Free NBA Picks For Today 12/10/2021
Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 12/10/2021
Kings at Hornets—Richaun Holmes is out for the Kings. On the Hornets side still out are Ball, McDaniels, Plumlee, Rozier and Smith as the team is dealing with cluster COVID issues. Kings have won three straight after their 142-130 home win to Orlando Magic. During this win streak the Kings averaging 121.3 points per 100 possessions sitting fourth. Charlotte has lost five of six after their 110-106 home defeat to Philadelphia 76ers. Charlotte in this period sits 30th and last in defensive efficiency allowing 125.4 points per 100 possessions. But on offense the team is putting up 121.7 per 100. Kings defense in their win streak allowing 113.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Sacramento and Charlotte 227.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 12/10/2021
Mavericks at Pacers—Both teams core players are healthy. Dallas had lost seven of nine prior to their 104-96 road win on a back to back to the Memphis Grizzlies. In that ten game period the Mavericks sit 22nd in offensive efficiency with 108.1 points per 100 possessions. Indiana has won two straight with their 122-102 home win to New York Knicks. They did catch the Knicks on a back to back. Indiana trending poorly on defense past five games by allowing 48.6% shooting with 38.8% from three. They had lost four straight prior to this two game win streak. Pacers 21st in defensive efficiency in that period allowing 114.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Dallas +1.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 12/10/2021
Nets at Hawks—The Nets core are healthy. Out is Joe Harris. On the Hawks side DeAndre Hunter and Bogdan Bogdanovic still out. Cam Reddish is probable. Brooklyn had won three of four until a 114-104 road defeat to Houston Rockets. Nets were on a back to back and sat Kevin Durant and Aldridge. Hawks have won seven of ten after their 121-110 road win at Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. It is three days rest for the Hawks. They have won seven of ten. In this period Hawks third in offensive efficiency with 118.2 points per 100 possessions. Nets trending betting past five games defensively holding teams to 44.7% along with 29.7% from three. Hawks surrendering 46.5% along with 39.8% from three. Play Brooklyn +1.
New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 12/10/2021
Knicks at Raptors—Nerlons Noel is probable. Knicks core players are healthy. For Toronto OG Anunoby, Goran Dragic and Khem Birch out. New York has lost four of five after their 122-102 road defeat to Indiana Pacers on a back to back. In that five game period the Knicks sit 29th in defensive efficiency by allowing 121.8 points per 100 possessions. Toronto has lost four of six after the 110-109 home defeat to Oklahoma City Thunder. Raptors had two days off with no travel in that spot. Toronto has lost four of six. In that period the Raptors 27th in offensive efficiency with 104.2 points per 100 possessions. But defensively holding teams to 107.2 per 100. Play Toronto -1.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 12/10/2021
Bucks at Rockets—For Milwaukee out are DiVincenzo and Lopez. Giannis probable. George Hill questionable. On the Houston side Kevin Porter remains out as is Jalen Green. Milwaukee comes off the 113-104 road defeat to injury riddled Miami. Bucks have won eight of ten. In that period scoring 115.4 points per 100 possessions while allowing 104.7 per 100. Houston has won seven straight after the 114-104 home win to Brooklyn Nets. They had two days rest and caught the Nets in a back to back without Durant. In that seven game period the Rockets third in offensive efficiency with 118.6 points per 100 possessions while allowing 111.4. Play Houston +8.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 12/10/2021
Cavaliers at Timberwolves—Cleveland other than Collin Sexton has a clean injury report. Out for Minnesota is Patrick Beverly. DeAngelo Russell is questionable with an ankle has missed two games. Cleveland has won five of seven after their 115-92 home win on Wednesday to the Chicago Bulls. Cleveland is seventh in offensive efficiency in this span with 114 points per 100 possessions. They are third on the defensive side by allowing 101.6 per 100. It is a four game losing streak for Minnesota after their 136-104 home defeat to Utah Jazz on Wednesday. In that period Minnesota 26th in offensive efficiency with 105.4 points per 100 possessions. On the defensive side the Timberwolves 24th allowing 118.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Cleveland +1.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 12/10/2021
Pistons at Pelicans—The Detroit core are healthy. For New Orleans their core is healthy. Detroit has lost ten straight after their 119-116 home overtime loss to Washington Wizards. Offense has been miserable for the Pistons in this losing streak scoring 101.9 points per 100 possessions tied for last in the league. New Orleans has lost two straight after their 120-114 home overtime defeat to Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Pelicans trending poorly on defense past five games by allowing 52.4% shooting with 38.6% from three. Play Detroit +6.
LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 12/10/2021
Lakers at Thunder—LA reserves Ariza, Nunn and Rondo out. LA on a back to back after playing at Memphis on Thursday. Both LeBron and Davis have been hampered by nagging injuries but have played through them. Oklahoma City has a clean injury report. Lakers have lost and failed to cover two of three in back to backs allowing 120 points which is seven points above overall average. Oklahoma City has won two straight after their 110-109 road win at Toronto Raptors. OKC has covered eight of eleven as they hold teams to 111.1 points per 100 possessions. Play Oklahoma City +6.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 12/10/2021
Celtics at Suns—For Phoenix Booker and Kaminsky are still out. For Boston Jaylen Brown is out with his hamstring. Boston has lost three of four on this road trip after their 114-111 road defeat at LA Clippers. Defense has been poor on this trip as the Celtics allowing 121.3 points per 100 possessions. Suns have won 19 of 20 after their 108-104 home win to San Antonio Spurs. Booker has missed three games with his hamstring and the Suns has a net rating of -1.6. Though the Suns have won two of three without Booker they have failed to cover all three. Play Boston +5.5.