Free NBA Picks For Today 5/9/2021
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Heat at Celtics—NBA pick is Miami Heat +1.5. Heat are healthy as Butler and Herro are not on the injury report. Miami is in great offensive form as in their past five games hitting on 50.6% from the floor along with 40.1% from three point range. Boston dealing with injuries to Jaylen Brown who is questionable and their rebounder Robert Williams who is probable with a toe injury. Celtics have failed to cover six of eight after their 22 point defeat at Chicago on Tuesday. Heat have covered ten of thirteen as they sit near the leaders in offensive efficiency at 117.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Miami +1.5.
New York Knicks vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Knicks at Clippers—NBA free pick is New York Knicks +8. Knicks look to shake off a two game losing streak on this trip with losses at Denver and Phoenix. The trip began with wins at Memphis and Houston. New York is trying to hold their lead on Atlanta for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Clippers most likely will be either a three or a four seed as they are three games back of the second seeded Phoenix Suns with five to play. LAC has failed to cover six of their past eight games. Play New York +8.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Pelicans at Hornets—Free pick is New Orleans Pelicans +4.5. There are injuries for both sides in this game impacting scoring. New Orleans has covered seven of nine as they fought Philadelphia to a two point loss on Friday. Past five games they are holding opponents to 44.7% shooting. Charlotte will be in the play in round and has two game lead for the eighth seed. Pelicans are only two games back of the Spurs for a play in berth and San Antonio has a brutal schedule down the stretch and could be an underdog in all of their final five games. Still plenty to play for the Pelicans. Play New Orleans +4.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Mavericks at Cavaliers—NBA pick is Dallas Mavericks -10.5. It is now six straight failed covers for Cleveland as a double digit underdog following their 20 point defeat to Dallas on Friday. Past five games Cavs are shooting 43% with 34.9% from three while surrendering 53% and 43% from beyond the arc. Cleveland sitting much of the supporting cast round Collin Sexton. Mavs shooting form good enough here as in that span of five games hitting on 49% with 37.4% from three. Mavericks two games up on the Lakers to stay away from the play in round. Play Dallas -10.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Timberwolves at Magic—NBA free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic to play over the total of 229 points. Both teams playoff eliminated and playing poorly defensively. Minnesota has seen a surge to their offense with the return of DeAngelo Russell from injury. Over their past five games the T Wolves are averaging 124.6 points per game while surrendering 124.2. they are shooting 48% and giving up 51%. Orlando has been utilizing a patchwork lineup for some time and have developed a bit of chemistry to product 112 points on Charlotte, 119 to Denver and 112 on Memphis in three of their past four games. Play Minnesota and Orlando over 229.
Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Bulls at Pistons—Free pick is Chicago Bulls -8.5. Bulls with the return of Zach LaVine to the lineup have delivered wins by 22 to Boston and 21 at Charlotte. Bulls three back of Indiana with five left to play for the final play in spot. Pistons on a back to back after their 14 point defeat at Philadelphia on Saturday. Jerami Grant came off his knee injury to play Saturday but with nothing to play for the question is why risk major injury to play Grant Sunday. Have to worry about Detroit resting players and going with a patchwork lineup in this back to back spot. Makes sense. Play Chicago -8.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Suns at Lakers—NBA pick is Phoenix Suns -6. Phoenix coming off an impressive 25 point win at home to New York on Friday. Their shooting form outstanding as in their past five games hitting on 50% with 38.7% from three. Lakers nowhere near that good shooting right now with their injuries to LeBron and Schroder. Many of the Lakers guards are listed as probable on the injury report. Paul and Booker too difficult of a matchup for this Lakers team minus LeBron and Schroder. Suns one game back of Utah for top seed in West. Play Phoenix -6.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Thunder at Kings—NBA free pick is Oklahoma City Thunder +10.5. Sacramento loss to San Antonio put a damper on the Kings playoffs chances as they fell to three games back of the Spurs with five to play for the final play in berth. Listed as questionable for Sacramento are Fox and Barnes. Haliburton is out for the season. Thunder has shown a pulse with recent covers to the Suns and Kings. OKC held Sacramento to 103 points in a four point home loss on Tuesday. Play Oklahoma city +10.5.