Free NBA Picks For Today 12/1/2021
Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 12/1/2021
Hawks at Pacers—For Atlanta DeAndre Hunter and Bogdan Bogdanovic are out. Cam Reddish Is questionable with a wrist injury. Indiana will be without Jrue Holiday and TJ Warrant. Miles Turner with an illness is questionable. Atlanta had their seven game win streak snapped in a 99-90 home defeat to New York on Saturday. Hawks were on a back to back in that spot. They enter with three days rest in this spot. Indiana with the cluster injuries have lost two straight after a two point road defeat at Minnesota on Monday. Pacers have lost six of nine. In that period the Pacers sit 23rd in offensive efficiency with 105 points per 100 possessions. Indiana trending poorly past five games by shooting 42.8% with 29.3% from three. Hawks in that period shooting 49% with 38% from beyond the arch while limiting the opponents to 41.9%. Play Atlanta +1.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 12/1/2021
Nuggets at Magic—Returning in his last game was Nikola Jokic for Denver. Orlando still dealing with injuries to Michael Carter Williams, Jalen Suggs, Fulzt, Isaac and Moore. With Jokic returned to the lineup the Nuggets come off the 120-111 road win to Miami Heat behind 58% shooting and 18 of 35 from three. Orlando has lost nine of ten with the 101-96 road defeat at Philadelphia on Monday. In that ten game period the Magic sits 28th in offensive efficiency with 100.1 points per 100 possessions. On the defensive side they sit 25th at 112.8 points allowed per 100 possessions. Play Denver -7.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 12/1/2021
Timberwolves at Wizards—On the Minnesota side Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Jarred Vanderbilt are questionable with the flu. Washington core is healthy. Minnesota has won seven of eight after their 100-98 home win to Indiana. Wizards return home after a 2-2 road trip. Washington has won seven of nine at home. Timberwolves trending poorly offensively as in their past five games hitting 43.9% with 30.2% from three. Flu players a concern as they are productive players. Play Washington -3.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 12/1/2021
76ers at Celtics—The core players for Philadelphia are healthy. Jaylen Brown for Boston with injury management for his hamstring. Philadelphia broke a two game losing streak with a 101-96 home win to Orlando. Boston also broke a two game losing streak with a 12 point win at Toronto on Sunday. Joel Embiid plays his third game since sidelined nine games. Boston shooting form poor past five games by hitting 40.9%. With the 76ers core healthy they are the side here. Play Philadelphia +2.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 12/1/2021
Hornets at Bucks—Continued out for Milwaukee is Lopez and DiVincenzo. Jordan Nwora is probable. Cody Martin and Jason Plumlee both out for the Hornets. Charlotte carries a two game losing streak after their 133-119 road defeat to Chicago Bulls. Charlotte is 26th in road defensive efficiency by allowing 112.6 points per 100 possessions. It is a seven game win streak for Milwaukee after a 118-100 road win at Indiana. In that seven game period the Bucks sit second in offensive efficiency with 121.4 points per 100 possessions. Past five games they are shooting 50.5% along with 40.2% from three. Play Milwaukee -8.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 12/1/2021
Cavaliers at Heat—Collin Sexto out for the season. Rest of Cavaliers core are healthy. On the Miami side Jimmy Butler questionable with a tailbone. Bam Adebayo Questionable with a sprained thumb. Tyler Herro probable. Cleveland has won two straight after their 114-96 road win at Dallas. They have covered four straight. In that four game period Cleveland sits third in defensive efficiency with 96 points per 100 possessions. Heat have failed to cover four of five. In that period they are allowing 46.8% shooting. Play Cleveland +8.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 12/1/2021
Rockets at Thunder—Core players are healthy on both sides. Reserves Favors and Muscala are questionable. With the return of Kevin Porter to the lineup the Rockets have won three straight. It is a three game win streak for Houston after winning game 1 of this two game home and home series. Oklahoma City has lost eight of nine. In that nine game period the Thunder sit last in offensive efficiency with 98.8 points per 100 possessions. During this win streak the Rockets averaging 115.1 points per 100 possessions. Play Houston +3.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 12/1/2021
Mavericks at Pelicans—Kristaps Porzingis is questionable with an ankle injury. Zion still out but has returned to practice on December 2nd. Dallas has lost five of six after their 114-96 home defeat to Cleveland. Mavericks in poor form as in their past five games shooting 43.4% with 30.1% from three while holding opponents to 50.9% along with 41.4% from beyond the arc. Pelicans have won and covered three of four. They have been competitive with the return of Brandon Ingram. In that four game period the Pelicans sit 10th in offense efficiency 114.4 points per 100 possessions. Play New Orleans +4.
Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 12/1/2021
Kings at Clippers—For the Clippers Nicolas Batum will be out with COVID protocols. For Sacramento Marvin Bagley has an illness and questionable. Harris Barnes has missed three straight games with a foot injury. This is a back to back for the Kings after hosting the Lakers on Tuesday and losing 117-92. Sacramento was outscored 67-33 in the second half. Clippers have rest advantage here. They are 2-3 on this home stand losing two straight to the Pelicans and Warriors. They have shot only 44.4% from the field and 34.4% from three on this homestand. Clippers have won both games with rest advantage this year. With key contributors possibly out will take rested team. Play LA Clippers -6.5.