Free NBA Picks For Today 4/12/2021
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
76ers at Mavericks—NBA pick is Philadelphia 76ers -3. Joel Embiid not on the injury report and expected to play. Philadelphia has won two of three on this road trip by surrendering an average of 97 points per game. Dallas on a back to back after a two point home defeat to San Antonio. This is the Mavericks third set of back to backs since April 3rd. 76ers on this road trip sit best in defensive efficiency as they are surrendering 96.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Philadelphia -3.
LA Lakers vs. NY Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
LA Lakers vs. NY Knicks—NBA free pick is LA Lakers +3. LA with rest advantage in this spot after their win on Saturday at Brooklyn. They are shooting well as in their past five games hitting on 46.4% along with 44.2% from three point range covering in four. In that five game period, LA does sit best in defensive efficiency allowing 102.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Lakers +3.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Spurs at Magic—Free pick is Orlando Magic +6. Both teams on back to backs in this spot. Spurs have been slumping having difficulty shooting and playing poorly on defense. In their past five games San Antonio is allowing 51.1% shooting along with 42.1% from three point range. Magic has covered seven of their past ten. Spurs have failed to cover nine of thirteen. They are 2-7 straight up in back to back games averaging 104.6 points per game which is six points below overall average. In those thirteen games the San Antonio Spurs sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency by allowing 116.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Orlando +6.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Nets at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves to play over the total of 240.5 points. With DeAngelo Russell back in the lineup the Timberwolves has seen an increase in scoring production but at the same time an increase in points allowed. In their past five games the Timberwolves are shooting 47.6% with 37.4% from three while surrendering 52% with 40.1% from three point range. In that period the Nets are hitting on 48.4% but allowing 40% from three. Kevin Durant has returned to the lineup for Brooklyn though will be without Harden and Irving. Minnesota and Brooklyn has gone over in three straight. In that period of three games Timberwolves second best in offensive efficiency with 124 points per 100 possessions while last defensively allowing nearly 127 per 100. Play Brooklyn and Minnesota over 240.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Bulls at Grizzlies—NBA free pick is Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies to play over the total of 229. Grizzlies over in four straight and the Bulls in three. Past five games Chicago is shooting 50.2% from the floor along with 37% from three. In that period the Grizzlies hitting on 50.3% with 44.1% from beyond the arc. Both defenses have been lacking. Bulls have their top scorers healthy. In that period of four games, Grizzlies allowing 120 points per 100 possessions while on offense sitting second with 124 per 100. Play Memphis and Chicago over 229.
Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Kings at Pelicans—Free pick is Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans to go over the total of 232 points. Both teams in poor defensive form as in their past five games New Orleans allowing 50.1% shooting with 46% from three and Sacramento allowing 48.1% with 39.1% from beyond the arc. Pelicans have played to over in 20 of 27 home games. Overall, the over has come in five of seven for New Orleans. Play Kings and Pelicans over 232.
Washington Wizards vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Wizards at Jazz—NBA pick is Washington Wizards +13.5. Bradley Beal is expected to play as he is listed as probable. For Utah Jordan Clarkson who averages 17 points per game is out. With a healthy Beal and Westbrook together in the lineup this Wizards team can be competitive enough to cover this huge number. They have covered three of four on this road trip and have a day of rest. On this trip the Wizards do sit tenth in defensive efficiency by allowing 111.9 points per 100 possessions. Utah just a tad better in that period. Play Washington +13.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Nuggets at Warriors—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets -3.5. Will bank on a bounce back from this good Nuggets team after dropping a home game to Boston. Nuggets in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 48.6% with 36.1% from three. In that period Warriors defense has been poor by allowing 48.6% with 38.1% from three. Golden St will be without Wiseman and Oubre. These are two of the Warriors top four scorers. Curry is also playing through the pain of a tailbone injury. Warriors have failed to cover eight of their past eleven sitting near the bottom in both offensive and defensive efficiency. Play Denver -3.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Rockets at Suns—Free pick is Houston Rockets +13. Rockets have shown improvement shooting the basketball as in their past five games hitting on 47.3% from the field along with 39.3% from three. Phoenix in not-so-great form defensively as in that period allowing 46.7% with 39.5% from three point range. Rockets have covered all three games getting 13 or greater points this season. Teams met last week in Houston with the Suns pulling out a three point win with the Rockets shooting 54% and 17 of 33 from three. Play Rockets +13.