Free NBA Picks For Today 10/30/2021
Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Celtics at Wizards—Boston dealing with injuries as Marcus Smart out and Romeo Langford questionable. Celtics have lost three of five. Team is shooting just 43.5% and 35% from three. They average 105.7 points per 100 possessions. Wizards have won four of five. Washington is defending this year holding opponents to 44.9% and 31.4% from three point range. Top half of the league in both offensive and defensive efficiency. Play Washington -2.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Magic at Pistons—Detroit a winless team shooting poorly to start the season hitting 40.8% with 25.8% from three point range. Pistons are last in the NBA in offensive efficiency with 94 points per 100 possessions. Defensive Pistons surrendering 46.4% from the field along with 38.9% from beyond the arc. Magic has performed better than Detroit offensively with 101.6 points per 100 possessions. Cade Cunningham could be on a minute’s limit and Jerami Grant on the injury report probable with an oblique injury. Play Orlando +5.
New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Knicks at Pelicans—New York has a day of rest and Pelicans on a back to back. New York has won four of five with wins in both road games. Knicks the healthier team. They are making 38% from three while on defense holding opponents to 41.6% and 33.8% from three. New York sits fourth in offensive efficiency with 112.6 points per 100 possessions. Zion remains out as does Garrett Temple impacting the Pelicans depth. Josh Hart remains a question mark. He was available off the bench Friday but playing a back to back is in question. Pelicans shooting poorly at 42.5% and 35.2% from three. Play Knicks -5.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Raptors at Pacers—Both teams on back to back but Indiana facing cluster injury. Caris LeVert and RJ Warren out. Malcolm Brogdon has a sore hamstring and missed Friday’s game. Siakam and Watanabe both out for the Raptors. Raptors are defensing holding opponents to 100.2 points per 100 possessions. Pacers are 27th in defensive efficiency allowing 112.5 points per 100 possessions. Pacers surrendering 40.2% from three. Play Toronto +3.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Jazz at Bulls—Chicago suffered a major injury as Patrick Williams out for 4-6 months with a wrist. He can pull rebounds and helps defensively. In their first step up game of the season the Bulls fell by one to the Knicks at home getting crushed on the glass by 12 rebounds. Coby White also out. Utah off to a 4-0 start showing no mercy to open this road trip with a 31 point win at Houston. Jazz defense has been awesome holding opponents to 39.7% and 23.8% from three. They sit second in defensive efficiency holding opponents to 96 points per 100 possessions. Against a weak schedule the Bulls shooting 45.8% and sit 12th in offensive efficiency with 107.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Utah -4.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Hawks at 76ers—Atlanta defending effectively on the season holding opponents to 41.7% and 30.5% from three. Team is healthy as Bogdanovic expected to play. Headlines after the 76ers win against the Pistons was Philadelphia wins with Embiid’s knee aching. Atlanta is eighth in defensive efficiency holding opponents to 102.6 per 100 possessions. 76ers are not at the level defensively. Hawks have won and covered three of four against the 76ers all in their playoff series from last year. Play Atlanta +3.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Spurs at Bucks—Milwaukee dealing with cluster injuries. Brook Lopez, Jrue Holliday, Donte DiVincenzo and Bobby Portis out. With those injuries the Bucks coming off a five point home defeat to Minnesota shooting only 41% and 27% from three. Spurs are converting on 47% from the field. Bucks 23rd in defensive efficiency allowing 110.6 points per 100 possessions. Too many injuries on the Bucks to lay this big number. Play San Antonio +9.5.
Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Heat at Grizzlies—Tough spot for the Heat on a back end of a back to back after facing the Hornets. As they entered Friday the Heat was shooting 44.6% and 30.6% from three. Grizzlies sit fifth in offensive efficiency with 110.9 points per 100 possessions. Brooks hasn’t played all year for the Grizzlies but other than Brookls the Grizzlies have a clean injury report. Heat have had injury issues in the past, so you have to wonder about the minutes for their rotation in this back to back. Grizzlies younger legs will be the key here. Play Memphis -1.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Nuggets at Timberwolves—Back to back for Denver and Minnesota has a day of rest. Jokic was listed as questionable for Friday and have to wonder about his status here after his knee contusion forced him to leave the game against the Jazz. Minnesota has won three of four. Defense has been good for the Timberwolves holding opponents to 41.5% and 28.6% from three. They have a clean injury report. Nuggets hitting only 33.3% from three. They sit 25th in offensive efficiency with 101.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Minnesota -3
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Thunder at Warriors—Warriors have had issues putting two halves of basketball together. It was a poor first half against OKC on Tuesday and a poor second half against the Grizzlies on Thursday. Warriors shooting 46% from the floor along with 37.4% from three. They sit seventh in the league in defensive efficiency allowing 102.3 points per 100 possessions. OKC poor on both ends of the court. They shoot just 42.7% along with 31.1% from three. They are 28th in defensive efficiency and 26th in the offensive side. Warriors off loss respond with complete two halves of basketball. Play Golden St -12.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2021
Cavaliers at Suns—Cleveland on a three game win streak beating quality teams in the Hawks, Nuggets and Clippers. Cavs defense holding opponents to 44.3% and 30.9% from three. They sit ninth in defensive efficiency holding opponents to 102.8 points per 100 possessions. Suns issues with three point shooting at 32.8%. Defense poor allowing 47.6% along with 42.2% from three. Phoenix 29th in defensive efficiency allowing 113.9 points per 100 possessions. They are 20th on the offensive side. Cameron Payne and Dario Saric out for the Suns. Play Cleveland +10.