Free NBA Picks For Today 3/24/2021
Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Nuggets at Raptors—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets -1. Toronto has lost nine straight after an 18 point defeat to Houston. Rockets broke a 20 game losing streak. Raptors were hit hard with COVID to their star players and may need some time to regain 100%. OG Anunoby is questionable and may rest on Wednesday. Toronto in their past five games is shooting only 42% with 32.6% from three while giving up 47.5%. Denver in that period is connecting on 49.6% and 40.3% from three as they took on Orlando on Tuesday. In those nine games the Raptors sit second worst in defensive efficiency by allowing 118.3 points per 100 possessions. Nuggets tops on the offensive side in that period at 119 per 100. Play Denver -1.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Cavaliers at Bulls—NBA free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +6. Cavs enter in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting 47% from the floor. They have covered seven of twelve. Bulls have lost three of four after a 25 point home loss to the Utah Jazz. Chicago is surrendering nearly 48% shooting on their home court. They could be without 11 point per game scorer Wendell Carter in this spot as he suffered a shoulder injury in the loss to Utah. In those four games the Bulls sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 104.5 points per 100 possessions. Cavs in that period scoring 111 per 100. Play Cleveland +6.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Hornets at Rockets—Free pick is Houston Rockets +3. Rockets broke their 20 game losing streak with an 18 point win to Toronto. Christian Wood now has some games under their belt and the Rockets offense has shown improvement. In Wood’s two games back in the lineup the Rockets sits 11th in offensive efficiency with 114.5 points per 100 possessions and eighth defensively at 107 per 100. Charlotte took a huge blow by losing point guard LaMelo Ball to a broken wrist and is out. Hornets in their past five games are allowing 52.1% shooting. Last game of a five game road trip and will be playing their 10th road game in 13 games. Play Houston +3.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Mavericks at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Dallas Mavericks -8. Dallas enters with two days of rest following their 40 point win at Portland. Mavs in great form as in their past five games shooting 52% with 44% from three and holding teams to 43.7%. They have covered five of eight. Timberwolves have lost and failed to cover three of four with the losses coming by nine points or greater. Minnesota defensive form poor as in that span of five games allowing 50.2% along with 47% from three. They have failed to cover 12 of 16. Month of March the Timberwolves sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency by allowing 117.1 points per 100 possessions. Dallas in that period 11th defensively allowing 110 per 100 and third best on offense. Play Mavericks -8.
LA Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Clippers at Spurs—NBA free pick is San Antonio Spurs +6. Tough to back this Clippers team as they have not defended well as in their past five games allowing nearly 50% shooting with 40.3% from three. They overcame a 21 point deficit and needed their backups to win and cover to the Hawks. Spurs in good form as in that span of five hitting on 48% and 36% from three while holding opponents to 32.9% from three. Spurs have covered four of five as they sit ninth in defensive efficiency allowing 107.5 points per 100 possessions. Clippers allowing 115.2 per 100 on defense in that period. Play Spurs +6.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Hawks at Kings—Free pick is Atlanta Hawks -3. Hawks scorer De’Andre Hunter will play his second game since returning from injury. He averages nearly 17 points per game. Atlanta form is good as in their past five games hitting on 47% with 38.2% from three while limiting opponents to 42.8%. They have covered seven of nine. First home game for the Kings after a six game east coast road trip. It started with a 15 point loss to the Hawks. Sacramento has failed to cover 14 of 21 at home as they give up 49.7% shooting there. Kings last in defensive efficiency at home by surrendering 120.3 points per 100 possessions. 14 points per game Marvin Bagley is out. In those nine games Atlanta sixth in defensive efficiency allowing 107.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Hawks -3.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Grizzlies at Thunder—NBA pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +5.5. OKC enters in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 46.3% along with 43.5% from three. They return home on a two game win streak. Thunder has a home win to Memphis ten days ago. Memphis shooting form poor as in their past five games hitting only 43.2% along with 28.5% from beyond the arc. On the road the Grizzlies are giving up 47.4% shooting. In that five game stretch the Grizzlies second worst in offensive efficiency with 104.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Oklahoma City +5.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Nets at Jazz—NBA free pick is Utah Jazz -6. Nets will continue to be without Kyrie Irving. Brutal spot for the Nets in a back to back in high elevation following a game at Portland on Tuesday. They score five fewer points than overall average in back to back games. Brooklyn in their past five games is surrendering 47% shooting along with 36% from three. Jazz return home winning three of five on their road trip after their 25 point win at Chicago. During that trip the team shot 47% along with 39.6% from three sitting third in offensive efficiency with 118.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Utah -6.
Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Pistons at Pacers—Free pick is Detroit Pistons +6. Detroit enters with two days of rest. They have covered four of their past six games. Pacers have lost nine of thirteen games after their 27 points loss to Milwaukee who was without Giannis. Indiana in poor defensive form as in their past five games allowing 47.1% shooting along with 40% from three. Malcolm Brogdon and Myles Turner are questionable with injuries and they combine for 35 a game. TJ Warren is out and he averages 15.5 points per game. In those thirteen games the Pacers sit 20th in defensive efficiency surrendering 113.4 points per 100 possessions with the Pistons sitting at tenth. They are dead even offensively. Play Detroit +6.
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Celtics at Bucks—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -3.5. Giannis remains questionable for Wednesday. Bucks did pound Indiana without Giannis by 27 points on Monday. They have won eleven of their past twelve. Celtics continue their struggles this season after their six point loss at Memphis. Boston has lost and failed to cover four of five as they are surrendering 47.1% shooting along with 39% from three. Bucks in good form on both ends of the court as in that period making 49% and nearly 40% from beyond the arc. In that period of five games the Celtics near the bottom in defensive efficiency with 117.1 points per 100 possessions. Bucks second in that span at 102.9 per 100 allowed. Play Milwaukee -3.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 3/24/2021
Suns at Magic—NBA free pick is Phoenix Suns -7.5. Both teams on back to back in this spot. Suns have won 11 of 14 after their ten point win at Miami. Phoenix in great form as in their past five games shooting 51% with 39.7% from three while holding opponents to 32.4%. Magic in that period making only 42.5%. They are the worst shooting team in the NBA. Magic has lost 11 of 12 after an 11 point home defeat to Denver on Tuesday. In those fourteen games Suns third best in offensive efficiency with 118.4 points per 100 possessions. They sit third best on the defensive side. Orlando second worst in that period in offensive efficiency with 104.9 per 100. Play Suns -7.5.