Free NBA Picks For Today 10/31/2023
New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 10/31/2023
Knicks at Cavaliers—New York has a clean injury report. Allen, Garland, Jerome and Rubio are out for Cleveland with Mitchell questionable. New York fell to 1-2 with their 96-87 road defeat at New Orleans. The Knicks shot 37% with 19% from three and eighteen turnovers. RJ Barrett had 18 points and three rebounds. Jalen Brunson contributed 14 points and five assists. They allowed 46% shooting to the Pelicans with 27% from three. Cleveland is 1-2 following their 125-113 home defeat to the Indiana Pacers. The Cavs shot 43% with 39% from three. Evan Mobley had 33 points with fourteen rebounds. Max Strus contributed with 21 points and 11 rebounds. They allowed 49% shooting to the Pacers with 39% from three. New York is shooting poorly hitting 40.4% and only 66.7% at the free throw line. The Knicks sit 23rd in defensive efficiency by averaging 104.6 points per 100 possessions. They are allowing 47.4% shooting. The Cavaliers are averaging 109.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Cleveland +3.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 10/31/2023
Spurs at Suns—San Antonio has a clean injury report. Beal and Lee are out for Phoenix with Booker doubtful. San Antonio fell to 1-2 with their 123-83 road defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Spurs shot 38% with 33% from three and 25 turnovers. Devin Vassell had 14 points and not much else. Cedi Osman off the bench had 12 points and little else. They allowed 52% shooting to the Clippers with 38% from three. Phoenix improved to 2-1 with their 126-104 home victory to Utah Jazz. The Suns shot 53% with 27% from three. Kevin Durant had 26 points with seven assists. Eric Gordon contributed 21 and four assists. They held the Jazz to 44% shooting with 32% from three and forced 18 turnovers. Booker and Beal missed the game. Phoenix has depth and has shown to win by margin without Beal and Booker in the lineup. Suns top field goal defensive team by allowing 40.6% and top in three-point defense by giving up 24.8% from three. San Antonio a young team and struggling on the defensive end by allowing 50.3% shooting. The Spurs are 27th in defensive efficiency by allowing 115.6 points per 100 possessions with a -13.7 net rating. Suns second in defensive efficiency by allowing 100.7 points per 100 possessions and a +6.5 net rating. Play Phoenix -7.
Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 10/31/2023
Magic at Clippers—Orlando has a clean injury report. Boston, Mann and Primo out for Los Angeles. Tucker, Harden and Petrusev are doubtful. Powell and Zubac are questionable. Orlando is 2-1 with their 106-103 road defeat to the Orlando Magic. The Magic shot 40% with 40% from three. Franz Wagner had 16 points and eight rebounds. Gary Harris off the bench contributed with 17 points and three assists. They allowed 50% shooting to Los Angeles with 30% from three. LA Clippers improved to 2-1 with their 123-83 home victory to San Antonio Spurs. The Clips shot 52% with 38% from three. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and four assists. Paul George contributed 19 and five assists. They allowed 38% shooting to the Spurs with 33% from three and forced 25 turnovers. Key contributors off the bench for the Clippers figures to be Powell if healthy, Hyland, Plumlee and Kobe Brown. Los Angeles is defending well allowing 43.1% shooting and 34.9% from three. Orlando is struggling from three hitting only 33%. Orlando is tops in defensive efficiency by allowing 99.7 points per 100 possessions. The Clippers sit fifth in defensive efficiency giving up 103.6 points per 100 possessions. Play Orlando and Los Angeles under 219.5.