Free NBA Picks For Today 4/21/2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Bulls at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls -1.5. Chicago will carry a two game win streak with a ten point win to Cleveland and by six to the Boston Celtics. Cavaliers have dropped five of seven after their four point defeat to Detroit. Zach LaVine out but the Bulls more talented by the Cavaliers surrounding Coin Sexton. Chicago shot 50% in their win Saturday at home to the Cavaliers. Play Chicago -1.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Thunder at Pacers—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +10.5. Indiana has lost three straight. They have been hit with cluster injuries Sabonis and Turner out. Questionable with injuries are rotational players in McDermott and Lamb. Their big guy Bitadze banged up as well. In those three games Pacers averaging just 103.2 points per 100 possessions. With 114.4 on defense. OKC performing better with their patchwork lineup on defense. Play Oklahoma City +10.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Nets at Raptors—Free pick is Toronto Raptors -2.5. Toronto has won and covered three straight and have rest advantage in this spot. Nets on a back to back after their win against New Orleans. Brooklyn will be without Harden and Durant is questionable with his thigh contusion. Nets also dealing with injuries to their rotation. Toronto top scorers are healthy and expected to play. In this win streak the Raptors are holding opponents to 107 points per 100 possessions. Play Toronto -2.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Suns at 76ers—NBA pick is Phoenix Suns -1. Suns have won 11 of 13 after their one point win at Milwaukee to begin the trip. Past five games Suns are shooting 47.6% with 38.7% from three point range. 76ers in that period allowing nearly 47% shooting. Concern for the 76ers is the status for Tobias Harris who has a knee injury and Ben Simmons with an illness. 76ers have failed to cover three straight as they sit 23rd in offensive efficiency with 109.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Phoenix -1.
Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Hawks at Knicks—NBA free pick is New York Knicks -1.5. Both teams on back to backs in this spot. New York has won seven straight and covered eleven straight after their 12 point win at home to Charlotte. Knicks stay at home for this game while the Hawks are the traveling team. Both teams shooting well but the Knicks are the team in better defensive form as in their past five games holding opponents to 43.1% and 29.4% from three point range. In that span the Hawks are allowing nearly 48%. Also, many rotational players are out for Atlanta and that could impact this team in a back to back spot. In that eleven game period the Knicks sit second in defensive efficiency holding opponents to 105.9 points per 100 possessions. Play New York Knicks -1.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Warriors at Wizards—Free pick is Golden St Warriors and Washington Wizards to play over the total of 239.5. Both teams in good offensive form. Warriors in their past five games shooting 50.4% with 43.1% from three point range. Wizards in that period hitting on 51%. Washington also playing at the fastest pace in that period and the Warriors at the tenth fastest. Play Wizards and Warriors over 239.5.
Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Heat at Spurs—NBA pick is San Antonio Spurs -1.5. Miami dealing with a cluster of injuries. Questionable with injuries are Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo is listed as out. Heat defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 47.7% shooting. San Antonio has covered five of seven after back to back double digit victories to Phoenix and Indiana on the road. Spurs in their past five games are hitting on 47.1% along with 37.5% from three while holding opponents to 41.7% overall and 31.4% from beyond the arc. In that seven game period the Spurs are fifth in defensive efficiency allowing 107.4 points per 100 possessions. Net rating for the Spurs in that span of +8.3 and Heat -0.7. Play San Antonio -1.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Jazz at Rockets—NBA free pick is Houston Rockets +11. Houston has shown offensive improvement with the return of Christian Wood to the lineup. Past five games Rockets are shooting 46.2%. Jazz has struggled to defend on the road where they allow 46.2% shooting and has a losing spread record. Jazz have failed to cover eight of twelve. Utah will be without Donovan Mitchell out with an ankle injury. Play Houston +11.
Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Pistons at Mavericks—Free pick is Detroit Pistons +12.5. Detroit top scorer Jerami Grant not on the injury report and expected to play. Pistons are shooting well as in their past five games are connecting on 46.3%. They have covered four of their past five after a four point win to Cleveland on Monday. Mavericks have lost four of five failing to cover all five after their 14 point defeat at home to Sacramento. Dallas defending poorly as in that span of five games allowing 50% shooting with 42% from three point range. Mavs last in defensive efficiency in that period surrendering 121.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Detroit +12.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Grizzlies at Clippers—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies +4.5. Memphis has covered 11 of their past 13 after their two point loss at Denver on Monday. Grizzlies form good as in their past five games hitting on 49.7% with 39% while holding opponents to 32.5% from three. Clippers on a back to back after a one point win at Portland. Kawhi Leonard did not play due to foot soreness and media reports have the Clippers reevaluating him in a week. Also, out for the Clips is Patrick Beverly and Serge Ibaka is questionable with a back injury. In that thirteen game period the Grizzlies are tops in offensive efficiency with 119 points per 100 possessions. Play Memphis +4.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Nuggets at Trailblazers—NBA free pick is Denver Nuggets -1.5. Denver with rest advantage after pulling out a two point win against a hot Memphis team. Past five games the Nuggets are shooting 47.4%. Portland on a back to back after a tough one point loss at home to the Clippers. Trailblazers have lost four of five as they are surrendering 48.1% shooting along with 37.5% from three point range. In that five game period near the bottom in defensive efficiency surrendering 115.5 points per 100 possessions. Net rating for Portland in those five games is -3.8 with Denver at +4.4. Play Denver -1.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 4/21/2021
Timberwolves at Kings—Free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +5. Sacramento has now lost 10 of their past 11 games after a 14 point home loss to Minnesota on Tuesday. They are in worse defensive form than the Timberwolves as in their past five games allowing 53% shooting. Kings have failed to cover 19 of 29 at home. Timberwolves have DeAngelo Russell for a few games and now the team has won two of three. Play Minnesota +5.