Free NBA Picks For Today 4/22/2021
Phoenix Suns vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 4/22/2021
Suns at Celtics—NBA pick is Boston Celtics +7.5. Boston has rest advantage in this spot as Phoenix is on a back to back after their win at Philadelphia on Wednesday. Celtics will likely be without Jaylen Brown. Jayson Tatum is questionable and Kemba Walker with an illness is out. Concern for Suns is their defensive form as in their past five games allowing 48.5% shooting. Boston has depth and has two days of rest to get ready for the Suns. Also third game in four nights for Phoenix in three difference cities. Play Boston +7.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 4/22/2021
Pelicans at Magic—NBA free pick is New Orleans Pelicans -7.5. Both Ball and Williamson in the lineup for the New Orleans Pelicans. Team in their past five games shooting 47.1%. In that period the Magic defensive surrendering 48.3% from the floor along with 40% from three point distance. Orlando is the worst shooting team in the league and now using a patch work lineup. Huge step down in class for the Pelicans after playing the Knicks twice, Wizards and Nets. Magic has lost nine of ten and have failed to cover five of six. In that six game period Magic second last in offensive efficiency with 103.1 points per 100 possessions. Magic net rating over this period -14.7 and the Pelicans -1.7. High variance here. Play New Orleans -7.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 4/22/2021
76ers at Bucks—Free pick is Milwaukee Bucks -6. Back to back spot for the 76ers after their three point home loss to Phoenix on Wednesday. Always have to worry about the status of Joel Embiid in a back to back this late in the season. Tobias Harris is questionable with a knee injury. Ben Simmons and Seth Curry are day to day. Bucks in good form as in their past five games shooting 47% with 39.7% from three while holding opponents to 44.7%. 76ers have failed to cover three of ten in back to backs. Play Milwaukee -6.
Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 4/22/2021
Pistons at Spurs—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons +8. Both teams on back to back spots. Pistons have covered four of their past five after covering in their loss at Dallas on Wednesday. Past five games Detroit is shooting 46.3%. Pistons leading scorer Jerami Grant is expected to play. This team brings an effort to the court each night. They do sit tenth in defensive efficiency in that five game period at 111 points allowed per 100 possessions. Spurs have lost three of five after a 30 point home defeat to Miami. Play Detroit +8.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 4/22/2021
Hornets at Bulls—NBA free pick is Chicago Bulls -3. Charlotte has been dealing with cluster injuries. Gordon Hayward, Ball and Monk are out for this game and these players are three of the top six scorers for the team. Bulls in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 47.7% along with 39% from three. In that period the Hornets are surrendering 39.6% from three. There is no one on the Hornets roster that can match what Colin Sexton did to the Bulls on Wednesday. Chicago does play a lot of players so not worried about this back to back spot. Play Bulls -3.
LA Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 4/22/2021
Lakers at Mavericks—Free pick is LA Lakers +2. LA with rest advantage in this spot getting two days of rest. Mavericks on a back to back as they failed to cover the closing number against the Pistons on Wednesday. Mavs have now failed to cover six straight. Concern for Dallas has been the play of their defense as in their past five games allowing 50% shooting along with 42% from three point range. They are near the bottom in defensive efficiency in that six game period by allowing 117.3 points per 100 possessions. Anthony Davis is expected to return to the lineup for LA. Lakers have defended well this season. Play LA Lakers +2.