Free NBA Picks For Today 1/9/2022
San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Spurs at Nets—McDermott. Vassell, White and several reserves out for the Spurs. Joe Harris and Irving out for the Nets. Aldridge is questionable with a foot. San Antonio has lost five of six following their 119-100 road defeat to Philadelphia 76ers.
Spurs 28th in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 102.1 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 112.4 per 100. Brooklyn has lost four of five with their 121-109 home defeat to Milwaukee Bucks. Nets 28th in defensive efficiency in this span by giving up 119.2 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -6.1. Brooklyn has lost and failed to cover five straight at home. Play San Antonio +10.
Atlanta Hawks vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Hawks at Clippers—Out for Atlanta is Hunter. Capela is doubtful. Paul George remains out for LAC. Hartenstein out and Kennard questionable. Atlanta has lost three of five on this trip following their 134-118 road defeat to LA Lakers. In this five game period the Hawks 29th in defensive efficiency by surrendering 123.2 points per 100 possessions while scoring 118.3.
Clippers have lost six of eight following their 123-108 home defeat Saturday to the Memphis Grizzlies. LA 26th in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 105.2 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -7.8. Clippers do get back Batum and Zubac. Hawks defensive form too poor to lay these many points on the road. Play LA Clippers +5.
Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Wizards at Magic—Washington core are healthy. Still a laundry list of injuries for the Magic. Washington has dropped five of seven following their 130-122 road defeat to Chicago Bulls. Wizards 26th in defensive efficiency in this period giving up 115.6 points per 100 possessions. They are scoring 112.6 per 100.
Orlando has dropped eight straight with their 97-92 road loss on Saturday to Detroit Pistons. Magic 27th in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 103.3 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -9.8. In back to back games the Magic surrendering three points over season average. Play Washington -6.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Pelicans at Raptors—Josh Hart out for New Orleans as well as a few reserves. Toronto core are healthy. New Orleans broke a three game losing streak after their 101-96 home win to injury and illness Golden St Warriors. Pelicans 24th in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 105.7 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -10.1.
Toronto has won five straight with their 122-108 home win to injury and illness rattled Utah Jazz. Raptors in this win streak averaging 119.6 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +12.2. The variance here is 22.3. Play Toronto -7.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Timberwolves at Rockets—Patrick Beverly is questionable for Minnesota. Houston core is healthy. Minnesota has won three straight after their 135-105 road win at Oklahoma City Thunder. Timberwolves third in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 100 points per 100 possessions while scoring 117.5 per 100.
Houston has dropped nine of ten following their 130-106 home defeat to Dallas Mavericks. Rockets 29th in defensive efficiency by allowing 123.4 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -14. Play Minnesota -5.
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Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Nuggets at Thunder—Reserves out for both teams. Denver has won four of six after their 121-111 home win to Sacramento Kings. Nuggets sixth in defensive efficiency in this span allowing 106.5 points per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma City has lost five of six with their 135-105 home defeat to Minnesota Timberwolves. Thunder last in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 98.6 points per 100 possessions. They have gone under in four of five. Nuggets under in six of eight. Play Denver and Oklahoma City under 214.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Bulls at Mavericks—The Bulls core are healthy with several reserves out. Porzingis out for Dallas and Doncic questionable with an ankle. Chicago has won nine straight following their 130-122 home win to Washington Wizards.
Bulls tops in offensive efficiency during this win streak scoring 119.7 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +7.4. Dallas has won five straight following their 130-106 road win at Houston Rockets. Mavs tops in defensive efficiency in this span by allowing 94.8 points per 100 possessions. Dallas injuries to scorers the concern. Play Chicago -2.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Cavaliers at Warriors—Wiseman remains out for the Warriors. Klay Thompson makes his season debut. Cavaliers lost Rubio and Sexton for the season. Cleveland comes off the 114-101 road win at injury riddled Portland Trailblazers.
Without Rubio the Cavs have failed to cover five of six. In that period Cleveland is giving up 114.9 points per 100 possessions. Golden St returns home off an 0-2 road trip after a 101-96 defeat at New Orleans. Warriors still defended on the road trip holding opponents to 102 points per 100 possessions. Play Cleveland and Golden St under 214.
Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Kings at Trailblazers—Portland backcourt remain out with Lillard and McCollum. Nance is also out. Richaun Holmes remain out for the Kings. Harkless and Fox are questionable. Sacramento has lost four off five following their 121-111 road defeat at Denver Nuggets.
Kings sit 25th in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 117.3 points per 100 possessions. Portland has lost six of seven following their 114-101 home defeat to Cleveland Cavaliers. Trailblazers last in defensive efficiency in this span by allowing 129.2 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -14.2. Play Sacramento -1.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2022
Grizzlies at Lakers—Ja Morant is questionable after missing Saturday’s game with thigh soreness. Adams is out. Nunn and Davis out for the Lakers. Memphis has won eight straight following their 123-108 road win at LA Clippers. Grizzlies sit third in defensive efficiency during this streak by allowing 103 points per 100 possessions posting a net rating of +13.5.
Lakers have won four straight on this home stand following their 134-118 home win to Atlanta Hawks. On this home stand the Lakers tops in offensive efficiency with 123.6 points per 100 possessions with net rating of +14.7. Play LA Lakers +3.
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