Free NBA Picks For Today 11/21/2021
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 11/21/2021
Mavericks at Clippers—Luca Doncic is questionable with a sprained ankle. If he does, he could be on a minutes restriction. Reserve Maxi Kleber is questionable with an oblique. The Clippers core are healthy. Without Doncic, the Mavs have lost two straight all at Phoenix shooting poorly. Clippers return home off an 0-2 road trip blown out at Memphis and New Orleans. Mavericks trending poorly defensively as in their past five games allowing 48.5% and 39.8% from three point range. Play LA Clippers -3.
LA Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 11/21/2021
Lakers at Pistons—Bench injuries continue for LA as out are Ariza, Nunn and Reaves. LeBron James is on the injured list as questionable wit his ab. He is dealing with soreness. Anthony Davis expected to play with his thigh. For Detroit point guard Killian Hayes is questionable with a thumb. It is a three game losing streak for the Lakers. In their defeat to the Celtics with Lebron back the Lakers allowed 50% shooting and were outrebounded by 18 boards. Pistons 3-3 in their past six games and have covered four of seven. LA defense a concern in their past five games by allowing 48.2% shooting with 37.9% from three. In this period they sit 25th in defensive efficiency by allowing 113.9 points per 100 possessions. Detroit in the better defensive form in this period. Play Detroit +7.5.
New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 11/21/2021
Knicks at Bulls—Back to back for New York after their seven point win to Houston and failed to cover. Knicks have failed to cover four of five as they are shooting only 42.2% in that period. Mitchell Robinson is questionable for the Knicks. Off the bench Taj Gibson a rebounder is questionable. For Chicago Nikola Vucevic earliest return from the COVID list is Sunday. Javonte Green expected to return. Bulls have won five of seven. In that period the Bulls are shooting 47.4% with 37.3% from three sitting 11th in offensive efficiency with 110.3 points per 100 possessions. In that period the Knicks 27th in offensive efficiency with 103.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Chicago -5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 11/21/2021
Nuggets at Suns—Nikola Jokic is questionable with his wrist injury. They are without Michael Porter along with bench player Zeke Nnaji. Jamal Murry still without a timetable for his return. Suns core are healthy and Ayton recently returned. Phoenix are on an 11 game win streak. They sit second in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 99.3 points per 100 possessions. Denver on a three game losing streak losing by six or greater each game and allowing 115.9 points per 100 possessions. With Jokic in the lineup on Friday the Nuggets were outrebounded by 12 to the Bulls. Play Phoenix -7.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/21/2021
Raptors at Warriors—The Raptors had lost six of seven until their win at Sacramento. OG Anunoby is questionable with a hip injury. Curry is expected to return to the lineup. Their core is healthy but there are some banged up on the bench. Raptors defense trending poorly past five games by allowing 49.6% shooting with 37.2% from three. This is the first home game for the Warriors after their four game road trip back east. They were held to 105 or fewer points in three of their final four road games. Play Toronto +8.