Free NBA Picks For Today 11/17/2023
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Bucks at Hornets—Crowder and Livingston are out for Milwaukee. Giannis and Beauchamp are probable. Bouknight, Martin, Ntilikina and Rozier are out for Charlotte. Hayward and Miller are questionable. Milwaukee improved to 7-4 with their 128-112 road victory to Toronto. The Bucks shot 52% with 51% from three. Damian Lillard scored 37 points with 13 assists. Malik Beasley contributed 30 points with four rebounds. They allowed Toronto 40% shooting with 27% from three. Charlotte is 3-7 after their 111-105 home defeat to Miami Heat. The Hornets shot 44% with 47% from three and eighteen turnovers. PJ Washington scored 32 points with six rebounds. LaMelo Ball contributed 28 points and 11 assists. They allowed 48% shooting to the Heat with 26% from three. Milwaukee has been defending poorly on the road by allowing 47% shooting and 121 points per game failing to cover four of five. The Bucks sit 26th in road defensive efficiency by allowing 121.2 points per 100 possessions and a -3.7 net rating. Past five games the Hornets are shooting 47.5%. Play Charlotte +7.5.
New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Knicks at Wizards—Barrett and Grimes are questionable for New York. Wright is out for Washington. New York improved to 6-5 with their 116-114 road victory at Atlanta. The Knicks shot 48% with 47% from three. Julious Randle had 29 points and ten rebounds. Jalen Brunson chipped in with 24 points and eight assists. New York allowed 55% shooting to Atlanta with 39% from three. Washington fell to 2-9 with their 130-117 home defeat to the Dallas Mavericks. The Wizards made 48% with 33% from three. Kyle Kuzma had 22 points with six rebounds. Jordan Poole contributed 16 points and five rebounds. Washington allowed 52% shooting to the Mavs with 40% from three. Washington is allowing 49.6% shooting. They sit 27th in defensive efficiency by allowing 117.4 points per 100 possessions. They play at the fastest pace in the league. New York is averaging nearly 113 points per 100 possessions and making 37.2% from three. Past five games the Knicks are shooting 47.3% and allowing 59.9% shooting. Play New York and Washington over 227.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
76ers at Hawks—Batum and Oubre are out for Philadelphia with Embiid questionable. Bufkin and Gueye are out for Atlanta. Philadelphia is 8-3 following their 117-107 home defeat to the Boston Celtics. The 76ers made 46% with 37% from three. Joel Embiid scored 20 points with nine rebounds. Tyrese Maxey contributed 20 points and four assists. Philadelphia allowed 48% shooting to the Celtics with 36% from three. Atlanta falls to 6-5 after their 116-114 home defeat to the New York Knicks. The Hawks hit 55% with 39% from three. Bogan Bogdanovic scored 28 points with three assists off the bench. Jalen Johnson scored 18 points and five rebounds. They allowed 48% shooting to the Knicks with 47% from three. Philadelphia is a good defensive team sitting 11th in defensive efficiency by allowing 111.4 points per 100 possessions The Hawks over their past five games are shooting 46.6%. Play Philadelphia and Atlanta under 237.
Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Pistons at Cavaliers—Bogdanovic, Duren, Harris, Livers and Morris are out for Detroit. Bagley is questionable. Jerome, Okoro and Rubio are out for Cleveland. Garland and Mitchell are questionable. Detroit fell to 2-10 with their 126-120 home defeat to Atlanta. The Pistons shot 52% with 34% from three and 17 turnovers. Marvin Bagley scored 22 points with 11 rebounds. Ausar Thompson chipped in with 21 points and eight rebounds. Detroit allowed 52% shooting to the Hawks with 36% from three. Cleveland improved to 5-6 with their 109-95 road defeat to Portland. The Cavs shot 56% with 30% from three and 17 turnovers. Donovan Mitchell scored 34 points with six rebounds. Evan Mobley had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Cleveland held Portland to 37% shooting with 34% from three. Detroit has struggled to shoot on the road making 44.8% and sitting 19th in road offensive efficiency. Cleveland has gone under in three of four at home with struggles shooting the basketball at 43.2% but defending holding opponents to 43.8%. Cleveland is 29th in home defensive efficiency. Play Detroit and Cleveland under 220.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Celtics at Raptors—Brown and Porzingis are questionable for Boston. Horford is probable. Koloko is out with Anunoby doubtful for Toronto. Trent is probable. Boston improved to 9-2 with their 117-107 road win at Philadelphia. The Celtics shot 48% with 36% from three. Jayson Tatum scored 29 points with eight rebounds. Derrick White contributed 27 points with five assists. Boston allowed 46% shooting to the 76ers with 37% from three. Toronto drops to 5-6 after their 128-112 home defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors shot 40% with 27% from three. Scottie Barnes posted 29 points with nine rebounds. Jakob Poeltl chipped in with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Toronto allowed 52% shooting to the Bucks with 51% from three. Toronto at home holding opponents to 45.9%. On the road the Celtics shoot 45.4% sitting 11th in road offensive efficiency and a .500 spread record away from home. Play Toronto +7.
Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Kings at Spurs—Len and Lyles are out for Sacramento. Vassell out with Jones doubtful for San Antonio. Johson and Mamukelashvili are probable. Sacramento improved to 6-4 with their 125-110 road win at Los Angeles Lakers. The King shot 50% with 36% from three. Domantas Sabonis scored 29 points with sixteen rebounds. De’Aaron Fox had 28 points and five rebounds. Sacramento allowed Los Angeles 51% shooting along with 38% from three and 23 turnovers. San Antonio fell to 3-8 following their 123-87 road defeat to Oklahoma City. The Spurs shot 39% with 30% from three and 24 turnovers. Zach Collins put up 13 points with eight rebounds. Julian Champagnie contributed 13 points and three assists. San Antonio allowed 52% shooting to the Thunder with 38% from three. With the return of Fox to the lineup for Sacramento the Kings are averaging 125.4 points per 100 possessions and playing at a fast pace. Past five games both teams in poor defensive form with each team allowing over or near 50%. Spurs in this span allowed 127.2 points per game. Play Sacramento and San Antonio over 237.5.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Magic at Bulls—Carter and Fultz are out for Orlando. Terry is out with DeRozan questionable for Chicago. Caruso is probable. Orlando improved to 6-5 with their 96-94 road win at Chicago. The Magic hit 39% from the floor with 29% from three. Paolo Banchero had 17 points with nine rebounds. Goga Bitadze scored 15 points with 11 rebounds. Chicago shot 40% with 27% from three and nineteen rebounds. Zach LaVine scored 19 points with six rebounds. Nikola Vucevic contributed 17 with nine rebounds. Orlando is defending well limiting opponents to 107 points per 100 possessions. Bulls surrendered 112.8 points per 100 possessions with a -3.7 net rating. DeRozan status the concern here. Chicago is poor at defending threes allowing nearly 37%. Play Orlando +2.
Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Nuggets at Pelicans—Cancar and Murray are out for Denver. McCollom, Murphy and Nance are out in New Orleans. Alvarado is doubtful. Denver improved to 9-2 with their 111-108 home victory to Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets made 53% with 35% from three. Nikola Jokic had 32 points with sixteen rebounds. Aaron Gordon chipped in with 20 points and five assists. Denver allowed 43% shooting to the Clippers with 45% from three. New Orleans is 5-6 with their 131-110 home victory to Dallas Mavericks. The Pelicans made 52% with 37% from three. Brandon Ingram scored 25 points with nine rebounds. Jordan Hawkins had 25 points and six boards. New Orleans allowed 42% shooting to the Mavs with 33% from three. The Nuggets point production lower considerably on the road. Pelicans at home holding teams to 45.5% shooting. Denver plays at the fourth slowest pace on the road and is 15th in road offensive efficiency. Play New Orleans +5.5.
Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Suns at Jazz—Lee is out for Phoenix. Eubanks, Booker and Beal are probable for Phoenix. Kessler is out for Utah. Phoenix improved to 5-6 with their 133-115 home victory to Minnesota. The Suns shot 60% with 55% from three. Kevin Durant scored 31 points with six assists. Devin Booker in his return poured in 31 points with five assists. Phoenix allowed 46% shooting to the Timberwolves with 19% from three. Utah is 4-7 after their 115-99 home victory to Portland. The Jazz made 46% with 30% from three. Jordan Clarkson scored 30 points with three assists. Lauri Markkanen chipped in with 21 points and nine rebounds. Utah allowed 42% shooting to the Trailblazers with 31% from three and 17 turnovers. Phoenix got their guys back and put up 133 at home to Phoenix. Utah is 26th in defensive efficiency by allowing 117.2 points per 100 possessions and play at the seventh fastest pace. Past five games Utah allowing 121.4 points and 49.1% shooting. Play Phoenix and Utah over 237.5.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Lakers at Trailblazers—Vanderbilt and Vincent are out for Los Angeles. James is questionable with Davis probable. Simons, Henderson and Brogdon are out in Portland. Los Angeles fell to 6-6 with their 125-110 home defeat on a back-to-back to the Sacramento Kings. The Lakers hit 51% with 38% from three and 23 turnovers. LeBron James scored 28 points and a Triple Double. D’Angelo Russell contributed 28 points with five assists. They allowed 50% shooting to the Kings with 36% from three. Portland drops to 3-8 after their 109-95 home defeat to Cleveland Cavaliers. The Trailblazers made 37% with 34% from three. Jerami Grant had 17 points with three rebounds. Skylar Mays posted 13 points and four assists. Portland allowed 56% shooting to the Cavs with 30% from three. The Lakers on the road allowing 121 points and 48.5% shooting. The Trailblazers at home are allowing 50.1% shooting. Past five games the Lakers are shooting 50% and putting up 115.2 points. Play Los Angeles and Portland over 223.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 11/17/2023
Rockets at Clippers—Oladipo and Thompson are out for Houston. Boston and Plumlee are out for Los Angeles. Houston improved to 6-3 with their 107-104 home victory to Denver Nuggets. The Rockets converted 43% with 31% from three. Fred VanVleet scored 26 points with four assists. Alperen Sengun scored 23 points with eight rebounds. Houston held Denver to 46% shooting along with 28% from three. Los Angeles drops to 3-7 with their 111-108 road defeat at Denver. The Clippers shot 43% with 45% from three. Paul George had 35 points with seven rebounds. James Harden scored 21 points and four assists. LAC allowed 53% shooting to the Nuggets with 35% from three. The Clippers still looking for their first win with Harden in the lineup. Past five games the Rockets are allowing 43.4% shooting and tops in defensive efficiency. The Clippers in this period is 26th in offensive efficiency and 25th on the defensive side. Play Houston +7.5.