Free NBA Picks For Today 10/21/2021
Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 10/21/2021
Mavericks at Hawks—NBA pick is Atlanta Hawks -2.5. Hawks made an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals last year and it was no fluke. Following the All Star Break the team defended allowing 111 points per 100 possessions. Their starting five provides good scoring and have depth off the bench. Rick Carlisle exited as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason. The hire was Jason Kidd a former assistant for the LA Lakers, Kidd’s time as an NBA head coach was not successful as his teams failed to defend. Dallas sat 21st in the league in defensive efficiency allowing 112.3 points per 100 possessions and had a net rating of +2.3. That was with a defensive minded coach in Rick Carlisle who got defensive performance late last season. With Kidd the defensive likely will not improve. Play Atlanta -2.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 10/21/2021
Bucks at Heat—NBA free pick is Miami Heat +2.5. The regular season Milwaukee Bucks team was not an elite defensive team on the road allowing 111.6 points per 100 possessions. They were able to turn it on in the playoffs and may follow this same path this regular season. Miami makes their season debut and are in a better place. Remember they were in the NBA Finals in the bubble and had a quick turnaround the following season. They were hit hard with COVID to their roster in the second half of last season. We are likely to see a return to 2019-20 form for the Miami Heat. Kyle Lowry and PJ Tucker are good additions for Miami, and they will be strong defensively. Play Miami +2.5.
LA Clippers vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 10/21/2021
Clippers at Warriors—Free pick is Golden St Warriors -3.5. Warriors began their season with a strong fourth quarter in a 121-114 win at the LA Lakers. They scored 68 second half points. Their bench contributed with 55 points. Clippers will have to navigate through much of the season without Kawhi Leonard. Backups Batum and Ibaka are both out impacting the Clippers depth. Guard Eric Bledsoe a new addition will start along side George is not a good three point shooter. LAC defense also takes a hit without Kawhi. Play Golden St -3.5.