Free NBA Picks For Today 5/8/2021
Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Wizards at Pacers—NBA pick is Washington Wizards -3.5. Washington has covered fourteen of sixteen with a push after their win at Toronto on Thursday. Past five games Wizards shooting 51.3% with 39.6% from three point range. Indiana dealing with injury issues as questionable are Brogdon, Lamb, Sumner and Sampson. They are without Warren and Turner who combine for 30 points. Russell and Westbrook are both healthy and they have a shot at getting the eighth seed. Pacers have failed to cover four of six sitting 23rd in defensive efficiency in that period allowing 115.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Washington -3.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Pistons at 76ers—NBA free pick is Detroit Pistons +11. Detroit leading scorer Jerami Grant is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday due to media reports. Detroit over their past five games are shooting 47% while holding opponents to 45.5% from the floor along with 34.8% from three point range. Back to back for the 76ers after they failed to cover against the Pelicans on Friday. You always have to worry about the playing status of Joel Embiid in these situations. 76ers have failed to cover in four of twelve in back to backs with a push. Pistons have covered two straight after their home win to Memphis on Thursday. Play Detroit +11.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Grizzlies at Raptors—Free pick is Memphis Grizzlies -4.5. Other than missing Grayson Allen in their lineup the Memphis Grizzlies are fairly healthy team. Grizzlies sit tied with Golden St for the eighth seed in the West which gives them insurance for a second play in game should they lose their first play in game. Toronto has lost five of six after their two point overtime defeat to Washington on Thursday. The defeat sent the Raptors to four games back of Washington for the tenth seed with five to play. With the Raptors nearly out of the playoffs not playing will be Lowry, VanVleet, Boucher and Anunoby. Doubtful is Watanabe. Toronto defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 47.5% from the field along with 40.2% from three. Play Memphis -4.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Nets at Nuggets—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets -3. Brooklyn has rest advantage in this spot. They are also looking to break a four game losing streak. Denver is on a back to back after getting beat at Utah on Friday night for their second loss in three games. Past five games Nuggets allowing 43.5% shooting from the three point line as they are dealing with cluster injuries to their guards. Questionable status for Morris and Barton. Murray is out for the season and PJ Dozier out. Play Brooklyn -3.
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Rockets at Jazz—NBA free pick is Houston Rockets +14.5. Back to back for both teams. Utah coming off a heated battle with Denver and getting the win. Rockets were in a high scoring game at Milwaukee shooting 50% and scoring 133 points in an eight point loss. Utah dealing with injuries to Conley and Mitchell so that can impact Utah here in back to back games to cover this huge number. Rockets have covered three of their past four getting +14.5 or greater. Play Houston +14.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Thunder at Warriors—Free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden St Warriors to play under the total of 223.5. In Game 1 of this two game series the Warriors were able to beat OKC 118-97 on Thursday. Thunder have been held to under 100 points in five of their past seven games. They are in bad shooting form as in the past five games shooting only 39.3% from the field along with 28.6% from three point range. Warriors in that period holding teams to 41.3% along with 31.1% from beyond the arc. Warriors have motivation to defend and take this game serious as they are trying to stay away from the ninth seed where there is no second chance to quality for the playoffs with a loss in the play in game. Play Oklahoma City and Golden ST under 223.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Spurs at Trailblazers—NBA pick is Portland Trailblazers -4.5. Back to back for both teams but the Spurs are traveling after their win at Sacramento. San Antonio has been on the road lot the past two months. Their defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 49% shooting along with 40.1% from three. Trailblazers in that period surrendering 44.8% shooting while hitting nearly 50% along with 43.2% from beyond the arc. Portland has now won six of seven. They sit tops in offensive efficiency in that period at 124 points per 100 possessions. Their net rating in that period is +14.3 and Spurs -5.4. That is a huge variance. Play Portland -4.5.