Free NBA Picks For Today 1/12/2022
Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2022
Celtics at Pacers—Pritchard is questionable with protocol. Marcus Smart doubtful with a thigh. LeVert, Duarte and Brogdon are questionable. Boston has won four of six following their 101-98 home overtime win to the Indiana Pacers. Celtics third in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 102.2 points per 100 possessions.
Indiana has dropped seven of eight with their defeat at Boston. Pacers 19th in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 108.6 points per 100 possessions while giving up 111.8 per 100. They have covered five of six. Celtics have lost six straight on the road. Play Indiana +3.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2022
Hornets at 76ers—Charlotte core are healthy. Milton out for the 76ers. Seth Curry is questionable with an ankle with Tobias Harris probable with a shoulder. Charlotte has won six of eight following their 103-99 home win to Milwaukee Bucks. Hornets ninth in defensive efficiency in this period holding teams to 107.5 per 100 and a net rating of +5.1. Philadelphia win streak is seven straight following their 111-91 road win at Houston Rockets.
76ers second in offensive efficiency during this streak scoring 119.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 103.9 per 100. There is a huge drop off defensively for Charlotte on the road where they sit 29th in defensive efficiency by giving up 115.1 points per 100 possessions as they allow 47.7% shooting and 37.8% from three. Play Philadelphia -5.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2022
Magic at Wizards—Still many out for the Magic. Mamba is questionable with a toe and Carter with a hamstring. Beal out for the Wizards. Orlando has lost nine straight after their 102-100 home defeat to Washington Wizards. Magic 29th in offensive efficiency in this period by scoring 103.2 points per 100 possessions and allowing 112.4.
Washington is on a back to back after hosting Oklahoma City and winning 102-100. Washington allows five points above overall average in back to back games. They have failed to cover three straight two against losing teams with a net rating of -2.6. Play Orlando +8.5.
Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2022
Heat at Hawks—Out for Miami are Butler, Adebayo and several reserves. Capela is doubtful with an ankle. Hunter and Reddish questionable. Miami has won seven of nine following their 123-100 road win at Phoenix Suns. Three days rest for the Heat here.
In this nine game period the Heat third in offensive efficiency scoring 117.8 points per 100 possessions while giving up 109 per 100. Atlanta has lost six of eight with their 106-93 road defeat to LA Clippers. Hawks defense in this span 29th in the league giving up 121.3 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -7.8. Play Miami +4.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2022
Mavericks at Knicks—Porzingis out for the Mavericks but Doncic is playing. For New York Walker and Noel questionable but their core healthy. Dallas has won six straight after their 113-99 home win to Chicago Bulls.
Mavericks first in defensive efficiency in this span by holding opponents to 96.7 points per 100 possessions and net rating of +16.5. New York has won three of four following their 111-96 home win to San Antonio Spurs. Knicks in this period scoring and surrendering 109 points per 100 possessions. Play Dallas -1.5.
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Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2022
Rockets at Spurs—Armoni Brooks questionable for Houston. McDermott, White, Jones, Vassell and several reserves out. Houston has lost 11 of 12 following their 111-91 home defeat to Philadelphia 76ers. Rockets last in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 122.9 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -14.9.
San Antonio has dropped seven of eight with their 111-96 road defeat at New York Knicks. Spurs 29th in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 102.2 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -9.7. Spurs illnesses and injuries key here. Play Houston +5.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2022
Cavaliers at Jazz—Cleveland core are healthy other than Sexton and Rubio who are out for the season. Still laundry list of illness and injury for Utah as out are Gay, Gobert and several reserves. They have gotten healthier. Cleveland has won two of three on this trip following their 109-108 road win at Sacramento Kings.
Cavs scoring and surrendering 108 points per 100 possessions in this period. Utah returns home losing three of five on their road trip following the 126-116 road defeat to Detroit Pistons. Jazz 28th in defensive efficiency in this span by allowing 117.9 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -3. Play Cleveland +6.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2022
Nets at Bulls—Caruso and a few reserves are out for the Bulls. Their core is healthy. Harden with a knee and Irving with an ankle are questionable for the Nets. Harris and Aldridge are out. Brooklyn has lost five of seven following their 114-108 road defeat at Portland Trailblazers on an east coast to west coast back to back. Nets 26th in defensive efficiency in this span allowing 116.1 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -4.3.
Chicago is on a back to back after facing Detroit and winning 133-87. They have won nine of ten. Bulls number one in offensive efficiency in this period by scoring 120.1 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 110.5 per 100. Play Chicago +1.
LA Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2022
Lakers at Kings—Anthony Davis and Nunn remain out for the Lakers. Kings core are healthy. LA had their four game win streak snapped in a 127-119 home defeat to Memphis Grizzlies. LA has played to over in seven of nine. They sit second in offensive efficiency in this period by scoring 118.2 points per 100 possessions while giving up 116.1.
LAL sits sixth in pace in this span. Sacramento has dropped six of seven with their 109-108 home defeat to Cleveland Cavaliers. Kings 25th in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 115 points per 100 possessions. Play LA Lakers and Sacramento over 231.
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