Free NBA Picks For Today 11/12/2022
Brooklyn Nets vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2022
Nets at Clippers—Irving, Warren and Watanabe out for Brooklyn. Leonard out for LAC. Brooklyn improved to 5-7 with their 112-85 home win to New York Knicks. Nets pulled down nine more rebounds than the Knicks. They shot 48% from the floor with 41% from three. Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 assists. Seth Curry had 23 points off the bench. On defense, Nets held the Knicks to 32% shooting with 28% from beyond the arc. LAC sits at 7-5 with their 114-101 home win to LA Lakers. Clippers hit on 51% with 36% from three. Paul George led the team with 29 points and six rebounds. Norman Powell had 18 points and three assists. On defense, LA held Brooklyn to 45% shooting and 31% from three. Clippers have won five of six sitting third in defensive efficiency holding teams to 105 points per 100 possessions. But Nets in this period playing better defense holding teams to 99.7 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +12.1. Play Brooklyn +2.
Utah Jazz vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2022
Jazz at Wizards—Utah is healthy entering play. Beal and Wright out for the Wizards with Porzingis questionable Utah improved to 10-3 after their 125-119 road win at Atlanta Hawks. Jazz shot 47% in the win with 44% from three. Lauri Markkanen had 32 points and eight rebounds. Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points and five assists. Defensively they allowed 47% shooting to the Hawks with only 8 of 28 from three. Jazz have won six of seven sitting second in offensive efficiency averaging 120.9 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +9.7. Wizards in this period 27th in offensive efficiency averaging 107 per 100 and a -6.9 net rating. Play Utah -3.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2022
Celtics at Pistons—Gallinari and Williams out for Boston with Brogdon questionable. Bagley and Cunningham questionable for Detroit. Boston improved to 9-3 with their 131-112 home win to Denver Nuggets. They did pull down eight more rebounds than the Nuggets. Celtics shot 56% in the win with 43% from three. Jayson Tatum had 34 points and five assists. Jaylen Brown scored 25 with eight assists. On defense, they allowed 46% shooting to the Nuggets with 41% from three. Detroit falls to 3-10 with their 121-112 road defeat to the New York Knicks. Detroit hit on 46% from the field along with 23% from three. Bojan Bogdanovic had 25 points and five rebounds. Isaiah Stewart posted 13 points and eight boards. On defense, they allowed 45% shooting to the New York with only 25% from three. Celtics has a five game win streak sitting tops in offensive efficiency averaging 126.1 points per 100 possessions with a +12.4 net rating. Pistons in this period 29th in offensive efficiency with 102.2 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -13.1. That is a variance of +25.5 for Boston and they are favored by -9.5. Both teams on back to backs and traveling to this location. Play Boston -9.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2022
Raptors at Pacers—Siakam and Achiuwa out for Toronto with Birch questionable. Duarte and Theis out for Indiana. Toronto fell to 7-6 after their 132-113 road defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Raptors shot 43% with 37% from three. Chris Boucher off the bench had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Scottie Barnes scored 15 with four assists. On defense, Toronto allowed 56% shooting to the Thunder with 42% from three. Indiana checks in at 5-6 with their 122-119 home defeat to Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Pacers shot 47% with 33% from three. Bennedict Mathurin off the bench had 30 points. Tyrese Haliburton led the starters with 21 points and 12 assists. On defense, Indiana allowed 49% from the floor with 43% from three. Pacers have covered six straight sitting fifth in offensive efficiency averaging 115.3 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +2.7. Raptors net rating in this span at +4.3. But Raptors also playing third game in four nights traveling to each destination. Huge rest advantage for the Pacers. Play Indiana -1.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2022
Hawks at 76ers—Bogdanovic out for Atlanta with Harden out for the 76ers. Atlanta is 8-4 after their 104-95 home victory to Philadelphia. They did pull down nine more rebounds than the 76ers. Atlanta shot 44% from the floor with 23% from three. Trae Young had 26 points and seven assists. Capela contributed with 18 points and 20 rebounds. They survived 18 turnovers. 76ers shot only 39% with 20% from three. Joel Embiid led Philadelphia with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Maxey had 15 points and five assists. 76ers committed 17 turnovers. Hawks have covered four of five sitting second in defensive efficiency allowing 102.1 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +7. 76ers in this period a net rating of +0.2. Play Atlanta +3.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2022
Hornets at Heat—Ball, Hayward and Martin out for Charlotte with Smith questionable. Oladipo and Yurtseven out for Miami with Dedmon and Herro questionable. Charlotte moves to 3-10 with their 117-112 road defeat in overtime at Miami on Thursday. Hornets did pull down 12 more boards than the Heat. They shot 49% from the floor along with 36% from three. Kelly Oubre had 29 points and seven rebounds. Terry Rozier scored 22 and eight assists. Team committed 20 turnovers. Heat shot 43% with 28% from three. Jimmy Butler had 35 points and ten rebounds. Bam Adebayo contributed with 18 and 14 rebounds. Heat have failed to cover six of seven sitting 18th in defensive efficiency allowing 112.2 points per 100 possessions with a -2.1 net rating. Play Charlotte +10.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2022
Trailblazers at Mavericks—Payton and Sarr out for Portland. Nurkic, Sharpe and Johnson questionable with Grant probable. Bertans out for Dallas with Wood probable. Portland is 9-3 with their 106-95 road in on Thursday to the New Orleans Pelicans. Trailblazers shot 44% with 35% from three. Jerami Grant had 27 points. Anfernee Simons chipped in with 23 points and six assists. Defensively, they limited the Pelicans to 42% with 36% from three and forced 17 turnovers. Lillard did not play for Portland. Dallas is 6-5 following their 113-105 road defeat on Thursday to the Washington Wizards. Mavs were outrebounded by 11 boards. They shot 43% from the field along with 38% from three. Spencer Dinwiddie had 33 points and six assists. Luca Doncic had 22 points and nine boards. Trailblazers have covered six of seven sitting seventh in defensive efficiency holding teams to 107.7 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +2.5. Dallas has won four straight at home but not covering numbers. In that seven game period the Mavs have a -1.4 net rating. Play Portland +5.5.
Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 11/12/2022
Rockets at Pelicans—Fernando and Tate out for Houston. Lewis and Liddell out for New Orleans. Houston is 2-10 after their 116-109 road defeat at Toronto Raptors. Rockets shot 44% from the floor along with 9 of 35 from three. Jalen Green had 21 points with six rebounds. Alperen Sengun scored 17 with eight boards. On defense, Houston held Toronto to 41% shooting with 34% from three. New Orleans fell to 6-6 after their 106-95 home defeat to Portland. Pelicans shot only 42% with 36% from three. Zion Williamson had 29 points and six rebounds. Trey Murphy contributed with 16 points off the bench. Team had 17 turnovers. On defense, New Orleans allowed 44% shooting to Portland with 35% from three with no Lillard in the lineup. Rockets have played over in 5 of 7 sitting last in defensive efficiency allowing 118 points per 100 possessions. Pelicans allowing 109 per 100 in this period. Head to head these teams trend over strongly. Play Houston and New Orleans over 230.