Free NBA Picks For Today 4/28/2021
Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Magic at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Cleveland Cavaliers -2. Collin Sexton out with his concussion. These are two patchwork lineups meeting here. Cavaliers are just in the better form as in their past five games hitting on 49.2% from the field with Orlando shooting only 41.4% and surrendering 51.4%. Huge variance in the net rating in that period with Orlando at -17.7 and the Cavaliers -3.2. Going to go with the numbers here. Play Cleveland -2.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Hawks at 76ers—NBA free pick is Philadelphia 76ers -8. Philadelphia has a cleaner injury report with only Mike Clark a 4.4 points per game reserve sits on it. 76ers have gotten healthier. Hawks with cluster injuries with scorers in Trae Young and De’Andre Hunter out. Rotational players Kevin Huerter is doubtful, Tony Snell and Cam Reddish out. Philadelphia coming off a 31 points home win against a patchwork OKC team on Monday. Hawks with all their injuries dropped a 14 point decision at Detroit on Monday. Play Philadelphia -8.
LA Lakers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Lakers at Wizards—Free pick is Washington Wizards +3. Both Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook are not on the injury report and expected to play. The Wizards are in the better form as in their past five games hitting on 49.3% with 39.4% from three point range and holding opponents to 45.9%. Lakers not shooting as well but defensively allowing 48.3% overall with 41.5% from beyond the arc. Washington has covered 11 of their past 14 with a push. In that five game span the Wizards sit fourth in offensive efficiency with 118 points per 100 possessions. Lakers sitting 17th with 111 per 100. Play Washington +3.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Red Sox NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Hornets at Celtics—NBA pick is Charlotte Hornets +6.5. Rest advantage for Charlotte following their 21 point home win to Boston on Sunday. Celtics on a back to back losers of three straight after dropping a four point home decision to a bad Oklahoma City team. Boston has lost four of five with a loss to the Bulls in there. In that period Celtics shooting only 42% along with 32.5% from three. Charlotte in the better shooting form despite their injuries. Kemba Walker is out and Jayson Tatum is questionable. Play Charlotte +6.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Bulls at Knicks—NBA free pick is Chicago Bulls +5.5. Chicago has covered four of their past five following their eight point win at Chicago on Sunday. Form good as in their past five games shooting 49.3% while holding opponents to 45.6% along with 33.5% from three. Knicks coming off a loss to Phoenix. In that period of five games are surrendering 46.2% to opponents. Chicago has covered 20 of 31 on the road and 12 of 18 getting five or greater points. Play Bulls +5.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Spurs at Heat—Free pick is San Antonio Spurs +5. San Antonio has covered five of their past six following a three point win at a hot Washington team on Sunday. Over their past five games Spurs holding teams to 45% shooting. Heat have failed to cover three straight after dropping an eight point decision to Chicago on Sunday. Defensively in that period of five games Miami surrendering 46.6% shooting. They are dealing with injuries to Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn who are both questionable and combine for 30 points per game. Play San Antonio +5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Trailblazers at Grizzlies—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies -2. Portland on a back to back after a win at a injury riddled Indiana team on Tuesday. Now they get a Memphis team at full strength with a clean injury report. Grizzlies past five games are shooting 47.1% with the Trailblazers in that span allowing 48.1%. Portland has lost seven of eight until beating the Pacers. Grizzlies have covered seven of nine. Health and rest advantage prevails over this spot for Memphis playing their first home game after a long trip. Play Grizzlies -2.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Pelicans at Nuggets—NBA pick is New Orleans Pelicans +4. Pelicans enter in good form as in their past five games connecting on 50.3% with 39% from three while holding opponents to 44.4% from the field. Denver is banged up. They are without two point guards in Murray and Morris. Will Barton who contributes 13 points per game is out. Pelicans have won both meetings this year against the Nuggets. Concern for Denver is their defense with their point guards as in that span of five games allowing 48% shooting. Pelicans should be able to drive inside here for good looks and assist opportunities for their guards. Play New Orleans +4.
LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Clippers at Suns—NBA free pick is LA Clippers and Phoenix Suns to play under the total of 224.5. Clippers dealing with injuries as Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka and Patrick Beverly are out. Nicolas Batum is questionable. Clippers over their past five games are shooting only 45.1% but holding the opposition to 44.9%. They have gone under in six of their past seven games. Suns home after a five game trip back east will resort back to their slower pace with Paul at the point. Play Phoenix and LA Clippers under 224.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 4/28/2021
Jazz at Kings—Free pick is Sacramento Kings +8.5. Sacramento has covered five of their past six games after a seven point home win to Dallas on Monday. Over their past five games the Kings are shooting 50.1% with 44.2% from three point range. Jazz in that period converting only 44.2%. Utah missing Donovan Mitchell from their lineup due to injury. They have failed to cover six of eight after dropping games home and away to Minnesota a team that has seen offensive improvement with DeAngelo Russell back. Kings shooting keeps them competitive here. Play Sacramento +8.5.