Free NBA Picks For Today 5/4/2021
Phoenix Suns vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Suns at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Phoenix Suns -13. Phoenix is tied in the loss column with the Utah Jazz for the top seed in the Western conference. Should they meet in the Western conference finals the series figures to start in the middle of June. There could be significant increase in stadium capacity by then. Suns in past five starts shooting 51.4% from the field while the Cavs are allowing opponents to hit on 51.4% with 39.2% from three. Cavaliers have failed to cover nine of ten. Four straight non-covers as a double digit underdog. Play Phoenix -13.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Hornets at Pistons—NBA free pick is Charlotte Hornets -6.5. Charlotte has gotten healthier as returning to the lineup recently was Ball and Monk. It is reported their players who sat Monday will also sit Tuesday which includes their leading scorer in Jerami Grant. Pistons has lost and failed to cover five of six after their seven point home loss to Orlando. Charlotte at home beat Detroit on Saturday by 13. Hornets in good shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 47.4% from the floor along with 40.7% from three. Pistons with all their scorers sitting and making only 44.2% from the floor in that period of five games. Play Charlotte -6.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Nets at Bucks—Free pick is Brooklyn Nets +2. Both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are healthy and will play in this revenge spot. They met on Sunday in Milwaukee with the Nets winning by three. Brooklyn pulled down eight more boards than the Bucks but lose due to a poor shooting game. Concern is about the Bucks perimeter defense as in their past five games allowing 40.5% from three point range. Play Brooklyn +2.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Mavericks at Heat—NBA pick is Miami Heat -3. Miami has won and covered seven of their past nine following their ten point win at Charlotte on Sunday. Past five games Heat are shooting 49%. Kristaps Porzingis has been listed as doubtful as he has a knee injury. They have failed to cover two straight after their 12 point loss at Sacramento. Heat’s Big Three healthy in Butler, Adebayo and Dragic. Mavericks defense in that period of five games is bad as they are giving up 50% shooting along with 38% from three. Play Miami -3.
Golden St Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Warriors at Pelicans—NBA free pick is New Orleans Pelicans -2. Back to back for both teams after Golden St took the first of this two game series. Here is a spot where the Warriors injuries could impact them. Oubre, Wiseman and Paschall are all out for this game. Pelicans still three games in the loss column for the final playoff seed as San Antonio took a loss on Monday. Pelicans in their past five games are shooting 48.2%. Spurs in a horrible travel situation the rest of the way so there is hope for New Orleans if they can start winning. Golden St in back to back spots average 106.6 points per game which is six points below overall average. Play New Orleans -2.
Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Kings at Thunder—Free pick is Sacramento Kings -5. Sacramento has covered seven of nine after their 12 point road win at Dallas on Sunday. Kings are in good shooting form as in their past five hitting 49.6% with 38.5% from three. OKC defensive form bad as in that span of five games allowing 51.6% while offensively making only 42.4% with 31.1% from three. Thunder sitting their scoring leaders. Hield and Bagley have returned to the Kings lineup. Sacramento can outscore OKC here. Play Kings -5.
Toronto Raptors vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Raptors at Clippers—NBA pick is Toronto Raptors +9. Toronto with seven games remaining trails the Washington Wizards for the final play in spot by three games. They do face the Wizards on Thursday. Toronto has covered seven of ten despite several injuries along the way. LAC has failed to cover five of six after a six point loss at home to Denver. It is doubtful that the Clippers can finish lower than a four seed as they hold a six game lead in the loss column with seven to play on the fifth seeded LA Lakers. Clippers in their past five games shooting only 43.8% and on defense surrendering 47% from the floor and 39% from beyond the arc. Play Toronto +9.