Free NBA Picks For Today 11/3/2021
Portland Trailblazes vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Trailblazers at Cavaliers—Cleveland has shown improvement as the team holds opponents to 45.3% shooting and 32.6% from three point range. They sit twelfth in defensive efficiency holding opponents to 105.1 points per 100 possessions. They return home winning three of five on their road trip covering four of those games. Overall they have won four of six covering five. Portland has lost all three on the road this year by ten point or greater. On the highway the Trailblazers shooting 43.2% along with 29.6% from three. Their road defense has been poor with opponents converting 50.2% with 38.8% from three point range. They are giving up 116.1 points per 100 possessions on the road and on offense it is 99 per 100 for a net rating of -17. Cavaliers core is healthy. Play Cleveland +3.
New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Knicks at Pacers—Knicks have won five of seven as the team has shot 46.5% with 40.8% from three. Defense has been good as New York holds opponents to 42.5% and 33.7% from beyond the arc. New York core is healthy. They sit number one in offensive efficiency with 119.6 points per 100 possessions. Indiana continues to be the walking wounded. Lamb and Warren are out. Malcolm Brogdon is dealing with a hamstring injury and game time decision. Pacers have lost six of eight. Defensively the Pacers allowing 45.9% shooting with 38.8% from three. They are 28th and third worst in defensive efficiency by allowing 117.3 points per 100 possessions. Play New York +1.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Celtics at Magic—Boston has struggled to shoot the basketball hitting 43.2% from the field along with 33.7% from three. Team has lost and failed to cover three straight. They sit 19th in offensive efficiency with 104.6 points per 100 possessions. Defensively the Celtics sit 27th and fourth last in defensive efficiency by allowing 110.3 points per 100 possessions. Boston only two rating points higher than Orlando in the net efficiency ratings. Magic has shot the three better than Boston as they convert 37% from beyond the arc. Play Orlando +6.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Bulls at 76ers—Joel Embiid is off the injury report but two starters out for Philadelphia with Harris and Green out. They do carry a three game win streak into this game. Philadelphia is shooting 49.2% along with 38.1% from three while they limit opponents to 44.1% and 35.5% from three. Philadelphia sits number on in offensive efficiency with 115.8 points per 100 possessions. Bulls not at that level offensively. Biggest road test for the Bulls as their wins on the highway came at Boston, Toronto and Detroit. Play Philadelphia -1.5.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Hawks at Nets—Hawks defending well on the year holding opponents to 44.1% and 31.1% from three point range. They have covered four straight against the Nets. Brooklyn hitting only 34.6% from three. Nets sit 22nd in offensive efficiency with 103.7 points per 100 possessions. Hawks sit ninth in offensive efficiency with 108.5 points per 100 possessions. Bogdanovic and Young both probable and expected to play. Play Atlanta +5.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Raptors at Wizards—Washington returns home where they have won all three games. They are defending well on the year holding teams to 44.4% along with 29.6% from three point range. Impact injuries for the Raptors with Barnes and Siakam out. Wizards core are healthy. Raptors a miserable shooting team hitting 42.7% with 32.6% from three. Play Washington -3.
LA Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Clippers at Timberwolves—Minnesota is shooting poorly on the year connecting on 41% along with 31.6% from three. The have lost three straight at home held to 98 points or fewer to the Magic, Nuggets and Pelicans. Clippers got their three point shooting going late in their comeback win against the Thunder. Defensively LAC is holding opponents to 42.9%. Play LA Clippers.
Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Nuggets at Grizzlies—Denver three point shooting has been dismal on the year as they are connecting only 30.1% from beyond the arc. Memphis better at three. This is the back half of a home and home series with the Grizzlies winning on Monday 106-97. Nuggets sit 25th in offensive efficiency with 100.7 points per 100 possessions. Grizzlies sit eighth at 109.3 per 100. Grizzlies core from the start of the season healthy. Brooks hasn’t played all year. Play Memphis -1.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Mavericks at Spurs—Dallas on a back to back after a 15 point home defeat to the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Mavericks shooting poorly on the campaign as they are hitting on 40.4% from the field along with 31.2% from three. Mavericks sit 27th and fourth worst in offensive efficiency with 99.3 points per 100 possessions. San Antonio a better shooting team converting 46.9% from the floor and 34.4% from three. Kristaps Porzingis a game time decision with a back injury as he has now missed three games. Maxi Kleber is also injured with a strained oblique and expected out for two weeks. Play San Antonio +1.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Hornets at Warriors—Hornets have shot the ball well this year converting on 46% from the floor and 41.1% from three point range. They sit second best in offensive efficiency with 114.1 points per 100 possessions. They have done a good job of defending threes holding opponents to 32.5%. Warriors have failed to cover three of five. They had trouble separating enough to cover against the Grizzlies and Thunder. Charlotte has a clean injury report. Warriors are just 16th in offensive efficiency with 106.6 points per 100 possessions. Rozier is now healthy for the Hornets surrounded by Ball, Bridges and Hayward. Play Charlotte +6.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 11/3/2021
Both teams on back to backs. Pelicans dealing with key injuries as they are without Zion and Brandon Ingraham has a bruised hip and could miss on Wednesday. Sacramento went into their game against the Jazz with a clean injury report. They had showed improve defense as they took the court against the Jazz holding opponents to 44.4% shooting and 32.9% from three. Pelicans not defending at that level surrendering 45.9% and 39% from beyond the arc. They are shooting only 43% and sat 21st as they battled Phoenix by scoring 103.8 points per 100 possessions. Kings are a higher level offensively and defensively. Play Sacramento -5.