Free NBA Picks For Today 5/25/2021
Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 5/25/2021
Celtics at Nets—NBA pick is Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets to play under the total of 227 points. Celtics have gone under in five straight after held to 93 points in the opener of this series. They have been without scorer Jaylen Brown out for the playoffs and was contributing 25 points per game on the season. Nets with the Big 3 healthy and in the lineup held the Celtics to only 37% shooting. Boston a defensive minded team under head coach Brad Stevens in their past five games has held opponents to 42.8% shooting along with 25.9% from three point range. They held Washington to 100 points and the Nets to 104 in the postseason. Celtics keeping the pace slow in the postseason averaging 93 possessions per 48 minutes. Slow pace and defensive style is the only way Boston can remain competitive in this series as they do not have the skill set to trade buckets with the Nets. Play Boston and Brooklyn under 227.
LA Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 5/25/2021
Lakers at Suns—NBA free pick is LA Lakers -1.5. Lakers drop Game 1 as they get poor shooting performances out of LeBron James and Anthony Davis who combined for 11 of 29 from the field and 3 of 9 from three. They also missed 11 of 28 free throws. Laker defense held the Suns to 99 points in the opener and only 9 of 28 from three. LA best in defensive efficiency on the season will adjust to Devin Booker. LA has better size and length and can control the bucket area. Play LA Lakers +1.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 5/25/2021
Mavericks at Clippers—Free pick is LA Clippers -6. Clippers came out rusty after the long layoff between regular season and playoff round. They were held to 44% shooting and only 11 of 40 from three. Kawhi Leonard was off going 9 of 22 and 1 of 6 from three. George was 8 of 18 with 2 of 8 from three. Look for form reversal on the Clippers side. LAC will also tighten defensively as the Mavericks shot 50% from the field along with 17 of 36 from three. Now the playoffs begin with adjustments coming in Game 2. Clippers top three point shooting team in the league and shot 48.2% overall. Fully healthy look for a strong response from LA off the Game 1 defeat. Play LA Clippers -6.