Free NBA Picks For Today 5/13/2021
LA Clippers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 5/13/2021
Clippers at Hornets—NBA pick is LA Clippers -8. Clippers look serious about staying ahead of Denver to capture the three seed in the West. Three seed gets home court advantage in the first two rounds of the playoffs. LA opened this trip with a 19 point road win at Toronto on Tuesday. Past five games Clippers shooting 48.1% from the field along with 39.2% from three point range while on defense limiting opponents to 44.5% overall. Hornets will be without Miles Bridgers and Gordon Hayward remains out. Charlotte has lost and failed to cover six of their past nine. In that period the Hornets sit 24th in offensive efficiency scoring 109.3 points per 100 possessions. Clippers tops in the league in three point shooting and four best in scoring defense. Play LA Clippers -8.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 5/13/2021
Bucks at Pacers—NBA free pick is Indiana Pacers +8.5. Not comfortable laying nearly three full possessions with the Bucks. Their recent defensive form the reason as in their past five games allowing 50% shooting along with 45.2% from three point range. In that period the Pacers are shooting 49.7% and defending much better. Pacers are motivated down the stretch as they have a shot of passing Charlotte for the eighth seed which means winning one of two play in games will qualify for the playoffs instead of needing two straight wins in the ninth seed. Bucks are a game back of the Nets for the two seed and own the head to head tiebreaker. But Milwaukee has hit this mode of winning by outscoring and playing poorly defensively as they have failed to cover four straight. Pacers are dealing with injuries but playing are LeVert, Sabonis and Jrue Holliday. Play Indiana +8.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 5/13/2021
76ers at Heat—Free pick is Miami Heat +2. Miami is plenty motivated as they are in a three way battle with the Knicks and Hawks for the fourth seed in the East which brings home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Each team has 31 losses. Joel Embiid questionable with an illness for the 76ers and so is Jimmy Butler with an eye injury for the Heat. Miami in great shooting form as in their past five game hitting on 53% with 42% from three point range. 76ers magic number to clinch the number one seed in the East is one which means one 76ers win or one loss by the Nets and Philadelphia clinches the top seed. 76ers finish up the regular season with back to back home games against the Orlando Magic. Miami has won six of their past seven as they sit number one in offensive efficiency with 124.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Miami +2.
Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 5/13/2021
Magic at Hawks—NBA pick is Orlando Magic +12.5. Magic enterd with rest advantage having last played on Tuesday. Orlando has been using a patchwork lineup since the trading dealing. They have covered five of their past nine games. Hawks on a back to back after failing to cover in close wins against the Washington Wizards in intense matchups. Wizards were without Bradley Beal in both games. Hawks have failed to cover six of their past nine. Their defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 49% shooting along with 40.5% from three. Magic better defensive form. Five covers in fourteen tries with a push for the Hawks in back to back games. Play Orlando +12.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 5/13/2021
Spurs at Knicks—NBA free pick is New York Knicks -5. New York in a three way battle with the Hawks and Heat for the fourth seed in the Eastern conference as each team has 31 losses. Knicks three point and defensive form good in their past five games by connecting on 39.4% from beyond the arc and holding teams to 41.8% overall. Spurs on a back to back after their 12 point loss at Brooklyn on Wednesday. Spurs have allowed 124 points or greater in four of their past five games as in that period is surrendering 52% shooting along with 38.6% from three point range. Play New York -5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 5/13/2021
Kings at Grizzlies—Free pick is Memphis Grizzlies -7. Memphis has won three straight after their 29 point home win to Dallas on Tuesday. Their shooting form good as in their past five games hitting on 49.7% from the floor. Grizzlies are tied in the loss column with Golden St for the eighth seed which means one win in the two play in game gets that into the playoffs instead of having to win two straight as the nine seed. Too many key injuries for Sacramento as Fox and Haliburton are out. Doubtful are Bagley and Barnes. Probable is Buddy Hield with an ankle issue. Play Memphis -7.
Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 5/13/2021
Raptors at Bulls—NBA pick is Chicago Bulls -9.5. Chicago still with life as they must win out and Washington lose out to earn the tenth seed in the Eastern conference. Bulls have their shooters healthy and in the lineup. Toronto is out of the playoffs and are sitting starters and key bench players. With patchwork lineups the Raptors were held to 96 points in a 19 point home loss to the Clippers and 10 points home to Memphis failing to cover both games. Play Chicago -9.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 5/13/2021
Nuggets at Timberwolves—NBA free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves +6. Minnesota has been competitive down the stretch with the return on DeAngelo Russell to the line. Timberwolves have covered six of their past nine games. Over their past five games they are converting on 48% from the floor. Nuggets defensive form not sharp as in that period of five games allowing 47.2% from the field along with 41% from beyond the arc. Nuggets dealing with cluster injuries in the guard position. Out are Murray, Dozier and Barton with Monte Morris questionable with injury management. In that nine game period T Wolves have a net rating of +5.9 and Nuggets +5.2. Play Minnesota +6.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 5/13/2021
Trailblazers at Suns—Free pick is Portland Trailblazers +5.5. Portland is playing at a high level as they come off a road win at Utah on Friday. Past five games. They are shooting 48.3% with 40.3% from three while holding opponents to 42.3% shooting. Trailblazers have won five straight and nine of ten. Suns have lost and failed to cover three of four. Defense has been poor as in that period of five games allowing 50.3% shooting with 39% from three. They are also trying to avoid the play in round as they hold the tiebreaker with the Lakers and have a one game lead with two left to play so there is motivation here. Play Portland +5.5.