Free NBA Picks For Today 5/18/2021
Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Hornets at Pacers—NBA pick is Indiana Pacers -3. Pacers despite injuries have been able to patch it up and cover six of their past seven with a push. Their form over their past five games has been good as they are hitting on 48.4% from the floor and 38.7% from three point range while limiting opponents to 44.9%. Lots of game time decisions for the Pacers in Sabonis, Brogdon, Holiday and Sumner. It has been like this the past two weeks and the team has responded with the players inserted into the lineup. Charlotte enters this elimination game losers of fie straight and seven of nine games. They had the look of an eight seed and let it slip away with a poor finish to the regular season. Their shooting form bad as in their past five games shooting only 41.4% with 29.6% from three while surrendering 49.7% along with 39.2% from beyond the arc. In that seven game period the Pacers net rating is +2.3 while the Hornets sit at -8.4. Hornets in this span sitting 25th in offensive efficiency with 106.5 points per 100 possessions and 21st on the defensive side. In this elimination game will side with home team. Play Indiana -3.
Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Wizards at Celtics—NBA free pick is Washington Wizards +2. Washington has covered 15 of their past 20 with two pushes. In the month of May the team has a net rating of +3.3 with the Celtics losing 6 of 8 and a net rating of -1. Boston defensive form poor down the stretch as in their past five games allowing 49% shooting with 38% from three. Wizards in that period holing teams to 29.5% from three. For Boston scorer Jaylen Brown out for the season and their rebounding Robert Williams probable with a toe. Bradley Beal is not on the injury report and expected to play alongside Westbrook. This is not an elimination game. Winner advances to the playoffs. Loser hosts winner of Hornets and Pacers for the last playoff spot. Play Washington +2.