Free NBA Picks For Today 11/18/2023
New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2023
Knicks at Hornets—Barrett and Grimes are questionable for New York. Martin out with Ntilikina out for Charlotte. Rozier and bouknigh are questionable. New York improved to 7-5 with their 120-99 road victory to Washington. The Knicks shot 49% with 42% from three. Jalen Brunson scored 32 points with seven assists. Immanuel Quickley off the bench scored 27 points with six rebounds. New York allowed 45% shooting to the Wizards with 31% from three. Charlotte fell to 3-8 with their 130-99 home defeat to Milwaukee. The Hornets hit 41% with 23% from three. LaMelo Ball had 37 points with five assists. Miles Bridges off the bench scored 17 points with five rebounds. They allowed 55% shooting to the Bucks with 49% from three. Both teams are on back to backs. New York on the road is shooting only 43.9%. They have lost both back-to-back games this season. New York is 29th in the league from the free throw line. Play Charlotte +7.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2023
Timberwolves at Pelicans—Clark and McLaughlin are out for Minnesota. McCollum, Murphy and Nance are out for New Orleans. Alvarado is questionable. Minnesota fell to 8-3 with their 133-115 road defeat to the Phoenix Suns on a back-to-back and third game in four nights. Minnesota shot 46% with 19% from three. Karl Anthony Towns scored 25 points with seven rebounds. Michael Conley contributed 14 points and three rebounds. Minnesota allowed Phoenix 60% shooting with 55% from three. New Orleans improved to 6-6 with their 115-110 home victory to Denver Nuggets on Friday. The Pelicans shot 52% with 52% from three. Zion scored 26 points with six assists. Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points with eight rebounds. New Orleans allowed 49% shooting to the Nuggets with 25% from three. Minnesota on the road shooting 45.5% and allowing 46.9%. The Timberwolves are 19th in defensive efficiency on the road by allowing 114.5 points per 100 possessions with a -4.3 net rating. The Pelicans have shot well on this home stand and averaged 118.2 points per 100 possessions with a +4.8 net rating. Play New Orleans +7.
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2023
Heat at Bulls—Hampton and Herro are out for Miami. Terry is out with Caruso is probable for Chicago. Miami improved to 8-4 with their 122-115 home victory to Brooklyn. The Heat shot 52% with 43% from three. Jimmy Butler scored 36 points with five rebounds. Duncan Robinson contributed 26 points with not much else. They allowed 47% shooting to the Nets with 39% from three. Chicago fell to 4-9 with their 103-97 home defeat on Friday to the Orlando Magic. The Bulls hit 44% from the floor with 34% from three. Zach LaVine scored 24 points and six rebounds. DeMar DeRozan contributed 23 points and four rebounds. Chicago allowed 48% shooting to the Magic with 32% from three. Miami on the road shooting only 45.2%. The Heat are 18th in road offensive efficiency by averaging 109.7 points per 100 possessions. Past five games Chicago holding opponents to just 43.9% shooting. Play Chicago +3.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2023
Mavericks at Bucks—Kleber is out for Dallas. Crowder out with Livingston and Beauchamp are questionable for Milwaukee. Dallas is 9-3 with their 130-117 road win at Washington. The Mavericks shot 52% with 40% from three. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points with four rebounds. Derrick Jones had 20 points with seven rebounds. Dallas allowed 48% shooting to the Wizards with 33% from three. Milwaukee sits at 8-4 following their 130-99 road win on Friday to the Charlotte Hornets. The Bucks made 55% with 49% from three. Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five assists. Malik Beasley chipped in with 20 points and three assists. Milwaukee held Charlotte to 41% shooting along with 23% from three. Dallas is strong offensively and weak defensively. They average 120.5 points per 100 possessions while allowing 116.2 points per 100 possessions. They also play at a fast pace and come in rested. Milwaukee also plays fast and good offense and bad defensive ways. The Bucks average 116.1 points per 100 possessions and allow 114.2 points per 100 possessions. Play Dallas and Milwaukee over 246.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2023
Grizzlies at Spurs—Clarke, Kennard, Morant, Smart and Tillman are out for Memphis with Rose questionable. Jones and Vassell are questionable. Memphis fell to 2-9 with their 134-107 road defeat to Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies hit 37% with 38% from three. Santi Aldama scored 24 points with five rebounds. Desmond Bane led the starters with 15 points and five rebounds. Memphis allowed 58% shooting to the Lakers with 63% from three. San Antonio fell to 3-9 after their 129-120 home defeat to Sacramento Kings. The Spurs shot 47% with 42% from three. Zach Collins scored 28 points with eight rebounds. Victor Wembanyama had 21 points with nine rebounds. San Antonio allowed 54% shooting to the Kings with 43% from three. Memphis is 30th and last shooting team in the NBA by making 42.9%. They make only 33.7% from three. The Grizzlies are last in three-point defense by 42.1%. Spurs have shot well at home hitting 48.3% and defends better on their home court. Play San Antonio +3.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/18/2023
Thunder at Warriors—Wallace is questionable for OKC. Green out and Curry questionable for Golden St. Payton is probable. Oklahoma City improved to 8-4 with their 128-109 road victory at Golden St. The Thunder shot 51% with 59% from three. Shai Gilgeous Alexander scored 24 points with seven assists. Isiah Joe off the bench had 23 points with five rebounds. Golden St shot only 41% with 34% from three. Jonathan Kuminga scored 21 points with six rebounds. Chris Paul contributed 15 points with eight assists. Golden St at home shooting only 40.8%. Oklahoma City is ninth in offensive efficiency by averaging 115 points per 100 possessions and a net rating of +5.8. Past five games Thunder holding teams to 42% shooting. Curry has been dealing with knee issues. Play Oklahoma City -1.