Free NBA Picks For Today 10/31/2021
Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 10/31/2021
Kings at Mavericks—Sacramento has won and covered each road game this season. Notable wins came at Portland and Phoenix. They are defending holding opponents to 44.4% shooting along with 32.9% from three. On offense Sacramento ranks 10th in offensive efficiency with 108.6 points per 100 possessions. Dallas has struggled to shoot the basketball converting only 39.6% from the floor with 31% from beyond the arc. Mavs 29th and second last in offensive efficiency with 97.6 points per 100 possessions. Kristaps Porzingis still questionable with a back injury. Play Sacramento +4.5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 10/31/2021
Trailblazers at Hornets—Portland has a healthy lineup. They have won three of four beating the Clippers, Grizzlies and Suns. Trailblazers have more quality victories than the Hornets. Losses for the Hornets came to the Heat by 15 and Celtics by 11. Trailblazers are making 37.7% from three and holding opponents to 43.3% shooting. Charlotte defensive allowing 47.9% from the floor. Portland eighth in offensive efficiency and sixth on defense. Play Portland at pick.
Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 10/31/2021
Jazz at Bucks—Milwaukee is dealing with rotational injuries. Out are Jrue Holliday, Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis and Donte Divincenzo. Both teams are on back to back so the healthier team will have an advantage. Jazz defense has been strong holding opponents to 39.7% from the floor and 23.8% from three. Bucks defense not good with opponents hitting 47.6% with 36.9% from beyond the arc. Bucks sit 24th in defensive efficiency allowing 110.6 points per 100 possessions. Jazz number one in the NBA in offensive efficiency and second on the defensive side holding the NBA’s best rating at +18.1 with the Bucks at +0.1. Play Utah +1.
Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 10/31/2021
Pistons at Nets—Pistons on a back to back after facing Orlando at home on Saturday night. Cade Cunningham was expected to make his debut on Saturday. He is coming back from a sprained ankle so he may be on minutes restrictions and could even sit the back end of a back to back. Detroit is shooting 40.8% from the floor and 25.8% from three point range. They are last in offensive efficiency with 94 points per 100 possessions. Nets are holding opponents to 42% shooting and 31.7% from three and Pistons surrendering 38.9% from beyond the arc. Play Brooklyn 12.5
Houston Rockets vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 10/31/2021
Rockets at Lakers—LeBron James still questionable with his sprained ankle. He played through it against Cleveland on Friday but listing LeBron back on the injury report is a concern. Both Ariza and Nunn are out with Ellington questionable. Houston has defended this early in the season holding opponents to 44.8% shooting and 33.6% from three. They are young and fast. Lakers do sit 26th in defensive efficiency by allowing 111 points per 100 possessions. Christian Wood healthy does give the Rockets and ability to compete in games. This is the front end of a home and home series against the Rockets after facing Cleveland on Friday night so this game may not be too motivating. Play Houston -12.5.