Free NBA Picks For Today 3/31/2021
Portland Trailblazers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Trailblazers at Pistons—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons +7. Pistons have covered seven of their past ten following their fourteen point home win to Toronto on Monday. Detroit in that period showing improvement defensive holding opponents to 45.2% shooting. Trailblazers have failed to cover eight of twelve. Defensive form for Trailblazers poor as in their past five games allowing 50% shooting along with 41.2% from three. In that twelve games span the Trailblazers sit last in defensive efficiency surrendering 120.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Detroit +7.
Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Heat at Pacers—NBA free pick is Miami Heat -1.5. Miami responded with two days of rest following their ten point win to the New York Knicks. Rest is what the Heat needed after facing three sets of back to back since the All Star Break and playing a heavy load of games. Past five games Heat holding opponents to 45.2% shooting. Pacers have been an up and down team. They come off a bad 132-124 loss at Washington. In that period of five games the Pacers are surrendering 49.1% shooting with 39.2% from three point range. They have failed to cover 11 of 15 as Indiana sits 22nd in defensive efficiency allowing 113 points per 100 possessions. Play Miami -1.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Raptors at Thunder—Free pick is Toronto Raptors -7.5. Looking to go against this Thunder team as they announced they would shut down Al Horford and look to younger players. OKC is looking towards the draft. OKC leading scorer Alexander is out. Thunder telling fanbase and players that winning is taking a back seat. Past five games Oklahoma City allowing 47.4% shooting. Raptors core is healthy and in desperate need of a win here. Play Toronto -7.5.
New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Knicks at Timberwolves—NBA free pick is New York Knicks -3.5. New York has covered ten of their past fifteen games with a push. In their past five games Knicks hitting on 37% from three and holding opponents to 44.9%. Timberwolves have lost 14 of 18 games. Their defensive form poor as in that period of five games allowing 48% shooting along with 42.3% from beyond the arc. This month the Timberwolves are near the bottom in defensive efficiency by allowing 116.6 points per 100 possessions. In that period Knicks eighth giving up 109.7 per 100. Play Knicks -3.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Jazz at Grizzlies—Free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +8. These teams meet for the third time in six days. Grizzlies have covered 11 of their past 15 games. Past five the team is shooting 47.3%. Utah has had recent struggles on the road failing to cover seven of their past ten games. Away from home the Jazz are allowing 46.2% shooting along with 37% from three. Past ten games on the road the Jazz sit 21st in defensive efficiency by allowing 115.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Memphis +8.
Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Kings at Spurs—NBA pick is San Antonio Spurs -2.5. San Antonio is a bounce back spot after getting embarrassed by the Kings at home in their loss on Monday. Spurs in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 47.5%. In that period Kings defense poor by surrendering 47% along with 40.2% from three point range. On the road the Kings are near the bottom of the league in defensive efficiency allowing 116.1 points per 100 possessions. Play San Antonio -2.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Bucks at Lakers—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -8.5. Bucks looking for a bounce back after getting embarrassed at the Clippers losing by 24 points on Monday. Past five games Milwaukee is shooting 48% from the floor along with 45% from three. Lakers in that period in poor shooting form at 43.4% along with 31.8% from beyond the arc. LA could only score 100 on Cleveland and 96 to Orlando. LAL lost LeBron six games ago and in that period sit second worst in offensive efficiency with 99.8 points per 100 possessions. In that period the Bucks sit ninth at 115.2 per 100. Play Milwaukee -8.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Mavericks at Celtics—NBA free pick is Dallas Mavericks -1. Boston could be without Jaylen Brown who is questionable with a hip injury. They have lost six of nine after a six point home defeat to New Orleans. Past five games Boston allowing 47.2% shooting along with 40% from three. Doncic and Porzingis both healthy and not on the injury report for the Mavs. They are in the better defensive form. In that period of five games Dallas shooting 48.6% along with 36.1% from three. In those nine games the Celtics sit 25th in defensive efficiency by allowing 114 points per 100 possessions. Dallas performing better by three points on defense and by five points offensively. Play Mavericks -1.
Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Rockets at Nets—Free pick is Houston Rockets +14.5. Christian Wood has been upgraded to probable for the Rockets with an illness. Nets have failed to cover seven of nine. Motivation is a factor here for Brooklyn with such a high point spread. Past five games Brooklyn shooting only 44.9% along with 30.6% from three. Rockets shooting better of late and in that five game period hitting o 44.8% along with 36.2% from three and holding opponents to 33.2% from beyond the arc. In those nine games the Nets sit 21st in defensive efficiency by allowing 113 points per 100 possessions. Play Houston +14.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 3/31/2021
Bulls at Suns—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls +7. Prefer the spot with the Bulls as they have rest advantage in this game. Zach LaVine has a bad ankle and is questionable. Suns hit with a back to back here. They just came off a four game east coast road trip and with one day of rest host the Hawks and have to play the Bulls the following day. Suns are in the beginning of rough scheduling spot the next few weeks with lots of games in a short period of time. The NBA schedule does take wins and covers away from teams. Suns are a victim of that here. Bulls have covered 14 of 20 on the road. Play Chicago +7.