Free NBA Picks For Today 6/18/2021
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 6/18/2021
76ers at Hawks—NBA pick is Atlanta Hawks +3. Atlanta with a monster comeback in Game 5 to take the 3-2 series lead looking for the close out at home. Hawks outscored the 76ers 40-19 in the final quarter. Hawks won the final three games of their series against the Knicks. 76ers are without depth as Danny Green will be out for two to three weeks. Huge momentum boost for Atlanta that will have some carry here. Past two games which resulted in Hawks wins the 76ers were held to 104.6 points per 100 possessions. Atlanta has covered six of their past eight playoff games. Joel Embiid dealing with a tear in his meniscus and is not playing at 100%. It shows especially in the second half of games. Little recovery time again in this spot with just one day of rest. Play Atlanta +3.
Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 6/18/2021
Jazz at Clippers—NBA free pick is Utah Jazz -2. Utah facing elimination here will have film on the Clippers playing without Kawhi Leonard on the court. Leonard is feared to have an ACL injury although it has been reported as a sprained knee. If Leonard plays it is questionable at about how effective he will be with a knee sprain. Clippers got huge performances out of Paul George with 37, Reggie Jackson with 22 and Marcus Morris for 25. These three starters combined for 30 of 53 and doubtful that can be replicated as they have been inconsistent. Mitchell had a poor shooting night in the loss connecting on 6 of 19. We often see teams step up when the superstar misses time in their first game so the win by the Clippers is not too surprising. That usually lasts only one game. Play Utah -2.