Free NBA Picks For Today 4/24/2021
Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Raptors at Knicks—NBA pick is New York Knicks -3.5. Knicks have won eight straight and has covered twelve straight after their ten point home win to the Hawks. Both teams have two days of rest in this spot. Knicks shooting form great as in their past five games shooting 49.1% along with 46.5% from three point range while holding teams to 31.8% from three. In that period the Raptors connecting on 45% and surrendering 39.2% from beyond the arc. Toronto on a four game win streak but beat losing teams along with the Nets who sat many starters. Boucher out with a sprained knee for Toronto. Play New York -3.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
76ers at Bucks—NBA free pick is Philadelphia 76ers +7.5. Philadelphia gets a second shot at Milwaukee after dropping a seven point decision on Thursday. Bucks had two days of rest for that game and the 76ers were on a back to back. Both teams have one day of rest for this spot. Embiid is listed as questionable. 76ers shooting form has been good as in their past five games hitting on 47% along with 41% from three point range. Bucks defensive form not good as in that period allowing 47.2% along with 39.7% from beyond the arc. Play Philadelphia +7.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Bulls at Heat—Free pick is Chicago Bulls +5. Heat on a back to back after their 15 point road loss to Atlanta on Friday. Always have to wonder if the Heat will sit players in a back to back spot this close from the start of the playoffs. Bulls have won and covered three of four after their seventeen point win to Charlotte. Zach LaVine is out but the Bulls are loaded with scoring talent on their roster. Past five games they are shooting 48%. During those wins the Bulls held opponents to 96 points or fewer. Play Chicago +5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Pistons at Pacers—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons +5.5. Detroit leading scorer Jerami Grant is expected to play in this game. Pistons have been competitive as they have covered five of their past seven games. Pacers has failed to cover three straight as they were not able to separate enough to cover in a win against Oklahoma City. Detroit in their past five games is connecting on 46.2% from the floor. Pacers dealing with cluster injuries as Sabonis and Turner are out. Also in their rotation Lamb, McDermott and Bitadze are questionable. Play Detroit +5.5.
LA Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Lakers at Mavericks—NBA free pick is Dallas Mavericks -2. Both teams dealing with injuries. Kristaps Porzingis is questionable with an ankle. On the injury report for the Lakers are Schroder, Morris, Gasol, Drummond and Pope. Anthony Davis will be in his second game back from injury. He is listed as probable coming back from that calf injury. Lakers defense a concern as in their past five games allowing 49.1% shooting along with 38.3% from three. Mavs are in the better shooting form of these two teams. LAL has failed to cover four of six as they sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency with 109.2 points per 100 possessions. Dallas performing better. Play Mavericks -2.
San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Spurs at Pelicans—Free pick is New Orleans Pelicans -2. San Antonio enters this game with two key players facing injuries. Questionable are DeMar DeRozan with a quad and Rudy Gay with lower back soreness. Pelicans in the better shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 47.5% from the floor. In their divisional games the Spurs are surrendering 47.6% shooting. Play New Orleans -2.
Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Rockets at Nuggets—NBA pick is Denver Nuggets -13.5. Christian Wood is not expected to play on Saturday. With Wood out of the lineup the Rockets were pounded by opposing teams. Past five games Rockets are surrendering 48.3% shooting with 37% from three. In that span the Nuggets are connecting on 49%. Rockets have been using a patchwork lineup around Wood as they have been sitting some of their veterans. Play Denver -13.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Timberwolves at Jazz—NBA free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz to play over the total of 233 points. With the return of DeAngelo Russell to the lineup the Timberwolves have seen better offense but the defense has gotten worse. Past five games Minnesota shooting 47.7% with 40.2% from three while surrendering 49.5% overall and 46.6% from beyond the arc. Jazz in good shooting form entering this game as in that period of five games making 39% from three. Minnesota has played to over in eight of ten. In that ten game period the Timberwolves are playing at a fast pace. Play Minnesota and Utah over 233.