Free NBA Picks For Today 11/15/2021
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Celtics at Cavaliers—Cleveland still missing key scorers with Collin Sexton. Lauri Markkanen and Kevin Love are out. Missing the game for Boston is Jaylen Brown. Al Horford is expected back and Josh Richardson may return as well. In the first of this home and home series the Cavaliers got past Boston 91-89. we have seen the Cavaliers scoring depressed since losing Sexton. Past three games Cleveland third last in offensive efficiency with 99.6 points per 100 possessions but first in defensive efficiency allowing 92.3 points per 100. Brown has missed four straight for the Celtics. Boston in this period fifth in defensive efficiency allowing 102.8 points per 100 possessions. Pace has been slowed for both teams in these periods. Play Cleveland and Boston under 200.
Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Kings at Pistons—Sacramento has a clean injury report against as Tyrese Haliburton returned to the lineup. A promising start to the season but the team is not on a four game losing streak after losing the first two games on this road trip. During this losing streak the Kings sit 27th in offensive efficiency with 103.2 points per 100 possessions. Pistons return home after winning two of three on their road trip. They had a great shooting night in a six point win at Toronto. Pistons core are healthy and outperforming the Kings in that four game period. Play Detroit +4.5
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Pelicans at Wizards—Washington dealing with cluster injuries as out are Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans. Thomas Bryant and Rui Hachimura has not seen the court this year. New Orleans has got a lift as Brandon Ingram returned to the lineup and scored 19 points in the Pelicans 11 point win against Memphis. With Beal out of the lineup the Wizards were able to blowout Orlando on Saturday by 12 points behind 50% shooting. But Ingram impact greater here. Play New Orleans +2.
Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Magic at Hawks—Back to back for Atlanta after their big win against Milwaukee. Bogdanovic returned to the Hawks after being sidelined with an ankle injury and it remains to be seen if he suits up in a back to back this quickly following injury. Atlanta is without De’Andre Hunter with a wrist injury. Atlanta had lost eight of nine prior to their win against Milwaukee. Defensively past five games the Hawks are allowing 48.8% shooting with 36.8% from three. Orlando does enter well-rested as they had two days off prior to their loss to Brooklyn and two days off prior to the loss to Washington. Now they have one day off in this spot. Remember Atlanta on a quick back to back following a long road trip playing their first home game Sunday. Play Orlando +10.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. NY Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Pacers at Knicks—The Pacers have a strong core healthy for this game as in the lineup are Brogdon, LeVert, Sabonis and Turner. Pacers have won five of seven with notable wins coming against the Jazz and 76ers. Past five games Indiana shooting 48.5% from the floor and holding opponents to 43.6%. Knicks have struggled. The team has lost five of seven failing to cover six of eight. Team is searching for answers on how they can defend the perimeter better. During this past eight game span New York is allowing 112.1 points per 100 possessions sitting 27th in the NBA. NY surrendering 41.2% from three past five games. Play Indiana +3.
Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Nuggets at Mavericks—Nuggets on a back to back after blowing out a Trailblazers team without Damian Lillard. Nuggets are without Michael Porter. Will Barton missed Sunday’s game with a back issue. Austin Rivers left the court with an injury in the win against Portland. Dallas has won four of five after a 14 point win at San Antonio. The team has shot well in this period at 47.4% from the floor. Denver has struggled making three point shots this year hitting 29.8%. The core for Dallas is healthy. Nuggets are giving up 106 points per game in back to back games which is eight points below overall average. Rest advantage and good shooting form for Dallas difference here playing with two days rest. Play Dallas -4.
Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Rockets at Grizzlies—Rockets on a back to back after yet another blowout loss. This time Houston fell 115-89 to drop to 1-12 on the year. They have lost their past four games by eight points or greater. But Memphis sits last in the NBA in defensive efficiency as they surrender 113.3 points per 100 possessions. Over their past five games Memphis allowing 48.4% shooting with 43% from three point range. In that period Houston holding teams to 43.5% shooting and 31% from three. The Rockets core are healthy. Play Houston +11.
Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Suns at Timberwolves—Back to back for Phoenix after their 26 point road win to Houston. Ayton a game time decision for the Suns. Team has won eight straight covering seven in a row. Early in the season the Suns were in a back to back and were beaten soundly 134-105 at Portland following a win at the Lakers. Minnesota returns home losing three of four on the road trip after getting blown out to the Clippers 129-202 on Saturday. Past five games Timberwolves shooting 40.7% from three and 34.6% from three point range. Suns shooting form outstanding as in that period hitting on 48.5% and 38.8% from beyond the arc. But with the Timberwolves back home, healthy and rested would rather take points. Play Minnesota +3.5.
Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Heat at Thunder—Jimmy Butler is a game time decision for Miami as he is recovering from a sprained ankle. He has missed the past two games. Bam Adebayo is listed as probable with his knee bruise. Reserve Markieff Morris is out. OKC has a clean injury report. After losing the first three on this road trip Miami responded with a 111-105 win at Utah on Saturday afternoon behind 49% shooting and pulled down ten more rebounds. OKC had a major step up in class on Sunday and were beaten 120-96 home to Brooklyn. It is a back to back for the Thunder. Past five games Oklahoma City shooting only 40.9% with 31.8% from three. There is not much depth on this OKC team. Play Miami -9.
Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Raptors at Trailblazers—Injury concerns on both sides. Game time decisions on Toronto for VanVleet, Boucher and Achiuwa. Portland on a back to back after a 29 point road defeat to Denver. They lost three of fuor on the trip. Overall the Trailblazers have failed to cover seven of nine. Damian Lillard sat out Sunday with an ab injury and is day to day. He almost talked his way into playing on Sunday. Trailblazers offensively past five games shooting 43.2% with 30.5% from three. Raptors in the better shooting form. Both sides in poor defensive form. But Toronto hits the road dropping four of five with a bad home loss to Detroit. In that period Raptors allowing 48.3% shooting and 38% from three. Play Portland -1.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2021
Both teams on back to back in this spot. Bulls depth an issue here as out are Vucevic and Williams. Lakers will be without James, Ariza, Reaves and Nunn. But Ball LaVine, DeRozan and Green are healthy for the Bull as they built momentum off their 10 point win to the Clippers for their third win in four games. LeBron has missed the past six games and the Lakers sit 27th and fourth last in offensive efficiency with 101.8 points per 100 possessions. Play Chicago +1.