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Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2023
Hornets at Pistons—Oubre out for Charlotte with Martin probable. Bagley and Joseph out for the Pistons. Charlotte fell to 15-38 with their 114-98 road defeat to the Chicago Bulls. Hornets shot 42% with 7 of 35 from three. They allowed 52% shooting to the Bulls with 39% from three.
Charlotte is 29th in field goal shooting hitting 45.2% and last in the league from three converting 32.4%. Hornets sit 27th in defensive rating by allowing 115.6 points per 100 possessions. Detroit is 13-39 after their 111-105 road defeat to Dallas Mavericks.
Pistons shot 46% with 36% from three. They did allow 49% shooting to the Mavericks with only 10 of 34 from three. Pistons blew an 11 point second half lead. They did allow 53 points to Doncic. Detroit is 26th in shooting at 45.5%. They sit 29th in defensive rating by allowing 118.3 points per 100 possessions.
Hornets have lost six of nine on the road by allowing 117.6 points per 100 possessions while scoring 112.1 per 100. Pistons have dropped six of seven at home surrendering 118.8 points per 100 possessions while scoring 111.5 per 100.
Three days rest for Detroit and back to back for the Hornets. We saw the Pistons beat the Nets 130-122 in a similar situation but are home in this spot. Play Detroit -1.
Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2023
Kings at Pacers—Fox out for Sacramento. Pacers a clean injury report. Sacramento improved to 29-21 with their 119-109 road win at San Antonio Spurs. Kings shot 53% with 30% from three. They did allow 55% shooting to SAS with 33% from three and forced 18 turnovers. A 15-5 fourth quarter run opened up a close game in the win.
Sacramento is third in the league in shooting at 49.3%. They are 21st in the league in defensive rating by allowing 114.5 points per 100 possessions. Indiana fell to 24-29 after their 112-111 home defeat to LA Lakers. Pacers shot 48% with 39% from three.
Only six free throw attempts. They did allow 46% shooting to LAL but only 6 of 22 from three. Pacers get outscored 28-15 in the final quarter. Haliburton returning from injury had 26 points and 12 rebounds with a knee injury missing ten games.
Indiana has lost 11 of 12 allowing 119.4 points per 100 possessions while scoring 110 per 100. Kings have won five of six on the road by averaging 118.1 points per 100 possessions while allowing 113.5 per 100. Play Sacramento -3.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2023
Trailblazers at Wizards—Nurkic, Winslow and Badji out for Portland with Grant questionable. Gill out for Washington. Portland improved to 25-26 after their 122-112 road win at Memphis Grizzlies.
Trailblazers shot 47% with 39% from three. They did make 26 of 27 at the free throw line. They allowed 47% shooting to the Grizzlies but only 9 of 37 from three. Lillard had 42 points and ten assists in the win. Portland outscored Memphis 38-22 in the final quarter.
Trailblazers 8th in the league in scoring hitting 48.2% and 7th from three making 37.7%. Team is 23rd in defensive rating by allowing 114.9 points per 100 possessions. Washington sits at 24-26 with their 127-106 road win at San Antonio Spurs.
Wizards shot 56% with 53% from three. They limited SAS to 43% shooting with 7 of 29 from three. Washington is 21st from three this season converting 35.2%. Team is strong on the glass but 21st in opponents points in the paint. Wizards have won six straight scoring 122.3 points per 100 possessions while allowing 110.9 per 100.
Trailblazers have dropped four of five on the road sitting 29th in offensive efficiency by scoring 108.6 points per 100 possessions while allowing 113.7 per 100. Grizzlies couldn’t hit a three in their loss to Portland. Play Washington -4.
Phoenix Suns vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2023
Suns at Celtics—Booker, Crowder, Payne and Shamet out for Phoenix. Gallinari and Smart out for Boston. Phoenix fell to 27-26 with their 132-100 home defeat to the Atlanta Hawks. Suns shot 41% with 4 of 28 from three and committed 16 turnovers. They allowed the Hawks 57% shooting along with 58% from three.
Suns are third in three point shooting making 38.8%. Phoenix ninth in defensive rating by allowing 112.2 points per 100 possessions. Boston improved to 37-15 with their 139-96 home win to Brooklyn Nets. They pulled down 25 more boards than the Nets.
Celtics shot 58% with 48% from three. They held Brooklyn to 41% shooting along with 23% from three point range. Celtics were up 46-16 after one period with the lead up to 49 in the fourth quarter. Celtics are eighth in the league shooting threes at 37%.
Seventh rebounding team and fourth in the league in defensive rating by allowing 110.9 points per 100 possessions. Suns have lost four of six on the road sitting last in offensive efficiency by scoring 107.8 points per 100 possessions while allowing 115.2 per 100.
Celtics have won two straight on this home stand averaging 127.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 105.3 per 100. Celtics have recovered from some recent high number of travel dates. Play Boston -9.5.
