Free NBA Picks For Today 3/22/2021
Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 3/22/2021
Kings at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +4. Cavs have covered seven of their past eleven following their win to Toronto on Sunday. Cavaliers face no travel in this spot. Kings come off a 25 point defeat at a Philadelphia team without Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in the lineup. Past five games Kings surrendering 49.2% shooting. They have failed to cover 13 of 18 games. Kings sit third worst in defensive efficiency surrendering 117.6 points per 100 possessions. Cavs sit in the top half defensively in this period. Play Cleveland +4.
Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 3/22/2021
Pacers at Bucks—NBA free pick is Indiana Pacers +10. Pacers showing improvement after sweeping the Miami Heat in a two game series. Indiana is in great shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 49.5% along with 38.5% from three. Bucks have failed to cover five of their past seven games after not getting enough separation from the Spurs in a recent win. Issue for Milwaukee is Giannis has been listed as doubtful with a sprained knee. Play Indiana +10.
Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 3/22/2021
Jazz at Bulls—Free pick is Chicago Bulls +9.5. Chicago has covered four of five after their win at Detroit on Sunday. Bulls past five games are shooting 46% and holding teams to 32.1% from three. Utah has failed to cover six of seven. Jazz in poor defensive form as in their past five games surrendering 48.4% along with 38.4% from beyond the arc. In those seven games the Jazz sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency allowing 116 points per 100 possession. Bulls are sixth best in that period allowing 106.7 per 100. Their shooters are back healthy and play a lot of guys. Play Chicago +9.5.
Atlanta Hawks vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 3/22/2021
Hawks at Clippers—NBA pick is Atlanta Hawks +6.5. Trae Young is expected to play here. Hawks has won eight straight after their win on Saturday afternoon to the LA Lakers. Atlanta in great form as in their past five games shooting 48.1% with 38.5% from three while holding opponents to 41.7% along with 30.6% from beyond the arc. Clippers don’t bring their best every game. They are an inconsistent team. LAC defensive form poor as in their past five games surrendering 49.4% shooting along with 38.2% from three. They have failed to cover five of eight. In those eight games LA sitting 21st in defensive efficiency allowing 113.1 points per 100 possessions. Atlanta is number two surrendering 105 per 100. In those eight games the Hawks are outperforming the Clippers offensively. Play Atlanta +6.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 3/22/2021
Thunder at Timberwolves—NBA free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves -2. Minnesota with rest advantage in this spot. Team has won three of their past five games covering four of six. In those past five games Timberwolves are shooting 49.4%. OKC is on a back to back after edging Houston on Sunday, a team on a 19 game losing streak. Thunder could be without three of their six top scorers with Gilgeous-Alexander, Bazley and Hill all on the injury report. Thunder has failed to cover five of nine in back to backs with a push. They are allowing six points above overall average on no rest. T’Wolves in those six games sit second in offensive efficiency with 117.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Minnesota -2.
Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 3/22/2021
Hornets at Spurs—Free pick is San Antonio Spurs -5. San Antonio has been good beating up on the losing teams on their schedule. Past five games Spurs are shooting 48.3% from the field. It has been a disastrous road trip for the Charlotte Hornets. They have lost and failed to cover all three games and have lost Melo Ball for the season with a broken wrist. Terry Rozier is also dealing with a hip injury but may play. Hornets in poor defensive form as in their past five games allowing 50.2% shooting. They have defended poorly on the road surrendering 49.2% shooting on the season. On this road trip Charlotte sits last in defensive efficiency surrendering 123.7 points per 100 possessions and they are near the bottom offensively. Play Spurs -5.
Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 3/22/2021
Celtics at Grizzlies—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +1. Boston on a back to back in this spot. Tristan Thompson is out and there are questions about Kemba Walker’s status which will impact the Celtics depth. Boston is 3-5 straight up and against the spread in back to back games this year as they surrender four points above overall average and score four points below. They have failed to cover five of seven. Memphis was able to bounce back and earn an eight point win to Golden St on Saturday. They have covered seven of ten. Grizzlies in that period second best in defensive efficiency surrendering 103.6 points per 100 possessions. Celtics near the bottom in that period at 116 per 100. Play Grizzlies +1.
Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 3/22/2021
Raptors at Rockets—NBA free pick is Toronto Raptors -8.5. Continue the fade on the Houston Rockets who losing streak has now reached 20 straight games. Rockets dealt away Tucker and Erick Gordon is out with a groin injury. Toronto a healthy team now for the third straight game. Rockets in their past five games allowing 48.4% shooting with 41.7% from three. For the month of March, Houston last in offensive efficiency with 102.7 points per 100 possessions. VanVleet, Siakam and Anunoby now healthy together will bounce from their loss at Cleveland with a strong effort here. Play Toronto -8.5.