Free NBA Picks For Today 1/17/2022
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Pelicans at Celtics—New Orleans core are healthy. Marcus Smart is out. New Orleans had their two game win streak snapped in a 120-105 road defeat at Brooklyn Nets. Pelicans have played to under in four of five. They are allowing 109.6 points per 100 possessions.
Boston has won four of five following their 114-112 home win to Chicago Bulls. Celtics have failed to cover six of eight as they average 111.1 points per 100 possessions. Pelicans have covered four of five. Play New Orleans +6.
Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Hornets at Knicks—Charlotte core are healthy. Reddish, Noel and Rose out for the Knicks. Walker questionable. Charlotte had their four game win streak snapped in a 116-109 home defeat to Orlando Magic. They have won seven of ten. Hornets seventh in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 107.2 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +4.1.
New York has won and covered five of six with their 117-108 road win at Atlanta Hawks. Knicks eighth in offensive efficiency in this span by scoring 113.5 points per 100 possessions while giving up 107.7. Hornet’s health and shooters better. Play Charlotte +2.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
76ers at Wizards—Shake Milton and Danny Green are out for Philadelphia. Bradley Beal questionable for the Wizards. Philadelphia has won nine of ten with their 109-98 road win at Miami Heat. 76ers second in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 116.7 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +12.2.
Washington had their four game win streak snapped in a 115-100 home defeat to Portland Trailblazers. Wizards have played to over in six of eight. In this span they score and surrender 113.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Philadelphia -2.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Nets at Cavaliers—Harris, Millsap and Durant out for Brooklyn. Claxton and Aldridge are questionable. Stevens and Rondo questionable for the Cavaliers. Rubio and Sexton are out for the season. Brooklyn has split their past eight games following their 120-105 home win to New Orleans Pelicans.
In this span the Nets scoring and surrendering 116 points per 100 possessions. Cleveland has won four straight with their 107-102 road win at Oklahoma City. Cavs ninth in both offensive and defensive efficiency in this period by scoring 114.5 points per 100 possessions while giving up 105.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Cleveland -2.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Bulls at Grizzlies—Caruso, Ball, LaVine and a few reserves out for Chicago. On the Grizzlies side Brooks is out. Chicago has lost four of five following their 114-112 road defeat to Boston Celtics. Bulls 29th in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 121.9 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -8.1.
Memphis had their 11 game win streak snapped in a 112-85 home defeat to Dallas Mavericks. Grizzlies seventh in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 114 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 105.5 per 100 which is fifth best defensively. Play Memphis -6.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Pacers at Clippers—TJ McConnel and Turner out for the Pacers. Brogdon and Lamb questionable. For LAC George is out with Kennard and Winslow questionable. Indiana has lost nine of ten with their 112-94 home defeat to Phoenix Suns. Pacers 24th in offensive efficiency scoring 107.4 points per 100 possessions while giving up 113.8 per 100.
Clippers has dropped and failed to cover five of seven with their 101-94 road defeat to San Antonio Spurs. LA last in offensive efficiency in this period scoring only 99.4 points per 100 possessions while allowing 108.6 per 100. Play LA Clippers and Indiana Pacers under 210.
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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Bucks at Hawks—Lopez, Holiday and Galloway are out. Capela and Bogdanovic are out for the Hawks. Milwaukee has lost five of seven following their 103-96 home defeat to Toronto Raptors. Bucks 23rd in offensive efficiency in this span by 107.7 points per 100 possessions while giving up 108.3 points per 100.
Atlanta has lost five straight with their 117-108 home defeat to New York Knicks on a back to back spot. Hawks in this span 23rd in offensive efficiency averaging 108.4 points per 100 possessions sitting 28th in defensive efficiency surrendering 121.6 per 100. Play Atlanta +4.5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Trailblazers at Magic—Damian Lillard. Nance and Zeller out. Powell questionable. Several out for the Magic. Carter is out. Portland has won three of four following their 115-100 road win at Washington Wizards. Trailblazers in this period 18th in defensive efficiency allowing 110.9 points per 100 possessions while scoring 108.9 per 100.
Orlando has lost 11 of 12 following their 108-92 road defeat on a back to back to the Dallas Mavericks. Magic 28th in offensive efficiency in this period by scoring 104.1 points per 100 possessions while giving up 112.1 per 100. Play Portland -1.
Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Raptors at Heat—Trent is questionable for Toronto. Lowry and Morris out for the Heat. Adebayo and Morris both questionable for Miami. Toronto has won seven of nine with their 103-96 road win at Milwaukee Bucks. Raptors sit sixth in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 114 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +5.6.
Miami had their four game win streak snapped in a 109-98 home defeat to Philadelphia 76ers. Over this five game stretch Miami second in offensive efficiency scoring 119.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 109.8 per 100. Play Toronto +3.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Thunder at Mavericks—Thunder core are healthy. Dallas has a clean injury report as Porzingis returns. Oklahoma City has lost six of seven following their 107-102 home defeat to Cleveland Cavaliers. OKC 24th in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 107.2 points per 100 possessions while giving up 113.2. per 100.
Dallas has won eight of nine following their 108-92 home win to Orlando Magic. Mavs first in defensive efficiency in this period holding teams to 97.6 points per 100 possessions while scoring 111 per 100. OKC has covered seven of eight. Play Oklahoma City +10.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Suns at Spurs—Kaminsky and several reserves are out. Ayton is questionable. Spurs core are healthy. Phoenix has won six of seven with their 135-108 road win at Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Suns fifth in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 106.1 points per 100 possessions while scoring 113.2 per 100.
San Antonio broke a five game losing streak following their 101-94 home win to LA Clippers. Spurs 25th in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 106.6 points per 100 possessions while giving up 112.8. Play San Antonio +4.5.
Utah Jazz vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Jazz at Lakers—Jazz core are healthy. For the Lakers out are Davis and Nunn. Anthony is questionable. LeBron is expected to play through his ab strain. Howard expected to play despite knee soreness. Utah is on a back to back after playing at Denver and winning 125-102. Jazz in back to back scores five points below overall average losing and failing to cover four of seven.
LAL has lost three straight following their 133-96 road defeat at Denver Nuggets. Lakers 29th in defensive efficiency in this period by giving up 130.1 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -18.2. Jazz health the difference here. Play Utah -4.5.
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