Free NBA Picks For Today 11/1/2021
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/1/2021
Cavaliers at Hornets—A back to back for Charlotte after they hosted Portland on Sunday. Cavaliers have covered four of five behind a defense that holds opponents to 46% shooting and 31.6% from three point range. They are holding teams to 104 points per 100 possessions. As they faced the Trailblazers the Hornets had lost and failed to cover two of three. On defense the Hornets allow 47.9% shooting. They sit 24th in defensive efficiency allowing 110 points per 100 possessions. In a back to back the Hornets blew a fourth quarter lead and lost by 11 to Boston at home. Play Cleveland +4.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 11/1/2021
Spurs at Pacers—Indiana is the walking wounded. Caris Levert is close to returning but when he does will be on limited minutes. Lamb and Brogdon game time decision. TJ Warren out. Pacers have lost six of seven. Pacers shooting 45% from the field along with 33.9% from three. They sit 23rd in defensive efficiency allowing 109.1 points per 100. Spurs are doing a good job of defending the three point line. Offensively the team shoots 46% from the floor. They have covered two straight after their nine point win at Milwaukee. Spurs 11th in offensive efficiency allowing 102.9 points per 100 possessions. Play San Antonio against the spread.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 11/1/2021
Trailblazers at 76ers—Joel Embiid is not listed on the injury report. They do have a day of rest after their 28 point home win to Atlanta on Saturday. 76ers are shooting 48.8% from the field along with 38.5% from three point range. On defense they are holding opponents to 43.5%. Philadelphia sits number one in offensive efficiency with 114.9 points per 100 possessions. Portland on a back to back after their game at Charlotte. Questionable depth on the Portland side as they tend to play their starting guards heavy minutes. Play Philadelphia -6.
Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 11/1/2021
Wizards at Hawks—Washington has won five of six to start the season and their core is healthy. They are defending holding the opposition to 44.2% shooting and 27.9% from three point range. A top ten team in defensive efficiency holding opponents to 102.5 points per 100 possessions. Hawks hitting only 45% from the field along with 33.9% from three. They are also not defending at the level of the Wizards. Hawks have failed to cover four of five. Wizards have covered three straight against the Hawks including an eleven point home win last week. Play Washington +5.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 11/1/2021
Bulls at Celtics—Chicago has won five of six after their eight point home win against the Jazz on Saturday. They are hitting on 45.2% from the floor while limiting the opposition to 43% shooting along with 33% from beyond the arc. Their core is healthy and the teams sits fifth in overall efficiency with a +7.7 rating. Celtics have lost two straight. The shooting for Boston has been dismal at 43.1% and 32.1% from beyond the arc. They have struggled with perimeter defense by allowing 38.2% from three point range. Celtics sit 20th in offensive efficiency scoring 103.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Chicago +2.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 11/1/2021
Raptors at Knicks—Toronto has won three straight. They took advantage of an Indiana team hit with cluster injuries. They nearly blew a ten point lead in the final minute of a one point win at home to Orlando where the Magic had the ball late but failed on their game winner. Toronto a poor shooting team converting 42.6% from the field along with 32.5% from three. Raptors sit 15th in offensive efficiency with 105.4 points per 100 possessions. New York has won five of six and have the fans at MSG excited to see them. They are performing well on both ends of the court. Knicks shooting 40.7% from three while holding opponents to 42.3% shooting and 33.7% from three. They sit second best in offensive efficiency with 114.5 points per 100 possessions Siakam and Watanabe both still out for Toronto. Play New York -6.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 11/1/2021
Nuggets at Grizzlies—Denver has a two game win streak after their win at Minnesota on Saturday. Nikola Jokic answered the question if his knee contusion would impact his performance and it seemed like it didn’t. Nuggets shooting 47.9% from the field and holding opponents to 42.7% ang 29.6% from three point range. They sit third in defensive efficiency holding opponents to 97.5 points per 100 possessions. Grizzlies have lost three of four after a 26 point home loss to Miami who were on a back to back. Grizzlies have not defended well allowing 48.1% from the field along with 42.3% from three and that is exploited by the good teams on their schedule. Memphis sits 29th and second last in defensive efficiency allowing 114.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Denver +1.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 11/1/2021
Magic at Timberwolves—Orlando has lost six of seven. They are shooting only 43.2% from the field. They are missing Carter-Williams and Fultz. Gary Harris questionable. Jonathan Isaac is still recovering from his torn ACL. Magic is last in the NBA in defensive efficiency by allowing 115.4 points per 100 possessions. Their ball handling skills are poor as the team turns it over 17.4 times per 100 possessions. Timberwolves are defending holding their opponents to 41.4% shooting with 27.7% from three point range. They find themselves fourth best in defensive efficiency allowing 98.4 points per 100 possessions. Orland0 has a -11.3 rating and Minnesota +3.5, so the variance is +14.7 in the favor of the Timberwolves. Timberwolves have a clean injury report. Play Minnesota -9.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 11/1/2021
Thunder at Clippers—These are two teams off to bad starts. Thunder has lost five of six and Clippers four of five. Magic have shot terribly hitting 41.6% from the field and 29.2% from three point range. Clippers hitting 42% and 31.7% from beyond the arc. LAC is defending better. Thunder has had a hard time reaching 100 points in their games and many times score near or below 90. Many questionable statuses for the Clipper supporting cast entering play. OKC last in offensive efficiency and Clipper fourth last. Play LA and Oklahoma City under 212.