Free NBA Picks For Today 3/17/2021
Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Nets at Pacers—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets -3.5. Nets have won 13 of their past fourteen games. Team in excellent form as in their past five games shooting 51.5% with 40.8% from three while holding opponents to 42.6% shooting. Pacers have lost seven of nine after their 15 point loss at Denver on Monday. Indiana defense in horrid form as in their past five games allowing 49.5% with 41.6% from three. Pacers in those nine games sitting near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 108.1 points per 100 possessions. Nets in those fourteen games sit second best in offensive efficiency with 121 points per 100. Defensively they sit in the top half of the league. Play Nets -3.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Bucks at 76ers—NBA free pick is Philadelphia 76ers +5.5. Philadelphia is without Joel Embiid but relatively healthy on the rest of their roster. Team is shooting well as in their past five games hitting on 54.2% along with 41.3% from beyond the arc. 76ers have won six straight and eight of their past nine. In those nine games the 76ers sit best in defensive efficiency with 102.7 points per 100 possessions. Philadelphia sits at 18-3 on their home court. Milwaukee has not defended well on the road by surrendering 46.7% shooting. Play 76ers +5.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Kings at Wizards—Free pick is Washington Wizards -3. Tough to back Sacramento as the team has lost and failed to cover 14 of their past 17 games. Past five games the Kings surrendering 48% shooting. Wizards have played a tough schedule of late but has had more success over that span of seventeen games than the Kings. Sacramento is without their fourth leading scorer Marvin Bagley. Kings sit second last in defensive efficiency this month as they are surrendering 119.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Washington -3.
Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Raptors at Pistons—Free pick is Detroit Pistons +3.5. Raptors have lost five straight. They have been hit hard with COVID protocols to key players as out were Siakam, VanVleet and Anunoby. Their form has been poor as in that streak of losses the team is shooting 42.7% and surrendering 49.7% along with 39.5% from three. Pistons in that span making shots at 46.7%. Raptors sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency in that losing period by allowing 119.5 points per 100 possessions. Offensively near the bottom as well with 107.6 per 100. Pistons better in both areas. Play Detroit +3.5.
Golden St vs. Houston NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Golden St at Houston—NBA pick is Golden St Warriors -12.5. Another double digit loss for the Houston Rockets as they fell 119-107 to the Hawks on Tuesday. Ten straight defeats by ten or greater points for Houston and 16 overall. Past five games Rockets shooting 41% with 31.2% from three while surrendering 52.3% and 43% from three point range. Warriors in the better shooting and defensive form. They are a healthy team with rest advantage in this spot with the Rockets in the back to back spot. For the month of March the Rockets sit second last in offensive efficiency with 103.2 points per 100 possessions. Expected to miss for Houston at Oladipo, Wall, Wood, Gordon and Tucker. Play Golden St -12.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Spurs at Bulls—NBA free pick is San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls to play over the total of 227. These are two team in poor form defensively. Past five the Spurs are allowing 47.6% shooting with the Bulls at 47.5%. Chicago in a back to back but they play a lot of guys with their fast pace and saw the return of Lauri Markkanen to the lineup. Both teams shooting the ball well in that period of time. Play Chicago and San Antonio over 227.
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Celtics at Cavaliers—NBA free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +9. Boston has dropped three of four after their eight point home loss to Utah on Tuesday. They have failed to cover seven of ten. Celtics in their past five games are surrendering 46.5% shooting with 41.7% from three. Cavs have shown better three point defense in that span limiting opponents to 33.8%. Cleveland ran into a better defensive team in Miami in their defeat on Tuesday. Celtics in the month of March sit last in defensive efficiency allowing 120 points per 100 possessions. Play Cleveland +9.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Hornets at Nuggets—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets +6.5. Charlotte on a four game win streak. They hit the road in good shooting form as in their past five games shooting 47.5% with 41.2% from three. This is a healthy team. Nuggets in that span of five games are surrendering 38% from three. Nuggets missing two from their rotation with Gary Harris and Monte Morris out. In those four games Charlotte sitting third in defensive efficiency by allowing 102.2 points per 100 possessions. Denver in that period in the middle of the pack giving up 113 per 100. Nuggets a losing spread record at home failing on 11 of 18. Play Hornets +6.5.
Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Heat at Grizzlies—NBA free pick is Miami Heat -2. Miami got Adebayo back in the lineup as they have gotten healthier. They have won 12 of 13 after their 15 point home win to Cleveland. Past five games Heat holding teams to 41.4% shooting. Three straight losses for Memphis after their 23 point road loss at Phoenix on Monday. Grizzlies in that span of five games hitting only 32.3% from three while allowing 48% shooting and 37% from beyond the arc. Heat in those 13 games sit tops in defensive efficiency surrendering 104.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Miami -2.
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 3/17/2021
Clippers at Mavericks—Free pick is LA Clippers -2.5. LAC bounced back from that humiliating loss to New Orleans with a ten point win to Dallas on Monday. Clippers past five games are shooting 47.4% along with 43% from three point range. Mavericks not shooting quite that well. Three point defense for the Mavericks not good as in that range of game allowing 39%. Mavericks defense beginning to slip as since returning from the break the team is allowing 116.4 points per 100 possessions ranking 22nd. Play Clippers -2.5.