Free NBA Picks For Today 1/26/2022
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Bucks at Cavaliers—Giannis is probable with a knee. Allen, Lopez and Matthews out for Milwaukee. On the Cleveland side Markkanen is out. Milwaukee won all three on their completed home stand following their 133-127 home win to Sacramento Kings. They have failed to cover six of eight as the Bucks sit 20th in offensive efficiency scoring 109 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 107.3. Cleveland has won seven of eight with their 95-93 home win to New York Knicks. Cavs fourth in defensive efficiency in this span allowing 105.7 points per 100 possessions while scoring 110.4 per 100. Play Cleveland +4.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Hornets at Pacers—Hayward is questionable for Charlotte. For the Pacers Brogdon, McConnel, Turner and Warren out. Sabonis is questionable with an ankle. Hornets are on a back to back after playing at Toronto on Tuesday losing 125-113. Two game losing streak for Charlotte sitting 27th in defensive efficiency by allowing 119.6 points per 100 possessions while scoring 101.5 per 100. Hornets are 0-8 straight up and 2-6 to the spread in back to back games this year giving up 11 points greater than overall average. Indiana has lost six of eight with their 117-113 road defeat to New Orleans Pelicans. Pacers 23rd in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 114.8 points per 100 possessions while scoring 109.1 per 100. Play Indiana +2.
LA Clippers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Clippers at Magic—Clippers are still without Paul George. Still several out for the Magic. Bamba is questionable with an ankle sprain. LA is on a back to back after playing at Washington on Tuesday winning 116-115. They have covered four of five scoring 116.9 points per 100 possessions while giving up 117.6 per 100. LAC have lost and failed to cover five of seven in this back to back spot scoring four points below overall average. Orlando broke a four game losing streak with their 114-95 home win to Chicago Bulls. Magic 29th in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 101.8 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 108.4 per 100. Play LA Clippers -1.
Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Kings at Hawks—De’Aaron Fox questionable with an ankle for the Kings. Bogdanovic is probable for Atlanta. Hunter questionable with a lower back. Sacramento is on a back to back after playing at Boston on Tuesday losing 128-75. They have lost four straight sitting last in defensive efficiency allowing 128 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -17.3. Kings score five points below overall average in back to back games. Atlanta has won four straight after their 113-91 road win at Charlotte Hornets. During this winning streak the Hawks scoring 120.4 points per 100 possessions while allowing 109.8 per 100. Play Atlanta -7.5.
New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Knicks at Heat—Noel and Robinson are questionable for New York. Lowry is out for the Heat and missed practice on Tuesday. Morris is out. New York has lost four of five with their 95-93 road defeat to Cleveland Cavaliers. Knicks 28th in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 103.8 points per 100 possessions while allowing 107.6 per 100. Miami has won seven of nine with their 113-107 home win to LA Lakers. Heat fourth in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 117.2 points per 100 possessions while giving up 108.7 per 100. Play Miami -6.
Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Nuggets at Nets—Barton questionable for the Nuggets. Out for the Nets are Durant, Harris, Irving and Millsap. Denver is on a back to back after playing at Detroit on Tuesday winning 110-105 and not covering. They have failed to cover five straight sitting 27th in defensive efficiency allowing 117 points per 100 possessions while scoring 114 per 100. Nuggets 1-6 straight up and to the spread in back to back games as they score 3.5 points fewer than overall average and allowing 7.5 more than overall average. Nets on a back to back after hosting the Lakers on Tuesday losing 106-96. In the five games without Durant in his current injury the Nets 29th in defensive efficiency allowing 117.8 points per 100 possessions and scoring 115.8 per 100. Brooklyn 2-5 straight and to the spread in back to back games scoring 5 points below overall average and giving up a point more than average. Play Brooklyn -1.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Raptors at Bulls—Barnes and VanVleet questionable for Toronto. On the Bulls side out are Ball, Caruso, Jones and Williams. Cook questionable. Vucevic is probable. Toronto is on a back to back after hosting Charlotte and winning 125-113. Raptors have covered three of four scoring 112.6 points per 100 possessions and allowing 112.4 per 100. Toronto has covered six of seven in back to back games holding teams to four points below overall average and scoring 2 point over average. Chicago broke a two game losing streak with their 111-110 road win at Oklahoma City. They had lost six of seven prior to that win. Bulls 29th in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 118.8 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -12.3. Play Toronto +4.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Grizzlies at Spurs—Clarke and Bane questionable for the Grizzlies as is a number or reserves. Brooks is out. Spurs core healthy. Memphis has lost three of five with their 104-91 road defeat to Dallas Mavericks. Grizzlies 27th in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 103.9 points per 100 possessions while giving up 111 per 100. San Antonio is on a back to back after playing at Houston on Tuesday and winning 134-104. They had lost seven of nine prior to this win. Spurs scoring and allowing 111 points per 100 possessions in this span. San Antonio scores seven points below overall average in back to back games going under in six of nine. Play Memphis -3.
Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Suns at Jazz—Injuries on both sides. Out for the Suns are Ayton, Crowder, McGee, Kaminsky and several reserves. Gobert and Mitchell out. Phoenix has won seven straight after their 115-109 home win to Utah not covering. Suns fourth in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 118.4 points per 100 possessions while giving up 105.4 per 100. Utah has lost eight of ten with their defeat at Phoenix on Monday. Jazz 25th in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 115.8 points per 100 possessions while scoring 111.4 per 100. No Gobert or Mitchell in the game on Monday. Paul,Booker and Bridgers playing for the Suns. Play Phoenix -4.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 1/26/2022
Mavericks at Trailblazers—Tim Hardaway out for the Mavericks. Out for Portland are Lillard, Nance and Zeller. Dallas on a back to back after playing at Golden St on Tuesday and were blown out 130-92. They have failed to cover for of five sitting 28th in offensive efficiency scoring 103.3 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 107.9 per 100. Mavericks 8-0 to the under in back to backs as they score four points below overall average and allow 3.4 below average. Portland also on a back to back after hosting Minnesota on Tuesday and losing 109-107. They have covered five of six sitting third in defensive efficiency allowing 104.2 points per 100 possessions while scoring 106 per 100. Trailblazers 5-3 to the under in back to backs. Play Portland +4.