Free NBA Picks For Today 4/17/2022
Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2022
Hawks at Heat—Collins and Williams are out. Capela hyperextended his knee on Friday and is questionable. Dedmon and Morris questionable for the Heat. Atlanta qualified for the playoffs after their 107-101 road win at Cleveland.
Hawks facing inferior teams in the play in round averaged 121.9 points per 100 possessions while allowing 103.6 per 100. Hawks defense was poor away from home this season where they allowed 47.4% with 36.3% from three.
Post All Star break the Hawks were 22nd in road defensive efficiency allowing 117.3 points per 100 possessions while scoring 116.2 per 100. Miami earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Heat rested starter in their final game and won plus covered six straight to prior beating playoff teams with nothing to play for most of those games.
Post All Star break the Heat ninth in home defensive efficiency allowing 110.7 points per 100 possessions. Heat won and covered three of their four meetings. Hawks road defense poor and Heat defends. Capela injury huge here. Play Miami -6.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2022
Nets at Celtics—Simmons out for the Nets. Williams out for Boston. Brooklyn qualified for the postseason with their 115-108 home win to Cleveland Cavaliers in the play in round on Tuesday.
They have won five straight all with something to play for. In this period, they sat tenth in defensive efficiency allowing 110.5 points per 100 possessions while scoring 117.6 per 100.
Celtics have been without big man Robert Williams with a knee. He may return later in this series. He has missed seven games with Boston sitting seventh in defensive efficiency allowing 109.9 points per 100 possessions while scoring 121.7 per 100. Play Brooklyn +4.5.
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Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2022
Bulls at Bucks—All players on the injury report for both teams expected to play. Chicago held onto the sixth seed as they were hit with injuries to core players post All Star break. Defense tailed off for the Bulls post All-Star break sitting 25th in defensive efficiency allowing 117.9 points per 100 possessions while scoring 110.7 per 100.
Bucks finished third in the Eastern conference. The defending NBA Champion was able to pick up defensive intensity in their title run in the playoffs. Post All Star the team was fourth in offensive efficiency averaging 119.1 points per 100 possessions while allowing 115.8 per 100.
Bucks defense improves again in the playoffs. They got their whole unit healthy now. Bulls on the road surrenders 47.3% shooting with 36.6% from three. Play Milwaukee -10.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 4/17/2022
Pelicans at Suns—Williamson out for the Pelicans. Shamet questionable for Phoenix. New Orleans come off the 105-101 road win at the LA Clippers in their final play in game.
Clips were without Paul George. They did beat San Antonio 113-103 in their 9 vs. 10 sudden death play in. During the play in rounds the Pelicans did average 114.7 points per 100 possessions while allowing 107.9 per 100. Suns clinched best record in the NBA long ago.
Chris Paul did miss action Post All Star, but the team did well scoring 116.1 points per 100 possessions while allowing 110.1 per 100. Paul missed 17 of the teams 24 games following the break and good form held.
Starters sat last Sunday so core had eight days rest entering this game while the Pelicans were in action for two games this week. McCollum and Ingram together have played well for New Orleans. Play Pelicans +10.5.
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