Free NBA Picks For Today 5/15/2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Bulls at Nets—NBA pick is Brooklyn Nets -11. Looks like Harden, Durant and Irving will all play together on Saturday to build chemistry for the playoffs. Even though the Nets cannot catch Philadelphia for the top seed they hold only a one game lead with two to play on the Bucks for the two seed. This is a possible playoff matchup in the Eastern conference semifinals so home court in this scenario is up for grabs. Milwaukee has the tiebreakers so the Nets control their destiny by winning out. Bulls have been eliminated from the playoffs after the Wizards win on Friday. Zach LaVine returned from injury recently so his status will be in the question as will all the Bulls starters in this one. Nets dress rehearsal here. Play Brooklyn -11.
LA Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Lakers at Pacers—NBA free pick is Indiana Pacers +7. Anthony Davis was just downgraded late Friday night to questionable. LeBron James is questionable. Dennis Schroder continues to be out with COVID protocols. Lakers do not control their destiny for a seventh seed as if Portland wins on Sunday the Lakers are in the play in round no matter what happens to the Lakers in their next two games. Indiana dealing with cluster injuries as well. They are tied with Charlotte so if they can finish ahead of the Hornets the Pacers will play in the seven vs. eight play in round needing one win in two games to earn a playoff spot instead of winning two straight. Could be patchwork lineups competing here. Rather takes points. Play Indiana +7.
Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Hornets at Knicks—Free pick is Charlotte Hornets +5.5. Charlotte sits in the eighth seed and has the tiebreaker on Indiana who has the same record as the Hornets and sit in the ninth seed. Charlotte wins out and they retain their eighth seed needing one win in two games instead of winning two straight. Knicks, Hawks and Heat all have the same number of losses and Knicks can earn fourth seed if they win out and Heat loses one of their two games. Charlotte has a Washington team with nothing to play for as the tenth seed on Sunday so there is a good path for the Hornets to retain the eight seed by winning here. We will take the points though. Rozier and Ball will play for Charlotte. Play Charlotte +5.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Suns at Spurs—NBA pick is Phoenix Suns -10. These teams playing two games in two days to close out the regular season. San Antonio has nothing to play for as they have clinched the ten seed and can’t move into the ninth. Signs are they are resting all starters with DeRozan out, Murray and Gay questionable. Suns are trying to catch the Jazz for the number one seed needing two wins and a Jazz loss as Phoenix owns the tiebreaker. Jazz finish at Sacramento. That is no walkover as the Kings are a streaky shooting team on a hot night can pull off an upset. Play Phoenix -10.
Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Celtics at Timberwolves—NBA free pick is Minnesota Timberwolves -3. Boston has clinched the seventh seed holding the tiebreaker over the Hornets and Pacers which are teams two games back of the Celtics with two to play. Signs are Celtics are resting many in their rotation. Out are Walker, Smart, Williams, Brown and Thompson. Tatum and Fournier are listed on the injury report but with nothing to play for have to expect them to sit. Minnesota has played well down the stretch with DeAngelo Russell returning back to the lineup. Boston has their sights on Indiana or Charlotte at home in their play in game on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week and will use this time to rest up. Play Minnesota -3.
Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Heat at Bucks—Free pick is Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks to play over the total of 232 points. Both teams in outstanding shooting form and lacking on the defensive side of the basketball. Down the stretch the Bucks have been winning by outscoring opponents as in their past five games hitting on 51.4% while allowing 49% shooting and 45.8% from three. Heat sharp offensive converting on 52.8% in that span with 43.9% from three but defensively giving up 50.8%. Bucks and Heat are battling for more favorable seeding in the playoffs so don’t expect neither side to rest players here and the injury report is hinting that starters are going to play. Take Heat and Bucks over 232.