Free NBA Picks For Today 1/21/2023
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 1/21/2023
Celtics at Raptors—Gallinari and Tatum out for Boston. Banton questionable for Toronto. Boston improved to 34-12 with their 121-118 home in in overtime to the Golden St Warriors. Celtics pulled down sixteen more rebounds than the Warriors. Boston shot 40% with 32% from three but 17 turnovers. Jayson Tatum had 34 points and nineteen rebounds. Al Horford scored 20 with ten rebounds. Boston allowed 40% shooting to the Warriors with 35% from three. Toronto falls to 20-26 with their 128-126 road defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Raptors shot 53% with 50% from three. Scottie Barnes had 29 points and eight rebounds. Fred VanVleet contributed with 25 and ten assists. Toronto allowed 51% shooting to the Timberwolves with 42% from three. Raptors couldn’t hold an early eighteen point lead. Celtics carry an eight game win streak averaging 119.9 points per 100 possessions while allowing 108.6 per 100. Raptors have split their past six home games averaging 113.2 points per 100 possessions while allowing 110.8 per 100. Play Boston -1.
Orland Magic vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 1/21/2023
Magic at Wizards—Okeke out with Isaac questionable for Orlando. Washington has a clean injury report.
Orlando improved to 17-28 after a 123-110 home win to New Orleans Pelicans. Magic shot 52% with 50% from three. Franz Wagner had 30 points and nine assists. Cole Anthony had 22 points and four assists. They allowed 45% shooting to the Pelicans with 29% from three. Strong fourth quarter for the Magic as they outscored NOP 35-19. Washington improves to 19-26 with the 116-105 road win at New York Knicks. Wizards shot 44% with 38% from three. Kyle Kuzma had 27 points and 13 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and eleven boards. Washington held NYK to 42% shooting along with 27% from three point range. Washington led by as much as 17 in this one. Magic has covered five of six averaging and scoring 113 points per 100 possessions. Wizards failed to cover five of seven allowing 118.2 points per 100 possessions while scoring 112 per 100. Play Orlando +7.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 1/21/2023
Hornets at Hawks—Bogdanovic out for Atlanta. Oubre out for Charlotte with Ball and Martin doubtful. Hayward probable. Charlotte drops to 12-34 following their 122-117 road win at Houston Rockets. They win despite pulling down ten fewer boards. Team shot 50% with 25% from three. Terry Rozier had 26 points and six assists. Mason Plumlee off the bench had 17 and nine boards. Charlotte allowed 51% shooting to the Rockets, 31% from three and forced 19 turnovers. Ball sprained his ankle in the third quarter in the win. Atlanta improved to 24-22 with their 139-124 home win to New York Knicks. Hawks shot 56% with 38% from three. Dejounte Murray had 29 points and 12 assists. Trae Young scored 27 with six assists. ATL did allow 59% shooting to the Knicks with 43% from three. Hawks started the third quarter on a 19-3 run and had a 12-3 run to start he fourth. Five game win streak for Atlanta sitting second in offensive efficiency by averaging 126.2 points per 100 possessions while allowing 116.9 per 100. Hornets have lost eight of ten sitting 28th in defensive efficiency by allowing 121.2 points per 100 possessions and scored 114.2 per 100. Impact injuries for Charlotte the concern. Play Atlanta -8.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 1/21/2023
Bucks at Cavaliers—Middleton and Ibaka out for Milwaukee with Giannis probable. Rubio, Windler and Mitchell probable for Cleveland. Milwaukee improved to 29-16 with their 130-122 home win to Toronto Raptors. Bucks were outrebounded by eight. They shot 53% with 49% from three. Jrue Holiday had 37 points and seven assists. Grayson Allen had 25 points and five rebounds. Milwaukee held Toronto to 46% shooting along with 37% from three. Bucks were without Giannis with knee soreness. Cleveland fell to 28-19 with their 120-114 home defeat to Golden St Warriors. Cavs get outrebounded by ten rebounds. Team shot 50% with 42% from three. Darius Garland had 31 points and nine assists. Caris LeVert had 22 and five rebounds. Cleveland allowed 49% shooting to GSW with 53% from three and forced 17 turnovers. Cavs have lost three of four scoring and allowing 115 points per 100 possessions. Bucks with three days rest advantage coming off a two game win streak. Play Milwaukee +3.
Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 1/21/2023
Rockets at Timberwolves—Porter and Smith probable for Houston. Towns and McLaughlin out for Minnesota. Edwards, Gobert and Rivers questionable. Houston falls to 10-35 after their 122-117 home defeat to Charlotte Hornets. They lose despite pulling down ten more rebounds. Rockets shot 51% with 31% from three. Jalen Green had 41 points and seven assists. Alperen Sengun had 24 points and twelve boards. They committed 19 turnovers. Houston allowed 50% shooting to the Hornets with 25% from three. Charlotte lost Ball early in the third quarter with an ankle sprain. Minnesota improved to 23-24 with their 128-126 home win to Toronto Raptors. Timberwolves shot 51% with 42% from three. D’Angelo Russell had 25 points and six rebounds. Anthony Edwards scored 23 with seven assists. Minnesota allowed 53% shooting to Toronto with 50% from three. Twelve straight losses for Houston as they sit last in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 123.2 points per 100 possessions while scoring 108.4 per 100. T’Wolves over in five of six allowing 120.6 points per 100 possessions while scoring 118.6 per 100. Play Houston and Minnesota over 238.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 1/21/2023
Pacers at Suns—Haliburton out for Indiana with Brown and Theis probable. Shamet, Payne, Paul, Johnson, Crowder and Booker out for Phoenix. Ayton and Okogie questionable. Indiana is 23-24 with their 134-111 road defeat to Denver Nuggets on Friday. Pacers shot 44% with 25% from three. Bennedict Mathurin had 19 points and two rebounds. Myles Turner scored 15 with seven rebounds. Six game losing streak for the Pacers allowing 121.4 points per 100 possessions while scoring 107.5 per 100. Phoenix improves to 22-24 following their 117-112 home win to Brooklyn Nets. Suns crushed the Nets on the glass by fifteen boards. Team hit 46% with 39% from three. Mikal Bridges had 28 points and nine assists. DeAndre Ayton scored 24 with fourteen rebounds. Suns allowed 52% shooting to the Nets with 42% from three. Durant missed the game for Brooklyn with Booker and Paul out for Phoenix. Suns opened a 21 point fourth quarter lead then gave up a 20-4 Nets run to make it close at the end. Back to back and Haliburton injury huge. Play Phoenix -3.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 1/21/2023
76ers at Kings—Harden questionable for Philadelphia. Kings a clean injury report. Philadelphia improved to 29-16 after their 105-95 road win at Portland Trailblazers. 76ers shot 51% with 31% from three. Joel Embiid had 32 points and nine rebounds. James Harden had 16 points and fourteen assists. Philadelphia held Portland to 38% shooting with 24% from three. 76ers had a 57-34 lead at the half. Philadelphia improved to 29-16 with their 105-95 road win at Portland Trailblazers. 76ers shot 51% with 31% from three. Joel Embiid had 32 points and nine rebounds. James Harden contributed with 16 and fourteen assists. Philadelphia allowed 38% shooting to Trailblazers with 24% from three. 76ers have won four straight on this trip averaging 117.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 111.9 per 100. Kings have won six straight sitting tops in offensive efficiency while scoring 130 points per 100 possessions while allowing 114.6 per 100. In back to back games the Kings are allowing 119.2 points per game. Will back Embiid and the better defensive team here. Play Philadelphia at pick.