Free NBA Picks For Today 12/16/2023

Free NBA Picks For Today 12/16/2023

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Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

Pistons at Bucks—Bagley, Duren and Morris are out for Detroit. Crowder and Middleton are out for Milwaukee with Giannis probable. Detroit fell to 2-23 with their 124-92 road defeat to Philadelphia. The Pistons shot 43% with 19% from three and 21 turnovers. James Wiseman off the bench scored 20 points with 13 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic had 17 points with three rebounds. Detroit allowed 42% shooting to the 76ers with 39% from three. It is 22 straight losses for the Pistons. Milwaukee improved to 17-7 with their 140-126 home victory to Indiana. The Bucks shot 54% with 26% from three. Giannis scored 64 points with 14 rebounds. Damian Lillard contributed 21 points and six assists. Milwaukee held Indiana to 45% shooting with 31% from three and 18 turnovers.

The Pick: Past five games Detroit is 25th in defensive efficiency by allowing 121.2 points per 100 possessions and a -20 net rating. Past five games Milwaukee sits third in offensive efficiency by averaging 125.9 points per 100 possessions. They are playing at the third fastest pace in this period and have rest advantage as Detroit is on a back-to-back. Play Milwaukee -14.5.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

76ers at Hornets—Philadelphia has a clean injury report. Ball, Martin, Ntilikina, Washington, and Willliams are out for Charlotte. Philadelphia improved to 17-7 with their 124-92 home victory to Detroit. The 76ers shot 42% with 38% from three. Joel Embiid had 35 points with 13 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey chipped in with 19 points and four assists. Philadelphia held Detroit to 43% shooting along with 19% from three and forced 21 turnovers. Charlotte drops to 7-16 following their 112-107 home defeat to New Orleans. The Hornets hit 45% with 29% from three. Terry Rozier got 30 points with four rebounds. Miles Bridges chipped in with 27 points and ten rebounds. Charlotte allowed 48% shooting to the Pelicans with 48% from three.

The Pick: Philadelphia on the road sit 16th in defensive efficiency by allowing 115.6 points per 100 possessions with a +4.5 net rating. Charlotte past five games are shooting 49.4%. The 76ers are giving up 48% shooting on the road. Play Charlotte +9.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

Hawks at Cavaliers—Bufkin, Griffin, Gueye, Hunter and Johnson are out for Atlanta. Garland, Jerome, Mobley and Rubio are out for Cleveland. Atlanta improved to 10-14 following their 125-104 road win at Toronto. The Hawks converted 51% with 39% from three. Trae Young put up 38 points with 11 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 20 points and six assists. Atlanta allowed 52% shooting to the Raptors with 32% from three. Cleveland fell to 13-12 with their 116-107 road defeat to Boston. The Cavaliers shot 48% with 33% from three. Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points with eight rebounds. Caris LeVert off the bench poured in 26 points and five assists. Cleveland allowed 51% shooting to the Celtics with 36% from three.

The Pick: It is a back-to-back spot for Atlanta. Past five games Atlanta is shooting only 44.4%. At home Cleveland is defending well, allowing 110.8 points per 100 possessions, sitting tenth in the league. Rest advantage for the Cavs here. They do play at a slow pace at home. Play Atlanta and Cleveland under 240.5.

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

Bulls at Heat—Lavine is out with Caruso is questionable for Chicago. Herro and Adebayo are out for Miami. Chicago improved to 10-16 after their 125-116 road win at Miami. The Bulls shot 48% with 39% from three. Coby White had 26 points with 11 assists. Nikola Vucevic got 24 points and 12 rebounds. Chicago allowed 46% shooting to the Heat with 44% from three. Bulls had rest advantage in the win. Jimmy Butler scored 20 points with seven assists. Jaime Jaquez off the bench chipped in with 22 points and four rebounds.

The Pick: Past five games the Bulls sit seventh in offensive efficiency by averaging 119.6 points per 100 possessions and a +3.2 net rating. The Heat has failed to cover eight of eleven at home sitting 25th in defensive efficiency by allowing 117.9 points per 100 possessions. They are giving up 51.3% shooting at home. Play Chicago +5.

Indiana Pacers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

Pacers at Timberwolves—Nembhard and Smith are out for Indiana. Clark is out with Edwards questionable for Minnesota. Indiana fell to 13-11 with their 137-123 road defeat to Washington. The Pacers made 45% of their shots with 38% from three. Tyrese Haliburton had 19 points with 11 assists. Isaiah Jackson off the bench put up 20 points and 13 rebounds. Indiana allowed 57% shooting to the Wizards with 48% from three. Minnesota improved to 18-5 following their 119-101 road win at Dallas. The Timberwolves shot 50% with 45% from three. Karl Anthony Towns had 21 points with 17 rebounds. Naz Reid put up 27 points and 6 rebounds. Minnesota allowed 47% shooting to Dallas with 22% from three.

