Free NBA Picks For Today 4/14/2021
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Bucks at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Milwaukee Bucks -9. Back to back spot for the Timberwolves after there are pounded by Brooklyn by 30 points. Past five games Minnesota is surrendering 52% shooting along with 40% from three. Giannis is questionable but he was not in the lineup when the Bucks crushed the Magic by 37. They will be on two days of rest. Timberwolves have lost six of nine. In that period the Timberwolves sit third worst in defensive efficiency by allowing 118 points per 100 possessions. In that span of five games Milwaukee still shooting well at 47.1% along with 40.2% from three. Play Bucks -9.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Cavaliers at Hornets—NBA free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +4.5. Cavaliers have major rest advantage with two days off entering play. In their past five games shooting 49% from the floor. Charlotte on a back to back playing their third game in four nights after their loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. In that period of five games the Hornets hitting only 33.7% from three. Cavs have covered three of four. Five of the top six scorers from the Hornets are out and this hurts most in these spots. Play Cleveland +4.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Nets at 76ers—Free pick is Brooklyn Nets +6.5. Brooklyn on a back to back following their 30 point win on two days of rest at Minnesota. Kevin Durant is in the lineup. Nets in their past five games are shooting 49% and holding opponents to 45.7%. 76ers not sharp from three in that period at 32.9%. Brooklyn has won seven of nine as they sit fifth in offensive efficiency with 117 points per 100 possessions. Play Brooklyn +6.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Spurs at Raptors—NBA pick is San Antonio Spurs -2. Spurs have won two straight winning at Dallas and Orlando. Toronto has lost and failed to cover four of five after losing to Atlanta by five points on Tuesday. Three sets of back to backs for Toronto in the past ten gams. Raptors have failed to cover eight of ten. Horrible scheduling spot for Toronto and will be without Fred VanVleet. Play San Antonio -2.
LA Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Clippers at Pistons—NBA free pick is Detroit Pistons +10.5. Major rest advantage for the Pistons with two days off and the Clippers on a back to back. Detroit is in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 51.2% along with 41.7% from three. Clippers in that period allowing 46% shooting. Pistons scorer Jerami Grant off the injured list. Ibaka and Beverly are out and Leonard questionable with soreness on his foot. Pistons did cover at the Clippers on Sunday night getting within seven. They have covered 11 of 18. Detroit is 11th in offensive efficiency in April with 114 points per 100 possessions. Play Pistons +10.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Magic at Bulls—Free pick is Orlando Magic +9.5. Chicago has failed to cover three straight after their 11 point loss to Memphis on Monday. In their past five games the Bulls are allowing 47.6% shooting. Orlando despite a patchwork lineup has still covered six of ten. In that three game period Bulls sitting 26th in offensive efficiency with 105.4 points per 100 possessions and sitting 22nd on the defensive side. Cannot lay nearly double digits with a team defending poorly. Play Orlando +9.5.
New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Knicks at Pelicans—NBA pick is New York Knicks +2.5. New York has covered six straight after their 15 point win to the Lakers on Monday. Past five games they are holding opponents to 44.8%. New Orleans point guard Lonzo Ball is doubtful with a hip injury. Pelicans are dealing with injuries to their supporting cast. Knicks are making threes. New Orleans in that period of five games allowing 48% with 41% from three. In that six game period New York sits second best in defensive efficiency with 103.7 points allowed per 100 possessions. They are tenth on the offensive side. Play New York +2.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Warriors at Thunder—NBA free pick is Golden St Warriors -10. Golden St has won and covered two straight after their nine point home win to Denver. OKC has lost seven straight failing to cover six after their ten point loss at Utah on Tuesday. In that period of five games the Thunder is shooting 43.1% and surrendering 48.6%. Oklahoma City has shutdown Al Horford to look at younger players and their leading scorer Alexander is out injured. OKC on a back to back in this spot and allowing six points above overall average Play Golden St -10.
Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Pacers at Rockets—Free pick is Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets to play over the total of 233 points. Both teams in good shooting but poor defensive form. Starting with Houston the Rockets in their past five games shooting 48.2% with 39.4% from three. On defense the team is allowing 49.1% along with 44.6% from three point range. Pacers in that span making 50% with 37.6% from three while defensively allowing 47.2% overall. Rockets have played to over in five of six. Pacers over in three of four. Play Indiana and Houston over 233.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Mavericks at Grizzlies—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +1.5. Memphis has covered 11 of their past 14 after their 11 point home win on Monday to the Bulls. They are in the better shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 50.1% along with 39.6% from three. In that period the Mavs hitting only 43.6%. Dallas has lost and failed to cover three of four after a 18 point home loss to Philadelphia. In that four game period the Mavericks are scoring 109 points per 100 possessions which is 23rd in the league. Memphis seventh in that period at 117 per 100. Play Grizzlies +1.5.
Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Heat at Nuggets—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets -4. Brutal spot for Miami facing the Nuggets in high elevation on a back to back after getting blown out at Phoenix on Tuesday. Denver has rest advantage in this spot. Heat defense concern as in their past five games allowing 47.7% shooting. In that period the Nuggets converting 48.3% overall. Play Denver -4.
Washington Wizards vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 4/14/2021
Wizards at Kings—Free pick is Washington Wizards -1.5. Wizards have covered four of five after their four point road win at Utah on Monday. Wizards in that period shooting 48.6% and 40.3% from three. Kings have lost seven straight after their seven point loss at New Orleans on Monday. In that span of five games, Sacramento is allowing 49.4% shooting. In that seven game period the Kings sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency by allowing 117 points per 100 possessions. Wizards performing better offensively and defensively. Sacramento three point shooter Buddy Hield questionable with an illness. Play Washington -1.5.