Free NBA Picks For Today 4/17/2021
Utah Jazz vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Jazz at Lakers—NBA pick is LA Lakers +8.5. Rest advantage for the Lakers after their loss to Celtics. Jazz on a back to back after failing to separate enough from the Pacers to cover in a victory. Kuzma, Schroder, Matthews and Drummond are probable. Huge concern for Jazz as Donovan Mitchell had to exit the game against Indiana with an ankle injury and will have an MRI. Ankle bad enough for an MRI doubt he plays in a back to back spot in a day game. Concern for Utah defense on the road as the team sits 18th in defensive efficiency in the month of April allowing 113.4 points per 100 possessions. Play LA Lakers +8.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Pistons at Wizards—NBA free pick is Detroit Pistons +5.5. Both teams on back to backs in this spot. Detroit leading scorer Jerami Grant off the injury report. Their rested players on Friday expected to play on Saturday. Pistons shooting form good as in their past five games hitting on 49.5% along with 38.6% from three point range. Wizards needed to play an overtime game on Friday to get past the Pelicans by two on Friday night. Pistons have an edge in this spot with the number of players their rested on Friday night. Play Detroit +5.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Warriors at Celtics—Free pick is Boston Celtics -4. Boston has been hot as the team has won seven of their past eight games with the lone loss coming to Philadelphia. Over their past five games they are shooting 48.7% along with 38.5% from three while limiting opponents to 44.1%. Warriors banged up as Paschall and Wiseman are out. Oubre is questionable with a wrist injury. In that period of eight games the Celtics sit fifth best in defensive efficiency by allowing 107.4 points per 100 possessions. They sit eighth on the offensive side. Warriors not quite as strong on both ends of the court and they enter short handed Play Boston -4.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Cavaliers at Bulls—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls -1.5. Bulls are in better offensive and defensive form than the Cavaliers right now. Past five games Cleveland is surrendering 50% shooting with 39.3% from three. Zach LaVine is out but Chicago has the more talented players on their side. This is a Cavaliers team that has lost eight of their past eleven games. Chicago faces no travel after their home loss to Memphis. Bulls spread out minutes. Play Chicago -1.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Grizzlies at Bucks—NBA free pick is Memphis Grizzlies +8.5. Grizzlies are in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 48.7% along with 39% from three. They are on a back to back after pounding Chicago on the road by 11. Concern the rest of the regular season is the condition of the knee of Giannis which has forced him to miss recent games. He saw only 24 minutes against Atlanta so you have to wonder about minute restrictions. Grizzlies have covered nine of eleven. In those eleven games the Grizzlies sit second in offensive efficiency scoring 119.1 points per 100 possessions. Play Memphis +8.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Spurs at Suns—Free pick is San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns to play over the total of 230.5. Both teams strong offensive form but poor on the defensive side. Past five games Spurs are converting on 47.1% from the field and surrendering 47.5%. Suns making 50.5% from the floor and 39.1% from three but allowing 48% shooting and 37.6% from three. Suns have played to over in eight of their past ten. Spurs have gone over in seven of nine. In that ten game period the Suns sit first in offensive efficiency with 121.7 points per 100 possessions. Spurs sit eleventh at 113.6 per 100. Play San Antonio and Phoenix over 230.5.