Free NBA Picks For Today 11/14/2021
San Antonio Spurs vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 11/14/2021
Spurs at Lakers—Still a laundry list of injuries for the Lakers. Out are James, Ariza, Nunn and Reaves. Bradley, Horton-Tucker and Davis game time decision. Spurs core are healthy. Lakers have lost three of five after their 107-83 defeat to Minnesota. Over their past five games Lebron has been out, Lakers are shooting 42.1% from the floor. Spurs in the better shooting form in this period hitting 47.1% from the field along with 37.9% from three while holding opponents to 43.5% along with 30.3% from beyond the arc. In those five game without LeBron the Lakers sit 28th and third last in offensive efficiency with 99.1 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -6.6. Spurs in this period averaging 107.9 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +2.8. Spurs up 9.4 rating points on LA and an underdog of +2.5 for a variance in the number of 11.9. Play San Antonio +2.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 11/14/2021
Bucks at Hawks—Out for Milwaukee are Lopez, Middleton and DiVencenzo. Giannis missed last game with an ankle but is listed a probable on Sunday. George Hill with his sore back expected to start. On the Hawks side Hunter out and Bogdanovic a game time decision. He is dealing with an ankle injury. It was the injury that sidelined him against the Jazz last week. Hawks have lost eight of their past nine. They have failed to cover nine of ten. Defense has been poor for Atlanta as in their past five games allowing 48.8% shooting with 36.8% from three while converting only 43.3%. During this nine game stretch the Hawks sit last in defensive efficiency by allowing 118.4 points per 100 possessions. Bucks in the better form. Play Milwaukee against the spread.
Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 11/14/2021
Suns at Rockets—Suns have won seven straight covering six in a row. They sit seventh in offensive efficiency and second defensively in this period posting net rating of +10.5. Rockets fell to 1-11 as they gave Portland their first road win and cover Friday night losing 114-92. Rockets have lost by eight or greater in four of five including a 12 point loss at Phoenix ten days ago. Past five games Houston shooting only 43.5% with 30.5% from three. Play Phoenix -8.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/14/2021
Warriors at Hornets—Golden St core healthy entering play. Seven straight wins with a cover and push entering play. They sit number one in offensive efficiency in this streak scoring 116.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 96.1 per 100 best on defense as well. Charlotte had lost five straight before wins against teams struggling defensively in the Grizzlies and Knicks. Hornets shooting form poor past five games as they are hitting .43.9% with 33% from three while allowing 38.1% from three in this period. Play Golden St -4.5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 11/14/2021
Trailblazers at Nuggets—Damian Lillard has been listed as out for Portland with an ab injury. Portland had lost and failed to cover six straight on the road until getting the job done against a 1-11 Houston team. Denver has won four straight covering three after a win by nine at home to Atlanta and covering. Portland sits 29th and second last in the NBA in defensive efficiency by allowing 113.5 points per 100 possessions. Offensive rating sits 20th. Nuggets have defended well on the home court holding teams to 42.7% shooting with 27.8% from three. Play Denver -4.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 11/14/2021
Nets at Thunder—Brooklyn core is healthy. Oklahoma City has a clean injury report. Have to wonder how motivated Brooklyn is in this spot after facing down teams in Orlando and New Orleans prior to this game with OKC. Up next for the Nets are the Warriors at home on Tuesday. Golden St is an opponent to look ahead too. OKC has won four straight after a two point home win to Sacramento. They have covered seven of their past eight. In this period OKC sits fifth in defensive efficiency by allowing 102.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Oklahoma City +9.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 11/14/2021
Bulls at Clippers—Key injuries for Chicago as out are Vucevic, White and Williams all are impact players. Clippers core are healthy but are on a back to back after a late night game at home to Minnesota. As they faced the Timberwolves the Clips had won six straight. In that period they sit sixth in both offensive and defensive efficiency shooting 47.3% and 39.4% from three. Bulls past three losses have been by five or great points in defeats to the Warriors and 76ers twice this month. Play LA Clippers -3.5.