Free NBA Picks For Today 11/18/2021
Golden St Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2021
Warriors at Cavaliers—Cavaliers hit hard with injuries. Out are Collin Sexton and Evan Mobley. Lauri Markkanen is questionable as is Jarrett Allen. Seth Curry for Golden St has hit the injury report as questionable with a hip contusion. Cleveland will be on a back to back after their 10 point loss at Brooklyn. We have seen the Cavaliers scoring go down with the injury to Sexton. In the five games Sexton has missed the Cavs sit 29th in offensive efficiency with 98.8 points per 100 possessions. They are second in defense at 97.5 points per 100 possessions. Warriors best in the NBA in defensive efficiency by allowing 98.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Golden St and Cleveland under 215.5.
Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2021
Wizards at Heat—Both teams on back to backs in this spot. Spencer Dinwiddie will sit on Thursday for Washington. As will Davis Bertans. Bam Adebayo missed the game on Wednesday and a game time decision on Thursday. Wizards had their five game win streak snapped in a 97-87 defeat at Charlotte as they were outrebounded by eleven boards and shot 37% and 19% from three. It is a three game win streak for the Heat after their 15 point home win to New Orleans. Miami faces no travel here. Wizards core players are healthy. Past five games they are holding opponents to 40.5% shooting and 33.1% from three. Play Washington +7.
LA Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2021
Clippers at Grizzlies—LA has a laundry list of injuries. Nicolas Batum is listed as doubtful with an Achilles. Terance Mann questionable with an ankle. Marcus Morris out with a knee. Justise Winslow out with personal reason. Lots of bench help out. Memphis has a clean injury report. Grizzlies have struggled to defend the perimeter as in their past five games allowing 40.5% from three. Clippers are a good three point shooting team. Play LAC has won eight of nine. Play LA Clippers -1.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2021
Spurs at Timberwolves—Minnesota is on a back to back after their ten point home win to Sacramento as they shot 50% from the floor in the win. Spurs will be without Jakob Peotltl needing conditioning coming back from COVID. The Timberwolves core are healthy. San Antonio in the better shooting form as in their past five games hitting on 46% with 38.7% from three. Timberwolves in this period hitting 42.4% and 32% from three. Timberwolves were in one back to back this year and blown out 129-102 at the LA Clippers. Play San Antonio +2.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2021
76ers at Nuggets—Philadelphia will be without Embiid and Green. For Denver Will Barton has been listed as a doubtful with a back injury. Michael Porter is out. It is a five game losing streak for Philadelphia after their 120-85 defeat at Utah on Tuesday. With Embiid out the past five games the 76ers 29th and second last in defensive efficiency by allowing 117.9 points per 100 possessions. They are 18th on the offensive side and have a net rating of -11.9.Nuggets in this period number one in offensive efficiency with 117.2 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +10.1. That is a variance of 21. Play Denver -8.
Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2021
Raptors at Jazz-The Jazz core players are healthy. For Toronto OG Anunoby is questionable with a hip. Questionable off the bench are Boucher and Achiuwa. Toronto has lost five of six after their five point defeat at Portland. During this losing streak the Raptors defense has been poor by allowing 50.2% shooting along with 40.1% from three. They sit last in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 119.6 per 100 possessions. Play Utah –9.