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Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2023
Pistons at Cavaliers—Bagley out for Detroit. Windler out for Cleveland. Detroit fell to 14-41 with their 111-99 home defeat to Boston Celtics. Pistons pulled down nine fewer rebounds than the Celtics. They shot 43% with 27% from three. They allowed the Celtics 47% shooting along with 43% from three.
Jaylen Brown missed the game for Boston. Detroit is 26th in shooting on the road hitting 45.5%. Team is 26th in defensive rating on the road by allowing 117.7 points per 100 possessions. Cleveland improved to 34-22 after their 114-91 road win at Washington Wizards. Cavs shot 56% with 41% from three.
They held the Wizards to 43% shooting and 6 of 28 from three. Cavaliers were on a back to back. Cleveland fifth in home shooting making 49.6% and 10th from three at 37.9%. Team sits third in home defensive rating by allowing 107.9 points per 100 possessions.
Cavs have won four of six at home averaging 118.8 points per 100 possessions while allowing 110.2 per 100. Pistons have dropped three of five on the road surrendering 122.5 points per 100 possessions while scoring 115 per 100. Cleveland healthy has been pounding teams. Play Cleveland -12.5.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2023
Hornets at Wizards—Martin and Oubre out for the Hornets. Beal and Kuzma are questionable for Washington. Charlotte fell to 15-40 after their 119-113 home defeat to the Orlando Magic. Hornets pulled down thirteen fewer rebounds than the Magic. They shot 54% with 36% from three and committed fifteen turnovers.
Hornets allowed 46% shooting to the Magic with 35% from three. Charlotte is last in the NBA in road three point shooting making 32.2% and 20th in road defensive rating allowing 115.9 points per 100 possessions. Washington drops to 24-29 after their 114-91 home defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wizards shot 43% with 21% from three. They did allow 56% shooting to Cleveland with 41% from three. Washington fell behind by 20 at the half. Team is 23rd in home defensive rating by allowing 113.8 points per 100 possessions.
Hornets have dropped five straight on the road sitting last in offensive efficiency by scoring 100.8 points per 100 possessions and allowing 115.5 per 100. Wizards have dropped five of seven at home surrendering 119.2 points per 100 possessions while scoring 114.1 per 100. Play Washington -4.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2023
76ers at Celtics—Embiid probable for Philadelphia. Gallinari out for Boston. Williams, Kornet, Brown and Smart probable. Philadelphia fell to 34-18 after their 108-97 road defeat to NY Knicks. Team shot 41% with 28% from three. They allowed 43% shooting to the Knicks with 33% from three point range.
76ers blew a 21 point first half lead. Philadelphia gets outscored 32-18 in the final quarter. Team is 3rd in road shooting making 49% and seventh from three connecting on 37.3%. 76ers are 8th in road defensive rating by allowing 113.5 points per 100 possessions.
Boston improved to 38-16 with their 111-99 road win at Detroit Pistons. Celtics pulled down nine more boards than the Pistons. They shot 47% with 43% from three. Boston allowed 43% shooting to Detroit with 9 of 33 from three. Jaylen Brown missed the game to illness.
Celtics are eighth in home three point shooting making 37.1% and seventh in rebounding. Boston is ninth in home defensive rating by allowing 110.1 points per 100 possessions. 76ers have won seven of eight on the road by averaging 118.9 points per 100 possessions while allowing 115 per 100.
Celtics have won five of seven at home by scoring 114.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 107.2 per 100. A healthy 76ers team the preferred side here. Play Philadelphia +4.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2023
Pacers at Heat—Duarte questionable for Indiana. Yurtseven, Robinson, Oladipo, Lowry and Jovic out for Miami. Vincent and Robinson probable. Indiana fell to 25-30 with their 122-103 home defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pacers shot 43% with 25% from three. They allowed 52% shooting to Cleveland with 41% from three.
Indiana allowed a Cleveland 26-9 run to close the first half. Pacers have lost 12 of 14. Indiana is 28th in road shooting hitting 45% in road turnovers. Team is 23rd on the road in defensive rating by allowing 117 points per 100 possessions. Miami fell to 29-25 after their 123-115 road loss to Milwaukee Bucks.
Heat shot 45% with 26% from three. They allowed 52% shooting to Milwaukee with 35% from three. Miami allowed a triple double to Giannis. Heat sit 27th in home shooting converting 45.3% and 23rd from three connecting on 34%. Miami is 12th in defensive home rating allowing 110.8 points per 100 possessions.
Heat have won six of seven at home by holding opponents to 104.9 points per 100 possessions while scoring 109.8 per 100. With Haliburton back the past three games, Pacers last in offensive efficiency by averaging 104.2 points per 100 possessions and allowing 110.1 per 100. Pacers under in four straight. Play Indiana and Miami under 222.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2023
Spurs at Raptors—Dedmon, Langford and Vassell out for San Antonio. Sochan doubtful with Jones and Johnson questionable. Anunoby out for Toronto. San Antonio falls to 14-40 after their 128-104 road defeat to the Chicago Bulls. They were outrebounded by 11 boards. Team shot 44% with 31% from three and 18 turnovers.
SAS surrendered 56% shooting to Chicago with 27% from three. Spurs get outscored 38-19 in the final quarter. San Antonio is 24th in road turnovers and last in road defensive rating by allowing 122.3 points per 100 possessions. Toronto sits 25-30 with their 106-103 road win at Memphis Grizzlies.
