Free NBA Picks For Today 10/27/2023
Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Pistons at Hornets—Bogdanovic, Livers and Morris out for Detroit. Bridges, Martin and Ntilikina out for Charlotte. Detroit is 0-1 with their 103-102 road defeat at Miami Heat. The Pistons shot 45% with 34% from three. Cade Cunningham led the team with 30 points and nine assists. Jalen Duren contributed with 17 and fourteen rebounds. They held Miami to 40% shooting and 36% from three. Detroit fought back from a 19-point deficit. Charlotte is 1-0 with their 116-110 home victory over the Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets shot 50% with 30% from three. They survived 19 turnovers. Terry Rozier had 24 points. P.J. Washington contributed with 25 points and five boards. Prefer the offensive production by the Hornets starting five and defense. Play Charlotte -4.
Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Nuggets at Grizzlies—Cancar and Huff out for Denver. Morant, Clarke, Kennard and Aldama out for Memphis. Denver is 1-0 with their 119-107 home victory to Los Angeles Lakers. The Nuggets shot 53% with 41% from three. Jokic had 29 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Jamal Murray scored 21 with six assists. The starting five scored in double digits. They allowed 46% shooting to the Lakers with 34% from three. Memphis is 0-1 with their 111-104 home defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies shot just 42% with 28% from three. They allowed 47% shooting to the Pelicans with 44% from three. Memphis is 15-3 to the spread as a home underdog. They went 35-6 at home last year and had a +10.6 net rating. Play Memphis +4.5.
New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Knicks at Hawks—New York has a clean injury report. Wes Matthews out for Atlanta. New York fell to 0-1 with their 108-104 home defeat to the Boston Celtics. The Knicks shot just 37% with 44% from three They missed 12 of 26 free throws. RJ Barrett had 24 points. Immanuel Quickley off the bench contributed with 24 points and six boards. Atlanta is 0-1 following their 116-110 road defeat at Charlotte Hornets. The Hawks hit 42% with only 5 of 29 from three. Trae Young had 23 points and nine assists with 4 of 19 shooting. Jalen Johnson off the bench contributed with 21 points and seven boards. They allowed 50% shooting to the Hornets but forced 19 turnovers. Atlanta shooting the concern. Knicks three point shooting good out of the gates and strong on the offensive glass. Play New York +2.
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Heat at Celtics—Highsmith and Richardson are out. Boston has a clean injury report. Miami is 1-0 with their 103-102 home victory to Detroit. The Heat held on despite leading by as much as 19 points. They shot 40% with 36% from three. Ban Adebayo had 22 points and eight boards. Tyler Herro contributed with 16. They allowed 45% shooting to the Pistons with 34% from three. Boston is 1-0 with their 108-104 road victory at New York Knicks. The Celtics hit 48% from the field with 31% from three. Kristaps Porzingis had 30 points and eight rebounds. Jayson Tatum contributed with 34 points and 11 boards. They held New York to 37% shooting along with 44% from three. Miami shot the three well and made their free throws. There is a lot of depth on this Heat team. With a healthy starting five not comfortable giving Miami eight points. Play Miami +8.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Thunder at Cavaliers—Kenrick Williams and Jaylin Williams are out for OKC. Allen and Rubio out for Cleveland with Garland plus Wade questionable. Oklahoma City is 1-0 with their 123-104 road victory at Chicago Bulls. The Thunder shot 55% with 49% from three. SGA had 31 points and ten assists. Josh Giddey contributed 16 points and six assists. The Thunder got 42 points off the bench. They limited Chicago to 41% along with 29% from three. Cleveland is 1-0 with their 114-113 road win at Brooklyn Nets. The Cavs shot 47% with 40% from three. Max Strus had 27 points and 12 rebounds. Donovan Mitchell contributed 27 points and six assists. They allowed 50% shooting to the Nets with 33% from three and forced 17 turnovers. OKC is getting contributions from their bench. Injury issues for the Cavaliers are a concern here. Play Oklahoma City +3.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Raptors at Bulls—Koloko out for Toronto. Chicago has a clean injury report. Toronto is 1-0 with their 97-94 home victory to Minnesota Timberwolves. The Raptors hit 40% from the floor with 40% from three. Dennis Schroder had 22 points and seven assists. OG Anunoby scored 20 points and six boards. They held Minnesota to 34% shooting with 26% from three. Chicago fell to 0-1 with their 124-104 home defeat to Oklahoma City Thunder. The Bulls shot just 41% with 29% from three. DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and five rebounds. Zach LaVine contributed with 16 and four rebounds. They allowed 55% shooting to the Thunder with 49% from three. Toronto playing the better defense and got good three-point shooting in their opener. Play Toronto +2.5.
