Free NBA Picks For Today 3/13/2021
New York Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 3/13/2021
Knicks at Thunder—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder -5. Knicks defense has began to struggle. They do give up open looks from the outside and now paying for it. Past five games New York allowing 48.1% shooting with nearly 40% from three. OKC has won and covered two straight after their eight point home win to Dallas on Thursday. In that five game span the Knicks sit in the lower third in defensive efficiency surrendering 115 points per 100 possessions. Offensive is near the bottom as well with 109 per 100. OKC eighth in defensive efficiency in this five game period. Play Thunder +5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 3/13/2021
Pistons at Nets—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons to play over the total of 228 points. Nets shooting the ball well as in their past five games connecting on 49.2% with 42% from beyond the arc. Pistons have shot well too as in that span connecting on 46.3% along with 37.2% from beyond the arc. In that span Brooklyn sits tops in offensive efficiency with 121 points per 100 possessions. Over has come in their past three head to head meetings. Pistons sit near the bottom of the league in road defensive efficiency allowing 114 points per 100 possessions as they surrender nearly 49% shooting. Play Brooklyn and Detroit over 228.
Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets Nets NBA Pick Prediction 3/13/2021
Raptors at Hornets—NBA free pick is Charlotte Hornets -2. Charlotte a healthy team has won two straight. They are in great shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 48.2% with 40.2% from beyond the arc. Toronto is dealing with cluster injuries as out are Siakam, VanVleet and Anunoby to COVID protocols. Raptors defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 49% with 41.1% from three. Play Charlotte -2.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 3/13/2021
Bucks at Wizards—Free pick is Milwaukee Bucks -10.5. Milwaukee has gotten healthier and has won seven of their past eight after their 33 point home win to New York on Thursday. Past five games Bucks shooting 48.4%. Wizards on a back to back after facing Philadelphia on Friday. Bradley Beal is banged up. In that five game span the Wizards are surrendering 47.4% with 38.2% from beyond the arc. In that eight game span the Bucks sit sixth in offensive efficiency with 116.3 points per 100 possessions. They sit seventh on the defensive side with 107.9 per 100. Wizards lower third in offensive efficiency with 110.1 per 100 possessions. Play Milwaukee -10.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 3/13/2021
Kings at Hawks—Free pick is Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks to play over the total of 240 points. Both teams played at a fast pace in their first game back from the All Star Break with Sacramento putting up 125 points on Houston and the Hawks 121 on the Raptors. Kings a poor defensive team as on the road surrendering 48.1% with 39.4% from three. In their past five games Sacramento connecting on 50.2%. Kings last in the NBA in defensive efficiency with the Hawks the 22nd worst. Play Atlanta and Sacramento over 240.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 3/13/2021
Trailblazers at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Portland Trailblazers and Minnesota Timberwolves to play over the total of 233. Both teams enter in poor defensive form. Timberwolves past five games allowing 49.6% shooting. Trailblazers in that span giving up 47.7% with 39.1% from three. Portland gave up 127 points to Phoenix back from the break. Minnesota has played to over in five of six sitting near the bottom in defensive efficiency with 116.3 points allowed per 100 possessions. Portland is worse at 118 per 100. Trailblazers near the leaders on the offensive side with 117.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Portland and Minnesota over 233.
Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 3/13/2021
Pacers at Suns—NBA free pick is Phoenix Suns -6.5. Suns have covered 14 of their past 16 after their win at Portland following the break. Their shooting form outstanding as in their past five games hitting on 51.7% with 40.9% from three. Defensively holding opponents to 45.1%. Pacers in horrid defensive form as they took on the Lakers on Friday in that span of five games allowing 53.5% with 43.1% from beyond the arc. They are without TJ Warren who averages 15 points per game. Caris LeVert may return after a long injury layoff and could be rusty. Pacers on a back to back in this spot and have failed to cover five of six returning from the break. In those six games Pacers sitting near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 107.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Phoenix -6.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 3/13/2021
Mavericks at Nuggets—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets -3. Denver is on a back to back after playing at Memphis. But they returned Friday from the All Star Break so they had a long layoff. Nuggets score six points above overall average in back to back games covering three of five. They hit the break in great form as in their past five games hitting on 53.1% with 41% from three while holding opponents to 44.2% along with 29.5% from beyond the arc. Mavericks lack depth and that shows up against the top tier teams in the Western conference. Nuggets covered four straight hitting the break sitting second in offensive efficiency with 123.1 points per 100 possession and third on defense with 103.8 per 100. Play Denver -3.