Free NBA Picks For Today 4/19/2021
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 4/19/2021
Cavaliers at Pistons—NBA pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +1.5. Media reports have the Pistons leading scorer Jerami Grant sitting out this game with a quad injury. Detroit also resting several rotational players from this game. They do come off a 21 point loss at Washington on Saturday. Cavs shooting form in their past five games reveals 46.1% from the field along with 37.7% from three. Colin Sexton will be the best player on the court on Monday. Pistons have lost four of five. Play Cleveland +1.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 4/19/2021
Bulls at Celtics—NBA free pick is Chicago Bulls +6. Other than Zach LaVine the Bulls are relatively healthy. Over their past five games they are shooting 47.5% from the floor along with 36.7% from three point range. Boston is banged up. Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown are questionable with illness. Jayson Tatum is bothered by an ankle injury but is probable. Bulls getting six or greater points has covered 11 of 17. Play Chicago +6.
Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 4/19/2021
Rockets at Heat—Free pick is Houston Rockets +10. There are question marks about the available for Jimmy Butler. Victor Oladipo is out with a knee injury. Both teams on back to backs in this spot. Rockets in their past five games are shooting 47% from the floor. At issue with the Heat has been the play of their defense. In that period of five games they are giving up 49% from the floor and 37% from three point range. Miami has failed to cover four of six as they sit 23rd in offensive efficiency by averaging 109.2 points per 100 possessions. Defensively the Heat sit 20th allowing 114.1 per 100. Rockets showing better on the offensive end. Play Houston +10.
Golden St Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 4/19/2021
Warriors at 76ers—NBA pick is Philadelphia 76ers -7.5. Golden St dealing with cluster injuries. Stephen Curry has been listed as questionable with an ankle injury. James Wiseman and Eric Paschall are out. Questionable is Kelly Oubre with a wrist injury. On the 76ers side Joel Embiid is not on the injury report and is expected to play. Philadelphia in their past five games is holding teams to 31.9% from three. Too many injuries on the Warriors side. Play Philadelphia -7.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 4/19/2021
Suns at Bucks—NBA free pick is Milwaukee Bucks -3. Giannis not on the injury report and expected to play. Bucks in their past five games are shooting 46.3% from the floor along with 40.4% from three. Defensively in that span they are holding opponents to 44.6%. Suns defense the concern here as in that span of five games allowing 48.1% from the floor. Phoenix has failed to cover three of four. In that four game period, Milwaukee has a net rating of +14.6 and Suns at +2.9. That is a huge variance. Play Milwaukee -3.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 4/19/2021
Thunder at Wizards—Free pick is Washington Wizards -11. Rest advantage for the Wizards in this spot. They come off the 21 point home win to Detroit on Saturday. OKC is on a back to back playing their third game in four nights after their six point loss at Toronto. Thunder has failed to cover nine of their past ten games. In that time period the Thunder sit last in offensive efficiency with 97.7 points per 100 possessions. They are third last on the defensive side with 119.8 per 100. Always take a peak at the injury report to make sure Westbrook and Beal are on it. They are not. They have won and covered six of their past seven with the lone exception coming on a back to back at Phoenix. Past five games Wizards are shooting 50.2%. In that period the Thunder hitting only 44.1% with 32.7% from three. Wizards sit fourth in defensive efficiency allowing 108.5 points per 100 possessions in that seven game span. Play Washington -11.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 4/19/2021
Grizzlies at Nuggets—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +5. Memphis has covered fourteen of their past seventeen after their 13 point win at Milwaukee on Saturday. Past five games Grizzlies are shooting 49.3% from the floor along with 37% from three point range. Denver will be without two point guards in this game as Jamal Murry will miss the regular season and Monte Morris is out with a hamstring. In the month of April the Grizzlies are best in offensively efficiency with 121 points per 100 possessions. This month net rating for Memphis +7.8 and for Denver at +7.3. Play Memphis +5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 4/19/2021
Spurs at Pacers—NBA free pick is San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers to play over the total of 231.5. Spurs shooting form has been good as in their past five games hitting on 49.2% along with 39.4% from three point range. They have played to over in seven of ten. Pacers have played to over in six of nine after their 129-117 road loss at Atlanta on Sunday. In that span of five games the Pacers are averaging 120 points per game and surrendering 120. In that five game period the Pacers sit near the bottom in defensive efficiency by allowing 117.3 points per 100 possessions. They have played at the second fasted pace in that period. Play San Antonio and Indiana over 231.5.
Utah Jazz vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 4/19/2021
Jazz at Lakers—Free pick is LA Lakers +5. Lakers have covered five of seven. Past five games they are shooting 46.6% with 38% from three. Jazz has a losing spread record on the road. In the month of April the Jazz sit 21st in road defensive efficiency allowing 115.6 points per 100 possessions and 24th on offense with 108.5 points per 100. That is a negative rating of -7.1. Lakers supporting cast listed as probable on the injury report. Big injury for Utah as Donovan Mitchell is out. Favors and Ilyasova are both questionable. This month the Lakers sit fourth best in the league in defensive efficiency. Play LA Lakers +5.