Free NBA Picks For Today 10/30/2022
New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2022
Pelicans at Clippers—Ingram, Daniels, Lewis and Lidell out for New Orleans. Williamson and Jones questionable. Leonard and Covington out for LAC. New Orleans falls to 3-2 with their 124-111 road defeat to Phoenix Suns. Short handed Pelicans shot 44% in the loss with 41% from three. Valanciunas led the team with 25 points and ten rebounds. Mashall had 21 points. Defensively they surrendered 52% shooting to the Suns with 30% from three. LAC falls to 2-3 after their 118-110 road defeat to Oklahoma City. Clippers shot 54% in defeat but went only 9 of 28 from three. Team turned it over 19 times. Norman Powell led the team with 21 points. Reggie Jackson had 18. Off shooting night for Paul George who went 4 of 12 from the field. On defense they allowed OKC 49% shooting and 45% from three point range. Pelicans sit 21st in defensive efficiency by allowing 113.8 points per 100 possessions. Clippers are defending holding teams to 43% shooting and 31.1% from three. Pelicans injuries are the issue here. Play LA Clippers -2.5.
Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2022
Wizards at Celtics—Kispert and Wright out for Washington. Gallinari and Williams are out for Boston with Brogdon questionable. Washington drops to 3-2 with their 127-117 home defeat to Indiana Pacers. Wizards did shoot 48% from the field and 40% from three. Bradley Beal had 31 points and seven rebounds. Porzingis poured in 22 points with six boards. But they allowed 51% shooting to the Pacers with 15 of 29 from three. Boston dropped to 3-2 after their 132-123 home defeat to Cleveland Cavaliers. Celtics get outrebounded by eight boards. They shot 51% from the field along with 39% from three. Nineteen turnovers were also costly. Both Brown and Tatum scored 32 points. Defensively they allowed the Wizards 52% shooting along with 16 of 35 from three. Wizards have played well on both ends shooting 49.2% with 37.2% from three while allowing 43.1% overall. Celtics defense off to a poor start by surrendering 48.5% shooting along with 41.3% from beyond the arc. Team sit 26th in defensive efficiency allowing 117.9 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -0.8. Wizards allowing 109.1 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +1.8. That is +2.6 variance on the side of Washington and they are getting +8.5 here. Play Washington +8.5.
New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2022
Knicks at Cavaliers—Grimes out for NYK. Garland, Rubio and Windler out for Cleveland. New York moves to 3-2 after their 119-108 road defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks. NY were outrebounded by six boards. They shot only 40% from the field along with 12 of 35 from three. RJ Barrett led the Knicks with 20 points. Julius Randle had 14 points and 12 boards. They did limit the Bucks to only 39% shooting with 13 of 45 from three. Cleveland sits at 4-1 after their 132-123 road win at Boston in overtime. Cavs converted on 52% from the field along with 46% from three. Donovan Mitchell and Caris LeVert each had 41 points. They did surrender 51% shooting to the Celtics with 39% from beyond the arc. They did force 19 Celtics turnovers. On the road the Knicks are shooting only 40.1% along with 29.2% from three. Cavs sit seventh in offensive efficiency averaging 115.8 points per 100 possessions. Team is third in defensive efficiency allowing 104.4 per 100. Play Cleveland -4.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2022
Warriors at Pistons—DiVencenzo and Iguodala out for Golden St. Bagley and Burks out for the Pistons. Golden St fell to 3-3 after their 120-113 road defeat on Saturday to the Charlotte Hornets. Golden St shot only 44% in the loss with 13 of 44 from three. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 31 points. Jordan Poole off the bench had 24 points. Starters combined for 6 of 27 from three. Detroit is 1-5 after their 136-112 home defeat to the Atlanta Hawks. Pistons shot 43% from the floor in defeat with 7 of 32 from three. Cade Cunningham led the team with 35 points. Bogdanovic had 22. Bench contributed with only 19 points. Defensively they allowed 57% shooting to the Hawks with 41% from beyond the arc. Pistons are last in defensive efficiency allowing 121.8 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -12.9. Warriors are struggling on the defensive end sitting 20th in efficiency allowing 113.6 per 100 possessions. Each team has gone over in all but one game on the year. Play Golden St and Detroit over 230.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2022
Timberwolves at Spurs—Garza and Minott out for Minnesota with Anderson and McLaughlin questionable. Vassell out and Richardson questionable for San Antonio. Minnesota moves to 4-2 after their 111-102 home win to the LA Lakers. Timberwolves shot only 41% from the floor along with 13 of 40 from three. Anthony Edwards led the team with 29 points on 11 of 22 shooting. Gobert had 22 points and 21 rebounds. Defensively they held LAL to 42% shooting and 9 of 29 from three. San Antonio improved to 4-2 with their 129-124 home victory to the Chicago Bulls. Spurs shot 53% from the field with 42% from three. They did survive 20 turnovers. Keldon Johnson had 33 points on 6 of 12 from three. Zach Collins off the bench scored 16 and pulled down six boards. Spurs allowed 47% shooting to the Bulls with 9 of 27 from three. They teams split their two game series at Minnesota last week. Spurs have not defended well surrendering 49.9% shooting with 38% from three. They sit 25th in defensive efficiency allowing 116.7 points per 100 possessions. Timberwolves are fifth in defensive efficiency allowing only 107.4 per 100. But the Spurs are 9th in offensive efficiency averaging 115 per 100 possessions. Play San Antonio +6.
