2.5. Brooklyn hit the break winning and covering ten of their past eleven games. In their past five games prior to the break the team shot 50% with 39% from three. Celtics have struggled to defend this season. They have been without Marcus Smart a catalyst on defense for some time to injury. Celtics are surrendering 46.8% shooting on the year. Nets in those eleven games sits tops in offensive efficiency with nearly 122 points per 100 possessions. Defensively the Celtics sat behind Brooklyn in that span with 114.4 points per 100 possessions sitting in the lower third of the NBA. Play Nets -2.5.
New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Knicks at Bucks—NBA free pick is New York Knicks +10.5. New York has covered 14 of their past 18 with a push. In their past five games prior to the break the team was shooting 51% with 45.6% from three. Milwaukee has failed to cover eight of their past twelve. They have not been an elite defensive team this year. In those twelve games the Bucks sat in the lower half in defensive efficiency by allowing 113 points per 100 possessions. Also, bottom half on the offensive side. Knicks in that twelve game span sits fourth in defensive efficiency by surrendering 108.1 points per 100 possessions. Play New York +10.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Timberwolves at Pelicans—Free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans to play over the total of 239. New Orleans has played to over in 14 of their past 19 games with one push. All offense no defense for the Pelicans as in their past five games shooting 49.1% while surrendering 49.6% shooting and 39% from three. Timberwolves in that span has been poor defensively allowing 52% with 40.4% from three. They have gone over in four of five. Past 15 games Pelicans tops in offensive efficiency with 122 points per 100 possessions and second last defensively at 121.4 per 100. Timberwolves near the bottom defensively in this span at 115 per 100 possessions. Play Minnesota and New Orleans over 239.
Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Pistons at Hornets—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons +5. Tough to back a Charlotte Hornets team that has their struggles on the defensive side of the ball. They hit the break surrendering nearly 52% shooting with 40.2% from three in their final five games. Pistons did shoot the ball well hitting the break. Also, Blake Griffin has moved on to the Nets. As a favorite of three or greater the Hornets have failed to cover four of five. Getting five points or greater the Pistons have covered 17 of 24 with a push. Play Pistons +5.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Hawks at Raptors—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks -2.5. Atlanta showed better defensive performance in their past five games hitting the break holding opponents to 44.6% with 32% from three. Team has won and covered two straight as the team responds with the coaching change. Toronto has been hit hard with COVID protocols as out are VanVleet, Siakam and Anunoby. Bench also impacted with Terrence Davis out. It has been impacted the Raptors defense as in that span of five games surrendering 48.6% shooting and 43% from three sitting second last in defensive efficiency with 122.6 points allowed per 100 possessions. Play Hawks -2.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
76ers at Bulls—Free pick is Chicago Bulls -3.5. Philadelphia will be without Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to COVID protocols. 76ers have a thin bench that has issues contributing for the team. Philadelphia has not defended as well on the road. Chicago will have four of their top five scorers in the lineup. They shot well hitting the break as in their past five connecting on 52% with 38.6% from three while limiting opponents to 31.5% from beyond the arc. Play Bulls -3.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Magic at Heat—NBA pick is Orlando Magic and Miami Heat to play under the total of 214.5. Orlando is banged up as they could be without four of their top six scorers in this game. Magic is the worst shooting team as they hit only 43.2% from the floor. Heat are third best in the league in field goal defense limiting opponents to 44.6%. Miami will be without their second leading scorer as Bam Adebayo is out. Heat has played at the slowest pace past five. Play Miami and Orlando under 214.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Mavericks at Thunder—NBA free pick is Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder to play under the total of 219. Since their COVID week off the Mavericks have worked to improve their defense. What has resulted is Dallas playing to under in six of their past seven games. Past five games Dallas is holding opponents to 42.6% shooting. Oklahoma City is constructed to compete by defending . They are near the bottom in the league in field goal and three point shooting. Team was shooting only 42.6% in the final five games prior to the break. They have gone under in six of eight. In that seven game span the Mavericks are third best in defensive efficiency by allowing 104.4 points per 100 possessions. Thunder fourth best at 106.1 per 100. Both teams also playing at a slow pace. Play Dallas and Oklahoma City under 219.
Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Suns at Trailblazers—Free pick is Phoenix Suns -4.5. Phoenix top five scorers are available in this spot. Team has won 14 of their past 16 games. Trailblazers still trying to navigate with two key starters out of their lineup with CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic out. In their past five games Suns are shooting 50.1% with 37.7% from three while holding teams to 33.3%. Trailblazers lack the depth and shooting as well as the Suns. Play Portland -4.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Warriors at Clippers—NBA pick is Golden St Warriors +7. Tough to back this Clippers team they look great at times and not so great. They are not defending at an elite level as in their past five games prior to the break surrendering 46.7% with 40.7% from three. They have failed to cover four of five sitting 22nd in defensive efficiency surrendering 116 points per 100 possessions. Offensive rating poor as well at 110.8 per 100. Too inconsistent to lay this many points. Play Warriors +7.
Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 3/11/2021
Rockets at Kings—NBA free pick is Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings to play over the total of 228.5. Sacramento have played to over in 15 of their 20 homes games. Kings poor defense can make bad teams look good. Without LeBron and Davis in the lineup they still allowed 120 points to the Lakers. Both teams defending poorly as in their past five games the Kings allowing 51.7% with 42.1% from three and the Rockets surrendering 51.2% along with 40.1% from beyond the arc. Kings in that span connecting on 50.3% and have gone over in 10 of 12. Play Sacramento and Houston over 228.5.