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New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 2/7/2023
Knicks at Magic—Barrett questionable for New York with Mitchell Robinson out. Bamba and Okeke out for Orlando. New York improved to 29-26 with their 108-97 home win to Philadelphia 76ers. Knicks shot 43% with 33% from three. They held the 76ers to 41% with 28% from three. NYK recovered from a 21 point first quarter deficit. New York sits 27th in road shooting hitting 45.1% and third in rebounding. Orlando improved to 22-32 after their 119-113 road win at Charlotte Hornets. They did pull down 13 more boards than the Hornets. Team shot 46% with 35% from three. They did allow 54% shooting to Charlotte, 36% from three but fifteen turnovers. Double doubles for Banchero and Carter. Magic is eighth in home shooting at 48.9% but 25th in turnovers. Orlando home defensive rating is 26th by allowing 115.5 points per 100 possessions. Knicks have split their past six on the road by scoring 122 points per 100 possessions while allowing 123.7 per 100. Magic have won four of five at home by scoring 121.7 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 116.9 per 100. Play Orlando +1.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Pick Prediction 2/7/2023
Suns at Nets—Crowder, Payne and Shamet out for Phoenix. Curry and Durant out for the Nets. Dinwiddie and Finney-Smith doubtful with Simmons probable. Phoenix improved to 29-26 after their 116-100 road win at Detroit Pistons. Suns grabbed sixteen more rebounds than the Suns. Team shot 56% with 48% from three. They did survive 16 turnovers. Phoenix allowed 43% shooting to the Pistons with 38% from three plus forced 16 turnovers. Suns were shorthanded against with key injuries. They did build a 12 point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Suns 19th in shooting on the road at 46.1% but third with road three point shooting at 38.2%. Brooklyn fell to 32-21 after their 124-116 to the LA Clippers. Nets shot 49% with 52% from three. They did commit 16 turnovers. They allowed 48% shooting to LA with 40% from three. Nets allowed a 15-3 run by the Clippers to end the game. Brooklyn past performance will be little use in the short term with Kyrie exiting and Durant still injuries. Booker returns for the Suns. Back to back spot for the Nets and are paper thin in depth with questions surrounding many players. Play Phoenix -5.5.
Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 2/7/2023
Hawks at Pelicans—Atlanta a clean injury report. Daniels, Liddell and Williamson out for NOP. Ingram and Valanciunas probable. Atlanta fell to 27-27 with their 128-108 road defeat to the Denver Nuggets. ATL shot 48% with 30% from three and fifteen turnovers. They allowed 51% shooting to the Nuggets with 39% from three. Young missed this game, and it was a back to back. Hawks fell behind by as much as 22 in the third quarter. Atlanta is 6th in road shooting hitting at 48.3% and ninth from three connecting on 36.4%. ATL is 21st in defensive road rating allowing 116.1 points per 100 possessions. New Orleans improved to 28-27 with their 136-104 home win to Sacramento Kings. They did pull down ten more boards than the Kings. Team shot 56% with 54% from three. NOP held the Kings to 43% shooting and 11 of 42 from three plus forced fifteen turnovers. Pels were without Williamson, Ingram and Valanciunas. Fox missed for Sacramento. Pelicans built an 18 point lead at the half. New Orleans is tenth in defensive rating at home allowing 110.3 points per 100 possessions. Hawks have played six of seven on the road. ATL have split those six on the road by scoring 118.9 points per 100 possessions and allowing 117.6 per 100. Two wins in their two at home on this home stand going over in both games. Play Atlanta and New Orleans over 236.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 2/7/2023
Bulls at Grizzlies—Ball, Caruso and Green out for Chicago. Adams out for Memphis. Chicago improved to 26-27 after their 128-104 home win to San Antonio Spurs. They did pull down 11 more boards than the Spurs. Bulls shot 56% with 27% from three. They held the Spurs to 44% with 31% from three. Chicago did force 18 turnovers. Memphis fell to 32-21 after their 106-103 home defeat to the Toronto Raptors. Grizzlies shot 49% with 37% from three. They turned it over 20 times. Memphis allowed 44% shooting to Toronto with 31% from three. Grizzlies get outscored 28-17 in the final quarter in defeat and blew a 15 point third quarter lead. No Morant, Adams and Brooks for Memphis. Team is 22nd in home three point shooting making 33.8% but third in rebounding. Grizzlies tops in home defensive rating by allowing 107 points per 100 possessions. Memphis has lost eight of nine sitting 29th in offensive efficiency by scoring 108.2 points per 100 possessions and allowing 115 per 100. Play Chicago +8.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 2/7/2023
Timberwolves at Nuggets—Rivers and Towns out for Minnesota. Gobert, Anderson and McLaughlin questionable. Gillespie out and Nnaji questionable for Denver. Murray, Jokic, Gordon, Caldwell Pope and White probable. Minnesota improved to 29-27 with their 128-98 home win to Denver Nuggets. T’Wolves shot 55% with 37% from three. They did allow 48% shooting to the Nuggets with only 6 of 25 from three. Sitting were Jokic, Murray and Gordon for Denver. Minnesota is fourth in road field goal percentage hitting 48.9% but are 19th from three hitting 34.7%. Team does sit 10th in road defensive rating by allowing 113.5 points per 100 possessions. Denver fell to 37-17 in the loss and committed 21 turnovers. Nuggets top home shooting team in the league at 52.1% and tops from three converting 41.3%. Denver has won nine of ten at home by scoring 122.9 points per 100 possessions while allowing 110.4 per 100. Minnesota has lost three of four on the road by allowing 117.4 points per 100 possessions while scoring 113.5 per 100. Play Minnesota and Denver over 235.5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 2/7/2023
Thunder at Lakers—Dort, Pokusevski and Robinson-Earl out for Oklahoma City. James questionable with Reaves and Davis probable.
OKC fell to 25-28 with their 141-114 road defeat to the Golden St Warriors. Thunder was outrebounded by nine. Team shot 48% with 34% from three. They did allow 58% shooting to the Warriors with 52% from three. GSW blew it open by outscoring OKC 44-26 in the third quarter. LAL drops to 25-29 with their 131-126 road defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans. LA shot 48% with 34% from three. They did allow 52% shooting to NOP with 30% from beyond the arc. Lakers blew and 11 point halftime lead. Los Angeles is 26th in the three with home three point shooting making just 33.9%. Thunder has split their past eight on the road by scoring 114.3 points per 100 possessions while allowing 113.9 per 100. First home game for LAL after a five game road trip but two days rest. They have lost four of seven on the road by allowing 116.2 points per 100 possessions and scoring 115.2 per 100. Thunder had trouble with the speedy guards on the Warriors. Play Oklahoma City +6.5.