Free NBA Picks For Today 4/8/2021
LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Lakers at Heat—NBA pick is LA Lakers +8.5. Lakers showing improvement as they have won four of their past six games after their nine point win at Toronto on Tuesday. They shot 49% in the win and 45% from three. Defensively over their past five games Lakers holding opponents to 44.1% along with 34.8% from three. Heat play at a slow pace. They have failed to cover seven of their past eleven after a 12 point defeat to Memphis at home. Heat have failed to cover ten of sixteen when laying five or greater points. In that eleven game period the Heat sit in the lower half of the league in both offensive and defensive efficiency. Play Lakers +8.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Bulls at Raptors—NBA free pick is Chicago Bulls -3. Raptors dealing with cluster injuries. Impact injuries include VanVleet and Lowry. Chicago made improvement to their roster by adding Vucevic. Bulls have covered four straight after their sixteen point win to Indiana. Past five games Bulls hitting on 49%. In that period the Raptors are hitting only 43.9% along with 29.5% from beyond the arc. Raptors have failed to cover six of seven. In that period Raptors 27th in offensive efficiency with 109 points per 100 possessions. Remember, this game is on a neutral court in Tampa Bay. Play Chicago -3.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Bucks at Mavericks—Free pick is Dallas Mavericks +1.5. Listed on the injury report is Giannis out with his lingering knee issue. Bucks have failed to cover eight of eleven after their one point defeat to Golden St. Dallas is in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 47.7% along with 40.2% from three. Mavs have covered five of six. This is the last game of a six game road trip and the Bucks have a home game against Charlotte the following day. In that six game period, Milwaukee sits 19th in defensive efficiency allowing 113.2 points per 100 possessions.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Cavaliers at Thunder—NBA pick is Cleveland Cavaliers -3. Cleveland in the better shooting and defensive form of these two teams. They have major rest advantage with two days of rest while the Thunder are on a back to back. OKC dropped an eleven point decision home to Charlotte. They have failed to cover seven of eight as the Thunder are shutting down productive players to look at their youth. That doesn’t equate to winning and covering. Play Cleveland -3.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Trailblazers at Jazz—NBA free pick is Portland Trailblazers +7. Jazz has a losing spread record against the division this year. They are on a back to back after an overtime loss to the Suns on Thursday. Trailblazers in their past five games are making 39% from three while holding opponents to 32.2% from beyond the arc. Portland has their guard tandem healthy and have been scoring points. Late season back to backs hard to lay more than two possessions here. Play Portland +7.
Phoenix Suns vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Suns at Clippers—Free pick is LA Clippers -5. Clippers with rest advantage following their 17 point home win to Portland on Tuesday. Clippers have gotten up at home against the better teams on their schedule. Suns were in a tough fight with the Jazz at home and needed overtime to win. Other than Ibaka the Clippers are healthy as Patrick Beverly is off the injury report. Past five games LAC is shooting 47.3% along with 41% from three while holding opponents to 43.2%. Play LA Clippers -5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Pistons at Kings—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings to play over the total of 227.5. Pistons have played to over in seven of nine. In their past five games Detroit is shooting 47.3% along with 39.5% from three while surrendering 51% along with 40.4% from three. Sacramento current form also shows strong offensive numbers with bad defensive numbers. Both teams enter with rest so look for fast pace basketball here. Play Detroit and Sacramento over 227.5.