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LA Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 4/16/2023
Lakers at Grizzlies—Davis, James and Schroder are probable. Adams and LaRavia are out. LA improved to 44-39 after their 108-102 home win to Minnesota in the 7 vs. 8 play in round. They did pull down 11 more boards than the Timberwolves.
Lakers shot 41% with 32% from three and 20 turnovers. Los Angeles allowed 43% shooting to the Timberwolves with 39% from three point range and forced 20 turnovers. LAL held Minnesota to 16 points total in the 12 minute fourth quarter and five minute overtime period.
Lakers held the Timberwolves scoreless in the final six minutes of the fourth quarter until Mike Conley sank the three free throws to send the game into overtime. Lakers have won seven of ten on the road since the All Star Break shooting 48%, 35.2% from three and a +4.5 net rating by scoring 117.3 points per 100 possessions.
Memphis concluded the regular season at 51-31 with 35-6 at home and covering 23 of 39 with two pushes. Grizzlies have won 11 of 12 since the All Star Break shooting 50%, 36.4% from three and a +11 net rating by scoring 121.1 points per 100 possessions.
Grizzlies 28-12 to the spread against winning teams at home. Game 1 will be tough on the Lakers on this rabid home court. Play Memphis -3.5. Play Memphis -3.5.
Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 4/16/2023
Heat at Bucks—Jovic out for Miami with Lowry and Vincent questionable. Bucks a clean injury report. Miami improved to 45-39 after their 102-91 home victory to Chicago Bulls in the eighth seed elimination game. They pulled down fourteen more boards than the Bulls. Team shot 41% with 33% from three.
Heat held Chicago to 44% shooting with 29% from three. Miami outscored Chicago 35-23 in the final quarter. Butler and Strus combined for 62 points. Heat in their two Play In Round games shooting just 42%, 32.8% from three and a -1.7 net rating by scoring only 107.3 points per 100 possessions.
Milwaukee finished the regular season at 58-24, 32-9 at home and covering 23 of the 41 games. Post All Star break the team has won eight of twelve at home shooting 48%, 38.5% from three and +3.2 net rating by scoring 117.3 points per 100 possessions.
Heat 3-11 to the spread against good rebounding teams and 2-10 to the spread after a double digit win. Bucks have covered 24 of 34 as a favorite of -3 to -9.5 Heat poor shooting the massive concern. Play Milwaukee -9.
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LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 4/16/2023
Clippers at Suns—George out for LAC. Payne is questionable for Phoenix. LA Clippers concluded regular season play at 44-38 overall with 21-20 on the road covering 21 of those games.
Since the All Star Break the Clippers have lost five of eight on the road shooting 47.5%, 35.2% from three and a -3.1 net rating by allowing 116.9 points per 100 possessions. Phoenix concluded their regular season at 45-37. The team went 28-13 at home covering 22 of 40 with a push.
In Durant’s five games back with the Suns following injury the team has won five straight shooting 47.8%, 37.3% from three and a +10.3 net rating by allowing 106.8 points per 100 possessions. Other than George, Clippers are healthy and over two possessions too much to lay. Play LA Clippers +7.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 4/16/2023
Timberwolves at Nuggets—McDaniels and Reid out for Minnesota. Nowell and Gobert are probable. Minnesota improved to 43-41 after their 120-95 victory in the final Play In Round to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Timberwolves shot 52% with 41% from three and sixteen turnovers. They limited the Oklahoma City to 36% shooting, 32% from three and forced 17 turnovers. Towns had 28 points and 11 rebounds. T’Wolves outscored OKC 71-55 in the middle quarters.
Minnesota split their two Play In round games shooting 47.6%, 39.7% from three and a +10.7 net rating by allowing 96.7 points per 100 possessions. Denver concluded the regular season at 53-29. The team went 34-7 at home covering 26 of 41.
Post All Star break the Nuggets have won seven of ten games shooting 47.7%, 32.3% from three and a +2.5 net rating by scoring 114.8 points per 100 possessions. T’Wolves have covered 17 of 23 against winning teams. They are also 7-0 on the road against teams that struggle to force turnovers. Play Minnesota +7.5.
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