Free NBA Picks For Today 11/20/2023
Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2023
Celtics at Hornets—Jaylen Brown is questionable for Boston. Rozier, Richards, Ntilikina, Martin and Bouknight are out for Charlotte. Boston improved to 11-2 with their 102-100 road win at Memphis. The Celtics shot 45% with 39% from three. Kristaps Porzingis had 26 points with eight rebounds. Jayson Tatum chipped in with 20 points and nine boards. They survived 17 turnovers. Boston allowed 39% shooting to the Grizzlies with 39% from three. Charlotte fell to 3-9 with their 122-108 home defeat to New York. The Hornets shot 49% with 49% from three. Brandon Miller scored 29 points with three rebounds. LaMelo Ball chipped in with 34 points and nine assists. Charlotte allowed 51% shooting to the Knicks with 43% from three. Boston has failed to cover four of six on the road. They are thirteenth in offensive efficiency on the road. They shoot 45.4% away from home with 33.2% from three. The Hornets this season is shooting 47.2% and has rest advantage here. Play Charlotte +9.5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2023
Nuggets at Pistons—Murray and Cancar are out for Denver. Bogdanovic is out with Harris and Morris doubtful for Detroit. Duren, Hayes and Livers are questionable. Denver fell to 9-4 with their 121-109 road defeat at Cleveland. The Nuggets shot 48% with 48% from three. Michael Porter scored 21 points with six rebounds. Nikola Jokic had 18 points with ten rebounds. Denver allowed 55% shooting to the Cavs with 41% from three. Detroit fell to 2-11 with their 142-113 road defeat to Toronto on Sunday. The Pistons shot 47% with 35% from three and seventeen rebounds. Cade Cunningham scored 18 points with five rebounds. Stanley Umude off the bench had 19 points with four rebounds. Detroit allowed 54% shooting to the Pistons with 39% from three. The Nuggets scored 6.3 points fewer on the road. Detroit returns home after an embarrassment. They covered three of six. Denver is 1-5 to the spread on the road. Play Detroit +9.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2023
Bucks at Wizards—Crowder, Livingston and Crowder are out for Milwaukee. Wright out and Davis questionable for Washington. Milwaukee improved to 9-4 with their 132-125 home victory to Dallas. The Bucks shot 52% with 38% from three. Giannis scored 40 points with 15 rebounds. Damian Lillard contributed with 27 points and 12 assists. Milwaukee allowed 50% shooting to the Mavs with 34% from three. Washington drops to 2-10 with their 120-99 home defeat to New York Knicks. The Wizards hit 45% with 31% from three. Kyle Kuzma scored 19 points with five assists. Deni Avdija contributed 18 with four rebounds. Washington allowed 49% shooting to the Wizards with 42% from three. Both teams poor defensively as the Wizards allow 117.1 points per 100 possessions and the Bucks giving up 116.9 per 100. Milwaukee sits second in offensive efficiency with 119 points per 100 possessions. Washington plays at the fastest pace and the Bucks the eighth fastest pace. Play Milwaukee and Washington over 244.
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2023
Heat at Bulls—Hampton and Herro are out for Miami. Terry is doubtful with Caruso probable for Chicago. Miami fell to 8-5 after their 102-97 road defeat to Chicago Bulls. The Heat shot 43% with 33% from three. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points with three rebounds. Bam Adebayo chipped in with 24 points and ten rebounds. Chicago shot 44% with 36% from three. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points with four assists. Nikola Vucevic chipped in with 15 points and eight rebounds. The Heat over their past five games are shooting 47.1% and averaging 116.5 points per 100 possessions. There has been an uptick for the Bulls scoring wise at home. Play Miami and Chicago over 210.5.
New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2023
Knicks at Timberwolves—Fournier and Grimes are listed as questionable for New York. Clark and McLaughlin are out for Minnesota. New York improved to 8-5 with their 122-108 road victory at Charlotte. The Knicks shot 51% with 43% from three. Jalen Brunson scored 32 points with seven assists. Donte DiVencenzo contributed 25 points with three assists. New York allowed 49% shooting to the Hornets with 49% from three. Minnesota is 9-3 with their 121-120 road win at New Orleans. The Timberwolves shot 54% with 42% from three and fourteen turnovers. Karl Anthony Towns had 29 points with nine assists. Anthony Edwards contributed 23 points with four assists. Minnesota is third in defensive efficiency while the Knicks are fifth. New York plays at the slowest pace in the league and the Timberwolves play slow as well. At home Minnesota holds teams to 39.2% shooting and 96.8 points per game. Play New York and Minnesota under 213.5.
Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2023
Kings at Pelicans—Len is out for Sacramento with Lyles and Huerter questionable. McCollum, Murphy and Nance are out for New Orleans. Ryan and Alvarado are questionable. Sacramento improved to 8-4 with their 129-113 road victory in Dallas. The Kings shot 53% with 42% from three. De’Aaron Fox scored 30 points with seven assists. Keegan Murry had 17 points and four assists. Sacramento allowed 47% shooting to the Mavs with 35% from three. New Orleans fell to 6-7 with their 121-120 home defeat to Minnesota. The Pelicans shot 51% with 41% from three and 17 turnovers. Brandon Ingram scored 30 points with seven rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 26 points and 11 boards. New Orleans allowed 54% shooting to the Timberwolves with 42% from three. Since Fox returned to the Kings lineup the team has averaged 126.5 points per 100 possessions in those four games. The Pelicans in this period are averaging 118.9 points per 100 possessions. In this span the Pelicans played at the second and Kings at the fourth fastest pace. Play Sacramento and New Orleans over 237.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2023
Clippers at Spurs—Boston and Plumlee are out for Los Angeles. Vassell is doubtful for San Antonio. Los Angeles improved to 4-7 with their 106-100 home victory to Houston. The Clippers made 44% with 38% from three. Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points with eight rebounds. James Harden had 24 points and nine rebounds. Los Angeles allowed 43% shooting to the Rockets with 32% from three. San Antonio fell to 3-10 with their 120-108 home defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs hit 43% from the field with 38% from three. Keldon Johnson scored 22 points with three rebounds. Victor Wembanyama contributed 19 points and thirteen rebounds. The Spurs allowed 47% shooting to the Grizzlies with 33% from three. The Spurs sit 29th in defensive efficiency by allowing 119.8 points per 100 possessions. They are playing at the fourth fastest pace. The Clippers are defending poorly on the road by allowing 47.7% shooting and 120.3 points per 100 possessions. Play Los Angeles and San Antonio over 230.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 11/20/2023
Rockets at Warriors—Thompson, Oladipo and Eason are out for Houston. Green and Payton are out for Golden St. Houston drops to 6-5 with their 105-104 road defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Rockets shot 49% with 38% from three but 18 turnovers. Dillon Brooks scored 24 points with two assists. Alperen Sengun chipped in with 23 points and ten rebounds. Houston allowed 47% shooting to Los Angeles with 21% from three. Golden St fell to 6-8 with their 130-123 home defeat to Oklahoma City. The Warriors hit 45% with 39% from three. Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points with three assists. Steph Curry posted 25 points with seven boards. Golden St allowed 52% shooting with 35% from three. The Rockets have lost all four road games. This is their third game in four nights in addition to a back-to-back spot. The Warriors are desperate to get a win on this home stand. The Rockets are last in road offensive efficiency averaging 102 points per game with a -9.9 net rating. Play Golden ST -7.