Free NBA Picks For Today 12/2/2021
Chicago Bulls vs. NY Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 12/2/2021
Bulls at Knicks—RJ Barrett for the Knicks is listed as questionable with an illness. He tried to give it a go on Tuesday but played only nine minutes and didn’t return. Reserve Colby White out with COVID for the Bulls. The core are healthy for the Bulls. New York continues to fail to string back to back wins together as they dropped a 112-110 road defeat at Brooklyn. They have not won consecutive games since October 30th. In the month of November the Knicks sat 25th in offensive efficiency with 105.6 points per 100 possessions. Bulls responded from a three point defeat with a 14 point home win to Charlotte on Monday. Chicago has two days of rest in this spot. Chicago offense trending well past five games by hitting on 49% with 38% from three point range. Play Chicago -2.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 12/2/2021
Bucks at Raptors—DiVincenzo and Lopez remain out for Milwaukee. Dragic and OG Anunoby are out for Toronto. Gary Trent is questionable with a calf injury. He did practice on Wednesday improving his chances of seeing on the court on Thursday. Milwaukee win streak reached eight games with the 127-125 home win to Charlotte. Past five games Bucks are averaging 118.4 points, 50.5% shooting and 40.2% from three. Toronto has lost seven of nine after tehri 98-91 home defeat to Memphis. They have been held to 97 or fewer points in three straight. In that five game period the Raptors are shooting only 42.1% with 33.1% from three. Milwaukee has failed to cover two of three in back to back spots. With rest advantage and Gary Trent on the path or returning will take home underdog here. Play Toronto +4.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 12/2/2021
Pistons at Suns—Devon Booker is out for the Suns with a hamstring. Reserve Frank Kaminsky also out. For Detroit their core players are healthy. Phoenix win stretch has reached 17 straight after their 104-96 home win to Golden St on Tuesday. Detroit has lost seven straight after their 110-92 road defeat to Portland on Tuesday. They have been able to cover four of six. Pistons sit 16th in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 109.4 points per 100 possessions. With key injuries to Phoenix will look to underdog here. Play Detroit +13.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 12/2/2021
Thunder at Grizzlies—Ja Morant is out for the Grizzlies. Kyle Anderson is questionable with back soreness. For the Thunder Derrick Favors out with an illness. They are missing some supporting players but the core is healthy for the Thunder. A back to back for OKC after facing the Rockets on Wednesday and losing 114-110. As they entered that game the Thunder had lost eight of nine but covered six of those games. In that period Oklahoma City sits 12th in defensive efficiency by allowing 107.1 points per 100 possessions. In that period the Grizzlies sit 27th in defensive efficiency by allowing 115.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Oklahoma City +9.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 12/2/2021
Spurs at Trailblazers—On the Portland side it will be Damian Lillard out. Normal Powell is questionable with a calf injury. Reserve Nassir Little out with an ankle. For San Antonio questionable are McDermott and Vassell. Spurs carry a two game win streak into Portland with home wins to the Wizards and Celtics. Past five games Spurs shooting 46.9%. Portland defensive form poor in their past five games by allowing 49.5% along with 36.4% from three. With the injury situation for the Trailblazers will go with underdog here. Play San Antonio +3.5.