Free NBA Picks For Today 4/5/2021
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 4/5/2021
Knicks at Nets—NBA pick is New York Knicks +6. New York has rest advantage in this spot after their 44 point win at Detroit on Saturday. Back to back spot for the Nets in this spot after their eight point road loss at Chicago on Sunday. Nets have failed to cover seven of nine and James Harden is dealing with a hamstring issue. Knicks in good defensive form as in their past five games allowing 41.6% shooting along with 33.7% from three. Brooklyn in those nine games sit 22nd in defensive efficiency giving up nearly 114 points per 100 possessions. Play Knicks +6.
Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 4/5/2021
Wizards at Raptors—NBA free pick is Washington Wizards +5. Wizards are in the better shooting form of these two teams as in their past five games hitting on 46.6%. Raptors have lost 13 of 15 games. They moved out Norman Powell. Fred VanVleet is on the injury report. Raptors shooting form poor as in their past five games hitting only 43.8%. Westbrook plays and Beal is questionable for the Wizards. Play Wizards +5.
Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 4/5/2021
Jazz at Mavericks—Free pick is Dallas Mavericks +5.5. Dallas has won and covered four straight. The looked strong in their 22 point road win at Washington on Saturday. Mavs in their past five games are shooting nearly 48% along with 37% from three. Defensively holding opponents to 43.2% along with 28.4% from beyond the arc. Jazz a good team but not on the cover run as a few months back. Utah has failed to cover nine of their past 15 games. In that fifteen game span the Mavs are performing better defensively than the Jazz by allowing 106.6 points per 100 possessions good for third best. Play Dallas +5.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 4/5/2021
Kings at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Sacramento Kings -2. Kings are in the better shooting form as in their past five games shooting 48.2% along with 36% from three. They covered on Saturday in a one point loss to Milwaukee. Miserable season for the Timberwolves. Minnesota has lost seven of nine after a nine point loss to the 76ers on Saturday. In that period of five games the T Wolves shooting only 42.2%. Two of the top three scorers are out for Minnesota. Impacting depth also Rubio and Nowell could miss. Play Sacramento -2.
Detroit Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 4/5/2021
Pistons at Thunder—NBA free pick is Detroit Pistons -3. Pistons have shown more of a pulse of these two teams. They have covered six of their past ten. Past five games Pistons are shooting 38.5% from three. Thunder has shut down Al Horford for the season and their leading scorer Alexander out. OKC sitting much of the rotation. Thunder past five games hooting only 41.5% and surrendering 49.4%. They have failed to cover five of six as the Thunder sits second last in defensive efficiency by allowing 118.5 points per 100 possessions. Oklahoma City also second last on the offensive side with 97.9 per 100. Pistons performing much-better in both areas. Play Detroit -3.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 4/5/2021
Cavaliers at Spurs—Free pick is San Antonio Spurs -9. Cleveland has lost by double digits in four of their past five games. In that period the team is shooting only 41.4% with 27% from three while surrendering 48.4% to opponents. Spurs are in the better shooting form hitting on 48.6% in that period. Play Spurs -9.
Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 4/5/2021
Suns at Rockets—NBA pick is Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets to play under the total of 220.5. Back to back for the Rockets after a home loss to the Pelicans. Suns in strong defensive form as in their past five games holding opponents to 42.4% along with 33.5% from three. Suns enter with two days of rest. Rockets lacking depth with Wall, Gordon, House Nwaba all out. Phoenix plays at a slow pace. Play Suns and Rockets under 220.5.