Free NBA Picks For Today 1/8/2023
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 1/8/2023
76ers at Pistons—Embiid and Tucker out for Philadelphia. Bagley and Livers out for Detroit with Duren questionable. Philadelphia fell to 23-15 with the 126-112 home defeat to the Chicago Bulls. They pulled down seven fewer boards than the Bulls.
76ers shot 43% with 44% from three. Tyrese Maxey had 26 points and six assists. Tobias Harris contributed with 22 points and 11 boards. They allowed Chicago 57% shooting with 59% from three. Embiid sat with foot soreness and the 76ers struggled defending LaVine.
Detroit fell to 11-31 after their 121-109 road defeat to the San Antonio Spurs. They grabbed seven fewer boards than the Spurs. Pistons shot 47% with 35% from three. Jaden Ivey had 20 points and five assists. Killian Hayes scored 18 with seven assists. Detroit allowed 56% shooting to the Spurs with 38% from three.
Pistons gave up a 10-0 run to the Spurs in the third quarter giving the Spurs control of the game. Pistons have lost 11 of 15 sitting 29th in defensive efficiency allowing 119.3 points per 100 possessions while scoring 112.3 per 100.
76ers over in seven of eight scoring 120.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 118.1 per 100. Play Philadelphia and Detroit over 230.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 1/8/2023
Trailblazers at Raptors—Little and Winslow out for Portland. Payton and Nurkic probable. Porter out for Toronto. Portland fell to 19-19 with their 108-99 road defeat to the Indiana Pacers. They grabbed 11 fewer boards than the Pacers.
Trailblazers shot 40% with 27% from three. Anfernee Simons had 20 points and four assists. Jerami Grant scored 15 with four rebounds. Team turned it over eighteen times. Portland allowed 45% shooting to the Pacers with 28% from three. A fourth quarter 13-2 run by the Pacers was the difference.
Toronto drops to 16-23 after their 112-108 home defeat to New York Knicks. Raptors hit 42% with 34% from three. Fred VanVleet had 28 points and eight rebounds. Gary Trent scored 27 and two boards. Toronto allowed 47% shooting to the Knicks with 43% from three.
Portland has lost seven of eight on the road by allowing 115.4 points per 100 possessions while scoring 109.6 per 100. Raptors have lost seven of nine at home by allowing 115.7 points per 100 possessions while scoring 112.5 per 100. Past five games the Trailblazers in the better defensive form. Play Portland +3.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 1/8/2023
Hornets at Pacers—Oubre out for Charlotte with Hayward doubtful. Theis out for Indiana with Smith, Mathurin and Brown questionable. Charlotte improved to 11-29 after their 138-109 road win at Milwaukee Bucks. Hornets shot 52% with 42% from three.
Terry Rozier had 39 points and four assists. LaMelo Ball scored 23 with 12 assists. Charlotte allowed 44% shooting to Milwaukee with 42% from three. Hornets forced 17 Bucks turnovers and scored 51 first quarter points. Indiana improved to 22-18 after their 108-99 home win to the Portland Trailblazers.
Pacers win despite pulling down eleven fewer boards. Team shot 45% with 28% from three. Bennedict Mathurin had 19 points and two rebounds. Tyrese Haliburton scored 15 with twelve assists. Indiana held Portland to 40% shooting with 27% from three.
Pacers forced 18 Trailblazers turnovers and were powered by a fourth quarter 13-2 run in the win. Indiana has won five of six at home scoring 119.8 per 100 while allowing 114.2 per 100.
Charlotte has lost three straight prior to their win on Friday. In this four game period they are allowing 115.5 points per 100 possessions while scoring 111.2 per 100. Play Indiana -5.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 1/8/2023
Nets at Heat—Brooklyn has a clean injury report. Yurtseven, Robinson and Jovic out for Miami and Martin doubtful. Herro, Haslem and Adebayo questionable. Vincent and Dedmon probable. Brooklyn improved to 26-13 with their 108-102 road win at New Orleans Pelicans. They win despite pulling down eight fewer boards.
Nets shot 44% with 45% from three. Kevin Durant had 33 points and ten rebounds. Kyrie Irving contributed with 19 and five assists. They allowed 40% shooting to the Pelicans with 41% from three. Miami improved to 21-19 with their 104-96 road win at Phoenix Suns.
Heat grabbed seven fewer boards than the Suns. Team shot 42% with 32% from three. Victor Oladipo off the bench had 26 points and two assists. Bam Adebayo contributed with 21 and 11 boards. Miami held Phoenix to 41% shooting with 26% from three. Herro did not play due to back spasms.
Booker missed the game and Chris Paul left in the second quarter with hip soreness. Nets have won thirteen of fourteen by scoring 122.1 points per 100 possessions while allowing 111.8 per 100. Heat injuries to Herro and Adebayo major concern. Play Brooklyn –3.5.
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Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 1/8/2023
Jazz at Grizzlies—Sexton out for Utah. Green and Clarke out for Memphis. Morant and Adams questionable. Utah fell to 20-22 with the 126-118 road defeat to the Chicago Bulls. Jazz shot 49% with 29% from three. Lauri Markkanen had 28 points and four rebounds.
Jordan Clarkson scored 18 and eight assists. Jazz allowed 53% shooting to the Bulls with 46% from three. Jazz had rest advantage and couldn’t contain LaVine and DeRozan who combined for 71 points. Memphis improved to 25-13 with their 123-115 road win at Orlando Magic. They grabbed ten more boards than the Magic.
