Free NBA Picks For Today 11/5/2021
Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 11/5/2021
Pistons at Nets—Back to back for Detroit after they were defeated by 11 to Philadelphia. They have lost six of seven. Pistons sit 29th and second worst in defensive efficiency as they score 97.1 points per 100 possessions. Three straight defeats for Detroit by 11 or greater points. Four game win streak for the Nets by nine points or greater. This is the seventh straight home game for the Nets. Brooklyn sits eighth in defensive efficiency by allowing 104.1 points per 100 possessions. Play Brooklyn -10.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 11/5/2021
Spurs at Magic—Orlando has lost five of six after their 13 point home loss to Boston as they were held to 79 points. Magic sit 29th and second worst in defensive efficiency as they give up 111.4 points per 100 possessions. They are without Carter-Williams, Fultz, Isaac and Moore. Gary Harris has a sprained ankle and is questionable. Spurs have covered three of four after their one point loss to Dallas. They do shoot the ball well converting on 47.1% from the field. Magic a poor shooting team converting 42.2%. Play San Antonio -3.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/5/2021
Grizzlies at Wizards—Washington has lost two straight. Team has struggled shooting the basketball hitting on 44.4% rom the floor and 31.9% from three point range. Memphis sits seventh in offensive efficiency with 109.8 points per 100 possessions. They have won and covered three of four after sweeping a two game series at home to the Denver Nuggets. Play Memphis +1.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 11/5/2021
Cavaliers at Raptors—Cleveland has covered six of seven. They are winners of five of seven after a three point home win to Portland. Cavaliers are defending holding opponents to 45.2% along with 32.9% from three point range. Toronto has struggled shooting the basketball with 43.1% from the field along with 33.2% from beyond the arc. Cavaliers sit 11th in defensive efficiency allowing 105.6 points per 100 possessions. Markkanen out for the Cavaliers but they do have enough depth to cover here. Play Cleveland +6.
New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 11/5/2021
Knicks at Bucks—Milwaukee will be without Lopez, DiVincenzo and Middleton in this game. Jrue Holliday is a game time decision with a sprained ankle. Bucks had lost and failed to cover three straight until a win against the hapless Pistons. Knicks look to rebound after losses to the Raptors and Pacers. New York has shot well hitting on 45.8% along with 39.3% from three point range. Knicks sit third in offensive efficiency with 112.2 points per 100 possessions. New York holding opponents to 42.9% shooting with 34.3% from three. Knicks a clean injury report. Play New York +5.
LA Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 11/5/2021
Clippers at Timberwolves—This is the second game of a home and home series hosted by Minnesota. Clippers win and were the better team on Wednesday with their 126-115 win shooting 60% from the field along with 21 of 36 from three. Timberwolves have lost and failed to cover four of five. It is four straight home losses with notable defeats to Orlando and New Orleans. Minnesota shooting only 41.8% along with 32% from three. Clippers core are healthy. Timberwolves without their point guard DeAngelo Russell with an ankle injury. He missed the first game of this two game series. T’Wolves sit 23rd in offensive efficiency with 103.4 points per 100 possessions. Play LA Clippers -3.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/5/2021
Pelicans at Warriors—New Orleans have lost eight of nine. Zion is still over a week away from returning to the lineup. Brandon Ingraham is dealing with a hip injury and questionable. Herbert Jones who averages 24 minutes is questionable with concussion. New Orleans shooting 42.6% while on defense surrendering 47.2% along with 38% from three. Pelicans sit 28th and third last in defensive efficiency by allowing 111 points per 100 possessions. Warriors are number one in defensive efficiency allowing 97.1 points per 100 possessions. They are holding opponents to 42.1% along with 30.2% from three. Warriors making three hitting 38.1%. Warriors rested with three days off before their 22 point home win to Charlotte on Wednesday. They have a day of rest here. Play Golden St -9.
Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 11/5/2021
Pacers at Trailblazers—Indiana has shown improvement with the return of Caris LeVert to the lineup. They have won two straight after a win by 13 to San Antonio and by 13 to the Knicks. Trailblazers first home game after a three game road trip where they lost all three to the Hornets, 76ers and Cavaliers. Portland is allowing 46.4% shooting with 38.5% from three. They sit 20th in defensive efficiency allowing 108.8 points per 100 possessions. Play Indiana +3.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 11/5/2021
Hornets at Kings—Sacramento has covered four of five after their 13 point home win to New Orleans on Wednesday. In this period the Kings are defending holding opponents to 43.9% shooting and 30.3% from three. Charlotte has lost three of four after their 22 point road defeat to Golden St on Wednesday. Hornets defense has been poor on the road where they allow 47.9% shooting. Kings have shot better at home. Overall Kings 10th in offensive efficiency with 108.7 points per 100 possessions. Lonzo Ball with a bruised hip is probable for the Hornets and PJ Washington doubtful with an elbow injury. Kings have a clean injury report. Play Sacramento -1.5.