Free NBA Picks For Today 4/13/2021
LA Clippers vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Clippers at Pacers—NBA pick is Indiana Pacers +2. Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka and Patrick Beverly to injury. Past five games Clippers are allowing 46%. In that period Pacers are connecting on 50.4% along with 37.6% from three. Pacers have won three straight after their seven point win on Sunday to Memphis. In those three games Indiana sits third in offensive efficiency with 122.3 points per 100 possessions. In that period the Clippers are surrendering 119.1 per 100. Play Indiana +2.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Hawks at Raptors—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks +3.5. Atlanta is dealing with cluster injuries to their scorers. Trae Young is questionable. But Atlanta does have depth in their lineup and come off a day of rest. Toronto is on a front end of a back to back. They are playing their sixth game in nine days with two sets of back to backs squeezed in there. Raptors have failed to cover nine of eleven games. Toronto struggling making threes as in their past three games hitting only 30.7% but defensively allowing nearly 38%. Fred VanVleet out for Toronto. Play Atlanta +3.5.
LA Lakers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Lakers at Hornets—Free pick is Charlotte Hornets -1. Lakers on a back to back playing third game in three nights after their 15 points loss to the Knicks held to 96 points. Charlotte with rest advantage at home after a four point home defeat to Atlanta on Sunday. It was a tough spot for the Hornets as they played their first home game after a six game road trip. This is the last game of a seven game road trip back east for the Lakers. Play Charlotte -1.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Thunder at Jazz—NBA pick is Utah Jazz -16.5. Jazz play their fourth straight home game. In their past four home games the Jazz have scored 137, 122, 18 and 121 points. Oklahoma City is looking to the future and sitting their scorers. Past five games Thunder is averaging 98 points per game with 43.1% shooting along with 32.5% from three. In that five game period OKC is averaging 95.1 points per 100 possessions with Utah at 116.7. Defensively OKC allowing nearly 121 per 100 and Utah giving up 112.3. Variance too great here. Jazz looking to bounce from a home loss. Play Utah -16.5.
Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Heat at Suns—NBA free pick is Miami Heat +3.5. Heat look like they are turning the corner. That was an impressive nine point win at Portland on Sunday. Past five games Heat are shooting 50.5% with 38.4% from three. Their core scorers are healthy and Dragic is now off the injury report. Suns defensive form not sharp as in that span of five games allowing 46.7% along with 39.5% from beyond the arc. Suns have failed to cover four of seven as they couldn’t separate enough against Houston. In that nine game period the Suns sit 19th in defensive efficiency with 112.3 points allowed per 100 possessions. Play Miami +3.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Celtics at Trailblazers—Free pick is Boston Celtics +1. Boston quietly could be turning the corner here now as the playoffs approaching. Past five games the team is shooting 46.7% and surrendering 42.8% shooting to opponents. They have won five of their past six games sitting fifth in defensive efficiency allowing 105.3 points per 100 possessions. Portland in that period 20th in offensive efficiency with 112 points per 100. Trailblazers have lost and failed to cover three of four. Play Boston +1.