Free NBA Picks For Today 11/16/2022
Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Pacers at Hornets—Duarte and Theis are out for the Pacers with Haliburton questionable. Hayward and Martin out for Charlotte with Smith doubtful. Indiana improved to 6-6 with their 118-104 home victory to Toronto Raptors.
Pacers pulled down eight more rebounds than the Raptors. They shot 50% from the field along with 44% from three. Buddy Hield had 22 points and eight rebounds. Myles Turner contributed with 19 points and ten rebounds. On defense, they limited the Raptors to 39% shooting with 20% from three point range.
Charlotte improved to 4-11 following their 112-105 road win at Orlando. Hornets win despite getting outrebounded by 11. They shot 48% from the floor with 20% from three point range. Mason Plumlee had 18 points and ten rebounds.
Lonzo Ball chipped in with 17 points and nine boards. On defense, they held the Magic to 41% shooting along with 39% from beyond the arc.
Pacers defensively on the road allows 49.6% shooting with 41.9% from three. Pacers sit 27th in road defensive efficiency allowing 119.1 points per 100 possessions. Play Charlotte -2.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Timberwolves at Magic—Timberwolves have a clean injury report. Anthony, Fultz, Harris, Isaac and Wagner out for Orlando. Carter and Banchero questionable. Minnesota improved to 6-8 with their 129-124 road win at Cleveland Cavaliers.
Timberwolves shot 56% from the floor with 50% from three. Karl Anthony Towns had 29 points and thirteen rebounds. D’Angelo Russell contributed with 30 points and 11 assists. They allowed 45% shooting to Cleveland with 50% from three.
Orlando checks in at 4-10 following their 112-105 home defeat to Charlotte Hornets. Magic did pull down eleven more rebounds in defeat. They shot 41% with 39% from three. Franz Wagner had 23 points and six rebounds.
Wendell Carter Jr. scored 20 points with five rebounds. Defensively, they allowed 48% shooting to Charlotte with 20% from three. Banchero missed practice on Tuesday with his ankle injury. Carter’s plantar fascia a concern as well. Play Minnesota -5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Thunder at Wizards—Bazley and Mann out for OKC. Wright out for Washington. Oklahoma City moves to 6-8 with their 126-122 road defeat on Monday to the Boston Celtics. Thunder shot 48% from 37% from three in this back to back spot.
Shai Gilgeous Alexander scored 37 points with eight assists. Luguentz Dort had 21 points and five rebounds. On defense, the Thunder allowed 48% shooting with 27% from three point range. Washington enters play at 8-6 with their 102-92 home win to Memphis.
Wizards hit on 42% with 48% from three. Kristaps Porzingis had 25 points and six rebounds. Deni Avdija had 21 points and five assists. On defense, they held the Grizzlies to 40% shooting and 32% from three. They were without Bane and Morant.
Wizards have covered five straight sitting third in defensive efficiency allowing 103.4 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +5.9.
OKC in this period sits 6th in offensive efficiency averaging 116.1 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +1.6. Beal returns but may need some time to get back to full conditioning. Play Oklahoma City +4.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Celtics at Hawks—Williams and Gallinari out for Boston with Brogdon questionable. Bogdanovic out for Atlanta. Boston improved to 11-3 with their 126-122 home win to Oklahoma City. Celtics shot 48% with 27% from three. Jayson Tatum had 27 points and ten rebounds.
Jaylen Brown contributed with 26 points and six assists. Defensively, they allowed 48% shooting to the Thunder with 37% from three point range. Atlanta is 9-5 following their 121-106 road win at Milwaukee. Hawks converted on 48% with 35% from three. De’Andre Hunter had 24 points and three rebounds.
Trae Young chipped in with 21 points and nine assists. They held Milwaukee to 41% shooting and 21% from three.
Celtics have won seven straight sitting tops in offensive efficiency averaging 123 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +10.9. Hawks in this period sit 19th in offensive efficiency averaging 110.4 per 100 and a +5.6 net rating. Play Boston -1.5.
Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Heat at Raptors—Herro, Haslem, Oladipo and Yurtseven out for the Heat. Dedmon and Adebayo questionable. Porter, Siakam and Achiuwa out for Toronto. Trent and VanVleet questionable. Miami improved to 7-7 with their 113-112 home win to Philadelphia.
Heat shot 46% from the field along with 45% from three. Bam Adebayo had 30 points and ten rebounds. Jimmy Butler poured in 16 points with thirteen rebounds. On defense, they surrendered 48% shooting to the Suns with 39% from beyond the arc. Phoenix was without Chris Paul.
Toronto sits at 8-7 with their 115-111 road win at Detroit. Raptors shot 49% from the floor with 30% from three. Dalano Banton scored 27 points with four rebounds. Chris Boucher had 20 points and four boards. On defense, they held the Pistons to 45% shooting with 32% from three.
Raptors have failed to cover five straight as they are shooting only 42.8% with 30.5% from three. They sit 22nd in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 114.8 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -6.7.
