Free NBA Picks For Today 3/26/2021
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Celtics at Bucks—NBA pick is Boston Celtics +5.5. Milwaukee has failed to cover six of nine. They were unable to get enough separation on Boston in their meeting on Wednesday which resulted in a Bucks two point win. Celtics in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 47% along with 39.5% from beyond the arc. Bucks have a losing spread record on the campaign as they are surrendering 45.4% shooting but bottom half of the league in three point defense in allowing 37.1%. Celtics a good three point shooting team. Play Boston +5.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Nuggets at Pelicans—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets -2. Denver has been able to respond with a win following a defeat in their past four spots. They are in great shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 50.2%. Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball has a hip flexor and is questionable. Team has had their issues defensively on the season. They are 22nd this month in defensive efficiency allowing 114 points per 100 possessions. Nuggets outperforming the Pelicans offensively and defensively in that period. Play Denver -2.
Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Pacers at Mavericks—Free pick is Dallas Mavericks -4.5. Pacers have been an up and down team. Defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 48.3% shooting along with 37.6% from beyond the arc. Mavericks in outstanding offensive form as in that period hitting o 51.7% along with 43.4% from beyond the arc. Mavs shooting and defending better than the Pacers now. In that five game period the Pacers sit 22nd in defensive efficiency allowing 114.3 points per 100 possessions. Dallas much better at both ends in that period scoring 122.2 per 100 and allowing 109.2 per 100 possessions. They are best in offensive efficiency in that span. Play Dallas -4.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Grizzlies at Jazz—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +10. Memphis enters on a three game win streak and has covered nine of their past twelve games. They are the team in better offensive form as in their past five games holding opponents to 43.3% along with 33.9%. Jazz have failed to cover five of eight and Grizzlies covering nine of twelve. A bit too many points on the Jazz side here. Play Memphis +10.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Hawks at Warriors—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks and Golden St Warriors to play under the total of 220.5. points. Stephen Curry remains out for the Warriors. They have gone under in five straight as they are shooting only 43% from the floor along with 34.4% from three. Hawks have shown improvement defensively since the coaching change. In that five game period allowing 44.5% shooting. Atlanta has gone under in five of seven. In that seven game period the Hawks sit seventh in defensive efficiency holding teams to 108.5 points per 100 possessions. Warriors are tenth at 109 per 100 defensively and second worst on the offensive side at 104.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Atlanta and Golden St under 220.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Nets at Pistons—Free pick is Brooklyn Nets -5. Brooklyn has been good in bounce back situations of late. James Harden sat out in Utah in a back to back situation and questionable here. Detroit has lost nine of twelve. Their defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 47.2% shooting along with 39% from three. In that period the Pistons sit 20th in offensive efficiency with 110.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Nets -5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Suns at Raptors—NBA pick is Phoenix Suns -4.5. Suns have been strong following a defeat covering 11 of 14 and five of six on the road. Past five games the Suns are shooting 49% from the floor. Raptors in that span hitting only 44.5% while surrendering 46.6% along with 39% from three. Toronto has lost nine of ten with the win coming against a Nuggets team on a back to back. In that period the Raptors third worst in defensive efficiency with 118 points per 100 possessions. Suns fourth best surrendering 107.9 per 100. Play Phoenix -4.5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Trailblazers at Magic—NBA free pick is Orlando Magic +11.5. Orlando traded away Gordon, Fournier and Vucevic away. Orlando is used to playing without Gordon and Fournier who has spent their fair time on the injury report and were starters for the worst shooting team in the NBA. This gives reserves time to prove themselves. Magic has rest advantage in this spot. Portland on a back to back after playing at Miami on Thursday who sat Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic. Trailblazers in poor defensive form as in his past five games allowing 50.4% along with 41% from three. Portland has failed to cover eight of eleven as they sit last in offensive efficiency allowing 121 points per 100 possessions. Play Orlando +11.5.
Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Heat at Hornets—Free pick is Charlotte Hornets +3. Rest advantage for the Hornets as they return home a two game win streak with wins at San Antonio and Houston. Past five games Hornets shooting 38.2% from three. In that period the Heat shooting only 42.3% along with 29.2% from beyond the arc. Heat has lost and failed to cover four straight. Dragic and Butler status are in question as they sat out Thursday with injury and illness. Newly acquired Victor Oladipo will not play. In those four games Heat second worst in defensive efficiency allowing 123.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Charlotte +3.
Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Rockets at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5. Rockets rebuild continues as they traded away Victor Oladipo. Eric Gordon is out due to injury. Houston has lost 21 of 22 games after a 25 point home defeat to the Charlotte Hornets. Timberwolves stood pat during the trade deadline. They are in the better shooting form hitting on 46.5% over their past five games. Month of March Rockets sit second last in offensive efficiency with 104.2 points per 100 possessions. In that period Minnesota better at nearly 112 per 100. Play Minnesota -3.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 3/26/2021
Cavaliers at Lakers—NBA free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +5.5. Cavaliers with rest advantage entering this game. They are in the better form as in their past five games shooting 47% from the floor and nearly 38% from three while holding opponents to 45.9% along with 33.1% from beyond the arc. LA in that period hitting 46.3% while surrendering 48.2% to opponents. Lakers have lost and failed to cover four straight after their loss at home to the 76ers. Cavs have covered three of five sitting eighth in defensive efficiency holding teams to 109 points per 100 possessions. In those four games Lakers third worst in offensive efficiency with 103.8 points per 100 possessions. Cleveland performing better. Play Cavaliers +5.5.