Free NBA Picks For Today 11/8/2021
New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 11/8/2021
Knicks at 76ers—Back to back for New York after their 15 point home defeat to the Cavaliers. Knicks have lost three of four and play third game in four nights. It is a six game win streak for the 76ers despite injuries to Green and Harris. Past five games Philadelphia shooting 51.5% along with 38.8% from three while holding opponents to 42.3% ang 31% from beyond the arc. 76ers sit number one in offensive efficiency with 115.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Philadelphia -4.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 11/8/2021
Nets at Bulls—Brooklyn has won five straight after their 13 point win at Toronto. Now we get into a bad spot for Brooklyn playing a back to back and third game in three nights. Chicago has lost two straight all to Philadelphia. They have their core healthy in Ball, LaVine, DeRozan and Vucevic. Bulls sit ninth in offensive efficiency with 108.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Chicago -1.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 11/8/2021
Timberwolves at Grizzlies—Four straight losses for the Timberwolves. Minnesota is shooting poorly hitting on 40.9% along with 32.1% from three. Guard D’Angelo Russell is questionable with an ankle injury. He missed both losses to the Clippers. Minnesota sits 27th in offensive efficiency with 100.5 points per 100 possessions. Memphis core is healthy. In their past two home games the Grizzlies got past the Denver Nuggets. Play Memphis -5.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 11/8/2021
Pelicans at Mavericks—Poor start to the season for the Pelicans as they have lost nine of ten. Zion Williamson has not played this season due to injury. Brandon Ingram has missed four games with a hip injury. He is questionable again here. After getting blown out at home to Miami the Mavs have won two straight but couldn’t separate enough to cover against the Spurs and Celtics. Shooting has been poor for the Mavericks as they hit 42.3% along with 30.9% from three. Dallas sits 23rd in offensive efficiency with 103.2 points per 100 possessions. Can’t lay big number here. Play New Orleans +9.5.
Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 11/8/2021
Heat at Nuggets—Miami has won six of their past seven games. Heat is shooting well hitting on 37% and 35.7% from three. Defensively the team is holding opponents to 41% along with 31.9% from three. Team sits third in offensive efficiency with 113 points per 100 possessions. Denver has struggled from the three point line converting 29.1%. They are 26th in the league in offensive efficiency with 101.6 points per 100 possessions. For Denver Monte Morris dealing with a knee injury and probable. Michael Porter is out. Play Miami -2.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/8/2021
Hawks at Warriors—Hawks have lost three straight and five of six. They have failed to cover six of seven. Hawks shooting 44.6% with 34.5% from three. Defensively they are allowing 45.9%. Atlanta is 26th in defensive efficiency allowing 110.2 points per 100 possessions. Past five games Atlanta allowing 50.3% shooting with 37.3% from three. Golden St has won seven of eight to open the season. In that five game period the team is hitting on 46.7% along with 38% from beyond the arc. Warriors are number one in defensive efficiency by allowing 97 points per 100 possessions. They are sixth in offensive efficiency at 110 per 100. Play Golden St -3.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 11/8/2021
Suns at Kings—Phoenix has won four straight covering three of those games. Shooting has improved as in their past five games hitting on 48.4% while holding teams to 42%. Sacramento on a back to back after a three point home defeat to Indiana. Team has not been good in this spot in the past. They have lost three of five at home drooping games to the Pacers, Jazz and Warriors. Kings sit 22nd in defensive efficiency with 108.2 points allowed per 100 possessions. Suns defensive improvement difference here. Play Phoenix -2.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 11/8/2021
Hornets at Lakers—It continues to be a laundry list of injuries for the Lakers. Out are James, Nunn and Ariza. Anthony Davis a game time decision with a finger injury. Hornets have lost and failed to cover four of five. Three road games in this stretch, Charlotte loses by 15 at Miami, 22 at Golden St and 30 at Sacramento. Charlotte defense struggling as they are allowing 47.8% from three. A positive for the Hornets has been their three point shooting where they hit 38.8% from three. Hornets core is healthy. LA has failed to cover eight of ten. Have to look at the youth of the Hornets here as the Lakers have couldn’t cover in two games against the Thunder and two against the Rockets. Charlotte is more talented than those teams. Play Charlotte +2.5.