Free NBA Picks For Today 4/3/2021
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Cavaliers at Heat—NBA pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +12.5/ This is a steep climb for a Miami Heat team to cover. Laying over five points they have failed to cover nine of fifteen with a push. Past five games the Heat are playing at the fifth slowest pace in the league. That allows for opposing teams to set up defensively and hurts shooting percentage. Miami averages only 106 points per game with 45.7% shooting and 34.4% from three. Play Cleveland +12.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Bucks at Kings—NBA free pick is Sacramento Kings +7. Both teams are on back to back spots in this game but Sacramento remains at home and Milwaukee the traveling team. Bobby Portis a scorer for the Bucks status is in question with COVID protocols. Also, must worry about Giannis playing in a back to back. Remember he recently missed a game due to knee soreness. As they faced the Lakers the Kings were in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 51.3% along with 38.3% from three. In that period Bucks allowing nearly 47% shooting along with 41.3% from beyond the arc. As they took on the Trailblazers the Bucks had failed to cover 14 of 22 on the road as they are giving up 46.4% shooting. Take Sacramento +7.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Thunder at Trailblazers—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +11.5. Both teams on back to back spots. Thunder did earn a ten point victory against the Raptors to close out their home stand. Tough spot for Portland as they returned home from a four game trip east then get a day off and get hit with back to back games. Trailblazers defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 48.1% shooting along with 37.5% from three. Not much depth in this Trailblazers roster. OKC going with younger players with no Horford and Alexander out. They were ten points good enough against a struggling Raptors team. Play Oklahoma City +11.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Mavericks at Wizards—NBA pick is Dallas Mavericks -6.5. Dallas was impressive in the fourth quarter in their 13 point win at the Knicks on Friday night. Past five games Mavericks are shooting 47.3% while holding opponents to 45.5% along with 33.2% from three. Bradley Beal is dealing with a hip injury. Wizards have lost ten of thirteen after their 29 point loss at Detroit on Thursday. Play Dallas -6.5.
New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Knicks at Pistons—NBA free pick is New York Knicks -2.5. Knicks look to rebound from a loss on Friday to the Mavericks. This Pistons team is nowhere near as talented as Dallas as they don’t have the perimeter shooting abilities. Detroit has lost five of seven. In their two meetings against Detroit this season the Knicks have won by ten and nineteen points shooting 54% along with 51%. Play New York -2.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Timberwolves at 76ers—Free pick is Philadelphia 76ers -10. Rest advantage in this spot for the 76ers after their 20 point road win at Cleveland on Thursday. They have been covering when facing the losing teams on their schedule of late. They have covered ten of fourteen with one push. Timberwolves on a back to back after a twelve point defeat at Memphis. Minnesota has lost six of eight as they sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 105.1 points per 100 possessions. In that fourteen game period the 76ers sit best in defensive efficiency surrendering 102.5 points per 100 possessions. Play 76ers -10.
Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Pacers at Spurs—NBA pick is San Antonio Spurs -5.5. Pacers on a back to back after a 17 point home defeat to Charlotte on Friday. Pacers could be without key players on Saturday as questionable are Sabonis and Brogdon. Indiana in their past five games hitting only 44.8% and surrendering 47.3% to opponents. Spurs with rest advantage after an overtime loss at home to Atlanta on Thursday. San Antonio in that span of five games making 47.2% from the field. Pacers have failed to cover four of six as they sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 105.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Spurs -5.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Magic at Jazz—NBA free pick is Orlando Magic +16. Orlando has covered five straight and eight of their past ten games after their five point win at New Orleans on Thursday. They sit with rest advantage in this spot. Utah has failed to cover two straight after not being able to separate enough to cover 11 on the Bulls winning by seven on Friday. Past five games Magic holding opponents to 43.7% shooting and 35.8% from beyond the arc. Play Orlando +16.