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Rockets at Spurs—Landale, Oladipo and Eason out for Houston. Graham out for San Antonio. Houston fell to 0-1 with their 116-86 road defeat at Orlando. The Rockets shot 41% with 35% from three plus committed 18 turnovers. Fred VanVleet hit 5 of 13 with fourteen points. Dillon Brooks also contributed 14 with four boards. They allowed 48% shooting to the Magic with 26% from three. San Antonio is 0-1 with their 126-119 home defeat to Dallas Mavericks. Spurs hit 52% from the floor with 31% from three and nineteen turnovers. Devin Vassell had 23 points and five rebounds. Keldon Johnson chipped in with 17 points and nine rebounds. They allowed 47% shooting to the Mavericks with 32% from three. Concern laying points with the Spurs based on their defense and turnovers. I would like the coaching upgrade for the Rockets and the improvement they will show with their veteran acquisitions. Play Houston +2.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Nets at Mavericks—Claxton and Whitehead are out for Brooklyn. Dallas has a clean injury report. Brooklyn drops to 0-1 with their 114-113 home defeat to Cleveland Cavaliers. The Nets shot 50% from the floor with 33% from three and 17 turnovers. Cam Thomas off the bench had 36 points and three rebounds. Mikal Bridges chipped in with 20 points and six boards. They allowed 47% shooting to the Cavs with 40% from three. Dallas is 1-0 with their 126-119 road win at San Antonio Spurs. The Mavs shot 47% with 32% from three. Luca Doncic had 33 points, 13 rebounds and 10 rebounds. Kyrie Irving contributed 22 points and six assists. They gave up 52% shooting to the Spurs with 31% from three and forced 19 turnovers. Nets three point shooting a concern with this high total as well as their low volume. Play Brooklyn and Dallas under 230.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Clippers at Jazz—Boston, Mann and Primo out for Los Angeles. Utah has a clean injury report. Los Angeles is 1-0 with their 123-111 home victory to Portland Trailblazers. Los Angeles shot 52% with 47% from three and 17 turnovers. Paul George had 27 points with six assists. Kawhi Leonard contributed 23 points and six assists. They allowed 47% shooting to the Trailblazers with 31% from three. Utah fell to 0-1 with their 130-114 home defeat to Sacramento Kings. The Jazz hit 45% with 32% from three. Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points with six assists. Lauri Markkanen had 19 with ten boards. Utah allowed 46% shooting with 37% from three. Los Angeles is an efficient offensive team with Leonard and George on the court together. It also makes the supporting cast better. Jazz defense from three a concern. Utah played fast in the opener. Play Los Angeles and Utah over 228.
Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Magic at Trailblazers—Kevon Harris out for Orlando. Wainwright out for Portland with Simons probable. Orlando is 1-0 after their 116-86 home victory to Houston Rockets. The Magic converted 48% with 26% from three. They limited the Rockets to 41% shooting along with 35% from beyond the arc and forced 18 turnovers. Cole Anthony off the bench had 20 points and eight rebounds. Franz Wagner contributed 19 points and four boards. Portland fell to 0-1 with their 123-111 road defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Trailblazers hit 47% with 31% from three and 17 turnovers. Malcolm Brogdon off the bench scored 20 points with five assists. Anfernee Simons chipped in with 18 points and six rebounds. They allowed 52% shooting to Los Angeles with 47% from three-point range. Magic three point shooting an issue. Portland has a talented backcourt and adds Ayton at the center position. It is a Trailblazers home opener and a tough place to play for an opponent. Play Portland +3.
Golden St Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 10/27/2023
Warriors at Kings—Green is out for Golden St. Lyles and Slawson out for the Kings. Golden St fell to 0-1 with their 108-104 home defeat to the Phoenix Suns. They shot 36% with 23% from three. Steph Curry had 27 points with five rebounds. Klay Thompson scored fifteen points with seven rebounds. They allowed 44% shooting to the Suns with 33% from three and forced nineteen turnovers. Sacramento is 1-0 with their 130-114 road win at Utah. The Kings shot 46% with 37% from three. Harrison Barnes scored 33 points with four rebounds. Domantas Sabonis scored 22 with twelve boards. They held the Jazz to 45% shooting along with 32% from three-point range. Don’t like taking overs with Chris Paul on the court. He was brought in to help the Warriors improve their road play. Paul slows down the game. Play Golden St and Sacramento under 238.