Free NBA Picks For Today 1/9/2023
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2023
Pelicans at Wizards—Ingram, Liddell and Williamson out for New Orleans with Nance probable. Beal out for Washington. New Orleans fell to 24-16 with their 127-117 road defeat to the Dallas Mavericks. Pelicans shot 48% from the floor with 5 of 29 from three.
Jonas Valanciunas had 25 points and ten rebounds. Naji Marshall scored 24 with four assists. NOP allowed 57% shooting to the Mavericks with 45% from three. Pelicans fell behind by 23 in the first half in defeat. Washington dropped to 17-23 after their 127-110 road defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Wizards hit 48% with 29% from three. Kyle Kuzma had 23 points and seven assists. Daniel Gafford scored 15 with nine boards. Wizards allowed 51% shooting to the Thunder with 46% from three. Washington fell behind by 20 in the first quarter.
Pelicans have dropped six of seven on the road sitting 28th in offensive efficiency by scoring 108.8 points per 100 possessions while allowing 116.7 per 100. Wizards have been on the road a lot but have won two straight at home.
Ten of their past twelve have been on the road with a two game home stand in between which resulted in wins against Philadelphia and Phoenix. Two days rest for the Wizards. Play Washington -1.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Cetlics NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2023
Bulls at Celtics—Ball and Bradley out for the Bulls with Green and Caruso questionable. Gallinari out for Boston with Smart doubtful. Chicago is 19-21 after their 126-118 home win to the Utah Jazz. Bulls shot 53% with 46% from three.
Zach LaVine had 36 points and seven rebounds. DeMar DeRozan had 35 points and seven assists. Bulls allowed 49% shooting to the Jazz wit 29% form three. Chicago was powered by a fourth quarter 11-2 run. Boston is improved to 28-13 with their 121-116 road win at San Antonio Spurs. They win despite grabbing nine fewr rebounds.
Celtics shot 49% with 44% from three. Jayson Tatum had 34 points and four rebounds. Jaylen Brown contributed with 29 and four boards. On defense, Boston allowed 49% shooting to San Antonio with 7 of 25 from three. Spurs were on a back to back with three rotational players out.
Celtics have failed to cover four of five sitting 23rd in defensive efficiency by allowing 116 points per 100 possessions while scoring 115.9 per 100.
Bulls have won three straight sitting tops in offensive efficiency with 123.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 112.9 per 100. First home game for Boston after four straight on the road. Play Chicago +8.5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2023
Bucks at Knicks—Middleton and Ibaka out for the Bucks. Rj Barrett doubtful for New York. Milwaukee fell to 25-14 after their 138-109 home defeat to the Charlotte Hornets. Bucks shot 44% with 42% from three. Bobby Portis had 19 points and twelve rebounds. Jrue Holliday scored 12 with four assists.
Milwaukee allowed 52% shooting to the Hornets with 42% from three. Bucks allowed 51 first quarter points. Hornets limited Giannis to a season low nine points. NYK is 22-18 with their 112-108 road win at Toronto Raptors. Knicks shot 47% with 43% from three.
Julius Randle had 32 points and 11 rebounds. Jalen Brunson contributed with 26 and eight assists. New York held the Raptors to 42% shooting along with 34% from three.
Bucks coming off an embarrassing loss and have two days off. Bucks have lost six of nine on the road sitting last in offensive efficiency scoring 104.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 113.6 per 100.
Four straight wins for the Knicks sitting tops in defensive efficiency by allowing 103.7 points per 100 possessions while scoring 115.2 per 100. Play New York Knicks +2.5.
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San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2023
Spurs at Grizzlies—Vassell out for the Spurs with Johnson questionable. Poeltl probable. Green out for Memphis with Morant, Clarke and Adams questionable. San Antonio moved to 13-27 with their 121-116 home defeat to the Boston Celtics. Spurs did pull down eight more boards than the Celtics. They shot 49% with 28% from three.
Tre Jones had 18 points and five rebounds. Zach Collins contributed with 18 points and 12 boards. Spurs allowed 49% shooting to the Celtics with 44% from three. SAS were on a back to back and missing three rotational players. Memphis is 26-13 with their 123-118 home win to Utah Jazz on Sunday.
Grizzlies shot 45% with 39% from three. Desmond Bane had 24 points and nine assists. Tyus Jones contributed with 21 points and six assists. Memphis allowed 51% shooting to the Jazz with 31% from three. Spurs over in 13 of 15 sitting 29th in defensive efficiency allowing 119.8 points per 100 possessions while scoring 115 per 100.
Grizzlies past six games averaging 118.1 points per 100 possessions while allowing 106.2 per 100. Play San Antonio and Memphis over 233.5.
LA Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2023
Lakers at Nuggets—Davis, Reaves and Walker out for the Lakers with Brown questionable. James and Westbrook probable. Watson, Green and Gillespie out for the Nuggets. LA Lakers improved to 19-21 after their 136-134 road win at Sacramento Kings.
LAL on a back to back shot 61% with 43% from three. LeBron James had 37 points and eight rebounds. Thomas Bryant scored 29 points with fourteen boards. LA allowed 52% shooting to the Kings with 44% from three.
Denver sits at 26-13 with their 121-108 home win to Cleveland Cavaliers. They pulled down nine more boards than the Cavs. Denver shot 53% with 49% from three. Nikola Jokic had 28 points and fifteen rebounds. Jamal Murray scored 18 with four boards.
Nuggets allowed 45% shooting to the Cavaliers with 38% from three. Denver was on a back to back in the win and a triple double for Jokic.
Donovan Mitchell missed the game for Cleveland. Nuggets have won ten straight at home scoring 120.7 points per 100 possessions while allowing 109.5 per 100. Lakers have won five straight but injuries the concern here. Play Denver -8.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 1/9/2023
Magic at Kings—Bol, Isaac and Okeke out for the Magic. Kings a clean injury report. Orlando improved to 15-25 with their 115-101 road win at Golden St Warriors. Magic shot 51% with 41% from three. Paolo Banchero had 25 points and five rebounds. Franz Wagner scored 24 with two assists.
Magic limited the Warriors to 38% shooting with 31% from three. Magic held the Warriors to a season low in points at home. Sacramento drops to 20-18 with their 126-124 home defeat to the LA Lakers. Kings hit 52% with 44% from three.
De’Aaron Fox had 34 points and nine assists. Domantas Sabonis scored 25 and 12 rebounds. Sacramento allowed LAL to 61% shooting along with 43% from three. Lakers were on a back to back in this spot.
Kings have failed to cover five of six at home sitting last in defensive efficiency by allowing 123.5 points per 100 possessions while scoring 120.8 per 100. Orlando has gotten healthier. Play Orlando +6.
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