Free NBA Picks For Today 11/18/2022
Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Heat at Wizards—Herro, Oladipo and Yurtseven out for the Heat. Adebayo, Dedmon and Martin questionable. Wright out for the Wizards with Goodwin questionable. Miami moves to 7-8 with their 112-104 road defeat to the Toronto Raptors. Heat were outrebounded by 19 boards. They shot 55% with 37% from three. Max Strus had 20 points. Kyle Lowry contributed with 19 points. Defensively, they allowed 51% shooting to the Raptors with 27% from three. Washington fell to 8-7 with their 121-120 home defeat to Oklahoma City Thunder. Wizards shot 51% with 50% from three. Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points with nine rebounds. Bradley Beal chipped in with 25 and six assists. On defense, they allowed 54% shooting to the Thunder with 52% from three. Heat have lost four of five on the road sitting 18th in offensive efficiency and a net rating of -2.5. At home the Wizards are shooting 47.3% with 39.6% from three. Heat defensively on the road giving up 49.3% overall shooting. Play Washington +1.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Hornets at Cavaliers—Ball, Martin and Williams out for the Hornets. Smith and Hayward doubtful. Rubio and Windler out for the Cavaliers with Wade doubtful. Allen questionable. Charlotte fell to 4-12 with their 125-113 home defeat to Indiana Pacers. Hornets did pull down ten more boards than the Pacers. They shot 46% with 36% from three. LaMelo Ball had 26 points and six assists. P.J. Washington had 24 points and four assists. On defense, they surrendered 56% shooting to Indiana with 39% from three. Cleveland fell to 8-6 after their 113-98 road defeat to Milwaukee. They were outrebounded by eighteen boards. They shot 43% with 43% from three. Darius Garland had 23 points and four rebounds. Donovan Mitchell chipped in with 23 and three assists. On defense, Cleveland held Milwaukee to 48% with 41% from three. Hornets have lost nine of ten sitting last in offensive efficiency allowing 102.9 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of -11.1. Cavs in this period seventh in offensive efficiency averaging 114.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Cleveland -9.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Bucks at 76ers—Connaughton, Ingles, Matthews and Middleton out for Milwaukee. Holiday questionable. Harden, Korkmaz and Springer out for the 76ers. Milwaukee is 11-3 with their 113-98 home win to Cleveland Cavaliers. Bucks pulled down eighteen more boards than the Cavs. They shot 48% from the field along with 41% from three. Brook Lopez had 29 points and five rebounds. Giannis had 16 points and 12 boards. Defensively, they surrendered 43% shooting to Cleveland with 43% from three. Philadelphia improved to 7-7 after their 105-98 home win to Utah. 76ers shot 48% with only 4 of 23 from three. Joel Embiid had 59 points and eleven rebounds. Maxey scored 18. On defense, they limited the Jazz to 39% with 30% from three. Bucks have won eight of ten sitting 1st in defensively efficiency with the 76ers second in this period. Play Milwaukee +2.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Magic at Bulls—Banchero, Anthony, Fultz and Isaac out for Orlando. Ball out for Chicago with White and Williams questionable. Orlando fell to 4-11 with their 126-108 home defeat to Minnesota Timberwolves. Magic shot 45% with 26% from three. Bol had 26 points and twelve rebounds. Jalen Suggs contributed with 23 points and six assists. Defensively, they surrendered 52% shooting to the Timberwolves with 33% from three. Chicago fell to 6-9 after their 124-110 road defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans. Bulls get outrebounded by nine boards. They shot 49% with 34% from three. DeMar DeRozan had 28 points and seven assists. Zach LaVine scored 28 points and seven assists. On defense, they surrendered 51% shooting to the Pelicans with 52% from three. Orlando has failed to cover their past eight road games. Magic in their six road games this season sit 29th in offensive efficiency averaging 102.8 points per 100 possessions with a net rating of -9.4. At home the Bulls are shooting 47.3% with 36.5% from three. Play Chicago -9.
Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Pacers at Rockets—Duarte and Theis out for the Pacers. Tate out for Houston with Porter and Fernando questionable. Indiana improved to 7-6 following their 125-113 road win at Charlotte Hornets. They shot 54% in the win with 39% from three. Tyrese Haliburton had 22 points with 11 assists. Myles Turner contributed with 20 points and ten rebounds. On defense, they held Charlotte to 46% shooting with 36% from three. Houston improved to 3-12 with their 101-92 road win at Dallas Mavericks. Rockets grabbed eighteen more rebounds than the Mavs. They shot 47% with 45% from three. Kevin Porter had 17 points with 11 rebounds. Jalen Green scored 17 with six assists. Defensively, they limited the Mavericks to 30% shooting and 22% from three. Rocket did have 20 turnovers. Pacers have covered eight straight sitting fourth in offensive efficiency scoring 115.9 points per 100 possessions with a +5.2 net rating. Rockets in this period 25th in offensive efficiency allowing 108.4 per 100 and a net rating of -5.3. Play Indiana -5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Thunder at Grizzlies—Bazley and Mann out for OKC. Bane, Green and Williams out for Memphis. Oklahoma City improved to 7-6 with their 121-120 road win at Washington. Thunder shot 54% with 52% from three. Shai Gilgeous Alexander had 42 points and seven assists. Luguentz Dort scored 16 with three assists. On defense, they allowed 51% shooting to the Wizards with 50% from three. Memphis fell to 9-6 with their 113-102 road defeat at New Orleans Pelicans. Grizzlies pulled down eight more rebounds than the Pelicans. They shot 41% with 26% from three. Ja Morant had 36 points and eight rebounds. Dillon Brooks scored 19. Defensively, they surrendered 47% shooting to New Orleans with 47% from three. Thunder has covered four straight and over in five straight. Past five games Thunder third in offensive efficiency scoring 119.6 points per 100 possessions while allowing 116.2 per 100. Pelicans in this span sitting 10th in offensive efficiency scoring 114.3 per 100. Play Oklahoma City +6.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Nuggets at Mavericks—Gillespie, Jokic and Murray out for Denver. Ish is doubtful with Gordon questionable. Kleber out for Dallas. Denver fell to 9-5 with their 106-103 home defeat to the New York Knicks. Nuggets shot 44% with 37% from three. Jamal Murray had 21 points and nine rebounds. Bones Hyland scored 21 points with seven rebounds off the bench. On defense, Denver held the Knicks to 44% shooting and 24% from three. Dallas falls to 8-6 after their 101-92 home defeat on a back to back to the Houston Rockets. They were outrebounded by eighteen boards. Mavericks shot 30% with 22% from three. Tim Hardaway had 28 points and four rebounds. Christian Wood scored 26 with eight rebounds. On defense, they surrendered 47% shooting to Houston with 45% from three. Mavericks have failed to cover ten straight. They sit 25th in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 108 points per 100 possessions playing at the slowest pace in the league. Play Denver and Dallas under 217.
Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Celtics at Pelicans—Gallinari and Williams out for Boston with Smart questionable. Liddell out for New Orleans with Williamson questionable. Boston improved to 12-3 with their 126-101 road win at Atlanta Hawks. Celtics shot 55% from the floor with 46% from three. Jaylen Brown had 22 points and five rebounds. Jayson Tatum contributed with 19 points and eight assists. On defense, they held the Hawks to 42% with 22% from three. New Orleans moves to 9-6 with their 124-110 home win to Chicago Bulls. Pelicans grabbed nine more boards than the Bulls. They shot 51% with 52% from three. CJ McCollum had 23 points with eight assists. Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 points with seven boards. On defense, they limited the Bulls to 49% shooting along with 34% from beyond the arc. Celtics have won eight straight sitting tops in offensive efficiency averaging 123.2 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +12.9. Pelicans in this period a net rating of +4.1. Williamson status the concern. Play Boston -2.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Suns at Jazz—Crowder, Johnson and Shamet out for the Suns. Paul is questionable. Gay out for the Jazz. Phoenix improved to 9-5 with their 130-119 home victory to Golden St Warriors. Suns shot 51% with 52% from three. Cameron Payne had 29 points and seven assists. Mikal Bridges scored 23 points. On defense, they allowed the Warriors 46% shooting with 43% from three and forced 17 turnovers. Utah fell to 10-6 with their 118-111 home defeat to New York Knicks. Jazz shot 43% with 33% from three. Kelly Olynyk had 27 points with eleven rebounds. Jordan Clarkson scored 15 with five assists. They turned it over 20 times. On defense, Utah allowed 47% shooting to the Knicks with 34% from three. Jazz have lost three straight sitting 24th in offensive efficiency averaging 106.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Phoenix -1.
New York Knicks vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Knicks at Warriors—Robinson questionable for NY. Iguodala out for the Warriors. New York improved to 8-7 with their 106-103 road win at Denver Nuggets. Knicks shot 44% from the floor with 24% from three. Julius Randle had 34 points and eleven rebounds. Jalen Brunson contributed with 21 points and five boards. Defensively, NYK held Denver to 44% shooting with 37% from three. Golden St drops to 6-9 after their 130-119 road defeat to Phoenix Suns. Warriors hit on 46% with 43% from three. Seth Curry had 50 points and nine rebounds. Klay Thompson contributed with 19 and five boards. Team committed 17 turnovers. Defensively, GSW surrendered 51% shooting to the Suns with 52% from three. Warriors have lost all eight road games but have won six of seven at home. At home Warriors sit fourth in offensive efficiency holding teams to 106.7 points per 100 possessions and a +9.4 net rating. Knick shoot just 42.8% on the road with 31.1% from three. Play Golden St -7.
Detroit Pistons vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Pistons at Lakers—Cunningham and Steward out for Detroit. Christie out for the Lakers with James questionable. Detroit fell to 3-12 with their 86-81 road defeat to the LA Clippers. They did pull down eight fewer boards than the Clippers. Detroit shot 38% from the floor with 19% from three. Bojan Bogdanovic had 26 points with three assists. Jaden Ivey had 18 with five assists. They held the Clippers to 41% shooting and 37% from three. LA Lakers improved to 3-10 with their 116-103 home win to the Brooklyn Nets. LA had rest advantage catching Brooklyn on a back to back. Lakers shot 48% with 41% from three. Anthony Davis had 37 points and eighteen rebounds. Lonnie Walker contributed with 25. They held Brooklyn to 45% shooting and 26% from three. Pistons have lost eight of nine sitting 28th in offensive efficiency averaging 105.5 points per 100 possessions. They are 30th and last in the league in shooting and the Lakers are last shooting threes. Play LA and Detroit under 225.5.