Free NBA Picks For Today 5/6/2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 5/6/2021
Bulls at Hornets—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls +2.5. Zach LaVine is expected to return to the Bulls lineup on Thursday and Vucevic has been listed as probable for this game. Chicago has their shooters healthy in this game as they try to make a run at Washington for the final playoff spot. Charlotte sits six game up for a play in berth with seven games remaining. Defensively past five games Hornets are allowing nearly 47% shooting. Play Chicago +2.5.
Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 5/6/2021
Wizards at Raptors—NBA free pick is Washington Wizards +2.5. Washington has covered 12 of their past 14 games with one push after a one point loss at Milwaukee on Wednesday. Past five games Wizards shooting 53% with 37.4% from three. Raptors are not in that same shooting form. Toronto dealing with injuries to key rotational players like Anunoby who is doubtful and Boucher who is out. Wizards have covered ten of sixteen in back to back games. In that fourteen game period the Wizards sit second in offensive efficiency with 117.7 points per 100 possessions. Washington net rating in this time period +8.4 and Raptors at +1.4. Play Washington +2.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 5/6/2021
Nets at Mavericks—Free pick is Brooklyn Nets +3. Both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are expected to play on Thursday. They return to action after losing back to back games at Milwaukee. Past five games they are shooting 47% with 39% from three. Dallas dealing with an injury to Kristaps Porzingis and he is out. Mavericks defensive form not good as in that period of five games allowing 49% shooting with 38.1% from beyond the arc. Play Brooklyn +3.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 5/6/2021
Grizzlies at Pistons—NBA pick is Memphis Grizzlies -9. Memphis is on a back to back after their win at a hot Minnesota on Wednesday. But Jarren Jackson has come off the injury report and expected to play. Detroit continues to sit Jerami Grant and many of their supporting cast so they will go with a patchwork lineup. Detroit has lost four straight and seven of eight as they sit near the bottom in offensive efficiency. Play Memphis -9.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 5/6/2021
Hawks at Pacers—NBA free pick is Atlanta Hawks +5. Hawks have motivation as they sit only one game up away from the play in round. They have gotten healthier winning and covering three straight after a 32 point home win to Phoenix. Indiana dealing with cluster injuries as out are Turner and Warren. Questionable are Brogdon, Lamb, Sumner and Sampson. Pacers have lost and failed to cover four of five with those injuries to impact players. Play Atlanta +5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 5/6/2021
Thunder at Warriors—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden St Warriors under the total of 228.5. OKC has been held to under 100 points in four of their past six games. In their past five games Thunder shooting only 40.6% along with 32.4% from three. They have been sitting their top scorers for some time and have lost 17 of 18 games. Warriors defensively in that period holding teams to 43.5% overall. Golden St dealing with injuries to the supporting cast with Wiseman out and questionable are Oubre and Paschall. In that six game period the Thunder last in offensive efficiency with 97.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Oklahoma City and Golden St under 228.5.
LA Lakers vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 5/6/2021
Lakers at Clippers—NBA pick is LA Lakers +8. LAL trying to avoid the play in round came through with a home win to Denver 93-89 leaning on their defense. Lakers play with two days of rest in this spot. No LeBron but Anthony Davis expected to play. Clippers have failed to cover five straight after their five point win as an eleven point favorite to Toronto on Tuesday. In the past five games Clippers are holding opponents to 47.1% shooting with 37.1% from three. Kuzma, Pope and Gasol are listed as likely playing. Play LA Lakers +8.