Free NBA Picks For Today 11/12/2021
New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Knicks at Hornets—First home game for Charlotte after a five game road trip. They have failed to cover five of six. New York has won five of six on the road. They travel after losing their third straight home game and that saw all starters hit the bench. On the road New York is shooting 45.8% and 37.3% from three while holding opponents to 42.3%. Charlotte form poor past five games as the team is shooting 42.7% while surrendering 48.2% ang 38.6% from three. Knicks core is healthy and there is chance that Noel will play. Play NY Knicks -1.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Bucks at Celtics—Injuries on both sides here. DiVincenzo, Lopez and Middleton out for the Bucks. Giannis is expected to play with a sprained ankle. For Boston it is Jaylen Brown out. Despite their injuries the Bucks still have won two straight at Philadelphia and New York. Past five games Bucks are converting on 41% from three while holding opponents to 41.7% and 30.4% from three. Bucks have the better depth and in better shooting form. Play Milwaukee -2.
Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Pistons at Cavaliers—Detroit enters play with a clean injury report. They have covered two straight. Cavaliers are without impact scorers to injury as both Collin Sexton and Lauri Markkanen out. Kevin Love also out. Without Sexton the Cavs dropped a three point decision to Washington held to only 94 points. Cleveland averaged 101 points per 100 possessions in that defeat. Play Detroit +5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Trailblazers at Rockets—Portland has lost and failed to cover all six road games this year. Team on the road is giving up 47.8% shooting and 40% from three away from home. They sit last in road defensive efficiency surrendering 117.1 points per 100 possessions. Houston had no excuses losing to Detroit with two days rest after a five game road trip. They allowed 112 points in the loss. Defense has been lacking for Houston in their past five games by allowing 47% shooting. Play Portland and Houston over 223.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Suns at Grizzlies—Phoenix carries a six game win streak into this game. They are averaging 110.8 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 102.8 in this six games. Other than Ayton the Suns core are healthy. Memphis will be without Brooks and Tillie. Big man and rim protector Steve Adams has an ankle injury and a game time decision. Grizzlies have lost two of three after a defeat at home to Charlotte by ten. Memphis sits 25th in defensive efficiency by allowing 112.7 points per 100 possessions. Past give games Grizzlies surrendering 47.3% shooting. Play Phoenix +1.
Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Nets at Pelicans—New Orleans has lost 11 of 12. Out for New Orleans is Zion Williamson. Brandon Ingram is questionable once again with his hip injury. He is averaging 25 points with 7.3 rebounds per game. Pelicans are second worst in defensive efficiency by allowing 117 points per 100 possessions. Other than Kyrie the Nets core are healthy. Brooklyn sits third in defensive efficiency by allowing 100.5 points per 100 possessions. Nets shooting well past five games hitting 47.2% along with 42.1% from three. Pelicans in this period shooting 39% and allowing 50% shooting. Play Brooklyn -7.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Kings at Thunder—It is a three game win streak for the Thunder after their eight point win at New Orleans. They do have a home win to San Antonio in this streak. Their shooting form is poor as in their past five games hitting 39.2% along with 29% from three. Sacramento in the better offensive form as in that period converting 48.2% along with 36.9% from three. Kings defense has been poor but don’t believe the Thunder are good enough offensively to exploit Sacramento. OKC 28th and third worst in offensive efficiency with 101 points per 100 possessions. Kings sixth offensively with 111.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Sacramento -4.
Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Mavericks at Spurs—Dallas has won seven of their past ten games. Shooting is trending better for Dallas as in their past five games hitting on 47% from the field. San Antonio had lost three straight at home until a win against Sacramento on Wednesday. On their home court the Spurs are surrendering 47.1% shooting. Dallas core is healthy. Play Dallas -2.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Hawks at Nuggets—Nikola Jokic has served his suspension and returns to the line. Hawks are banged up as Bogdanovic has an ankle injury and is questionable. Hunter has a wrist injury and questionable as well. Hawks have lost five straight and seven of their past eight. Defensively the Hawks trending poorly as in their past five games allowing 49.8% shooting along with 40.2% from three point range. Nuggets have won all three games on this home stand and won five of six at home. Atlanta sits 27th in defensive efficiency by allowing 112.2 points per 100 possessions. Nuggets are second giving up 100.9 per 100. Play Denver -4.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Bulls at Warriors—Chicago three losses came facing the 76ers twice and the New York Knicks. Rim protector and scorer Nikola Vucevic is out with positive COVID test. Chicago already missing White and Williams to injury so their depth in thin. Draymond Green for Golden St is questionable with a thigh. Damion Lee could return to give the Warriors added depth. Warriors lead the NBA in defensive efficiency by allowing 99.2 points per 100 possessions. Over their past five games they are shooting 49.5% with 36.4% from three while holding opponents to 40.9% along with 32.5% from beyond the arc. Play Golden St -5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2021
Timberwolves at Lakers—LA injury report still a laundry list. Out are James, Reaves, Horton-Tucker, Nunn and Ariza. Rondo and Davis are game time decisions. Lakers have failed to cover eight of twelve. They needed overtime in their two victories on this home stand to Charlotte and Miami. Minnesota has a clean injury report as DeAngelo Russell return a few games back. Unfortunately it hasn’t resulted in wins as Minnesota carries a six game losing streak. They are trending poorly past five games shooting 40.2% while allowing 48.5% and 37.7% from three point range. Anthony Davis is probable and reports are he should play. LA defense has held up as in this period of five games allowing 43.6% and 32.4% from three. Play LA Lakers -3.