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Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2023
Raptors at Rockets—Anunoby out for Toronto. Green and Porter out for Houston. Smith questionable. Toronto fell to 23-30 with their 131-128 road defeat to the Utah Jazz. Raptors shot 45% with 43% from three. They did surrender 53% shooting to Utah with 36% from three. Team was down by as much as 14 in the first half.
Toronto sits 27th in shooting at 45.3% and 28th from three making 33.3%. Houston improved to 13-38 after their 112-106 home win to Oklahoma City. Rockets grabbed 13 more boards than the Thunder. Team shot 44% with 30% from three but committed 17 turnovers.
They held OKC to 37% from three and 28% from beyond the arc. Eric Gordon, subject of a trade at the deadline, had 25 points which was a season high. Houston worse shooting team in the NBA by hitting 45% and 29th from three at 32.7%.
Rockets sit 28th in defensive rating by allowing 116.7 points per 100 possessions. Raptors have lost five of eight on the road while scoring 121.4 points per 100 possessions while allowing 122.5 per 100. Rockets have lost six of eight at home surrendering 113.2 points per 100 possessions while scoring 107.6 per 100. Play Toronto -6.
Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2023
Magic at Timberwolves—Isaac questionable and Okeke out for Orlando. McLaughlin and Towns out for Minnesota. Gobert and Forbes out for Minnesota. Orlando drops to 20-32 after their 105-94 road defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Magic shot 38% with 6 of 38 from three. They did allow 44% shooting to the 76ers with 40% from three and forced 18 turnovers. Magic went ice cold in the final four and a half minutes scoring two points. Orlando is 24th in turnovers on the season and 22nd in defensive rating allowing 114.7 points per 100 possessions.
Minnesota improved to 28-26 with their 119-114 home overtime win to the Golden St Warriors. Timberwolves shot 43% with 28% from three. They held GSW to 42%, 31% from three and forced 17 turnovers. T’Wolves sit fourth in offensive efficiency hitting 49.2% but 28th in turnovers.
Timberwolves have won eight of ten at home averaging 114.6 points per 100 possessions while allowing 109.7 per 100. Magic has dropped six of nine on the road by giving up 113.5 points per 100 possessions and scoring 109.1 per 100. Play Minnesota -5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2023
76ers at Spurs— Embiid questionable for Philadelphia. Vassell, Sochan and Langford out for SAS with Jones doubtful. Philadelphia improved to 33-17 with their 105-94 home win to Orlando Magic. 76ers hit 44% with 40% from three. They did turn it over 18 times. They held the Magic to 38% shooting and only 6 of 38 from three.
76ers held the Magic to only two points in the final four and a half minutes of the game. Philadelphia is seventh in shooting making 48.3% and fourth from three hitting 38.4%. 76ers are sixth in defensive efficiency by allowing 111.6 points per 100 possessions.
San Antonio dropped to 14-38 after their 119-109 home defeat to the Sacramento Kings. Spurs shot 55% with 33% from three. They committed 18 turnovers. Defensively they allowed 53% shooting to the Kings with 30% from three. Spurs are 24 in the league from three making 34.4% and 25th in turnovers.
San Antonio is last in defensive rating by allowing 120.2 points per 100 possessions. 76ers have won eight of nine averaging 119.7 points per 100 possessions while allowing 116.1 per 100.
Seven straight losses for San Antonio sitting last in defensive efficiency allowing 128.8 points per 100 possessions while scoring 112.5 per 100. Play Philadelphia -9.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 2/3/2023
Hawks at Jazz—Atlanta a clean injury report. Potter out for Utah with Fontecchio questionable. Atlanta improved to 26-26 with their 132-100 road win at Phoenix. Hawks shot 57% with 58% from three. They held the Suns to 41% shooting, 16 turnovers and only 4 of 28 from three. ATL opened up a 43 point lead in the second half.
Hawks sit 22nd in the league from three as they convert just 34.6%. Team is 19th in defensive rating by allowing 113.9 points per 100 possessions. Utah improved to 27-26 with their 131-128 home win to Toronto Raptors.
Jazz connected on 53% with 36% from three. They did allow 45% shooting to the Raptors with 43% from three plus committed nine more turnovers. Jazz built up a lead by as much as fourteen in the first half and found themselves behind in the fourth quarter.
Big game by Laurie Markkanen with 28 points and 13 boards. Jazz sit 23rd in the league in turnovers and league average shooting team. Utah is 26th in the NBA in league rating by allowing 115.1 points per 100 possessions. Hawks have won seven of ten on the road by scoring 118.9 points per 100 possessions while allowing 115.4 per 100.
Utah has won six of ten at home scoring 118.6 points per 100 possessions while allowing 114.3 per 100. ATL over in seven of nine. Play Utah and Atlanta over 240.5.
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