Free NBA Picks For Today 11/20/2022
New York Knicks vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2022
Knicks at Suns—Reddish and Robinson questionable for NYK. Crowder, Johnson, Paul and Shamet out. New York fell to 8-8 with their 111-101 road defeat to the Golden St Warriors. Knicks shot 34% from the floor with 26% from three. Julius Randle had 20 points with seven rebounds. RJ Barrett contributed with 18 and five assists. On defense, they allowed the Warriors 45% shooting with 36% from three. Phoenix drops to 9-6 after their 134-133 road defeat to the Utah Jazz. Suns hit on 52% from the field with 30% from three. Devin Booker had 49 points with ten assists. Cameron Payne scored 17 with five assists. On defense, they surrendered 56% shooting to the Jazz with 52% from three. Suns have won seven of eight at home as they average 119.2 points per 100 possessions while allowing 107 per 100. On the road the Knicks are shooting only 41.9% with 30.7% from three. Play Phoenix -6.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2022
Hornets at Wizards—Ball and Martin out for the Hornets. Smith and Williams questionable. Wright out for the Wizards with Goodwin and Morris questionable. Charlotte fell to 4-13 with their 132-122 road defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hornets shot 40% with 32% from three. Kelly Oubre scored 34 points with three boards. PJ Washington had 28 points and ten rebounds. On defense, they allowed 53% shooting to Cleveland with 29% from three. Washington improved to 9-7 with their 107-106 home win to Miami Heat. Wizards hit on 43% with 33% from three. Bradley Beal had 27 points with eight assists. Kyle Kuzma chipped inn with 21 and eight boards. Defensively, they allowed a Miami team hit with cluster injuries to 36% shooting and 26% from three. Wizards guard injuries may force Beal to handle the ball. Past two games Wizards 21sts in offensive efficiency averaging 108.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Charlotte +6.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2022
Pistons at Kings—Bey, Cunningham and Stewart out for Detroit with Joseph questionable. Monk out for the Kings with Murray probable. Detroit fell to 3-14 with their 128-121 road defeat to the LA Lakers. Pistons shot 47% with 32% from three. Bojan Bogdanovic led the starters with 20 points and six rebounds. Alec Burks had 23 points off the bench with three assists. On defense, they allowed 55% shooting to the Lakers with 35% from three. Sacramento improved to 8-6 with their 130-112 home win to San Antonio Spurs. Kings shot 58% from the field along with 40% from three. De’Aaron Fox scored 28 points with eight assists. Malik Monk off the bench contributed with 26 points and four rebounds. On defense, they allowed 55% shooting to the Spurs with 42% from three. They did force 18 San Antonio turnovers. Pistons have lost all nine on the road allowing 117.7 points per 100 possessions with a -13.2 net rating which is worst in the league. Kings have won five straight sitting tops in offensive efficiency averaging 127.8 points per 100 possessions with a +13.5 net rating. Play Sacramento -9.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2022
Grizzlies at Nets—Bane, Morant, Green, Jackson and Williams out for Memphis. Warren out and Irving questionable. Memphis improved to 10-6 with their 121-110 home win to Oklahoma City Thunder. Grizzlies pulled down fourteen more boards than the Thunder. They shot 42% with 36% from three. Jarren Jackson had 25 points with 12 rebounds. Ja Morant chipped in with 19 and 11 assists. On defense, they allowed 47% shooting to the Thunder with 32% from three. Brooklyn is 7-9 following their 109-107 road win at Portland. Nets hit on 51% with 38% from three. Kevin Durant had 35 points and eight rebounds. Yuta Watanabe scored 20 points off the bench with seven boards. On defense, they limited the Trailblazers to 39% shooting and 36% from three. Nets decimated with injuries to scorers. Brooklyn under in eight of ten sitting second in defensive efficiency allowing 106.3 points per 100 possessions. Grizzlies in this period third in defensive efficiency allowing 106.5 per 100. Without their scorers, Memphis must focus defensively. Play Brooklyn and Memphis under 221.5.
Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2022
Heat at Cavaliers—Butler, Haslem, Herro, Oladipo and Yurtseven out for the Heat with Robinson doubtful. Adebayo, Dedmon and Vincent questionable. Rubio, Wade and Windler out for Cleveland with Love doubtful. Miami fell to 7-9 with their 107-106 road defeat to the Washington Wizards. Heat shot 36% with 26% from three. Kyle Lowry had 24 points and fifteen assists. Max Strus had 22 points and five boards. On defense, Miami held the Wizards to 43% shooting with 33% from three. Cleveland is 9-6 with their 132-122 home overtime win to the Charlotte Hornets. Cavs shot 53% from the field with 29% from three. They survived 19 turnovers. Darius Garland had 41 points with six assists. Donovan Mitchell scored 34 with six assists. On defense, they limited the Hornets to 40% shooting and 32% from three. Cavaliers have failed to cover six straight sitting last in defensive efficiency allowing 118.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Miami +10.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2022
Warriors at Rockets—Iguodala out for Golden St. Fernando and Tate out for Houston. Porter doubtful and Sengun questionable. Golden St improved to 7-9 with their 111-101 home win to New York Knicks. Warriors shot 45% with 36% from three. Steph Curry had 24 points and ten assists. Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points and seven boards. On defense, they held the Knicks to 34% shooting and 26% from three. Houston fell to 3-13 after their 99-91 home defeat to the Indiana Pacers. Rockets shot 34% with 21% from three. Eric Gordon scored 24 points with six rebounds. Jalen Green scored sixteen with five assists. On defense, they allowed 40% shooting to the Pacers with 29% from three. Golden St 0-8 on the road. Warriors 29th in road defensive efficiency allowing 120.8 points per 100 possessions with a -10.6 net rating. They are allowing 49.1% with 42.1% shooting from three away from home. Play Houston +10.
Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2022
Nuggets at Mavericks—Jokic, Murray and Gillespie out for the Nuggets with Smith doubtful. Gordon questionable. Kleber out for Dallas. Denver fell to 9-6 with their 127-99 road defeat to Dallas Mavericks on Friday. Nuggets pulled down eight fewer rebounds than the Mavs. They shot 42% with 33% from three. Bruce Brown had 18 points and seven assists. Kentavious Caldwell Pope contributed with 18 and four boards. Mavs shot 60% with 41% from three. Luca Doncic had 33 points and twelve boards. Christian Wood off the bench scored 28 with eight rebounds. Jokic has missed two straight games with protocols. In this period the Nuggets 28th in defensive efficiency allowing 123.9 points per 100 possessions with a -17.6 net rating. Mavs in this period second in defensive efficiency allowing 103.1 per 100 with a +11 net rating. Play Dallas and Denver over 217.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2022
Spurs at Lakers—Collins, Langford and Wesley out for San Antonio. Vassell is questionable. Poeltl questionable as he was dealing with knee soreness approaching the game against the Clippers. James questionable for the Lakers with Davis probable. San Antonio fell to 6-11 with their 119-97 road defeat at LA Clippers. Spurs shot 41% with 27% from three. Jakob Poeltl had 20 points and eight rebounds. Doug McDermott had 13 points off the bench. They allowed 54% shooting to the Clippers with 52% from three. LA Lakers are 4-10 following their 128-121 home victory to Detroit Pistons. LAL shot 55% with 35% from three. Anthony Davis had 38 points with 16 rebounds. Lonnie Walker scored 17 with three assists. Lakers allowed 47% shooting to the Pistons with 32% from three. LAL over in seven of nine sitting 29th in defensive efficiency allowing 116.1 points per 100 possessions. Spurs in this span 30th and last in defensive efficiency allowing 119.3 points per 100 possessions. Play LA Lakers and San Antonio over 226.