Free NBA Picks For Today 11/26/2021
Detroit Pistons vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Pistons at Clippers—Nicolas Batum is out for the Clippers with an illness. Reserve Frank Jackson questionable for the Pistons. LA has lost and failed to cover three of four after an overtime 112-104 defeat at home to Dallas. In that period, they rank 26th in offensive efficiency with 102.4 points per 100 possessions. Past five games LA is hitting 43.3% with 33.7% from three. Early start after Thanksgiving don’t want to lay doubles here with the home team. Play Detroit +10.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Timberwolves at Hornets—Charlotte has a clean injury report. Patrick Beverly for Minnesota questionable with a groin injury. Timberwolves may living up to expectations this year as the team has won five straight games after a 12 point home win to Miami. T’Wolves sit fourth in offensive efficiency in this period by averaging 119 points per 100 possessions. They are defending well past five games holding opponents to 39.8% along with 26.1% from beyond the arc. Charlotte in good form winning seven of their past eight after back to back road wins at Orlando and Washington. They have recent home wins to the Pacers, Wizards, Warriors and Knicks. Charlotte has put together better quality wins in this stretch. Play Charlotte -3.
Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Suns at Knicks—It is a fourteen game win streak for the Suns. Lines have been inflated as they have failed to cover five of six. Line looks short here. During this fourteen game win streak the Suns sit 7th in offensive efficiency with 111.9 points per 100 possessions. Defensively the team is second on the defensive side giving up 101 per 100. The core for the Suns are healthy. Knicks have been an inconsistent team. They have not been able to string consecutive wins together since October 30th. They have failed to cover five of seven. In that seven game period Knicks sit 26th in offensive efficiency with 103.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Phoenix -2.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Bulls at Magic—Orlando still dealing with a laundry list of injuries. Carter-Williams, Fultz and Isaac still out. Rebounder Cole Anthony has missed three starts with a sprained ankle and questionable. Patrick Williams out for Chicago. It is a two game losing streak for Chicago after a five point loss at Houston. Magic has dropped seven of eight. In that period the Magic sits 28th in offensive efficiency with 101.3 points per 100 possessions. On the defensive side the team sits 24th at 114.1 per 100. In their past five games Orlando shooting only 40.5%. Play Chicago -6.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Raptors at Pacers—Indiana has gotten healthier with only T.J Warren on the injury report. On the Toronto side OG Anunoby missed his fourth straight game on Wednesday and questionable with a hip injury. Raptors have not been able to win consecutive wins since November 3rd. In that ten game period between back to back wins the Raptors sit last in defensive efficiency by allowing 117 points per 100 possessions. Caris Levert has been in minute restrictions the past four games and played 27 against the Lakers. Pacers finally play back to back home games after two straight one game home stand which wears out team from the travel in and out after a single home game. It was a four game road trip then one at home. Then three on the road one at home. Then a road game at Chicago and now a three game home stand. Play Indiana -4.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Hawks at Grizzlies—On the Atlanta side De’Andre Hunter still out. De’Anthony Melton is out for the Grizzlies as is Sam Merrill. They combine for 15 points. It is a six game win streak for the Hawks after their 124-106 win at San Antonio. They had lost eight of nine on the road before this blowout win. Atlanta sits tops in offensive efficiency during this win streak 121.5 points per 100 possessions. Grizzlies have lost two of three after their 125-113 home loss to Toronto. Grizzlies defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 47.6% shooting with 40.8% from three. Hawks in this period shooting 51.5% with 40.4% from three. Play Atlanta +1.
Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Wizards at Thunder—The core players for Washington are healthy. On the Thunder side scorer Shai Gilgeous Alexander is questionable with a sprained ankle. Wizards have lost four of their past five. In that period they are shooting 42.8% along with 28.6% from three averaging 100.6 points per 100 possessions ranking 29th and second last in the league. Thunder have been able to remain competitive enough in games to cover while losing straight up. OKC has covered eight of ten. They sit 11th in defensive efficiency in this period holding teams to 105.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Oklahoma City +10.
Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Celtics at Spurs—For Boston Josh Richardson is questionable with an illness. Rebounder Robert Williams with an illness questionable. Doug McDermott questionable with a knee and Devin Vassell with a quad as well for the Spurs. Celtics had their three game win streak snapped in a 19 point home loss to Brooklyn. Their past four wins against the Lakers, Rockets, Thunder and Cavaliers. The losing continues for the Spurs as they have dropped six straight after a 124-106 home defeat to Atlanta. The defense is bad for San Antonio as in their past five games allowing 49.1% shooting along with 42.1% from three. The Celtics core are healthy with both Brown and Tatum together in the lineup. Play Boston -3.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Bucks at Nuggets—Milwaukee still without Lopez and DiVencenzo. Lopez close to returning. On the Nuggets side Jokic has missed three straight games with a wrist injury. He is questionable. Michael Porter and Jamal Murray remain out. Reserve Bones Hyland is out. Milwaukee has won five straight after a 114-93 home win to Detroit. In this period Milwaukee shooting 38.2% from three while holding opponents to 37.8% along with 28.5% from three. They rank number one in defensive efficiency in this period with 95.8 points per 100 possessions. With the Nuggets a walking wounded the team has lost five straight after a 19 point road defeat at Portland. During this losing streak the Nuggets shooting 43% and surrendering 49.7%. They are last in defensive efficiency in this losing run surrendering 120.6 points per 100 possessions Play Milwaukee -2.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Pelicans at Jazz—Zion continues to be out for the Pelicans. The Jazz have a clean injury report. Pelicans had their two game losing streak broken in a 127-102 home win to Washington. But New Orleans has lost nine of their ten road games. They sit 28th and third last in road offensive efficiency with 99 points per 100 possessions. Jazz have won for of five after a six point road win at Oklahoma City. Jazz trending well in their past five games shooting 49.9% along with 39.4% from three. Pelicans have been held to 99 points or fewer in five of six games. Play Utah -12.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Trailblazers at Warriors—Portland reserve Anfernee Simons is questionable with an illness. He contributes 11.6 points a game. The core for Golden St are healthy. Portland has lost eight of nine road games. Their only win came at a down Houston team. Trailblazers come off the 125-121 road defeat at Sacramento. They gave up 52% shooting to Sacramento in defeat. Portland 29th and second last in road defensive efficiency by allowing 117 points per 100 possessions. Golden St leads the NBA in defensive efficiency by allowing 99.7 points per 100 possessions. Warriors have won and covered five straight. In that period, they are shooting 50.1% along with 39.3% from three. Play Golden St -6.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Kings at Lakers—For the Lakers reserves Ariza and Nunn out. Reserve Austin Reaves questionable with a hamstring. Anthony Davis questionable with an illness. On the Sacramento side Harrison Barnes is questionable with a foot injury suffered in the win to Portland. Richaun Holms with a bruised eye is questionable. Those are two starters for the Kings. LA returns home after winning two of their final three on the road trip. Sacramento had lost eight of nine prior to their home win to Portland. This is the first home game for LA after a five game road trip to the East. In those five games LA shot only 43.7% along with 33.9% from three. Play Sacramento +7.