Free NBA Picks For Today 3/14/2021
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 3/14/2021
Grizzlies at Thunder—Free pick is Memphis Grizzlies -5.5. Memphis has covered five straight. Their form in that period has been outstanding by shooting 47.7% with 36.8% from three while limiting opponents to 41.5% overall and 26.8% from beyond the arc. OKC a poor shooting team connecting only 43.3% and 32% from beyond the arc in that five game span. They are the second worst three point shooting team in the NBA. They are in a back to back after getting blown out at home to the Knicks. Memphis also has gotten healthier adding depth to their bench. Shai Gilgeous Alexander is bothered by a quad contusion that forced him to miss the Knicks game. OKC has failed to cover five of seven back to back spots as they surrender seven points above overall average. Grizzlies during this five straight cover run sit best in defensive efficiency by allowing 98.3 points per 100 possessions. In that period Thunder third worse offensively with 100.2 per 100. Play Memphis -5.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 3/14/2021
Jazz at Warriors—NBA pick is Utah Jazz -6.5. Utah came off a long layoff from the All Star Break and pulled away late in a 15 point win to Houston on Friday. Their shooting form outstanding in their past five games hitting on 46.4% and 39% from beyond the arc. Warriors not hitting their threes as well at 32.2% in that span. Jazz has covered 11 of their past 15. They sit fourth in offensive efficiency in that span with 119 points per 100 possession. Jazz are sixth on the defensive side with 109.1 per 100. Team scorers and defenders all healthy. Warriors have failed to cover four straight sitting last in offensive efficiency with 95.7 points per 100 possession. Play Utah -6.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 3/14/2021
Spurs at 76ers—NBA free pick is Philadelphia 76ers -2. Both teams dealing with impact player injuries. Spurs are sidelining LaMarcus Aldridge to trade him. 76ers have covered seven of their past nine. They have blowout wins to the Wizards and Bulls despite having key players out. Past five games 76ers shooting 52.1% with 38% from three. Philadelphia 16-3 straight up at home. Spurs have struggled to defend on the road. Since returning from the break the Spurs sit in the bottom half of the league in offensive efficiency held to 104 points in each game. 76ers since the break third best in offensive efficiency with 123.3 points per 100 possessions. Play 76ers -2.
Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 3/14/2021
Heat at Magic—Free pick is Miami Heat -6.5. Orlando continues with their cluster injuries as announced out are Cole Anthony, Evan Fournier and James Ennis. Questionable are Aaron Gordon and Terrence Rose. This is already the worst shooting team in the NBA as the Magic connect on only 43%. They have lost seven straight. Past five games Magic shooting only 43.2% wile surrendering 48% and 38% from three. In that span the Heat limiting opponents to 41% and 31.7% from beyond the arc. They have covered eight of ten sitting second best in defensive efficiency holding opponents to 104.8 points per 100 possessions. Orlando third worst on the offensive side in that span with 104 per 100. Play Miami -6.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 3/14/2021
Cavaliers at Hawks—NBA pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +6. Cavs have rest advantage in this spot. They look to bounced back after a loss to New Orleans off the break. Prior they had covered five straight. Atlanta on a back to back after facing Sacramento on Saturday. They are without their third leading scorer De’Andre Hunter to injury and reserve Cam Reddish to injury impacting their depth. Hawks have lost five of seven in back to back spots scoring three fewer than overall average and giving up two greater on defense. Cavs have won both meetings against the Hawks this season and has covered six straight against Atlanta. Play Cleveland +6.
Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 3/14/2021
Celtics at Rockets—NBA free pick is Boston Celtics -10.5. Tough to back this Houston outfit that has failed to cover 14 of 16 losing fifteen straight. Eight straight double digit losses for the Rockets and 12 double digit losses in their past 14. Rockets past five games shooting only 37.8% with 25.1% from three while surrendering 51.5% and 37.5% from beyond the arc. In that five game span the Celtics shooting 50.2% along with 40% from three. In those fourteen games the Rockets last in offensive efficiency with 99.9 points per 100 possession and near the bottom defensively at 117.3 per 100. Celtics offensive form carries them here against a Rockets team that can’t shoot. Play Boston -10.5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 3/14/2021
Trailblazers at Timberwolves—Free pick is Portland Trailblazers -5. Trailblazers have performed better of these two in back to back games and have shown to be able to beat up on the bad teams on their schedule. Timberwolves are getting outscored by 7 points in back to back games as they have lost six of eight straight up. In their past five games Portland doing a good job from the three point line at 38.5% while the Timberwolves in this span making only 44.1% along with 31.4% from beyond the arc. Minnesota has failed to cover nine of ten as they opened this two game series. They sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency in this ten game span with 105.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Portland -5.
LA Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 3/14/2021
Clippers at Pelicans—NBA pick is LA Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans to play over the total of 236 points. Clippers returned from the All Star Break with a solid performance against the Warriors putting up 130 points. Past five games they are shooting 47.3% with 41.5% from three. Clippers defensive specialist Patrick Beverly had to leave last game with a knee injury. LA has not played well defensively this season. Pelicans defensive form poor as in their past five games surrendering nearly 47% but connecting on 48% from the floor. New Orleans returned from the All Star Break and gave up 135 points to Timberwolves. LAC played fast in their win to the Warriors. New Orleans has gone over in 16 of 20 at home. Play Clippers and Pelicans over 236.
Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 3/14/2021
Raptors at Bulls—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls to play over the total of 231.5. Rest advantage for Chicago in this spot as the Raptors on a back to back playing their third game in four nights. As Toronto faced the Hornets on Saturday they were short handed and in bad defensive form. Past five games Raptors surrendering 49% with 41.1% from three. Question marks surrounding Siakam, VanVleet and Anunoby who are dealing with COVID protocols. Bulls have gotten healthier with Markkanen back in the lineup. Toronto has gone over in five of seven in back to back games surrendering six greater points than overall average. Five straight overs for the Raptors as they met Charlotte sitting last in defensive efficiency with 122.5 points per 100 possessions allowed. Bulls 23rd in that span surrendering nearly 116 per 100. Play Chicago and Toronto over 231.5.