Free NBA Picks For Today 11/15/2023
Dallas Mavericks vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2023
Mavericks at Wizards—Kleber is out for Dallas with Wright out for Washington. Dallas fell to 8-3 with their 131-110 road defeat to New Orleans Pelicans. Dallas shot 42% with 33% from three and 20 turnovers. Kyrie Irving scored 17 points with six assists. Luka Doncic contributed 16 points and two rebounds. They allowed 52% shooting to the Pelicans with 37% from three. Washington fell to 2-8 with their 111-107 road defeat to Toronto. The Wizards shot 51% with 46% from three and 22 turnovers. Kyle Kuzma scored 34 points with three rebounds. Jordan Poole chipped in with 14 points and six assists. They allowed 50% shooting to the Raptors with 20% from three. Washington blew a 23-point third quarter lead. The Wizards have a rest advantage in this game and play at the fastest pace which is an advantage in this spot. Dallas is a poor defensive team allowing 49.5% shooting with 36.6% from three. The Mavericks are 25th in defensive efficiency by allowing 116.6 points per 100 possessions. Washington does defend better at home allowing 46.2% shooting. Play Washington +6.
New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2023
Knicks at Hawks—RJ Barrett is questionable for New York. Young is questionable with Bufkin and Gueye out for Atlanta. New York fell to 5-5 with their 114-98 road defeat to the Boston Celtics. The Knicks shot 42% with 43% from three. Jalen Brunson scored 26 points with four assists. Julious Randle contributed 25 points and nine rebounds. New York allowed 51% shooting to Boston with 44% from three. Atlanta improved to 6-4 with their 126-120 road victory at Detroit. The Hawks shot 52% with 36% from three. Dejounte Murray had 32 points with ten assists. Saddiq Bey off the bench scored 19 points with four boards. They allowed 52% shooting to the Pistons with 34% from three. Young missed the Tuesday game the birth of his child on Monday so he could return here. The Knicks on the road shoot only 42% and average 105 points per game. New York is 21st in road offensive efficiency. The Hawks shoot 49.4% at home and are ninth in home offensive efficiency by averaging 116.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Atlanta +1.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2023
Celtics at 76ers—Porzingis and Queta are questionable for Boston. Oubre out and Batum questionable for Philadelphia. Boston improved to 8-2 with their 137-126 home victory to Indiana. The Celtics shot 51% with 44% from three. Jayson Tatum scored 35 points with seven assists. Jaylen Brown scored 22 points with six assists. Boston allowed 42% shooting to the Knicks with 43% from three. Philadelphia drops to 8-2 with their 132-126 home defeat to the Indiana Pacers. The 76ers shot 50% with 27% from three. Joel Embiid scored 39 points with 12 rebounds. De’Anthony Melton contributed 30 points with four boards. They allowed Indiana 52% shooting with 35% from three. Boston has rest advantage here but no travel for Philadelphia here. The 76ers a good defensive team allowing 45.7% shooting. They are shooting 48.7% from the field along with 36.4% from three. Philadelphia is fourth in offensive efficiency by averaging 119.1 points per 100 possessions. Boston on the road hits only 45.2% and averaging 110.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Philadelphia +5.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2023
Bucks at Raptors—Crowder and Livingston are out for Milwaukee with Giannis probable. Koloko out with Trent and Anunoby doubtful for Toronto. Milwaukee improved to 6-4 after their 118-109 home victory to the Chicago Bulls. The Bucks hit 47% with 32% from three. Giannis had 35 points with 11 rebounds. Bobby Portis off the bench scored 19 points with ten rebounds. Milwaukee held Chicago to 38% shooting with 33% from three. Toronto improved to 5-5 with their 111-107 home victory to Washington. The Raptors shot 50% with 20% from three. Pascal Siakam had 39 points with 11 rebounds. Scottie Barnes chipped in with 19 points and nine rebounds. Anunoby missed the game. Milwaukee has defended poorly on the road by allowing 48.9% and 123 points per game. The Bucks are 26th in road defensive efficiency by allowing 122.9 points per 100 possessions while scoring 114.7 per 100. Past three games the Raptors has seen their offense improve with 110.8 points per 100 possessions but allowing 49.7% and 114 points per game. The Bucks play fast. Play Milwaukee and Toronto over 228.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2023
