Free NBA Picks For Today 11/19/2021
Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/19/2021
Pacers at Hornets—Indiana has gotten healthier. Chris Duarte is questionable, and the rest of the core players are healthy. On the Charlotte side reserve PJ Washington is out. Pacers have opened this road trip with losses to the Knicks and Pistons. Shooting has been very poor. It is a four game win streak for the Hornets and 3-0 on this home stand. Defense has been outstanding on this home stand with the Hornets sitting third in defensive efficiency by allowing 97.3 points per 100 possessions. Charlotte has a strong starting lineup with Ball, Rozier, Hayward and Bridges. Their three point shooting has been excellent at home with 38.8%. Play Charlotte -2.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 11/19/2021
Warriors at Pistons—Back to back for the Warriors after their 104-89 win at Cleveland. Golden St is best in the NBA in defensive efficiency by allowing 98.8 points per 100 possessions. Pistons 28th and third worst in offensive efficiency with 99.8 points per 100 possessions. Past five games Detroit shooting 43.4% with 32.4% from three. Warriors have played to under in four straight and four of five on the road. Play Golden St and Detroit under 210.
LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 11/19/2021
Lakers at Celtics—LeBron James expected to return on Friday but listed as questionable on the injury report. There is a possibility with minutes restrictions. Anthony Davies probable with bruised thigh. Bench players Ariza, Nunn and Reaves out. On the Celtics side Jaylen Brown questionable with a hamstring. Rebounder Robert Williams questionable with a knee. Williams and Brown injury huge hear with David and a possible return by LeBron. Play LA Lakers +2.
Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 11/19/2021
Magic at Nets—Out for the Nets will be Joe Harris. On the Magic Michael Carter Williams is dealing with an ankle injury. Fultz, and Isaac are out. Magic return home after a win at the NY Knicks Prior they were blown out by 18 at Atlanta. Past five games Magic shooting 41.3% with 30.1% from three while on defense surrendering 47.1%. Brooklyn has defended well this year. They are trending well defensively in this period allowing 43.4% with 28.4% from three whild hitting on 46.9% and 40.7% from beyond the arc. Play Brooklyn -12.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 11/19/2021
Thunder at Bucks—Bucks are getting healthier with injury report getting shorter. Out are DiVencenzo and Lopez. Bucks returned home after a five game road trip and had two days rest and beat the Lakers by seven. OKC sits 12th in the NBA in defensive efficiency. Past five games Thunder holding opponents to 40.8% and 35.3% from three. Milwaukee has failed to cover seven of ten. Oklahoma City core is healthy. Play Oklahoma City +13.
LA Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 11/19/2021
Clippers at Pelicans—Clippers on a back to back after a big loss at Memphis 120-108. Out for LA is Nicolas Batum. Marcus Morris is out along with a slew off the bench. Zion remains out for the Pelicans but the rest of the Pelicans are healthy including Brandon Ingram. Past three games with Ingram back for the Pelicans they sit 11th in offensive efficiency with 111.1 points per 100 possessions. They have rest advantage with a day off on Wednesday. That is better than the Clippers in this period. Play New Orleans +3.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 11/19/2021
Bulls at Nuggets—This is a back to back for Denver. They are without Michael Porter and reserve Zeke Nnaji out. Will Barton was active after a back injury against the 76ers. He played 34 minutes in the 103-89 defeat to Philadelphia who played without Embiid. It is two game losing streak for Denver as the team has allowed 50% shooting in the loss. Bulls have rest advantage after blowing a big lead in a five point loss at Portland. Chicago still without Vucevic and Williams. Chicago is in the better shooting form as in their past five games shooting 48.2% with 41.3% from three. Defensively in this period they are holding opponents to 31.3% from beyond the arc. Nuggets have shot poorly from three this year. They do sit in the bottom half of the NBA in offensive efficiency. Play Chicago +4.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 11/19/2021
Mavericks at Suns—Dallas will continue to be without Maxi Kleber. Luca Doncic is doubtful with his sprained ankle. The Suns core are healthy. This is the second of a home an home series with the Suns winning the opener on Wednesday 105-98. Phoenix defense has been outstanding past four games holding opponents to 98 points or fewer. In this period Suns tops in defensive efficiency by allowing 92.9 points per 100 possessions. In their loss without Doncic the Mavs shot 42%. Play Phoenix and Dallas under 212.
Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 11/19/2021
Raptors at Kings—Sacramento has a clean injury report. For Toronto it looks like OG Anunoby, Achiuwa and Watanabe are out. Toronto has lost six of their past seven after a 16 point loss at Utah. They surrendered 55% shooting to the Jazz. Now they are on a back to back against a rested Sacramento team. In that seven game span the Raptors sit last in defensive efficiency by allowing 119 points per 100 possessions. Past five games Kings hitting 46.2% with Toronto surrendering 50.2% and 40.1% from three. Play Sacramento -3.5.