Free NBA Picks For Today 11/7/2022
Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Wizards at Hornets—Beal questionable with Wright out for Washington. Ball and Hayward out for Charlotte with Martin doubtful. Smith a game time decision. Washington fell to 4-6 after their 103-97 road defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies. Wizards shot 43% in defeat with 20% from three. Monte Morris had 18 points. Hachimura on the bench contributed with 15 points. On defense they limited the Grizzlies to 43% shooting along with 9 of 29 from three. Charlotte fell to 3-7 following their 98-94 home defeat to Brooklyn. Hornets shot 37% in defeat with 33% from three. Rozier led the team with 25 points. Oubre contributed with 18 points. Defensively they limited the Nets to 39% shooting with 12 of 36 from three. Wizards have struggled from three on the road. Past five games Hornets shooting 41.6% with 32.9% from three and averaging 99.2 points per 100 possessions which is 30th and last. In this period the Wizards 29th in offensive efficiency averaging 105.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Washington and Charlotte under 221.
Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Rockets at Magic—Fernando and Tate out for Houston with Washington questionable. Anthony, Fultz, Harris, Isaac and Wagner out for Orlando. Houston fell to 1-9 with their 129-117 road defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rockets shot 48% from the floor with 42% from three point range. Green led the team with 21 points and four assists. Oubre contributed with 17 and seven boards. On defense, they surrendered 61% shooting to the Timberwolves with 45% from beyond the arc. Orlando enters at 2-8 following their 126-123 home overtime defeat to the Sacramento Kings. They did pull down twelve more rebounds than the Kings. Magic shot 54% from the file but a miserable 4 of 23 from three. Paolo Ranchero led Orlando with 33 points and 16 rebounds. Wagner had 31 points and six assists. They did commit 17 turnovers. On defense, they allowed the Kings 51% shooting along with 38% from beyond the arc. Rockets have lost six straight. Past five games Rockets allowing 51.2% shooting and the Magic 47.4%. During their six game losing streak the Rockets are allowing 113.7 points per 100 possessions. In this span Magic allowing 111.6 per 100. Play Houston and Orlando over 227.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Thunder at Pistons—Pokusevski is out for OKC. Bagley doubtful for Detroit with Duren and Burks questionable. Oklahoma City checks in at 4-5 with their 108-94 road defeat at Milwaukee Bucks. OKC were crushed on the glass by 17 boards. Thunder shot 43% from the floor along with 34% from three. Shai Gilgeous Alexander had 18 points with three assists. Giddey contributed with 15 points and six boards. On defense, they held Milwaukee to 42% and 36% from three. Detroit fell to 2-8 following their 112-88 home defeat to Cleveland. Pistons converted only 37% with 35% from three. Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 19 points and five assists. Ivey had 18 points and six rebounds. On defense they surrendered 54% shooting to the Cavs with 42% from three. Pistons were outrebounded by 13. Pistons have lost eight of nine. Pistons sit last in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 119.3 points per 100 possessions with a -13.1 net rating. OKC in this span surrendering 108.6 per 100 possessions with a -1.6 net rating. A variance of +11.5 in favor of the Thunder. Play Oklahoma City +1.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Pelicans at Pacers—Lewis and Lidell out for the Pelicans with Williamson questionable. Duarte and Theis out for Indiana. Nembhard and Nesmith are questionable. New Orleans are 5-4 following their 124-121 home overtime defeat to the Atlanta Hawks. They did pull down nine more rebounds than the Hawks Pelicans converted 44% from the floor along with 30% from three. Zion Williamson scored 29 points with eight rebounds. CJ McCollum had 29 points and 10 rebounds. On defense they allowed 46% shooting to the Hawks with 25% from beyond the arc. Indiana is 4-5 with their 101-99 home win to Miami. Pacers hit on 46% from the floor with 31% from three point distance. They survived 19 turnovers and missing 8 of 23 free throws. Buddy Hield scored 25 points and nine rebounds. Mathurin off the bench chipped in with 23 points. Pacers have won three of four sitting sixth in offensive efficiency averaging 114.6 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +4. Pelicans in this span fourth in defensive efficiency holding teams to 104.2 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +5.9. Schedule strength tougher in this span for the Pelicans. Play New Orleans -5.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Suns at 76ers—Crowder, Johnson, Wainwright and Washington out for Phoenix with Payne questionable. Harden out for Philadelphia with Embiid and House questionable. Phoenix improved to 7-2 with their 102-82 home win to Portland Trailblazers. Suns hit on 43% with 37% from three. Devin Booker had 24 points and three boards. Chris Paul scored fifteen with five rebounds. Defensively, they held the Trailblazers to 38% shooting with 47% from three. Philadelphia is 4-6 with their 106-104 home defeat to the NY Knicks. 