Free NBA Picks For Today 4/7/2021
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Timberwolves at Pacers—NBA pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +2.5. Indiana on a back to back after their 16 point home loss to Minnesota. Pacers decimated with injuries. TJ Warren has not been listed as out for the regular season. Myles Turner has a sprained ankle. Brogdon and Sabonis questionable with injuries. Timberwolves four of five after their ten point win to Sacramento at home Monday. Pacers in past five games allowing 47.7% shooting. In that five game span the Pacers sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 103.8 points per 100 possessions. Play Minnesota +2.5.
Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Wizards at Magic—NBA free pick is Orlando Magic +2.5. Magic has the benefit of rest advantage with two days of rest for this spot. Magic has covered nine of their past twelve games. Wizards 1-7 straight up against the division. Their shooting form poor as in their past five games hitting only 44.8% with 31.1% from three. Bradley Beal dealing with a hip injury and questionable. Scorers Bryant out and Hatchimura questionable. Orlando’s patchwork lineup is trying in their games. In that period of five games Wizards sit second worst in offensive efficiency with 99.8 points per 100 possessions. Play Orlando +2.5.
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Knicks at Celtics—Free pick is New York Knicks +3.5. Boston on a back to back after their loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday. They are giving up four points above overall average with no rest. Knicks have covered two straight after a two point loss to Brooklyn on Monday. In their past five games they are connecting on 40% from three but holding opponents to 42.5% along with 32.2% from beyond the arc. Celtics in that period surrendering 41% from three point range. Knicks won the first meeting by 30. Play New York +3.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Pelicans at Nets—NBA pick is New Orleans Pelicans +10.5. Both teams dealing with injuries. James Harden is out for the Nets. Kevin Durant will return but will no doubt be fighting rush. Pelicans could be without Brandon Ingraham, but Zion has returned. New Orleans past five games are shooting 39% from three. Nets have failed to cover eight of ten. In that period, they sit 20th in defensive efficiency by allowing 113.5 points per 100 possessions. Play New Orleans -10.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Grizzlies at Hawks—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks -2. Back to back for both teams coming off wins. In their eight back to back games this year the Grizzlies took a huge dip defensively as they surrender 8 points above overall average while scoring four points fewer. Memphis dealing with cluster injuries that will impact their depth. JA Morant suffered a hip injury and didn’t return in the second half for the Grizzlies. He says he is OK. Let’s see if the Memphis coaching and medical staff agree. Rotational players Melton, Clarke and Winslow are all injured and questionable. Jarren Jackson has been out. Play Atlanta -2.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Hornets at Thunder—Free pick is Charlotte Hornets -4.5. OKC has failed to cover six of their past seven games. They have shut down Al Horford and Gilgeous-Alexander is out with an injury. Several rotational players are also banged up. Past five games Thunder allowing 41.8% shooting while allowing 50.5% from the floor along with 40.6% from three. Hornets have covered six of eight and have two days of rest for this game. They are in good defensive form as in that period of five games allowing 43.2% along with 33% from three point range. In that seven game period Thunder second worst in defensive efficiency by allowing 119.2 points per 100 possessions and worst on offense with 98 per 100. Play Charlotte -4.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Mavericks at Rockets—NBA pick is Houston Rockets +11. Looks like Avery Bradley will return to the lineup for Houston. They did over in their last game losing by three to Phoenix and putting up 130 points. Past five games Rockets are shooting 47% and 36.1% from three. Dallas dealing with cluster injuries to their depth. Kristaps Porzingis has a wrist injury and is probable. But many of their supporting cast are either questionable or wont play. Play Houston +11.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Spurs at Nuggets—NBA free pick is San Antonio Spurs +6.5. Injury concerns for the Nuggets as their number two scorer Jamal Murry is dealing with a knee injury. Denver on a back to back and have a losing straight up and spread record in this spot. Spurs with a day off and rest advantage after an embarrassing loss to the Cavaliers. Would expect a strong response from a Greg Popovich team after that defeat. There is still some concern over the Nuggets defense. Play Spurs +6.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Jazz at Suns—Free pick is Phoenix Suns +2. Both teams on front ends of back to backs. Suns hit the road to the Clippers on Thursday while the Jazz host the Trailblazers. Suns did win the first meeting by 11 points. Phoenix has won 15 of 18. Their form outstanding as in their past five games shooting 50.6% along with 38.3% from three. Jazz not quite at that form right now. They do come off an eight point road loss to Dallas on Monday. They have failed to cover three of four and seven of their past nine on the road. In their past eight on the road the Jazz sit 25th in defensive efficiency by allowing 115 points per 100 possessions. Play Suns +2.