The Pick: It is a back to back for Indiana and Minnesota has rest advantage. Indiana is last in road defensive efficiency by allowing 126.9 points per 100 possessions. They give up 52.4% shooting on the road. Minnesota is tops in defensive efficiency at home by allowing 99.3 points per 100 possessions and a +11.7 net rating. Play Minnesota -6.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

Nets at Warriors—Walker, Smith and Simmons are out for Brooklyn with Finney-Smith probable. Green and Payton are out for Golden St. Brooklyn fell to 13-11 with their 124-101 road defeat in Denver. The Nets shot 41% with 27% from three. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 17 points with eight assists. Cam Thomas produced 10 points and three rebounds. Brooklyn allowed 47% shooting to the Nuggets with 33% from three. Golden St fell to 10-13 after their 121-113 road defeat at Los Angeles. The Warriors hit 43% with 36% from three. Klay Thomspon had 30 points with five assists. Steph Curry chipped in with 17 points and four assists. Goden St allowed 51% shooting to the Clippers with 41% from three.

The Pick: Warriors are 25th in home offensive efficiency where they average 110.8 points per 100 possessions and a -2 net rating. They are shooting only 43.3% at home and failed to cover nine of ten there. Nets have covered seven of eleven on the road. They sit eighth in road defensive efficiency by averaging 115.9 points per 100 possessions. Play Brooklyn +3.5.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

Thunder at Nuggets—OKC has a clean injury report. Caldwell Pope and Cancar are out for Denver. Murray and Gordon are probable. Oklahoma City is 15-8 following their 128-123 road defeat at Sacramento. The Thunder shot 43% with 31% from three. Shai Gilgeous Alexender scored 43 points with nine assists. Josh Giddey contributed 18 points and eight assists. OKS allowed 49% shooting to the Kings with 40% from three and 17 turnovers. Denver improved to 17-9 after their 124-101 home win to Brooklyn. The Nuggets made 47% of their shots with 33% from three. Nikola Jokic posted 26 points and a Triple Double. Peyton Watson contributed 18 points and seven rebounds. Denver held Brooklyn to 41% shooting with 27% from three.

The Pick: Past five games the Thunder is averaging 117.4 points per 100 possessions while allowing 115.6 per 100. The Nuggets are second in home offensive efficiency by averaging 123.6 points per 100 possessions while giving up 112.3 per 100. Play Oklahoma City and Denver over 236.5.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

Mavericks at Trailblazers—Green, Irving and Kleber are out for Dallas with Curry questionable. Grant is probable for Portland. Dallas fell to 15-9 after their 119-101 home defeat to Minnesota. The Mavericks shot 47% with 22% from three. Luka Doncic scored 39 points with 13 assists. Dereck Lively had 15 points and six rebounds. Dallas allowed 50% shooting to Minnesota with 45% from three. Portland drops to 6-17 with their 122-114 home defeat to Utah. The Trailblazers shot 42% with 36% from three. Scoot Henderson off the bench scored 23 points with ten assists. Toumani Camara had 18 points with six rebounds. Portland allowed 53% shooting to the Jazz with 33% from three.

The Pick: Portland has gotten healthier. Dallas is 23rd in defensive efficiency by allowing 116.3 points per 100 possessions and giving up 47.75 shooting. The Trailblazers have covered six of nine. Play Portland +5.

Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

Jazz at Kings—Clarkson, Collins, George and Samanic are out in Utah. Len is out with Fox questionable for Sacramento. Utah improved to 9-16 with their 122-114 road win at Portland. The Jazz shot 53% with 33% from three. Collin Sexton got 27 points with four assists. Simone Fontecchio produced 24 points with five rebounds. Utah held Portland to 42% shooting and 36% from three. Sacramento is 14-9 with their 128-123 home victory to Oklahoma City. The Kings shot 49% with 40% from three but 17 turnovers. De’Aaron Fox scored 41 points with seven assists. Domantas Sabonis obtained 17 points and 16 rebounds. Sacramento allowed 43% shooting to the Thunder with 31% from three.

The Pick: The Jazz sit 27th in defensive efficiency in their past five games by allowing 123.8 points per 100 possessions. They are shooting 46.1% in this period. Sacramento has defended poorly at home like last year. On their home court the Kings sit 21st in defensive efficiency by allowing 116.2 points per 100 possessions but are scoring 117.8 per 100. They are allowing 50.9% shooting at home. Play Utah and Sacramento over 240.5.

New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 12/15/2023

Knicks at Clippers—Robinson is out for New York. Plumlee is out with Diabate and George questionable for Los Angeles. New York is 14-10 after their 139-122 road win at Phoenix. The Knicks shot 60% with 59% from three. Jalen Brunson scored 50 points with nine assists. Julious Randle contributed 23 points and eight rebounds. New York allowed 52% shooting to the Suns with 39% from three. Los Angeles improved to 14-10 following their 121-113 home victory to Golden St. The Clippers shot 51% with 41% from three. James Harden had 28 points with 15 assists. Kawhi Leonard put up 27 points and eight rebounds. Los Angeles allowed 43% shooting to the Warriors with 36% from three.

The Pick: New York current defensive form poor as in their past five games sitting last in defensive efficiency by allowing 129.3 points per 100 possessions while scoring 126.6 per 100. They are giving up 49.8% shooting. Clippers offensive form good as in this period averaging 122.4 points per 100 possessions and shooting 50.6%. Play New York and Los Angeles over 228.5.

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