Free NBA Picks For Today 10/28/2023
Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2023
Bulls at Pistons—Chicago has a clean injury report. Bogdanovic, Livers and Morris are out in Detroit. Chicago improved to 1-1 with their 104-103 home overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors. The Bulls shot just 37% with 21% from three. DeMar DeRozan had 33 points on 11 of 22 shooting in 41 minutes. Cody White in 40 minutes scored 17 points. They allowed 47% shooting to the Raptors with 25% from three and forced 21 turnovers. Bulls blew an early 19-point lead. Detroit is 1-1 after their 111-99 road win at Charlotte Hornets. Detroit shot 46% with 34% from three. They survived 23 turnovers. Isaiah Stewart led the starters with 15 points. Alec Burks off the bench had 24 points. They held the Hornets to 38% shooting with 7 of 28 from three-point range. Pistons got 58 bench points. Chicago is struggling shooting the basketball at 41.5% from the floor. Detroit is defending well. Bulls sit 27th in offensive efficiency averaging 100 points per 100 possessions with a -8.6 net rating. The Pistons have a +5.4 net rating. Play Detroit +1.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2023
Grizzlies at Wizards—Morant, Kennard, Clarke and Aldama are out for Memphis. Davis and Shamet out for Washington. Memphis fell to 0-2 with their 108-104 home defeat to Denver Nuggets. Memphis shot 44% with 30% from three and 21 turnovers. Marcus Smart had 20 points with Jarren Jackson contributing with 21 points. They allowed 47% shooting to the Nuggets with 38% from three-point range. Washington is 0-1 with their 143-120 defeat on Wednesday to the Indiana Pacers. The Wizards shot 46% with 38% from three. Kyle Kuzma had 25 points with very little else. Jordan Poole contributed with 18 points and five assists. They gave up 52% shooting to the Pacers with 47% from three-point range. Two-day rest advantage for the Wizards. They played at the fastest pace in their opener and with this huge rest edge would expect Washington to play fast here. The Wizards are not going to defend well. Play Memphis and Washington over 227.5.
New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2023
Knicks at Pelicans—New York has a clean injury report. Alvarado, Marshall, and Murphy out for New Orleans. New York improved to 1-1 with their 126-120 road win against the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks shot 48% with 45% from three. Jalen Brunson had 31 points. RJ Barrett contributed 26 and six assists. They allowed 48% shooting to the Hawks with 38% from three. New Orleans is 1-0 after their 111-104 road victory on Wednesday to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pelicans converted 47% from the floor with 44% from three and survived 21 turnovers. C.J. McCollum had 24 points with six assists. Zion chipped in with 23 points and seven boards. They allowed 42% shooting to the Grizzlies with 28% from three. New Orleans is efficient with Zion, Ingram, and McCollum on the court together. They played at a fast pace in the opener and expected the Pelicans to run here with a two-day rest advantage and New York on a back-to-back. Play New York and New Orleans over 225.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2023
Pacers at Cavaliers—Tyresse Haliburton is questionable for Indiana. Rubio is out with Garland and Allen questionable. Indiana is 1-0 with their 143-120 home victory on Wednesday to the Washington Wizards. The Pacers shot 52% with 47% from three. Bruce Brown had 24 points. Tyrese Haliburton contributed with 20 points and eleven rebounds. They allowed 46% shooting to Washington with 38% from three. Cleveland fell to 1-1 with their 108-105 home defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Cavaliers shot only 41% with 27% from three. Donovan Mitchell had 43 points and eight rebounds. Caris LeVert off the bench had 17 points. They allowed 46% shooting to the Thunder with 50% from three. Pacer’s defense and Haliburton illness the concern on the road here. No travel back-to-back spot for the Cavs. Garland could return for the back end of the back-to-back. Play Cleveland -3.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2023
76ers at Raptors—Harden out for Philadelphia. Anunoby and Koloko questionable for Toronto. Philadelphia fell to 0-1 with their 118-117 road defeat at Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. The 76ers hit 51% with 46% from three. Tyrese Maxey had 31 points with eight assists. Kelly Oubre off the bench scored 27 with four boards. They allowed 51% shooting to the Bucks with 37% from three. Toronto is 1-1 after their 104-103 road defeat on Friday in overtime to the Chicago Bulls. The Raptors shot 47% with 25% from three and 21 turnovers. Scottie Barnes scored 22 points, ten rebounds and ten assists. Pascal Siakam chipped in with 18 and eight boards. They limited the Bulls to 37% shooting along with 21% from three. In their home opener the Raptors got past a healthy Minnesota team 97-94. Toronto sits tops in defensive efficient holding teams to 94.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Toronto +3.5.
Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2023
Heat at Timberwolves—Highsmith out for Miami. Richardson and Martin are questionable. Clark is out in Minnesota with McDaniels doubtful. Miami is 1-1 after their 119-111 road defeat to the Boston Celtics. Miami shot 43% with 48% from three. Tyler Herro had 28 points and six assists. Bam Adebayo contributed 27 points and seven boards. They allowed 47% shooting to the Celtics with 41% from three. Minnesota is 0-1 with their 97-94 road defeat on Wednesday to the Toronto Raptors. The Timberwolves shot 34% with 26% from three. Anthony Edwards had 26 points with fourteen rebounds. Karl Anthony Towns chipped in with nineteen points and ten boards. They allowed 40% shooting to the Raptors with 40% from three. Two-day rest advantage for the Timberwolves. Towns, Edwards, and Gobert healthy and rested. Play Minnesota -4.5.
Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 10/28/2023
Jazz at Suns—Utah has a clean injury report. Lee and Beal are out for Phoenix. Booker is doubtful. Utah improved to 1-1 with their 120-118 home victory to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Jazz shot 44% with 39% from three. Lauri Markkanen scored 35 points with 12 rebounds. Kelly Olynyk off the bench had 15 points. They allowed 53% shooting to the Clippers with 40% from three-point range. Phoenix is 1-1 after their 100-95 road defeat on Friday to the LA Lakers. The Suns got outscored 28-11 in the final quarter. They shot 42% with 29% from three and committed 20 turnovers. Kevin Durant had 39 points and 11 rebounds. Eric Gordon contributed with 15 points. They held LAL to 43% shooting with 5 of 29 from three-point range. Booker and Beal missed the game. Utah is 29th in defensive efficiency allowing 121 points per 100 possessions while scoring 114.1 per 100. The Suns are playing at a fast pace now that Paul has moved to Golden St. Play Utah and Phoenix over 221.5.