76ers shot only 38% with 28% from three. Embiid, Harden and House did not play. Maxey led the team with 31 points and seven assists. Tobias Harris contributed with 23 and nine boards. On defense, Philadelphia allowed 46% shooting to the Knicks with 9 of 33 from three. Suns have won six of seven. They are third in defensive efficiency in this span allowing 104.5 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +14.4. Two straight losses at home for the 76ers behind injured stars. Play Phoenix -1.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Bucks at Hawks—Giannis probable for the Bucks. Connaughton, Green, Ingles and Middleton out. Young questionable with Bogdanovic out. Milwaukee improved to 9-0 following their 108-94 home win to Oklahoma City Thunder. Bucks pulled down 17 more rebounds than the Thunder. They shot 42% with 36% from three. Giannis sat. Brook Lopez had 25 points and three rebounds. Carter contributed with 18 points. On defense, Milwaukee held the Thunder to 43% shooting and 34% from three. Atlanta improved to 6-3 with their 124-121 home overtime win to the New Orleans Pelicans. They win despite pulling down nine fewer rebounds. Hawks shot 46% from the floor with 9 of 36 from three. Trae Young scored 34 points with ten assists. Murray scored 22 with 11 assists. On defense, Atlanta held the Pelicans to 44% shooting and 7 of 23 from three. Bucks are tops in offensive efficiency in this 9-0 start allowing 100.6 points per 100 possessions. Hawks defensively allowing 112.5 per 100. Young injury a concern. Play Milwaukee -3.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Trailblazers at Heat—Payton and Sarr out for Portland Simons doubtful and Lillard is questionable. Oladipo and Yurtseven out for Miami with Herro questionable. Portland fell to 6-3 with their 102-82 road defeat to the Phoenix Suns. Trailblazers shot 38% in the loss with 47% from three. Jerami Grant had 14 points and five rebounds. Sharpe had 13 points and four boards. On defense, Portland allowed 43% shooting to the Suns with 37% from three. Miami checks in at 4-6 after their 101-99 road defeat at Indiana Pacers. Heat shot just 38% from the floor and 11 of 39 from three. Tyler Herro had 29 points with five assists. Bam Adebayo with 18 points and ten boards. On defense the Heat allowed 46% shooting with 31% from three and forcing nineteen turnovers. Heat have failed to cover eight of ten sitting 22nd in offensive efficiency averaging 109.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Portland +7.
Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Raptors at Bulls—Pascal Siakam is out for Toronto with Birch questionable. Ball out and Drummond out for Chicago. LaVine and White questionable for the Bulls. Toronto improved to 6-4 after their 113-104 home win to Chicago Bulls. Raptors did pull down six more boards than the Bulls. They shot 43% with 27% from three. Fred VanVleet had 30 points with 11 assists. Anunoby had 22 points and six rebounds. Chicago fell to 5-6 in defeat. They shot 45% with 365 from three. DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and five rebounds. They did turn it over seventeen times. Raptors have won three of four. They sit tops in offensive efficiency over this period averaging 124.7 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +20.3. Bulls have dropped four of six. Play Toronto +4.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Celtics at Grizzlies—Gallinari, Kornet and Williams out for Boston. Green, Jackson and Williams out for the Grizzlies. Boston moved to 6-3 following their 133-118 home win to New York Knicks. Celtics did pull down ten fewer rebounds than the Knicks. They shot 53% from the floor along with 53% from three point range. Jaylen Brown led the team with 30 points and five rebounds. Jayson Tatuem with 26 and five assists. Defensively, Boston allowed 51% shooting to the Knicks with 41% from three point range. Memphis improved to 7-3 after their 103-97 home win to Washington. Grizzlies hit on 43% with 9 of 29 from three. Desmond Bane led the team with 28 points and four assists. Ja Morant contributed with 23 points and nine boards. They limited the Wizards to 43% shooting and 8 of 41 from three. Back to back for Memphis but no travel. Three straight wins for Memphis where they have sat third in defensive efficiency allowing 99.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Memphis +4.
New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Knicks at Timberwolves—Robinson out for the Knicks with Grimes questionable. Gobert out for Minnesota. New York fell to 4-5 after their 133-118 home defeat to Boston Celtics. Knicks did pull down ten more rebounds than the Celtics. They shot 51% with 41% from three. Julius Randle had 29 points and nine rebounds hitting on 10 of 19. RJ Barrett had 27 points and four assists. Defensively, Boston allowed 53% shooting to Boston with 53% from three. Minnesota improved to 5-5 following their 129-117 home victory to Houston Rockets. Timberwolves shot 61% with 45% from three. Towns had 25 points and six assists. Anthony Edwards scored 19. On defense Minnesota allowed 48% shooting with 42% from three. NYK have lost four of five sitting 17th in offensive efficiency with 111 points per 100 possessions. Timberwolves in this period averaging 110.3 per 100. Play NY Knicks and Minnesota under 231.
Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Nuggets at Spurs—Gillespie out for Denver with Smith doubtful. Wesley out for San Antonio with Langford and Collins questionable. Denver improved to 6-3 after their 126-101 home win to San Antonio Spurs. Nuggets crushed the Spurs on the glass by 19 boards. They shot 61% from the field along with 52% from three. Jokic led the starters with 21 points and ten assists. Hyland off the bench contributed with 24 points and seven rebounds. They allowed the Spurs to shoot 49% with 40% from three. Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 25 points. Vassell off the bench had 20 points and four rebounds. San Antonio fell to 5-5 with the loss. Spurs have lost and failed to cover three straight. Spurs have sit last in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 123.2 points per 100 possessions while scoring 99.7 per 100. Nuggets in this spot second in offensive efficiency with 119.3 per 100. Nuggets have defended poorly on the road allowing 50.3% shooting and 37.5% from three. Play Denver and San Antonio over 231.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Nets at Mavericks—Irving and Warrant out for Brooklyn with Simmons questionable. Bertans and Ntilikina out for Dallas. Brooklyn improved to 4-6 following their 98-94 road win at Charlotte Hornets. Nets shot 39% with 33% from three. Kevin Durant had 27 points and eight rebounds. Thomas off the bench scored 21 with four rebounds. Defensively the Nets held Charlotte to 37% shooting along with 33% from three. Dallas sits at 5-3 after their 111-110 home victory to Toronto Raptors. They win despite pulling down thirteen fewer rebounds. Mavs shot 51% with 35% from three. Luca Doncic had 35 points and eight rebounds. Sean Dinwiddie contributed with 21 points and seven assists. On defense the Mavericks allowed 44% shooting to Toronto with 32% from three and forced 19 turnovers. Mavericks have won three straight on this home stand. They have gone over in six of seven games sitting second in offensive efficiency averaging 118.4 points per 100 possessions. Nets in this period averaging 111.9 per 100. Play Brooklyn and Dallas over 215.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Kings at Warriors—Kings are healthy. DiVincenzo out for the Warriors with Curry, Wiggins and Iguodala questionable. Sacramento improved to 3-5 with their 126-123 road win at Orlando Magic. Kings win despite pulling down 12 more rebounds. They converted 51% from the floor along with 38% from three. De’Aaron Fox had 37 points with five rebounds. Sabonis scored 25 with 11 rebounds. They did allow 54% shooting to the Magic but only 4 of 23 from three and 17 turnovers. Golden St has lost five straight on their road trip with their 114-105 road defeat at New Orleans Pelicans. They grabbed eight fewer rebounds. Warriors shot 49% with 38% from three. They sat all starters. Kuminga had 18 points. Jordan Poole led the team with 20 points and nine assists. Defensively, the Warriors allowed 51% shooting along with 41% from three. Warriors return home losing five straight sitting last in defensive efficiency allowing 119.7 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -8.1. Kings win two of three on their road trip. Kings in this span allowing 113.5 per 100 and a -0.2 net rating. Play Sacramento +7.5.
LA Lakers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Lakers at Jazz—Beverly, Bryant, Schroder and Swider out for LAL. Bolmaro and Vanderbilt out for the Jazz. LA fell to 2-7 with their 114-100 home defeat to Cleveland Cavaliers. Lakers shot 46% with 30% from three. LeBron James had 27 points and seven rebounds. Anthony Davis had 19. On defense, they limited the Cavs to only 44% and 24% from three. Lakers turned it over sixteen times and missed 9 of 21 free throws. Utah improved to 8-3 with their 110-102 road win at LA Clippers. They have won four of five. Jazz pulled down ten more boards than the Lakers. Utah shot 47% with 38% from three. Jordan Clarkson had 23 points and five rebounds. Collin Sexton off the bench chipped in with 22 points. They allowed 49% shooting to the Clippers with only 8 of 33 from three. Always have to worry about Anthony Davis’s back in these back to back spots. First back to back for the Lakers this season. Jazz in this five game period second in offensive efficiency averaging 118.7 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +8.2. Lakers in this period 21st in offensive efficiency scoring 107.3 per 100 while allowing 111.7 per 100. Play Utah -3.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 11/7/2022
Cavaliers at Clippers—Rubio out for Cleveland with Windler questionable. Leonard, Wall and Kennard out for the Clippers with Jackson questionable. Cleveland is 8-1 with their 114-100 road win at LA Lakers. Cavs shot just 44% in the win with 24% from three. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 33 points and five rebounds. Garland had 24 points and seven assists. They allowed 46% shooting to the Lakers with 30% from three. LAC is 5-5 with their 110-102 home defeat to Utah Jazz. Clippers pulled down ten more rebounds than the Jazz. LA shot 49% with 24% from three. Paul George had 34 points with eight rebounds. Marcus Morris had 18 points. They did surrender 47% to the Jazz with 38% from three. Eight straight wins for Cleveland as they sit second in defensive efficiency allowing 102.1 per 100 possessions and seventh offensively with 115.9 per 100. LAC in this period last in offensive efficiency scoring 102.4 per 100 possessions with a net rating of -5.8. Play Cleveland -1.5.