Free NBA Picks For Today 5/28/2021
New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 5/28/2021
Knicks at Hawks—NBA pick is New York Knicks +4. Knicks defense was strong in their Game 2 win to the Hawks as they held Atlanta to 37% shooting and 12 of 44 from three following the adjustments from Game 1. Knicks still have not found their rhythm shooting the basketball. Randle and Barrett combined for 10 of 24 shooting. New York is dominating the glass in this series winning the rebounding battle by seven in the opener and thirteen in their Game 2 victory. Knicks have covered ten of their past eleven against the Hawks. New York second in the playoffs in defensive efficiency holding Atlanta to 103.1 points per 100 possessions. New York is capturing 82.4% of the rebounds off Hawks missed shots. Play Knicks +4.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 5/28/2021
Nets at Celtics—NBA free pick is Brooklyn Nets -7.5. Two strong performances by the Nets in the opener two games of their series against the Celtics posting wins by 11 and 22 points. Boston is without scorer Jaylen Brown has show only 39.8% in the playoffs. Nets have covered seven straight with six straight wins by eight or greater points. With the Nets Big 3 in the lineup they have moved to tied for second in the playoffs in defensive efficiency. Boston has given up 120.6 points per 100 possessions to the Nets in the playoffs. Kevin Durant is an influencer to his teammates. He plays hard against every opponent no matter the situation. That spreads to his teammates so no worries here about a letdown as the Nets look for a commanding 3-0 lead here with another strong effort on both ends of the court. Play Brooklyn -7.5.
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 5/28/2021
Clippers at Mavericks—Free pick is Dallas Mavericks +2. Clippers have not been able to match the speed and intensity of the Mavericks in the playoffs. LA looks old and slow on the court. A team that is poorly conditioned. Dallas is beating the Clippers off the dribble and are shooting 54.4% in the playoffs. In the playoffs the Clippers are last in the league in defensive efficiency allowing 128.3 points per 100 possessions. LAC replicating their poor playoff play from last season. They are not giving their all on the court lacking the sense of urgency that is needed in the playoffs valuing the importance of every possession. Play Dallas +2.