Free NBA Picks For Today 3/21/2021
Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
Pacers at Heat—NBA pick is Indiana Pacers +4.5. Indiana comes off the 27 point win to the Heat on Friday. Past five games Indiana shooting 49.4% shooting. Heat has lost and failed to cover two straight. Shooting form poor for Miami as in that span of five games hitting 43.4%. Goran Dragic banged up for the Heat. In that five game period the Heat sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 105.6 points per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
Thunder at Rockets—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +1. Nineteen straight losses for the Rockets after their 13 point home loss to Detroit. Past five games Rockets shooting 41.5% with 29% from three. They are surrendering 48.8% along with 42.6% from beyond the arc. OKC in better offensive form as in that period hitting on 46.3% along with 40.3% from beyond the arc. Rockets have failed to cover 11 of 12. In those twelve games Houston sits last in offensive efficiency with 100 points per 100 possessions and near the bottom defensively at 117.7 per 100. Play OKC +1.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
Pelicans at Nuggets—Free pick is Denver Nuggets -5.5. Pelicans could be without point guard Lonzo Ball who has a hip injury. They are 0-2 on this road trip dropping both games at Portland. Nuggets in great shooting form as in their past five games hitting o 48.5% along with 40.5% from three. Pelicans have struggled to defend on the road where they surrender 48%. They sit last in road defensive efficiency allowing 117.8 points per 100 possessions. Play Denver -5.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
Magic at Celtics—NBA pick is Orlando Magic +8.5. Fournier and Gordon are back for the Magic. They are in the better defensive form as in their past five games holding teams to 44.4% shooting along with 32.2% from three. They have covered four of five. Boston has failed to cover nine of twelve. Three straight losses including defeat to the Cavaliers and Kings. In those twelve games the Celtics third worst in defensive efficiency giving up 118 points per 100 possessions. Magic in that five game period sitting 8th in defensive efficiency holding opponents to 107.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Magic +8.5.
Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
Wizards at Nets—NBA free pick is Washington Wizards +8. Wizards enter in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 49.7%. They come off a nine point win to Utah and play on two days of rest. Brooklyn has failed to cover three of their past four struggling to get enough separation. They are hitting only 34.6% from three in that span of five games. In those four games the Nets sit 13 in offensive efficiency with 113.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Washington +8.
Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
Raptors at Cavaliers—Free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5. Cleveland has been competitive on their home court covering four of their past five games. It is a four game losing streak for the Raptors after dropping a three point home decision to Utah. They have VanVleet, Siakam and Anunoby back after sidelined due to COVID protocols. Question is how long before these star athletics get back to 100% as it may take a few games for that to happen. Play Cavaliers +7.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
Bulls at Pistons—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls -3. Pistons 0-7 straight up facing teams in their division as they surrender 52% shooting. Past five games overall Detroit is allowing 46.4% shooting. Bulls in that span of games holding teams to 45.2% along with 32.1% from beyond the arc. Chicago has covered three of four. Their shooters are healthy as Markkanen has returned to the lineup. Chicago has covered 13 of 17 on the road. Play Bulls -3.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
76ers at Knicks—NBA free pick is Philadelphia 76ers -1. New York will be without three of their top five scorers. Knicks have been held to an average of 95 points per game in their past two games. New York in their past five games hitting only 43.6% while surrendering 49.4% to opponents. 76ers in the better offensive form as in that span of five games making 49.3% with 42.5% from beyond the arc. They are limiting teams to 28.7% from beyond the arc. 76ers have covered nine of eleven. Philadelphia sits tops in offensive efficiency in that period holding teams to 101.7 points per 100 possessions. Play 76ers -1.
LA Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
Lakers at Suns—Free pick is Phoenix Suns -3.5. Major concern for LA as LeBron James had to leave the lineup in their five point loss to Atlanta on Saturday with an ankle sprain. Anthony Davis remains out. Jared Dudley out and Marc Gasol could miss as well. Suns in great shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 53% with 44.6% from three. They have covered nine of twelve. Phoenix second best in offensive efficiency in that period with 119 points per 100 possessions and near the top defensively at 106.7 per 100. Play Suns -3.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 3/21/2021
Mavericks at Trailblazers—NBA pick is Portland Trailblazers +1.5. Portland has won five of seven after their six point win to Dallas on Friday. Past five games Portland hitting on 38.5% from three while the Mavericks defensively surrendering 42% from beyond the arc. Trailblazers have their two star guards healthy in Lillard and McCollum. Portland in those seven games sits best in offensive efficiency with 122.4 points per 100 possessions. That is a lot better than Dallas. Play Trailblazers +1.5.