Free NBA Picks For Today 1/28/2022
Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Pistons at Magic—Jerami Grant cleared protocols but may need conditioning missing from action since December 10th. Carter Williams, Fultz and many reserves out for the Magic. Detroit has lost five of six with their 110-105 home win to Denver Nuggets. Pistons 28th in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 119.7 points per 100 possessions. They are scoring 108.8 per 100. Orlando has lost and failed to cover five of six with their 111-102 home defeat to LA Clippers. Magic 29th in offensive efficiency in this span scoring 101.8 points per 100 possessions while giving up 108.9 per 100. Pistons have covered four straight. Play Detroit +2.
Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Celtics at Hawks—Boston core healthy. Hawks have a clean injury report. Celtics have won seven of ten following their 128-75 home win to Sacramento Kings. Boston eighth in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 113.8 points per 100 possessions while allowing 101.3 per 100 ranked first in this span. Atlanta has won five straight after their 121-104 home win to Sacramento Kings. They have covered all five of those games by sitting first in offensive efficiency scoring 120.5 points per 100 possessions and allowing 108.7 per 100. Play Atlanta -2.
LA Lakers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Lakers at Hornets—Nunn remains out. Davis is questionable on a back to back. LeBron James with knee soreness questionable as he missed the game on Thursday. LAL is on a back to back after playing at Philadelphia on Thursday losing 105-87. LAL has dropped six of nine sitting 25th in offensive efficiency scoring 107.9 points per 100 possessions while giving up 114.3 per 100. Lakers 2-3 straight up in back to backs near scoring average on both ends in this spot. Charlotte has won four of six following their 158-126 road win at Indiana Pacers in a back to back spot. Hornets 10th in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 115.6 points per 100 possessions and allowing 109.6 per 100. Play Charlotte -7.
Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Nuggets at Pelicans—Murray and Porter out for Denver. Ingram, Hart and Graham are all questionable. Denver has won three straight after their 124-118 road win at Brooklyn Nets. Nuggets over in seven of eight. In this span Denver best in offensive efficiency scoring 121.8 points per 100 possessions while allowing 113.7 per 100. New Orleans has lost three of five with their 117-107 road win at Philadelphia 76ers. Pelicans 19th in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 113.1 points per 100 possessions and scoring 108.7. Play Denver and New Orleans over 215.5.
LA Clippers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Clippers at Heat—George remains out for LAC with Morris questionable. Lowry out for the Heat with Butler questionable with a toe. LA has won three of five on this trip with their 111-102 road win at Orlando Magic. Clippers scoring 112 points per 100 possessions while giving up 111.8 per 100 on this road trip. Miami has won four of five following their 110-96 home win to New York Knicks. Heat tenth in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 114.9 points per 100 possessions while giving up 106.1 per 100. Play Miami -5.5.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Trailblazers at Rockets—Portland will be without Lillard, Nance, Zeller and Little. Covington and Smith are questionable. Rockets core healthy. Portland has lost two straight on their completed home stand after their 132-112 home defeat to Dallas Mavericks. Trailblazers 25th in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 120.5 points per 100 possessions while scoring 110.1. Houston has lost two straight after their 134-194 home defeat to San Antonio Spurs on three days rest. They have covered four of six scoring 111.2 points per 100 possessions while giving up 116.2 per 100. Play Houston +1.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Jazz at Grizzlies—Gobert is doubtful with a calf. Mitchell questionable. Brooks remains out for the Grizzlies. Utah has lost eight of ten with their 105-97 home defeat to Phoenix Suns. Jazz 22nd in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 114.6 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -3.9. Memphis has won seven of ten with their 118-110 road win at San Antonio Spurs. In this period Grizzlies scoring 110.3 points per 100 possessions while giving up 109.7 per 100. Play Memphis -3.
Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Pacers at Thunder—Out for Indiana are Brogdon, McConnell, Turner and Warren. Sabonis questionable but did practice on Thursday. Favors questionable for the Thunder but their core is healthy. Indiana has lost seven of nine with their 158-126 home defeat to Charlotte Hornets. Pacers 29th in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 118.7 points per 100 possessions while scoring 110.1 per 100. Oklahoma City has lost six straight after their 111-110 home defeat to Chicago Bulls. OKC last in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 99.7 points per 100 possessions while allowing 109.7 per 100. Play Indiana +2.
Chicago Bulls vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Bulls at Spurs—Ball, Caruso, Jones and Williams out for the Bulls. Spurs core is healthy. Chicago has won three of five with their 111-105 home win to Toronto Raptors. Chicago 27th in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 107.4 points per 100 possessions while giving up 108.7 per 100. San Antonio has dropped three of four with their 118-110 home defeat to Memphis. Spurs in this period scoring 114.9 points per 100 possessions and giving up 114.4 per 100. LaVine, Green, DeRozan and Vucevic playing for the Bulls. Play Chicago -2.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Timberwolves at Suns—Patrick Beverly is questionable with an ankle. Russell as well with a contusion. Out for Phoenix are Ayton, Crowder, Kaminsky, McGee and Payne. Minnesota is on a back to back after playing at Golden St on Thursday and losing 124-115. They have played to over in eight of ten by sitting first in offensive efficiency scoring 119 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 113.8 per 100. Timberwolves allow three points above average in back to back games going over in four of six. Phoenix has won eight straight after their 105-97 road win at Utah Jazz. Suns third in offensive efficiency during this streak scoring 117.7 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +12.4. Suns have failed to cover three straight at home. Play Minnesota +9.5.
New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 1/28/2022
Knicks at Bucks—Rose is out for the Knicks and Noel questionable. On the Milwaukee side Lopez is out. Matthews and Allen questionable. New York has lost five of six with their 110-96 road defeat to Miami Heat. Knicks in this period 28th in offensive efficiency scoring 103.3 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 109.4 per 100. Milwaukee had their three game win streak snapped in a 115-99 road defeat at Cleveland Cavaliers. Bucks a much difference team at home. Milwaukee past five home games averaging 111.6 points per 100 possessions while giving up 105.3. Play Milwaukee -9.