Orlando Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2022
Magic at Mavericks—Anthony, Fultz, Harris, Isaac, Suggs and Wagner out for Orlando. Bertans and Ntilikina out for Dallas. McGee questionable after sitting on Saturday for rest. Orlando improved to 1-5 with their 113-93 home win to Charlotte Hornets. Magic shot 49% in victory but only 10 of 37 from three. Paolo Ranchero had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Wendall Carter had 15 points and five boards. Mo Bamba with 19 off the bench. On defense they allowed the Hornets to make 38% with 11 of 38 from beyond the arc. Dallas falls to 2-3 following their 117-111 home overtime defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC rallied from a sixteen point deficit late to force the overtime period on an 18-2 run to end regulation. Mavs shot only 40% from the floor and 8 of 40 from three. Luca Doncic had 31 points and 16 rebounds. Sean Dinwiddie chipped in with 20. On defense they allowed OKC 49% shooting but only 5 of 25 from three. Orlando is defending holding teams to 43.7% shooting and 110 points per 100 possessions ranking 12th. Back to back spot for the Mavs and the Magic come in rested. Play Orland +10.
Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2022
Rockets at Suns—Fernando, Gordon and Washington out for Houston with Smith questionable. Atyon, Crowder and Wainwright out for the Suns. Houston fell to 1-5 after their 125-111 road defeat at Portland Trailblazers. Rockets pulled down six fewer boards in defeat. They shot 43% from the floor and 37% from three. Eric Gordon led Houston with 18 points. Kevin Porter chipped in with 16 and six rebounds. They surrendered 57% shooting to the Trailblazers with 37% from beyond the arc. Phoenix is 4-1 after their 124-111 home win to an injury riddled New Orleans Pelicans. Suns crushed the Pelicans on the glass by 14 boards. They shot 52% from the floor but only 10 of 33 from three. Mikal Bridges led the team with 27 points and four assists. Booker had 16. Bench saw a lot of action in this game and contributed with 54 points. Rockets sit 23rd in defensive efficiency allowing 115.7 points per 100 possessions. Offensively they sit 27th scoring 106.6 per 100. Phoenix on a three game win streak winning by 13 or greater in each games. Play Phoenix -12.
Denver Nuggets vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2022
Nuggets at Lakers—Gillespie out for Denver with Caldwell Pope and Reed questionable. Schroder, Bryant and Swider out for LAL with Davis questionable. Denver moves to 4-2 with their 117-101 home victory to the Utah Jazz. Nuggets crushed the Jazz on the boards by 20 rebounds. They shot 46% from the floor and from three. Porter led the starters with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Hyland off the bench had 26 points. Denver held the Jazz to 42% shooting and 10 of 39 from three. LAL falls to 0-5 after their 111-102 road defeat at the Minnesota Timberwolves. Lakers shot 42% from the floor with 9 of 29 from three. LeBron James led the team with 28 points and seven rebounds. Anthony Davis missed the game. Off the bench Westbrook had 18 points and eight rebounds. They limited the Timberwolves to 41% shooting and 13 of 40 from three. Lakers shooting only 41.6% and 23.7% from three. Nuggets hitting 48.7% along with 39.8% from beyond the arc. LAL last in offensive efficiency averaging 96.2 points per 100 possessions with a -7.5 net rating. Nuggets 13th in offensive efficiency averaging 113.3 point per 100 possessions and a -1.3 net rating. Play Denver -3.5.