Free NBA Picks For Today 4/26/2021
Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Hawks at Pistons—NBA pick is Detroit Pistons +6.5. Back to back spot for Atlanta after their win against Milwaukee. Trae Young is dealing with a sprained ankle and is questionable. They are also dealing with injuries to their rotation. Pistons leading scorer Jerami Grant is not on the injured list and expected to play. They are also getting healthier with rotational players off the list. Hawks defense the concern as in their past five games allowing 48% shooting. Play Detroit +6.5.
LA Lakers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Lakers at Magic—NBA free pick is LA Lakers -10. Lakers with rest advantage and taking a huge step down in class facing this patchwork Magic team. Orlando on a back to back after their 19 point home loss to Indiana. Orlando has lost nine of ten with seven of those games coming by double digit. Lakers will look to take their frustrations out after their fourth quarter meltdown in their defeat to Dallas on Saturday. Lakers getting too close to the seven seed and do not want to be in the play in round. Past five games Orlando has surrendered 49.1% shooting along with 40.5% from three. In that ten game span the Magic sit last in defensive efficiency and second last on the offensive side. David expected to play and so is Gasol and Pope. Play LA Lakers -10.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Thunder at 76ers—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +10.5. Tough to lay double digits with a 76ers team that has lost four straight. Ben Simmons won’t play and questionable are Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris. They got Atlanta coming up in a two game series in two days. 76ers defense has been bad as in their past five games allowing 49% shooting along with 44.6% from three. In that four game period the 76ers sit second last in defensive efficiency allowing 121 points per 100 possessions. Play OKC +10.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Spurs at Wizards—NBA pick is Washington Wizards +1. Wizards are on a back to back after their late fourth quarter run allowed for a nine point win to Cleveland. Washington faces no travel here. They have covered ten of their past twelve games with a push. Past five games they are shooting 49% with 38.1% from three and holding opponents to 41.9%. In that twelve game period the Wizards sit second in defensive efficiency allowing 106.9 points per 100 possessions. They are shooting better than the Spurs as well. Play Washington +1.
Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Suns at Knicks—NBA free pick is New York Knicks +1.5. Month of April was going to be a tough month for the Suns. They are playing their fourth set of back to back games since it began on April 7-8th. This is a back to back spot for the Suns after their loss at Brooklyn on Sunday. Past five games Suns are allowing 49.5% shooting with 39.2% from three as fatigued is setting in. Knicks with rest advantage after their 17 point home win on Saturday afternoon to Toronto. In that five game span Knicks are shooting 51.2% with 46.4% from three while holding opponents to 44.3%. Play New York +1.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Cavaliers at Raptors—Free pick is Cleveland Cavaliers +10.5. Cavaliers on a back to back but were competitive against the Wizards for 45 minutes until Washington pulled away late. Past five games Cavs are shooting 48%. Toronto in that period has struggled to defend the perimeter by surrendering nearly 41% from three point range. Collin Sexton missed Sunday’s game with a concussion but we will see if he gets cleared for Monday. Toronto has a losing spread record in their designated home field. Raptors lose a scorer and Boucher is out Monday. Play Cleveland +10.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Jazz at Timberwolves—NBA pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +10. Minnesota has shown an uptick offensively with the return of point guard DeAngelo Russell. Past five games Timberwolves are shooting 49.1% with 38% from three point range. Jazz have failed to cover five of seven. They are without Donovan Mitchell to injury. In that seven game period the Jazz sit 22nd in defensive efficiency allowing 110 points per 100 possessions. Timberwolves have covered three of five sitting sixth in offensive efficiency with 116.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Minnesota +10.
Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Bulls at Heat—NBA free pick is Miami Heat -4. Rematch of a game on Saturday that saw Miami win by five on a back to back as the Bulls had rest advantage. Now both teams have one day of rest. Both teams dealing with injuries. LaVine is out for Chicago with Herro and Nunn questionable for the Heat. Butler, Adebayo and Dragic are healthy. Past five games Heat is shooting 47.2% along with nearly 40% from three. They covered in four of those five games. Bulls in that period allowing 47.5% along with 39% from beyond the arc. Chicago has failed to cover seven of ten. Play Miami -4.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Grizzlies at Nuggets—Free pick is Denver Nuggets -4.5. Extremely tough spot for Memphis here. Looks like the schedule will get them here. Denver has rest advantage with no travel. Grizzlies on a back to back playing their third game in five nights plus closing out a seven game road trip. This is their second set of back to backs on this road trip. Nuggets in their past five games are shooting 48.2%. They do come off a 13 point win to Houston on Saturday. Don’t be surprised if the Grizzlies rest players like Jarren Jackson and Jonas Valanounas that have just come off injuries. Morant did suffer an extended injury in January. Play Denver -4.5.
LA Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Clippers at Pelicans—NBA pick is LA Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans over the total of 227.5. New Orleans have played to over in 22 of their 31 home games. Pelicans will be without two defensive style players in Adams and Johnson so the rim will be easier for LAC to drive too. Clippers in their past five games are shooting 46.2% with 43% from three. In that period the Pelicans are converting on 48% from the floor and averaging 120 points per game. Play LA Clippers and New Orleans over 227.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 4/26/2021
Mavericks at Kings—Free pick is Sacramento Kings +5.5. Sacramento on a back to back after covering in a four point loss to the Warriors. Sacramento has covered four of five as in that period they are shooting 50.3% from the floor along with 44.2% from three point range. Dallas defense in that period allowing 47.4% along with 38% from beyond the arc. Impact injuries for Dallas as Doncic, Porzingis, Richardson and Kleber are questionable. Play Sacramento +5.5.