Heat eighth in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 114.3 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of +3.6. Play Miami -1.5.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Cavaliers at Bucks—Allen, Rubio and Windler out for Cleveland with Wade doubtful. Donovan Mitchell questionable. Ingles, Matthews and Middleton out for Milwaukee with Allen doubtful. Holliday and Connaughton questionable.
Cleveland fell to 8-5 with their 129-124 home defeat to Minnesota Timberwolves. Cavaliers shot 45% from the floor along with 50% from three. Darius Garland had 51 points and six assists. Lamar Stevens scored 15 with six boards. On defense, they allowed 56% shooting to the Timberwolves with 50% from three.
Milwaukee fell to 10-3 after their 121-106 home defeat to Atlanta Hawks. Bucks shot 41% from the floor with 21% from three point range. Giannis had 27 points and eight rebounds. MarJon Beauchamp contributed with 20 points and eight boards.
On defense, they allowed 48% shooting to the Hawks with 35% from three point range. Injuries impacting both teams but Cavs have lost and failed to cover four straight. They sit last in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 122.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Milwaukee -3.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Bulls at Pelicans—Ball out and White doubtful. Liddell out and Williamson a game time decision. Chicago moves to 6-8 with the 126-103 home defeat to the Denver Nuggets. Bulls shot 49% from the floor with 27% from three. Zach LaVine had 21 points and five rebounds.
DeMar DeRozan contributed with sixteen points. They allowed the Nuggets to shoot 60% with 48% from three point range. New Orleans improved to 7-6 with their 113-102 home win to Memphis. Pelicans hit on 47% in the win with 47% from three.
CJ McCollum had 30 points with nine assists. Brandon Ingram scored 19 with four boards. They held the Grizzlies to 41% shooting and 26% from three. Four straight unders for New Orleans as they sit fifth in defensive efficiency in this period allowing 107.1 points per 100 possessions.
Bulls have gone under in four straight sitting 28th in offensive efficiency scoring 106.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Chicago and New Orleans under 225.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Rockets at Mavericks—Tate out for Houston with Fernando questionable. Bertans and McGee out for Dallas. Houston drops to 2-12 with their 122-106 home defeat on Monday to LA Clippers. Rockets shot 45% with 30% from three. Jalen Green had 25 points and seven assists.
Kevin Porter contributed with 20 points and seven boards. On defense, Houston allowed 51% shooting to the Clippers with 37% from three. Dallas improved to 8-5 with their 103-101 home win to LA Clippers. Mavericks shot 44% with 40% from three.
Luca Doncic had 35 points and 11 rebounds. Dorian Finney Smith contributed with 21 points and three boards. On defense, they surrendered 53% shooting to the Clippers with 43% from three and forced 21 turnovers.
Mavs have failed to cover nine straight as they sit nineteenth in offensive efficiency averaging 109.6 points per 100 possessions. Back to back for the Mavericks and Rockets with rest advantage. Play Houston +9.
New York Knicks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Knicks at Nuggets—Robinson out for NYK. Jokic and Gillespie out for the Nuggets with Smith questionable. Gordon questionable. New York improved to 7-7 with their 118-111 road win at Utah. Knicks shot 47% in the win with 34% from three. Jalen Brunson had 25 points and eights assists.
Cam Reddish contributed with 19 points. On defense, they held the Jazz to 43% with 33% from three. Denver improved to 9-4 with their 126-103 road win at Chicago. Nuggets shot 60% with 48% from three. Michael Porter had 31 points.
Jamal Murray contributed with 23. Jokic in 27 minutes had 8 points with 14 assists. On defense, they allowed 49% shooting to the Bulls with 27% from three. Nuggets have won five of six sitting third in offensive efficiency scoring 119.5 points per 100 possessions and a +9 net rating.
Knicks in this period a -3.7 net rating. NY in their lone back to back lost by 15 giving up 17 points above overall average. It will be a smaller lineup for Denver and they have talented guards. Play Denver -3.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 11/16/2022
Warriors at Suns—Iguodala out for GSW. Crowder, Johnson and Shamet out for Phoenix with Paul questionable. Golden St improved to 6-8 after their 132-95 home win to San Antonio Spurs. Warriors shot 53% with 51% from three. Jordan Poole had 36 points and two assists.
Stephen Curry with 16 and five rebounds. On defense, they held the Spurs to 36% shooting and 25% from three. Phoenix sits at 8-5 with their 113-112 road defeat to Miami Heat. Suns shot 48% in the loss with 39% from three. Devin Booker had 25 points and eight rebounds.
DeAndre Ayton scored 16 with 12 rebounds. Defensively, they allowed 46% shooting to the Heat with 45% from three. Suns lose three of four on their road trip missing Paul in the past three and over half in the opener of the trip.
In those four games the Suns 25th in defensive efficiency allowing 117.2 points per 100 possessions with a -5.3 net rating. Warriors in this period third in defensive efficiency and a net rating of +9.6. Play Golden St +1.
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