Free NBA Picks For Today 12/4/2021
Denver Nuggets vs. NY Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 12/4/2021
Nuggets at Knicks—The Nuggets core are healthy. Out are reserves Hyland and Rivers. For New York RJ Barrett is probable to return off his illness. Nerlens Noel questionable with a knee. Denver has lost seven of eight after their 108-103 road defeat on Wednesday to the Orlando Magic. Denver in this eight game period last in defensive efficiency by allowing 119.5 points per 100 possessions. New York has dropped two straight after a 119-115 home defeat to the Bulls. Nuggets defensive form has been poor as in their past five games allowing 53.3% shooting. Play NY Knicks -1.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 12/4/2021
Bulls at Nets—The Bulls four core of Ball, LaVine, DeRozan and Vucevic are healthy. They do have some of their bench banged up. Joe Harris out but Brooklyn’s core healthy. Nets on a back to back after their 110-105 home win to Minnesota. They have won five of six but failed to cover five in those games. Bulls have won two straight after their 119-115 road win at the Knicks on Thursday. Chicago shooting form good past five games converting 51.5% with 40.7% from three. With rest advantage will take underdog here. Play Chicago +3.
Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 12/4/2021
Heat at Bucks—Miami will be without Ban Adebayo and Jimmy Butler. Reserve Markieff Morris is out. On the Milwaukee side DiVincenzo and Lopez out. Giannis is doubtful with a calf injury. Miami broke a two game losing streak with a 113-104 road win at Indiana. They will be on a back to back in this spot. Milwaukee had their eight game win streak snapped in a 97-93 road defeat at Toronto on Thursday without Giannis in the lineup. Heat defensive form poor as in their past five games allowing 47.8% with 36.9% from three. With rest advantage will take home team here. Play Milwaukee -5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 12/4/2021
Grizzlies at Mavericks—Ja Morant, Kyle Anderson and Sam Merrill out for the Grizzlies. Reserves Williams and Clarke questionable. On the Dallas side Kristaps Porzingis is questionable with a knee. Memphis has won three straight after their 152-79 home win to Oklahoma City. They caught an offensively challenged Thunder team playing a back to back and Memphis had rest advantage. Dallas on a back to back after a 107-91 home defeat to New Orleans. Dallas has lost six of eight. In that eight game period Mavericks sit 21st in defensive efficiency by allowing 111.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Memphis +5.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 12/4/2021
Spurs at Warriors—Golden St core players are healthy. So are the Spurs. Key reserve Devin Vassell is doubtful with a thigh. It is a back to back for Golden St after their 118-96 home win to Phoenix. They were rested coming off two days of rest in this spot. They have won eight of nine. Warriors sit tops in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 100.3 points per 100 possessions. Spurs have won three straight after their 21 point win at an injury riddled Trailblazers team. During this win streak Spurs defense improved allowing 94.1 points per 100 possessions. Play San Antonio +10.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 12/4/2021
Celtics at Trailblazers—Major injury for the Trailblazers as Damian Lillard out. Reserve Nassir Little out. Key reserve Anfernee Simons out. Jaylen Brown missed the game on Friday for injury management which opens the door for a return here. Back to back for Boston after a 137-100 road defeat at Utah. Trailblazers form poor as in past five games shooting 42.8% while allowing 49.4% shooting to opponents. Play Boston -1.
LA Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 12/4/2021
Clippers at Kings—Nicolas Batum out for the Clippers. Paul George is listed as quested as he turned an ankle in the win against the Lakers on Friday. Harrison Barnes doubtful for Sacramento. Clippers on a back to back after their 119-115 road win at the Lakers on Friday. Entering that game the Clippers had lost six of eight. They did surrender 50% shooting to the Lakers in the win and were outrebounded by nine boards. Kings beat the Clippers on the road Wednesday 124-115. Kings with two days rest and Clippers back to back traveling in this spot with George banged up. Play Sacramento +1.5.