Free NBA Picks For Today 4/9/2021
Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Pacers at Magic—NBA pick is Indiana Pacers -4.5. Indiana has a four game lead for a playoff play in berth over Toronto. Despite injuries the Pacers are in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 49.1%. Magic in that period hitting only 43% along with 28.2% from three. Defensively in that period they are allowing 49.4% from the floor and 42% from three. Magic using a patchwork lineup after trading away three starters. This is an organization looking for the future and the Pacers trying to better their playoff seed. Play Indiana -4.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Timberwolves at Celtics—NBA free pick is Boston Celtics -8.5. Boston is motivated to get out of the seventh seed with three teams one game ahead of them. A sixth or lower seed allows rest and avoiding the play in round. Past five games Celtics holding opponents to 44% shooting. Timberwolves defensive form poor as in that period of five games allowing 49.2% along with 42.2% from three. Other than the acquired Fournier the Celtics have a clean injury report. T Wolves have allowed 120 or greater points in three of four. In those four games Timberwolves near the bottom in defensive efficiency allowing 119.6 points per 100 possessions. Celtics fourth in that period allowing 104 per 100. Play Boston -8.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Grizzlies at Knicks—Free pick is Memphis Grizzlies -1.5. Memphis has covered ten of their past eleven after their 18 point win at Atlanta on Wednesday. Grizzlies in their past five games are shooting 49.7% along with 42% from three. They are defending as in that span holding opponents to 45.3% along with 33.3% from three. Knicks in that period allowing 45% and had trouble against teams that shoot from the perimeter. New York has lost five of six after a two point defeat at Boston. In that six game period the Knicks sit 22nd in offensive efficiency with 107.8 points per 100 possessions. Play Memphis -1.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
76ers at Pelicans—NBA pick is New Orleans Pelicans +7.5. Zion not on the injury report for the Pelicans. They are home where they have a winning record and hit on 48.2% from the field. 76ers have failed to cover four of their past six games. In their past five games Philadelphia shooting only 44.7% along with 34.8% from three. In that period of six games the 76ers sit in the lower half in offensive efficiency with 110.9 points per 100 possessions. Play New Orleans +7.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Bulls at Hawks—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks -3. Chicago on a back to back in this spot after their win to Toronto. They are 3-7 straight up in back to back games as they average four points below overall average. Issue with the Bulls have been the playoff their defense as in their past five games allowing 49% shooing along with 38.2% from three. Hawks have been playing better defensive under Nate McMillian. They have covered four of five with the exception coming in a back to back. Now Hawks have rest advantage in this spot. Play Atlanta -3.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Hornets at Bucks—Free pick is Charlotte Hornets +8.5. Charlotte with rest advantage enter play after an 11 point win at Oklahoma City. Hornets have covered seven of their past nine despite dealing with injuries. Bucks on a back to back after a 15 point loss at Dallas to close out a six game road trip. Bucks have failed to cover seven of their past nine games sitting 23rd in defensive efficiency in that period by allowing 115 points per 100 possessions. Giannis is dealing with a knee injury that forced him to miss Thursday’s game. Hornets in their past five games are limiting opponents to 44.9%. In that period Bucks surrendering 40.4% from three. Play Charlotte +8.5.
Washington Wizards vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Wizards at Warriors—NBA pick is Washington Wizards +4.5. Bradley Beal is expected to play paired with Russell Westbrook in the lineup. They have covered two straight after their fifteen point win to Orlando. Golden St has failed to cover seven of nine games. Their defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 49.6% shooting along with 37% from three. Stephen Curry is playing through the pain of an injured tailbone. In that nine game period the Warriors sit second last in defensive efficiency by allowing 118.1 points per 110 possessions. They sit 25th on the offensive side. Play Washington +4.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Spurs at Nuggets—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets -7. Tough to back San Antonio right now. The losing streak has reached four straight after their ten point loss at Denver on Wednesday. Their was no response after losing at home to Cleveland by 24 points. San Antonio has failed to cover nine of eleven. Denver has won seven straight covering six of those games. Past five games Nuggets shooting 50% from the floor along with 39.4% from three. Spurs in that period allowing 49% with 38% from three. Nuggets defending and shooting better. In that eleven game period the Spurs sit 26th in defensive efficiency allowing 115.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Denver -7.
Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Rockets at Clippers—Free pick is Houston Rockets +13.5. The script for the Clippers is after a statement game is to play down the level of bad teams. They are on a back to back after their home win to Phoenix. Rockets have covered two straight all as double digit underdogs to the Suns and Mavericks. Houston showing good offensive form as in their past five games hitting on 47.1% along with 39% from three. Always have to worry about Kawhi Leonard in back to back games. Play Houston +13.5.