Raptors shot 44% with 31% from three. They allowed 49% shooting to Memphis, 37% from three and forced 20 turnovers. Toronto outscored Memphis 28-17 in the final quarter. Raptors is 28th in home shooting making 45.3% and 27th from three hitting 33.7% at home.
Toronto is 20th in home defensive rating by allowing 113.3 points per 100 possessions. Spurs have lost nine straight sitting last in defensive efficiency allowing 127.9 points per 100 possessions while scoring 111.7 per 100. Two days rest for Toronto after a seven game road trip wining the final two games.
Defense has been bad for the Raptors on the trip. Past five home games Raptors averaging 120.2 points per 100 possessions while allowing 117.5 per 100. Play San Antonio and Toronto over 234.
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Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2023
Kings at Rockets—Sacramento a clean injury report. Porter out and Mathews questionable for Houston. Sacramento improved to 30-23 with their 140-120 road win to the Houston Rockets. Kings shot 58% with 51% from three. They did allow 50% shooting to the Rockets with 41% from three.
Kings are 25th in road three point shooting making 33.5%. Team is 7th in road defensive rating by allowing 113.5 points per 100 possessions. Houston fell to 13-41 in defeat. Rockets are last in the league in home shooting making just 45.2% and are 29th from three converting 32.8%.
Last in turning the ball over at home and 22nd in home defensive rating by allowing 113.7 points per 100 possessions. Kings have eight on the road scoring 117.9 points per 100 possessions while allowing 116.1.
Rockets have lost six of eight at home surrendering 115.4 points per 100 possessions while scoring 109 per 100. Play Sacramento -8.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2023
Timberwolves at Jazz—Anderson, Rivers and Towns out for Minnesota. Potter out with Vanderbilt questionable for Utah. Minnesota fell to 29-28 with their 146-112 road defeat to the Denver Nuggets.
Timberwolves shot 47% with 29% from three and 17 turnovers. They allowed the Nuggets 63% shooting along with 48% from beyond the arc. T’Wolves fell behind 49-19 after one quarter. Minnesota is fourth in road shooting converting 48.9% but 27th in turnovers away from home.
Team is 9th in road defensive rating allowing 113.5 points per 100 possessions. Utah fell to 27-28 with their 124-111 home defeat to the Dallas Mavericks. Jazz pulled down 12 fewer rebounds than the Mavericks. Team shot 47% with 19% from three. They allowed Dallas 47% shooting with 38% from three.
Luca and Irving were out for the Mavericks who were shorthanded with Dinwiddie plus Finney-Smith traded. Utah failed to hold a 15 point first quarter lead. Jazz sit 21sts in home defensive rating by allowing 113.6 points per 100 possessions.
Jazz have won six of ten at home scoring 117.3 points per 100 possessions while allowing 114.2 per 100. Minnesota scores and surrenders 117 points per game in back to backs. Play Utah -3.5
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2023
Mavericks at Clippers—Bertans, Doncic and Kleber out for Dallas. Ntilikina questionable with Irving and Morris probable. Wall out for LAC. Dallas improved to 29-26 with their 124-111 road win at Utah Jazz. They grabbed 12 more boards than Utah. Team shot 47% with 38% from three.
Mavs allowed 47% shooting to Utah but only 6 of 31 from three. Mavs were without Luca and Irving. Dinwiddie and Finney-Smith were traded away. Dallas is eighth in road three point shooting making 36.7% but worst in the league in rebounding on the road.
Mavericks sit 24th in road defensive rating giving up 117.5 points per 100 possessions. LAC improved to 31-26 after their 124-116 road win at Brooklyn Nets. Clips shot 48% with 40% from three. They did allow 49% shooting to the Nets, 52% from three but forced 16 turnovers.
Nets were without Durant and Irving was traded away. Dinwiddie and Finney-Smith did not play. LAC is sixth in home three point shooting making 37.8%. Clippers have won three of five at home by scoring 122.4 points per 100 possessions while allowing 112.1 per 100.
Mavs on this road trip has covered both games scoring 119.7 points per 100 possessions while allowing 117.3 per 100. First home game for LA after a six game east coast trip with one day rest. Play Dallas +7.5.
Golden St Warriors vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 2/8/2023
Warriors at Trailblazers—Curry and Iguodala out for GSW. Badji, Nurkic out with Johnson questionable for Portland. Winslow and Eubanks probable. Golden St improved to 28-26 with their 141-114 home win to Oklahoma City Thunder. They grabbed nine more boards than the Thunder. Team shot 58% with 52% from three.
Warriors allowed 48% shooting to OKC with 34% from three. Curry missed the game with his knee injury. Huge third quarter for Golden St as they outscored Oklahoma City 44-26 in the final quarter. Team is second in road three point shooting hitting 38.3%. They are last in road turnovers in the league.
GSW sits 28th in road defensive rating by allowing 117.9 points per 100 possessions. Portland fell to 26-28 with their 127-108 home defeat to Milwaukee Bucks. Trailblazers were outrebounded by 27. They hit 41% with 25% from three. Portland allowed 54% shooting to Milwaukee with 38% from three.
Giannis had a triple double. Trailblazers fell behind by as much as 26. Trailblazers are sixth at home in shooting at 49.4% and seventh from three converting 38.6%. They are 27th at home in rebounding in defensive rating by allowing 115.8 points per 100 possessions.
Golden St has split their past eight on the road by scoring 114.7 points per 100 possessions and allowing 113 per 100. Portland has dropped six of eleven at home scoring and allowing 122 points per 100 possessions. Trailblazers interior defense a concern without Nurkic and Eubanks ailing. Play Golden St and Portland over 234.5.
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