Grizzlies shot 52% with 33% from three. Ja Morant had 32 points and six assists. Jaren Jackson scored 31 with ten rebounds. Memphis held Orlando to 46% shooting along with 31% from three. Grizzlies built the 65-43 halftime lead.
Jazz have lost six of seven scoring 118 points per 100 possessions while scoring 119 per 100. Injuries to Morant and Bane massive concern and Jazz have been competitive in games. Jazz have covered six of ten back to back spots. Play Utah +7.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 1/8/2023
Timberwolves at Rockets—McLaughlin and Towns out for Minnesota. Reid, Edwards and Forbes questionable for Minnesota. Minnesota improved to 19-21 with their 128-115 home win to LA Clippers. T’Wolves shot 57% with 37% from three.
Ruby Gobert had 25 points and 21 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell had 24 with five boards. Minnesota held LAC to 44% shooting along with 36% from three. Houston is 10-29 with their 131-114 home defeat to the Utah Jazz. They did pull down seven more boards than the Jazz.
Rockets shot 41% with 36% from three. Jalen Green had 30 points and four assists. Kevin Porter contributed with 23 points and six boards. Houston allowed 49% shooting to the Jazz with 40% from three. Three straight wins for Minnesota all at home.
Timberwolves have lost seven of eight on the road allowing 115.7 points per 100 possessions while scoring 108.5 per 100. Rockets have dropped eight of ten at home allowing 112.8 points per 100 possessions while scoring 105.4 per 100. With key scorers banged up for Minnesota play Rockets and Timberwolves under 230.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 1/8/2023
Mavericks at Thunder—Kleber, Green and Finney-Smith out for the Mavs. Doncic probable. Robinson-Earl, Pokusevski and Dieng out for OKC with Williams probable. Dallas improved to 23-17 after their 127-117 home win to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.
Mavs shot 57% with 45% from three. Luca Doncic had 34 points and ten assists. Christian Wood contributed with 28 and six boards. They survived seventeen turnovers. On defense, Dallas allowed 48% shooting to the Pelicans with 5 of 29 from three. Doncic finished with a triple double.
Dallas built a 34-15 lead after one. Oklahoma City is improved to 17-22 after their 127-110 home win to Washington Wizards. Thunder made 51% with 46% from three. Shai Gilgeous Alexander had 30 points and four assists. Josh Giddey scored 20 and nine assists.
OKC allowed 48% shooting to the Wizards with 29% from beyond the arc. Thunder built a 20 point first quarter lead. Mavs have won eight of nine scoring 119 points per 100 possessions while allowing 116.7 per 100.
OKC has won six of eight at home scoring 116.2 points per 100 possessions while allowing 109.6 per 100. Mavs getting outscored by 6.5 in back to backs and Thunder with rest advantage. Play Oklahoma City -3.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 1/8/2023
Cavaliers at Suns—Rubio, Wade and Windler out for Cleveland with Garland questionable. Mitchell probable. Booker, Crowder and Payne out for Phoenix with Johnson doubtful. Paul questionable. Cleveland drops to 25-15 with their 121-108 road defeat to the Denver Nuggets. They pulled down nine fewer boards than the Nuggets.
Cavs shot 45% with 38% from three. Caris LeVert had 22 points and four rebounds. Darius Garland chipped in with 21 and eight assists. Cleveland allowed 53% shooting to the Nuggets with 49% from three. Cleveland had rest advantage as the Nuggets were on a back to back.
Donovan Mitchell rested. Phoenix fell to 20-20 with their 104-96 home defeat to the Miami Heat. Suns did grab seven more boards than the Heat. Phoenix shot 41% with 26% from three. DeAndre Ayton had 23 points and fourteen rebounds. Torrey Craig scored 17 points and nine rebounds.
Phoenix allowed 42% shooting to Miami with 32% from three. Booker did not play, and Chris Paul left in the second quarter with hip soreness. Suns have lost three of five at home allowing 115.7 points per 100 possessions while scoring 114.9 per 100.
Cleveland has dropped three of five on the road allowing 118.6 points per 100 possessions while scoring 117.2 per 100. Suns injuries massive issue here. Play Cleveland -4.5.
Atlanta Hawks vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 1/8/2023
Hawks at Clippers—Capela out for Atlanta. Kennard, George and Batum questionable for LAC. Atlanta falls to 18-21 with their 120-114 road defeat to the LA Lakers. They were outrebounded by thirteen boards. Team shot 46% with 29% from three.
Trae Young had 32 points and nine assists. John Collins scored 16 with eight rebounds. Atlanta allowed 54% shooting to the Lakers with 44% from three point range. LAL were up 70-49 at the half. Clippers fell to 21-20 after their 128-115 road defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
LAC shot 44% with 36% from three. Normal Powell off the bench had 21 points and six rebounds. John Wall scored 14 with eight assists. Los Angeles allowed 57% shooting to the Timberwolves with 37% from three. Clippers were on a back to back missing Leonard and George.
Hawks have dropped seven of nine on the road giving up 118.6 points per 100 possessions while scoring 110.7 per 100. Clippers have been on the road a lot and on a five game losing streak sitting last in defensive efficiency allowing 121.9 points per 100 possessions while scoring 109.9 per 100.
Don’t want to back LAC in their first home game after seven of eight on the road with a one game home stand in between. Play Atlanta +3.5.
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