Free NBA Picks For Today 1/18/2023
Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks NBA Pick Prediction 1/18/2023
Wizards at Knicks—Beal questionable for Washington with the Knicks a clean injury report. Washington fell to 18-26 with their 127-118 home defeat to the Golden St Warriors. They pulled down seven fewer boards than the Warriors. Wizards shot 49% with 40% from three. Kristaps Porzingis had 32 points and five rebounds. Monte Morris contributed with 17 and ten assists. Washington allowed 49% shooting to the Warriors with 41% from three. Wizards outscored 34-25 in the final quarter in defeat. Curry and Poole combined for 73 points. NYK falls to 25-20 after their 123-121 home defeat in overtime to the Toronto Raptors. They did pull down twelve more boards than the Raptors. Knicks shot just 42% with 29% from three. RJ Barrett had 32 points and seven rebounds. Jalen Brunson scored 26 with seven rebounds. They held Toronto to 40% shooting and 30% from three. Wizards have lost and failed to cover five of six sitting 26th in defensive efficiency by allowing 119.3 points per 100 possessions while scoring 110.2 per 100. Knicks have won seven of nine sitting ninth in offensive efficiency scoring 116.8 points per 100 possessions and allowing 110.1 per 100. Wizards past five allowing 48.9% shooting. Play New York -6.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 1/18/2023
Hawks at Mavericks—Atlanta has a clean injury report. Hardaway, Kleber and Wright out for the Mavericks. Doncic, Finney-Smith and Green are probable. Atlanta has a mark of 22-22 with their 121-113 home win to Miami Heat. Hawks get outrebounded by thirteen boards. They hit on 59% with 48% from three. Dejounte Murray had 28 points and seven assists. Trae Young contributed with 24 and eight assists. They held the Heat to 48% with 8 of 31 from three. Dallas fell to 24-21 after their 14-123 road defeat to the Portland Trailblazers. Mavs hit 46% with 33% from three. Spencer Dinwiddie had 28 points and nine assists. Christian Wood contributed with 23 and sixteen rebounds. Dallas allowed 51% shooting to the Trailblazers with 39% from three. Luca Doncic missed the game. Hawks have won four of five on the road scoring and holding teams to 112 points per 100 possessions. First home game for the Mavs after a five game road trip where they dropped four of those games allowing 124.3 points per 100 possessions while scoring 113.1 per 100. Play Atlanta +3.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 1/18/2023
Hornets at Rockets—Oubre out for Charlotte with Hayward and Martin questionable. Porter questionable for the Rockets. Charlotte drops to 11-34 with their 130-118 home defeat to the Boston Celtics. They were outrebounded by nine boards. Team shot 46% with 42% from three. Jalen McDaniels had 26 points and three rebounds. LaMelo Ball contributed with 25 and six assists. Hornets allowed 49% shooting to the Celtics with 47% from three. Hornets couldn’t contain Jayson Tatum who scored 51 points. Houston fell to 10-34 with their 14-132 road defeat to the LA Lakers. Rockets did grab nine more rebounds than the Lakers. They shot 49% with 37% from three. Alperen Sengun had 33 points and fifteen rebounds. Jalen Green chipped in with 23 and five boards. Houston allowed 54% shooting to LAL with 36% from three. Hornets surrendered 48 points to LeBron and only forced two Lakers turnovers. Past five games Hornets allowing 127.9 points per 100 possessions and Rockets 126.8 per 100. Play Charlotte and Houston over 235.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 1/18/2023
Cavaliers at Grizzlies—Windler and Wade out for the Cavaliers with Mitchell doubtful. Green out for Memphis. Cleveland improved to 28-17 with their 113-107 home win to New Orleans Pelicans. Cavs pulled down fifteen more boards than the Pelicans. They shot 49% with 32% from three. Darius Garland had 30 points and eleven rebounds. Jarrett Allen had 24 with eleven rebounds. Cleveland allowed 51% shooting to the Pelicans with 37% from three. They did force 17 turnovers to the Pels. An 11-0 run in the fourth powered Cleveland to victory. Memphis improved to 30-13 with their 136-106 home win to Phoenix Suns. Grizzlies grabbed fourteen more boards than the Suns. Team shot 53% with 43% from three. Ja Morant had 29 points and seven assists. Desmond Bane chipped in with 28 points and six assists. Memphis held Phoenix to 44% shooting and 30% from three. Suns were without Booker, Paul Payne and Johnson. Grizzlies have won ten straight averaging 119.9 points per 100 possessions while allowing 106.5 per 100. Cleveland past seven on the road allowing 116.9 points per 100 possessions while scoring 115.1 per 100. Recent road form poor for Cleveland by allowing 49% shooting. Play Memphis -6.5.
Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 1/18/2023
Heat at Pelicans—Jovic, Robinson and Yurtseven out for Miami with Lowry questionable. Martin and Haslem probable. Williamson, Ingram and Liddell out for the Pelicans with Jones questionable. Miami fell to 24-21 with their 121-113 road defeat to the Atlanta Hawks. Heat did pull down thirteen more boards than the Hawks. They shot 48% with 26% from three. Jimmy Butler had 34 points and three assists. Bam Adebayo contributed with 20 and thirteen rebounds. Miami allowed 59% shooting to the Hawks with 48% from three. Atlanta built a 26 point lead during the second period. New Orleans falls to 26-18 after their 113-103 road defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers. NOP was outrebounded by fifteen boards. Team shot 51% with 37% from three but committed 17 turnovers. CJ McCollum had 25 points and four assists. Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 with thirteen boards. NOP allowed 49% shooting to the Cavaliers with 32% from three. New Orleans allowed a Cleveland 11-0 run to start the fourth quarter. Pelicans have won five of seven at home averaging 1182. points per 100 possessions while allowing 112.9 per 100. Heat has a losing record on the road opening this trip with an eight point loss at Atlanta giving up 59.2% shooting. Play New Orleans +1.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 1/18/2023
Pacers at Thunder—Brown, Haliburton and Theis out for the Pacers. Dieng and Polusevski out for OKC with Robinson-Earl doubtful. Omoruyi questionable. Indiana falls to 23-22 after their 132-119 road defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks. Pacers shot 51% with 48% from three. Myles Turner had 30 points and eight rebounds. T.J. McConnel contributed with 29 and nine assists. Indiana allowed 53% shooting to the Bucks with 50% from three. Giannis sat for Milwaukee. Pacers get outscored 39-21 in the final quarter. Oklahoma City improved to 21-23 after their 112-102 road win at Brooklyn Nets. Thunder shot 44% with 39% from three. Shai Gilgeous Alexander had 28 points with seven rebounds. Josh Giddey chipped in with 28 and nine rebounds. OKC held Brooklyn to 43% shooting with 29% from three. Huge fourth quarter for Oklahoma City as they outscore the Nets 37-22. Pacers have lost four straight sitting 28th in offensive efficiency by scoring 109.4 points per 100 possessions and allowing 118.8 per 100. Thunder has won five of six covering all six. In this period the Thunder averaging 119.8 points per 100 possessions while allowing 108.6 per 100. Play Oklahoma City -4.
LA Clippers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 1/18/2023
Clippers at Jazz—Kennard and Wall out for the Clippers. Olynyk out four Utah with Markkanen questionable.
LAC fell to 23-23 with their 120-110 home defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers. Clippers shot 50% with 35% from three. Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and four rebounds. Normal Powell off the bench scored 16. They turned the ball over 18 times. Defensively, LA allowed 53% shooting to the 76ers with 42% from three. LAC allowed 41 points to Embiid. 76ers have fourth quarter runs of 11-4 and 11-0 to pull away. Utah improved to 23-24 with their 126-125 road win at Minnesota Timberwolves. Jazz pulled down nine more boards than the Jazz. They shot 54% with 38% from three. Jordan Clarkson had 21 points and a rebound. Walker Kessler had 20 points and 21 rebounds. They survived 18 turnovers. Utah allowed 46% shooting to the Timberwolves with 44% from three. Jazz played without Lauri Markkanen. Jazz have won and covered three of four averaging 117.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 115.4 per 100. Clippers have failed to cover seven of nine allowing 117.9 points per 100 possessions while scoring 112.5 per 100. Always have to worry about Kawhi and George in back to back games. Play Utah -6.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 1/18/2023
Timberwolves at Nuggets—Towns and McLaughlin out for the Timberwolves. Prince, Gobert and Edwards questionable for Minnesota. Green, Watson and Gillespie out for Denver. Minnesota falls to 22-23 with their 126-125 home defeat to the Utah Jazz. T’Wolves were outrebounded by nine boards. Team shot 46% with 44% from three. Anthony Edwards had 29 points and five assists. D’Angelo Russell had 21 and seven assists. On defense, Minnesota allowed 54% shooting to Utah with 38% from three. Jazz was without leading scorer Lauri Markkanen. Denver improved to 31-13 with their 122-113 home win to Portland Trailblazers. They pulled down seven more boards that Portland. Team shot 50% with 34% from three. Nikola Jokic had 36 points and twelve rebounds. He added ten assists for a triple double. Michael Porter scored 23 with four boards. On defense, Denver held Portland to 46% shooting and 32% from three. Nuggets fourth quarter 13-0 run sealed it. Timberwolves defensive form poor past four games by allowing 119.8 points per 100 possessions but scoring 117.6 per 100. Nuggets in this period averaging 124.5 points per 100 possessions and allowing 110.3 per 100. Play Minnesota and Denver over 232.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 1/18/2023
Kings at Lakers—Sacramento has a clean injury report. Walker, Reaves and Davis out for LAL with LeBron probable. Sacramento improved to 24-18 with their 132-119 road win at San Antonio Spurs. Kings shot 55% with 47% from three. Harrison Barnes had 29 points and two assists. De’Aaron Fox chipped in with 23 and three assists. Sacramento allowed 52% shooting to the Spurs with 38% from three. Big third quarter for the Kings as they led by as much as fourteen points. LAL improved to 20-24 with their 140-132 home win to Houston Rockets. Lakers were outrebounded by nine. They shot 54% with 36% from three. LeBron James had 48 points and nine assists. Russell Westbrook contributed with 24 points and five rebounds. LA had only two turnovers. Lakers had a 13-4 run to start the fourth quarter and Rockets counted with a run of 9-0 to keep the Rockets close until the closing seconds. Sacramento has won three of four on the road averaging 120.1 points per 100 possessions while allowing 116.5 per 100. LAL past six road games scoring 117.7 points per 100 possessions while allowing 114.3 per 100. Play LA Lakers +3.5.