Free NBA Picks For Today 3/12/2021
Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 3/12/2021
Nuggets at Grizzlies—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +3.5. Memphis has gotten healthier and has much needed depth to support their starters. They have covered seven of ten following their 15 point home win to Washington. Past five games Grizzlies holding opponents to 43.3% shooting with 27.6% from beyond the arc. Nuggets have not defended well on the road surrendering 47.5%. During that ten game span the Grizzlies sit best in defensive efficiency allowing 103.8 points per 100 possessions. Play Memphis +3.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 3/12/2021
Pacers at Lakers—NBA free pick is LA Lakers -4.5. LeBron James back in the lineup for the Lakers. They have won and covered three of their past four as Dennis Schroder returned to the lineup. Pacers have failed to cover six straight. They miss Ty Warren and Caris LeVert who combined for nearly 35 points per game. In those six games the Pacers sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 107.5 points per 100 possessions and in the bottom third defensively. As they hit the break Pacers in their past five games allowing 53.5% shooting and 43.1% from three. Play Lakers -4.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 3/12/2021
Cavaliers at Pelicans—Free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +8. Cleveland hit the break winning four of their past five covering all five of those games. They are in great form in that stretch hitting on 49% with 41.1% from three while limiting opponents to 45.6% shooting and 35.1% from beyond the arc. In that span the Pelicans defense has been poor surrendering 49.6% with 39% from beyond the arc. New Orleans on a back to back after facing Minnesota on Thursday. Pelicans have lost five of six in back to back games on the year. In that five game stretch the Cavaliers sat fourth in offensive efficiency holding opponents to 104.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Cleveland +8.
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 3/12/2021
Heat at Bulls—NBA pick is Miami Heat -2.5. As Miami faced the Magic the team has won and covered seven of their past eight games. They are by far the better of the two on defense as in their past five games holding opponents to 43.9% with 32.8% from beyond the arc. In that span of five games Chicago surrendering 48% shooting with recent home defeats to Phoenix and Denver by margin. In that stretch of eight games the Heat sit fifth in defensive efficiency holding teams to 106.6 points per 100 possessions. Bulls sitting in the bottom half of league. Play Heat -2.5.
Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 3/12/2021
Magic at Spurs—NBA free pick is San Antonio Spurs -7. San Antonio with rest advantage in this spot looking to bounce back from a loss at Dallas on Wednesday. They are in the better shooting and defensive form as in their past five games hitting on 46.8% and 40% from three while limiting the opposition to 45.5%. Orlando is on a back to back after facing Miami. They are dealing with several injuries to their rotation. Magic defense has been poor as in that five game span allowing 50% shooting and 39.5% from three. This is the worst shooting team in the NBA. Spurs have gotten healthier their shooting will lead to a sizeable win here against a Magic team fifth worse in offensive efficiency on the season. Play San Antonio -7.
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 3/12/2021
Rockets at Jazz—Free pick is Utah Jazz -13.5. Tough to back the Houston Rockets here as the team has lost fourteen straight and failing to cover thirteen as they took on Sacramento on Thursday night. In their past five games Rockets were shooting only 38.7% with 29.1% from beyond the arch while surrendering 51.2% and 40.1% from beyond the arc. Jazz have covered 11 of their past 15 games. Past five games the team is making 40.7% from three. In that stretch of fifteen games Utah sits fourth in offensive efficiency with 119.2 points per 100 possessions. Rockets are last in that stretch with 100.4 per 100. Play Utah -13.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 3/12/2021
76ers at Wizards—NBA pick is Washington Wizards +4.5. Washington with rest advantage as they look to bounce back after their road loss at Memphis on Wednesday. They have covered nine of their past twelve games. Philadelphia will be without Ben Simmons with COVID protocols though Embiid is probable. This is a back to back for the 76ers after battling the Bulls on Thursday. This team does not defend as well on the road. Philadelphia has failed to cover all five in back to back spots as they give up 10 points above overall average and score four fewer. Wizards do sit ninth in defensive efficiency in that twelve game stretch by allowing 110.2 points per 100 possessions. They have covered three straight against the 76ers. Play Washington +4.5.