Magic at Bulls—Carter and Fultz are out for Orlando. DeRozan and Terry are out for Chicago with Caruso questionable. Patrick Williams is probable. Orlando drops to 5-5 with their 124-104 road defeat to Brooklyn Nets. The Magic shot 44% with 35% from three. Franz Wagner scored 21 points with eight rebounds. Paolo Banchero had 19 points with six rebounds. Orlando allowed 54% shooting to the Nets with 49% from three. Chicago fell to 4-7 with their 118-109 road defeat at Milwaukee. The Bulls hit 38% with 33% from three. Nikola Vucevic scored 26 points with 12 rebounds. Zach LaVine chipped in with 20 points and eight rebounds. Chicago allowed 47% shooting to the Bucks with 32% from three. Rest advantage for Chicago. Orlando defense is heading in the wrong direction as they are allowing 49.2% shooting the past five games. On the road the Magic is allowing 113 points per game. Bulls in their past five games are allowing 115.1 points per 100 possessions. Play Orlando and Chicago over 216.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2023
Timberwolves at Suns—Clark and McLaughlin are out for Minnesota. Lee out with Booker, Gordon and Beal probable for Phoenix.
Minnesota improved to 8-2 with their 104-101 road win at Golden St. The Timberwolves shot 44% with 41% from three and nineteen turnovers. Karl Anthony Towns scored 33 points with 11 rebounds. Anthony Edwards contributed 20 points with four assists. They allowed 42% shooting to the Warriors with 33% from three and forced 19 turnovers. Curry sat with Green and Thompson ejected early. Phoenix fell to 4-6 after their 111-99 home defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Suns shot 39% with 31% from three and 17 turnovers. Kevin Durant scored 28 points with nine rebounds. Bradley Beal had 15 points and eight rebounds. Phoenix allowed 49% shooting to the Thunder with 37% from three. Back to back spot for Minnesota but they can lean defensively here as they sit top in defensive efficiency by allowing 102.1 points per 100 possessions. The Suns allow 111.1 points per 100 possessions with a -0.2 net rating. T’Wolves have a +8.3 net rating. Play Minnesota +6.
Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2023
Kings at Lakers—Len and Lyles are out for Sacramento. Vincent and Vanderbilt are out for the Lakers. Sacramento improved to 5-4 with their 132-120 home victory to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Kings shot 59% with 48% from three. De’Aaron Fox returned with 28 points and six assists. Keegan Murray scored 25 points and eight rebounds. Sacramento allowed 49% shooting to the Cavs with 46% from three. Los Angeles improved to 6-5 with their 134-107 home victory to Memphis. The Lakers shot 58% with 63% from three but eighteen turnovers. D’Angelo Russell scored 24 points with five assists. Rui Hachimura off the bench had 23 points with three boards. Los Angeles held Memphis to 37% shooting along with 38% from three. With Fox back the Kings put up 132 points on the Cavaliers by averaging 137.5 points per 100 possessions but allowing 126.3 per 100. Back-to-back for Los Angeles so would expect the Kings push the pace. Play Sacramento and Los Angeles over 235.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 11/15/2023
Cavaliers at Trailblazers—Garland, Jerome, Okoro and Rubio out for Cleveland. Brogdon, Henderson and Simons out for Portland. Cleveland fell to 4-6 with their 132-120 road defeat to the Sacramento Kings. The Cavs shot 49% with 46% from three. Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points with five assists. Caris LeVert off the bench had 21 points and three rebounds. Cleveland allowed 59% shooting to the Kings with 48% from three. Portland is 3-7 following their 115-99 road defeat in Utah. The Trailblazers shot 42% with 31% from three and 17 turnovers. Jerami Grant scored 26 points with not much else. Deandre Ayton had 22 points with ten rebounds. Portland allowed 46% shooting to the Jazz with 30% from three. Cleveland defensive form poor over the past five games by allowing 47.6% shooting and 116.9 points per 100 possessions. The Trailblazers have defended the three-point shot well this year by allowing 32.5%. The Cavs have struggled to shooting this year in the bottom third from the field and from three. Play Portland +10.5.