Free NBA Picks For Today 1/12/2023
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2023
Thunder at 76ers—Dieng, Pokusevksi and Robinson-Earl out for the Thunder. 76ers a clean injury report. Oklahoma City fell to 18-23 with their 112-111 road defeat to the Miami Heat. Thunder shot 48% with 26% from three. Shai Gilgeous Alexander had 26 points and four assists. Josh Giddey chipped in with 18 and ten boards. OKC held Miami to 39% shooting along with 30% from three. Tough break for OKC as Miami made all 40 of their free throws. Philadelphia improved to 25-15 after their 147-116 home win to Detroit Pistons. 76ers grabbed 29 more boards than the Pistons. Team shot 61% with 35% from three. Joel Embiid had 36 points and 11 rebounds. James Harden contributed with 16 and fifteen assists. Philadelphia limited the Pistons to 40% shooting and 36% from three. OKC has covered four of five sitting third in offensive efficiency scoring 122.9 points per 100 possessions while allowing 113.2 per 100. 76ers in this period scoring 123.2 per 100 and allowing 114.8 per 100. Play Oklahoma City +9.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2023
Celtics at Nets—Gallinari, Smart and Williams out for the Celtics. Durant out and Claxton probable for the Nets. Boston moved to 30-12 with their 125-114 home win to the New Orleans Pelicans. Celtics grabbed seventeen more boards than the Pelicans. Team shot 48% with 34% from three. Jayson Tatum had 31 points and ten rebounds. Jaylen Brown poured in 41 with 12 boards. Boston allowed 52% shooting to the Pelicans with 37% from three. Celtics took control of the game in the third quarter with an 18-6 run. Brooklyn improved to 27-13 following their 102-101 road win at Miami Heat on Sunday. Nets hit on 51% with 36% from three. Kyrie Irving had 29 points and six assists. Kevin Durant contributed with 17 and five rebounds. Brooklyn held the Heat to 41% shooting along with 37% from three. Royce O’Neal had a put back in the closing seconds for the win. Durant exited the game in the third quarter after bruising his knee. Celtics have found their good form again. Boston has won all six back to back games this season. No Durant a massive issue when facing the Celtics. Play Boston -3.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2023
Bucks at Heat—Middleton and Ibaka out for Milwaukee with Allen probable. Herro, Dedmon, Jovic, Lowry, Martin, Robinson and Yurtseven out for Miami. Highsmith, Adebayo and Haslem probable.
Milwaukee improved to 27-14 with their 114-105 road win at Atlanta Hawks. Bucks outrebounded the Hawks by sixteen boards. Team shot 46% with 38% from three. Jrue Holiday had 27 points and five assists. Brook Lopez had 20 points and twelve boards. They allowed 45% shooting to Atlanta with 37% from three. Bucks went deep into their rotation on the front end of a back to back here. Bucks blew a 24 point second half lead but a late 10-0 run put the game away. Trae Young sat out. Miami improved to 22-20 following their 112-111 home win to Oklahoma City Thunder. Heat shot 39% with 30% from three. Jimmy Butler had 35 points with seven rebounds. Max Strus scored 22 points with seven rebounds. Miami allowed 48% shooting to the Thunder with 26% from three. Heat went 40 for 40 at the free throw line. Heat dodged the loss as Shai Gilgeous Alexander missed a three in the final seconds. Three straight road wins for Milwaukee sitting tops in defensive efficiency by allowing 100.3 points per 100 possessions while scoring 106.5 per 100. Injuries for the Heat a massive concern. Play Milwaukee +3.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2023
Hornets at Raptors—Oubre out for Charlotte with Oubre doubtful. Raptors a clean injury report. Charlotte fell to 11-31 with their 132-120 home defeat to the Toronto Raptors. They grabbed fifteen fewer boards than the Raptors. Team shot 55% with 43% from three. LaMelo Ball had 24 points and fourteen assists. Terry Rozier scored 33 with five assists. Hornets allowed 49% shooting to the Raptors with 45% from three. Toronto was led by Pascal Siakam with 28 points and eight rebounds. Gary Trent scored 24 points with two boards. Raptors have put together back to back double digit home wins. Hornets have dropped five of six allowing 118.4 points per 100 possessions while scoring 112.6 per 100. Play Toronto -7.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2023
Mavericks at Lakers—Klebert, Green and Finney-Smith out for the Mavs with Powell questionable. Davis, Reaves and Walker out for LAL with Beverly questionable. James and Brown probable. Dallas fell to 23-19 after their 113-101 road defeat tot eh LA Clippers. They were outrebounded by fourteen boards. Mavs shot 43% with 32% from three. Luca Doncic had 43 points and eleven rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored sixteen with four rebounds. Dallas allowed 45% shooting to the Clippers with 39% from three point range. Clippers were without George and Kennard. LAL fell to 19-22 after their 122-109 road defeat to the Denver Nuggets. Lakers were outrebounded by eleven boards. Team shot 44% with 29% from three. Russell Westbook had 25 points and seven assists. Thomas Bryant contributed with 17 points and ten rebounds. LeBron James missed the game and Patrick Beverly exited the game with an injured hip. Dallas has failed to cover 14 of 20 on the road. LAL has won and covered six of eight scoring 116.8 points per 100 possessions while allowing 113.3 per 100. Play LA Lakers +3.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 1/12/2023
Cavaliers at Trailblazers—Wade and Windler out for the Cavs with Allen questionable. Rubio probable. Winslow and Little out for Portland. Payton and Lillard probable. Cleveland fell to 26-16 with their 116-114 road defeat to the Utah Jazz. Cavs get outrebounded by 17 boards. Team shot 47% with 27% from three. Donovan Mitchell had 46 points and six assists. Darius Garland contributed with 21 and six assists. Cleveland allowed 44% shooting to the Jazz with 28% from three. Portland is 19-21 after their 109-106 home defeat to the Orlando Magic. Portland did grab eight more boards than the Magic. Trailblazers shot 48% with only 6 of 35 from three. Damian Lillard had 30 points and five assists. Jusuf Nurkic had 22 points and ten rebounds. Trailblazers fell behind as much as nineteen in the first half. Cavs have failed to cover seven of nine sitting 24th in defensive efficiency by allowing 118 points per 100 possessions while scoring 116.3 per 100. They have played ten of twelve on the road with one game home stands during this stretch. Brutal scheduling. Trailblazers finally doesn’t have to travel for a game. It is the first in twelve games. Play Portland +2.5.