Free NBA Picks For Today 5/2/2021
Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 5/2/2021
Nets at Bucks—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets +3. Both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are expected to play on Sunday. Nets in good form as in their past five games shooting nearly 48% from the floor and 37% from three point range while holding opponents to 44.4%. They had won four straight until they sat Durant in a back to back and lost to Portland on Friday. Giannis is probable and likely to play after an ankle injury sidelined him. He also has been bothered previously with a sore knee. Prefer the Nets side with a healthy Durant in with Kyrie. Durant adds the spark this Brooklyn team. Bucks are not the elite defensive team of previous seasons. Play Brooklyn +3.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 5/2/2021
Trailblazers at Celtics—NBA free pick is Portland Trailblazers +2. Portland enters play winning all three on this road trip. They did catch the Nets without Durant in the lineup but blew out Memphis by 21 points. Trailblazers shooting form good as in their past five games hitting on 46.3% from the floor along with 43% from three. Boston has failed to cover four of five after a three point overtime win to San Antonio after falling behind by 32 points. Celtics did struggle defending the Spurs leaving open perimeter looks. Boston defensively in that span of five games allowing 47.6% shooting along with 42.3% from three point range. Play Portland +2.
Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 5/2/2021
Heat at Hornets—Free pick is Charlotte Hornets +5. Both teams on back to backs. Charlotte remains home after their 13 point victory to Detroit. Charlotte has gotten healthier as Ball and Rozier are both expected to play. Herro will be out for Miami. Heat defensive form not good as in their past five games allowing 48.4% shooting. Play Charlotte +5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 5/2/2021
Kings at Mavericks—NBA pick is Sacramento Kings +7. Sacramento has covered six of their past eight after their road win at the LA Lakers on Friday. Past five games they are shooting 50% along with 41.2% from three. Dallas on a back to back after their one point win at home to Washington. Bagley and Hield are back in the lineup for the Kings. Porzingis out for Dallas. With Doncic history of injuries you always must worry about him in back to backs. Play Sacramento +7.
New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 5/2/2021
Knicks at Rockets—NBA free pick is New York Knicks -9. Knicks enter with three days of rest after their 19 point home win to Chicago. New York in outstanding shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 51.1% along with 46.1% from three point range. Rockets in that period allowing 49% and shooting only 44.7% Rockets on a back to back after their 26 point home loss to Golden St on Saturday night. Houston dealing with cluster injuries and using a patchwork lineup surrounding Christian Wood. They have lost nine of ten. In that ten game period Rockets third worst in offensive efficiency with 103.9 points per 100 possessions. In that period the Knicks are number one at 118.3 per 100. Play New York -9.
Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 5/2/2021
Suns at Thunder—Free pick is Phoenix Suns -14. Suns have won three straight after their 21 point home win to Utah on Friday. OKC has lost fourteen of fifteen fourteen point home loss to New Orleans. In that period of five games Thunder shooting 43.8% along with 31.1% from three. In that fifteen game period the Thunder sits last in offensive efficiency with 98.5 points per 100 possessions. Suns near the top with 116.3 per 100. OKC net rating in that span -17.7 and Suns +3.8. That is a wide variance. Play Phoenix -14.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 5/2/2021
76ers at Spurs—NBA pick is Philadelphia 76ers -5.5. Philadelphia has a clean injury report. They have won and covered three straight with two blow wins to Atlanta and a blow out win to OKC. Spurs will be without scorer Dejounte Murray with knee soreness. Spurs defense in poor form as in their past five games allowing 49% shooting with 39.4% from three. Play Philadelphia -5.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 5/2/2021
Raptors at Lakers—NBA free pick is LA Lakers -7. LA needs to win to avoid getting into the play in game. LeBron James returned on Friday in the teams’ loss to Sacramento. Many Lakers on the injury report are listed as probable. Toronto on a back to back after their four point loss at Utah who were without Donovan Mitchell. Raptors are 2-12 straight up in back to backs failing to cover ten of fourteen. Toronto dealing with key injuries to scorers as out are Lowry, Trent Jr and Boucher. That is more impactful in these back to back spot when teams need to utilize their bench. Play LA Lakers -7.