Free NBA Picks For Today 10/29/2021
Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 10/29/2021
Magic at Raptors—Orlando still dealing with several injuries in their rotation. They have lost four of five with the defeats coming by nine or greater points. The shooting has been dismal as is the defense. Magic sits 24th in defensive efficiency with 101.6 points per 100 possessions. Defensively they sit 29th allowing 115.9 points per 100 possessions. Toronto has wins by margin at Boston and at home by Indiana by 19 on Wednesday. Raptors are defending holding opponents to 44.2% along with 32.7% from beyond the arc. They sit fifth best in defensive efficiency allowing 100.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Toronto -8.
Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 10/29/2021
Pacers at Nets—Indiana continues to be hampered by injuries to their rotation. Caris LeVert has not been able to play as he recovers from a stress fracture to his back. Even if LeVert plays his minutes will be limited. Malcolm Brogdon has been listed as out with a hamstring injury. T.J. Warren is also out. Pacers road defense has been atrocious allowing 46.8% shooting and 46.5% from three. Road defensive efficiency sits at 122.1 per 100 possessions which is last in the league. Brooklyn key rotational players healthy and should find open looks here. Play Brooklyn -8.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2021
Hornets at Heat—Charlotte has won four of five. The team is shooting well hitting on 47.3% from the floor along with 41.3% from three. Hornet sit second in the NBA in offensive efficiency with 114.8 points per 100 possessions. Miami is dealing with injuries to Lowry and Adebayo but both are expected to play. Heat has struggled from three converting 30.6% from beyond the arc. Miami 16th in offensive efficiency with 106.5 points per 100 possessions. Heat success has come with their defense. But Hornets are hot from the field and three. Play Charlotte +6.
Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2021
Kings at Pelicans—Kings losses have come to the Warriors and Jazz. They won both of their road games at Portland and Phoenix. They have defended better on the year holding opponents to 44.8% along with 34.6% from three. New Orleans have lost four of five. They are without Zion. Josh Hart has missed the past four games. Garrett Temple is doubtful. New Orleans sits second last in offensive efficiency as they average 100.2 points per 100 possessions. They have done a poor job of securing the basketball with 18.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Sacramento has a clean injury report. Play Sacramento -2.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2021
Mavericks at Nuggets—Dallas is entering a back to back as they win but failed to cover against the Spurs. San Antonio made it close late. Shooting has been an issue for the Mavs as they convert 40.4% from the field along with 30.5% from beyond the arc. Mavs sit 25th in offensive efficiency averaging 101.3 points per 100 possessions. Nikola Jokic avoided major injury to his knee but unlikely to play but Denver has depth in their rotation. Mavs are dealing with injuries at Porzingis dealing with a back injury and questionable. Rotational player Sterling Brown questionable. Tough spot for the Mavs playing in high elevation. Play Denver -1.
LA Clippers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2021
Clippers at Trailblazers—After getting embarrassed by the Clippers the Trailblazers pounded Memphis by 20 points. Trailblazers were embarrassed by the Clippers in LA losing by 30. At home the Trailblazers also have a recent win to the Suns by 29. Trailblazers are shooting 46.9% and holding opponents to 44.3%. Clippers have lost three of four after a 92-79 home loss to Cleveland. LA sits 23rd in offensive efficiency with 102.2 points per 100 possessions. In losses on the road to Golden St the Clippers pulled down 14 fewer rebounds and against Cleveland they lost the rebounding battle by 21. Trailblazers a good rebounding team. Play Portland -2.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2021
Cavaliers at Lakers—LA Lakers a laundry list of injuries. Game time decision for Lebron, Rondo and Ellington. Both Ariza and Nunn are out. Cavaliers are healthier team coming off three straight wins against the Hawks, Nuggets and Clippers. Defensively the Cavs holding teams to 44.3% shooting along with 30.9% from three. Lakers sit 25th in defensive efficiency allowing 111.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Cleveland +9