Free NBA Picks For Today 12/3/2021
Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 12/3/2021
Heat at Pacers—Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are both out. Reserve Markieff Morris out. On the Pacers Justin Holiday, TJ McConnell and TJ Warren out. The Pacers core is healthy. Miami has lost two straight all at home after the 111-85 home defeat to Cleveland Cavaliers. In the two games without Butler the Heat shot 42.6% and 33.3% from three. Indiana looks to rebound losing three straight after a 114-111 home loss to Atlanta. With the core healthy for the Pacers will take them here. Play Indiana -5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 12/3/2021
Cavaliers at Wizards—Other than Collins Sexton the Cavaliers core are healthy. Wizards core healthy but banged up on the bench. Cleveland carries a three game win streak after their 111-85 road win at Miami. They have covered five straight. In that period the Cavs sit 11th in offensive efficiency with 112.3 points per 100 possessions and sit fifth on defense with 103.4 per 100. Wizards have won three of four after a 115-107 home win to Minnesota. Washington has won eight of ten at home. Past five games Wizards shooting 48.3%. Play Washington -4.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 12/3/2021
76ers at Hawks—The 76ers core are healthy. For Atlanta De’Andre Hunter out, Bogdan Bogdanovic out and Cam Reddish is questionable with a wrist. Philadelphia has dropped three of four after their 88-87 road defeat at Boston. Atlanta has won eight of nine with their 114-111 road win at Indiana. In that nine game period Hawks sit tops in offensive efficiency with 119.7 points per 100 possessions. On defense they rank 9th by allowing 106.2 per 100. 76ers trending poorly offensively past five games hitting 40.8% along with 29.7% from three. Play Atlanta -1.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 12/3/2021
Timberwolves at Nets—Brooklyn will be without Joe Harris to injury. On the Minnesota side Karl Anthony Towns is questionable with a tailbone. Rotational players Edwards and Vanderbilt expected back. Timberwolves had won seven of eight prior to their 115-107 road defeat to Washington on Wednesday. Brooklyn has won five of six after their 112-110 home win to New York. Nets have failed to cover four of five. In that period Brooklyn has been struggling from three converting on 32.5%. Play Minnesota +7.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 12/3/2021
Magic at Rockets—Orlando has been hit hard with injuries as out are Carter-Williams, Fultz, Isacc and Moore. Jalen Suggs just broke his thumb and out. On Houston Christian Wood expected to play with a mild ankle sprain. Kevin Porter is questionable with a thigh bruise. Magic have covered six of nine after their 108-103 home win to Denver. Magic has been held to under 100 points in five of six. In that period the Magic last in offensive efficiency with 96.1 points per 100 possessions. Rockets 22nd in that period with 107.7 per 100. Play Orlando and Houston under 214.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 12/3/2021
Pelicans at Mavericks—On the Dallas side Kristaps Porzingis questionable with a knee. On the Pelicans side Josh Hart questionable with knee soreness. This is a rematch of a two game home series at Dallas. Mavericks on the opener 139-107. They had lost five of six prior to this win. Pelicans defense in poor form as in their past five games allowing 52.9% shooting with 42.6% from three. Mavs in this period allowing 49.4% with 38.3% from beyond the arc. Play Dallas and New Orleans over 218.
Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 12/3/2021
Celtics at Jazz—Boston will be without Jaylen Brown. Jazz core is healthy. Boston has won two straight after their 88-87 home win to Philadelphia. Past five games Boston shooting only 39.9% along with 31.3% from three. Jazz in better form as in this period shooting 49.3% with 41.2% from beyond the arc. In that period Jazz fifth in offensive efficiency with 118.1 points per 100 possessions. Boston is 26th at 101.4 per 100. Play Utah -8.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 12/3/2021
Suns at Warriors—For Phoenix they will be without Devin Booker and Frank Kaminsky. The Warriors core are healthy. They combine for 34 points. Phoenix will be on a back to back after hosting Detroit. Suns defeated Golden St when they met in Phoenix on Tuesday 104-96. Warriors have played to under in four straight 15 of their 21 games this year. In their past four games the Warriors sit tops in defensive efficiency by allowing 99 points per 100 possessions. Suns in this period sits fourth in defensive efficiency by surrendering 104.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Golden St and Phoenix under 216.5.
LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 12/3/2021
Clippers at Lakers—Clippers are without Nicolas Batum. LeBron James have cleared the COVID protocols and will play. Anthony Davis questionable with a thumb but leaning toward playing. Avery Bradley probable with a thumb. Clippers have lost five of their past six on their concluded home stand after their 124-115 home defeat to Sacramento. They have failed to cover seven of eight. In that period they sit 26th in offensive efficiency with 103.6 points per 100 possessions. Lakers have won two straight after their 25 point win at Sacramento. Past three games LA Lakers shooting 50%. Play LA Lakers +2.