Free NBA Picks For Today 10/30/2023
Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Nets at Hornets—Claxton and Cameron Johnson are out for Brooklyn. Bridges, Cody Martin, Ntilikina and Bouknight are out for Charlotte. Brooklyn fell to 0-2 with their 125-120 road defeat to the Dallas Mavericks. The Nets shot 49% with 49% from three. Cam Thomas had 30 points and seven rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie contributed with 23 points and eight assists. They allowed 48% shooting to the Mavericks with 42% from three. Charlotte fell to 1-1 with their 111-99 home defeat to Detroit Pistons. The Hornets shot 38% with 25% from three and committed 18 turnovers. LaMelo Ball had 20 points and nine assists. Terry Rozier contributed with 20 and three boards. The bench contributed with only 25 points. They allowed 45% shooting to the Pistons with 33% from three and forced 23 turnovers. Nets are shooting well converting 49.4% from three and 42.9% from three. But the defense has been poor for Brooklyn by surrendering 119.5 points per 100 possessions. Charlotte is playing at the second fastest pace in the league. Brooklyn is giving up 47.8% shooting along with 40.5% from three. Play Brooklyn and Charlotte over 228.5.
Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Bulls at Pacers—LaVine is probable for Chicago. Indiana has a clean injury report. Chicago is 1-2 after their 118-102 road defeat to the Detroit Pistons. The Bulls shot 42% with 39% from three. Zach LaVine had 51 points and four rebounds. DeMar DeRozan scored 20 with four assists. They allowed the Pistons 53% shooting along with 43% from three. Indiana is 2-0 following their 125-113 road victory to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers hit 49% with 39% from three. Tyrese Haliburton had 21 points and 13 assists. Aaron Nesmith off the bench contributed with 26 points and nine rebounds. They allowed 43% shooting to the Cavaliers with 39% from three. Chicago is shooting only 40.2% from the field sitting last in the league. They are making only 28.4% from the three. Indiana has been defending the three-point line effectively by allowing 27.5% from three. Chicago is playing at the third slowest pace in the league. Play Chicago and Indiana under 227.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Celtics at Wizards—Boston has a clean injury report. Shamet out for Washington and Gafford is questionable. Boston is 2-0 with their 119-111 home victory to Miami Heat. The Celtics shot 47% with 41% from three. Derrick White had 28 points with six rebounds. Jayson Tatum chipped in with 22 points and five rebounds. The Bench had only eight points. They allowed 43% shooting to the Heat with 48% from three. Washington is 1-1 following their 113-106 home victory to Memphis Grizzlies. The Wizards hit 43% with 35% from three. Jordan Poole had 27 points and four rebounds. Corey Kispert off the bench chipped in with 22 and three boards. They allowed 43% shooting to the Grizzlies with 40% from three. Boston is shooting only 35.9% and have issues with three-point defense by allowing 45.9% which is last in the NBA. The Wizards are playing at the fastest pace in the league and have been strong on the defensive glass. Celtics bench in question. Play Washington +10.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Timberwolves at Hawks—Clark out and McDaniels questionable for Minnesota. Wes Matthew out for Atlanta. Minnesota improved to 1-1 with their 106-90 home victory to the Miami Heat. The Timberwolves shot 51% with 35% from three. Anthony Edwards led the starters with 19 points and seven assists. Naz Reid off the bench led the team with 25 points and eight boards. They held the Heat to 40% shooting along with 32% from three. Butler, Love and Martin sat for Miami. Atlanta improved to 1-1 with their 127-110 road win on Sunday to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Hawks shot 51% with 41% from three. Trae Young had 20 points and 11 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 17 points and six assists. They allowed 45% shooting to the Bucks with 36% from three and forced 23 turnovers. Minnesota shooting only 41.9% and just 30.8% from three. Hawks hitting only 32.7% from three and in a back-to-back spot here. Timberwolves holding opponents to just 40.1% shooting and sit second in defensive efficiency by allowing 94 points per 100 possessions. Play Minnesota and Atlanta under 233.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Trailblazers at Raptors—Simons out for Portland with Wainwright questionable. Koloko out, Achiuwa doubtful and Anunoby questionable for Toronto. Portland fell to 0-3 with their 126-98 road defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. The Trailblazers shot 38% with 23% from three. They allowed 49% shooting to the 76ers with 39% from three. Shaedon Sharpe had 20 points and five rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon off the bench had 18 points and five assists. Toronto fell to 1-2 with their 114-107 home defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Raptors shot 44% with 53% from three. Scottie Barnes had 24 points and eight rebounds. Gary Trent had 17 points. They allowed 50% shooting to the 76ers with 36% from three. OG Anunoby missed the game. Back-to-back for Portland. They are a poor shooting team hitting 41.8% with 27.4% from three. Toronto is a defensive minded team holding opponents to 40% shooting with 26.5% from three. Toronto is fifth in defensive efficiency and 25th on the offensive side. Portland is 27th in offensive efficiency by scoring 102.7 points per 100 possessions. Play Portland Toronto under 216.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Mavericks at Grizzlies—Dallas has a clean injury report. Morant, Kennard, Clarke and Aldama are out for Memphis. Dallas is 2-0 with their 125-120 home victory to the Brooklyn Nets. The Mavericks shot 48% with 42% from three. Luka Doncic had 49 points and ten rebounds. Kyrie Irving contributed with 17 and seven boards. They allowed 49% shooting to the Nets with 49% from three. Memphis is 0-3 with their 113-106 road defeat to the Washington Wizards. The Grizzlies shot 43% with 40% from three. Desmond Bane scored 26 points with five assists. Jaren Jackson Jr. contributed with 16 points and five rebounds. They allowed 43% shooting to the Wizards with 35% from three. Dallas is struggling defensively by allowing 50.3% with 41% from three. The Grizzlies are holding teams to 45.5% shooting from the floor and sit in the top half of the NBA in defensive efficiency by allowing 107.1 points per 100 possessions. Dallas allows 114.4 points per 100 possessions. Play Memphis +2.5.
Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Heat at Bucks—Highsmith out with Richardson and Martin doubtful. Love is probable. Middleton is probable for Milwaukee. Miami fell to 1-2 with their 106-90 road defeat in Minnesota. The Heat shot 40% with 32% from three. Tyler Herro had 22 points with five rebounds. Bam Adebayo off the bench scored 19 with three boards. They allowed 51% shooting to the Timberwolves with 35% from three. It was a back-to-back spot for Miami, so they rested Butler, Love and Martin. Milwaukee is 1-1 after their 127-110 home defeat to the Atlanta Hawks. The Bucks shot 45% with 36% from three and committed 23 turnovers. Giannis had 26 points with 11 rebounds. Malik Beasley contributed with 18 points and four rebounds. They allowed 51% shooting to the Hawks with 41% from three. Miami is shooting only 41% and are playing at a slow pace. They are averaging only 104.1 points per 100 possessions. Play Miami and Milwaukee under 224.
Golden St Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Warriors at Pelicans—Golden St has a clean injury report. Alvarado, Marshall, and Murphy out for New Orleans. Golden St improved to 2-1 with their 106-95 road win at Houston Rockets. The Warriors shot 43% with 40% from three. Steph Curry led the team with 24 points and seven rebounds. Klay Thompson contributed 19 and four rebounds. They held the Rockets to 38% shooting along with 27% from three. New Orleans improved to 2-0 with their 96-87 home victory to the New York Knicks. The Pelicans hit 46% with 27% from three. Zion had 24 points and five rebounds. Brandon Ingram chipped in with 26 points and seven rebounds. They held the Knicks to 37% shooting, 19% from three and forced 18 turnovers. The Pelicans are hitting only 35.4% of the three. Golden St is defending well limiting opponents to 41.9% with 35.3% from three. The Pelicans are 27th in offensive efficiency by scoring only 101.5 points per 100 possessions. Warriors are holding opponents to only 105.7 points per 100 possessions. It is a back-to-back but an early one here for the Warriors. Play Golden St +4.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Pistons at Thunder—Bogdanovic, Livers and Morris are out for Detroit with Wiseman probable. Jaylin Williams out for OKC with Kenrick Williams questionable. Detroit improved to 2-1 with their 118-102 home victory to the Chicago Bulls. The Pistons shot 52% with 43% from three. Cade Cunningham had 25 points with ten assists. Jalen Duren contributed 23 points and fifteen rebounds. They held the Bulls to 42% shooting with 39% from three. Oklahoma City fell to 2-1 after their 128-95 home defeat to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Thunder shot 41% with 19% from three. Chet Holmgren led the team with 19 points and four rebounds. Jalen Williams had 13 with four assists. SGA was way off his game doing 2 of 16 from the field. They allowed 60% shooting to the Nuggets with 41% from three. Detroit is shooting well at 47.4% with 36.7% from three. OKC are giving up 47.4% shooting. They are shooting well converting 47.1% with 39.2% from three. The Pistons are 11th in offensive efficiency by averaging 111.8 points per 100 possessions. Play Detroit and Oklahoma City over 225.
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Jazz at Nuggets—Agbaji out for Utah. Cancar out and Huff questionable for Denver. Utah is 1-2 after their 126-104 road defeat to the Phoenix Suns. The Jazz shot 44% with 32% from three and eighteen turnovers. Lauri Markkanen had 19 points and three boards. Colin Sexton off the bench had 14 points and six assists. They allowed 53% shooting to the Suns with 27% from three. Denver improved to 3-0 with their 128-95 road win on Sunday to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nuggets shot 60% with 41% from three. Nikola Jokic had 28 points and fourteen rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. contributed with 20 and nine boards. They held the Thunder to 41% shooting along with 19% from three. Denver is the top shooting team in the NBA hitting 53.2%. They are making 39.8% from three. Utah defensively is giving up 50.4% shooting. The Nuggets are second in offensive efficiency by averaging 121.2 points per 100 possessions. Utah is 12th in offensive efficiency but last in defensive efficiency by giving up 122.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Utah and Denver over 227.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 10/30/2023
Magic at Lakers—Kevon Harris is questionable for Orlando. Vanderbilt out for Los Angeles. Orlando is 2-0 with their 102-97 road victory to the Portland Trailblazers. The Magic shot 46% with 32% from three. Franz Wagner had 23 points and five rebounds. Mortiz Wagner off the bench scored 17 with nine rebounds. They held Portland to 40% shooting with 28% from three. Los Angeles fell to 1-2 with their 132-127 road defeat at Sacramento in overtime. The Lakers shot 44% with 33% from three. Anthony Davis had 30 points and sixteen rebounds. LeBron James contributed 27 points and fifteen rebounds. Davis played 42 minutes and James 39. They allowed 47% shooting to the Kings with 35% from three. A back-to-back for Los Angeles after an overtime loss at Sacramento. Davis and James minutes played on Sunday the massive concern against a rested Magic team. Orlando is third in defensive efficiency by allowing 95.8 points per 100 possessions while scoring 113.5 per 100. Los Angeles a -4.2 net rating on the season by shooting only 29.1% from three. Play Orlando +2.