Free NBA Picks For Today 3/5/2024

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Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Pick Prediction 3/5/2024

Magic at Hornets—Fultz is questionable for Orlando. Ball, Curry, Martin and Williams are out for Charlotte with Richards questionable. Orlando improved to 35-26 following their 113-91 home win to Detroit. The Magic shot 60% with 30% from three. Paolo Banchero scored 29 points with eight rebounds. Wendell Carter had 19 points with eight rebounds. Orlando held the Pistons to 38% shooting with 22% from three. Charlotte fell to 15-46 after their 111-106 road loss at Toronto. The Hornets made 47% of their shots with 30% from three. Brandon Miller got 26 points with ten rebounds. Miles Bridges had 20 points and nine rebounds. Charlotte allowed 46% shooting to the Raptors with 34% from three.

The Pick:

Orlando on the road is 25th in offensive efficiency by averaging 110.2 points per 100 possessions and a -3.2 net rating. The Magic allow 48.2$ shooting on the road. Charlotte in their divisional games have been competitive by averaging 112.5 points per 100 possessions and a -2.7 net rating. They shot 47.4% in those games.

Play Charlotte +8.5.

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Pick Prediction 3/5/2024

Celtics at Cavaliers 7:30PM ET—Queta is out for Boston. Brown and Porzingis are questionable. Jerome, Mitchell, Strus and Thomspon are out for Cleveland. LeVert and Okoro are questionable. Boston improved to 48-12 following their 140-88 home win to Golden St. The Celtics shot 55% with 51% from three. Jaylen Brown got 29 points with three rebounds. Jayson Tatum chipped in with 27 points and five assists. Boston held Golden St to 39% shooting with 17% from three. Cleveland drops to 39-21 with their 107-98 home loss to New York. The Cavs connected on 45% with 39% from three. Darious Garland put up 19 points with five assists. Sam Merrill off the bench produced 21 points and three rebounds. Cleveland allowed 49% shooting to the Knicks with 41% from three.

The Pick:

Cleveland at home is averaging 117.5 points per 100 possessions with a +4.9 net rating. They are shooting 49% on the home court. Boston on the road is averaging 119.4 points per 100 possessions with a +6.8 net rating. The Celtics do have a losing spread record on the road. Play Cleveland +6.5.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Betting Pick Prediction 3/5/2024

76ers at Nets—Covington, Embiid and Melton are out for Philadelphia with Payne questionable. Simmons and Thomas are out in Brooklyn. Sharpe is questionable. Philadelphia improved to 35-25 after their 120-116 road win at Dallas. The 76ers hit 45% with 30% from three. Tobias Harris got 28 points with five rebounds. Tyrese Maxey chipped in with 24 points and three rebounds. Philadelphia allowed 47% shooting to the Mavericks with 39% from three. Brooklyn fell to 24-37 after their 106-102 home defeat to Memphis. The Nets shot 44% with 36% from three. Nic Claxton scored 21 points with six rebounds. Cameron Johnson chipped in with 18 points and five rebounds. Brooklyn allowed 46% shooting to the Grizzlies with 32% from three.

The Pick:

Since the All Star Break the 76ers are 19th in offensive efficiency by averaging 111 points per 100 possessions with a -6.7 net rating. The Nets in this period are eighth in defensive efficiency by allowing 107.5 points per 100 possessions. The 76ers in their past five games are allowing 49.4% shooting and the Nets 43.8%. Play Brooklyn +2.

Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat NBA Betting Pick Prediction 3/5/2024

Pistons at Heat—Grimes is doubtful for Detroit. Herro, Love and Richardson are out for Miami. Detroit fell to 9-51 with their 113-91 road defeat to Orlando. The Pistons connected on 38% with 22% from three. Evan Fournier off the bench got 17 points and five assists. Simone also off the bench produced 15 points and four assists. Detroit allowed 60% shooting to the Magic with 30% from three. Miami improved to 34-26 following their 126-120 home win to Utah. The Heat shot 52% with 38% from three. Jimmy Butler scored 37 points with seven assists. Bam Adebayo contributed 23 points and seven rebounds. Miami allowed 48% shooting to the Jazz with 40% from three.

The Pick:

Miami in their past five games is allowing 108.9 points per 100 possessions. They are holding teams to 44.2% in this period. The Pistons are 24th in offensive efficiency over this span by averaging 107.5 points per 100 possessions while giving up only 112.9 per 100. The Pistons are shooting only 44.4% in this period and playing at a slow pace. Play Detroit and Miami under 221.5.

Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks NBA Betting Pick Prediction 3/5/2024

Hawks at Knicks—Young and Okongwu are out for Atlanta. Bufkin is questionable. Anunoby, Randle, and Robinson are out for New York. Brunson is questionable and Milton probable. Atlanta drops to 26-34 following their 114-102 road defeat to Brooklyn. The Hawks connected on 43% with 32% from three. Saddiq Bey scored 23 points with three rebounds. Dejounte Murray chipped in with 20 points and 11 assists. Atlanta allowed 47% shooting to the Nets with 47% from three. New York improved to 36-25 after their 107-98 road win at Cleveland. The Knicks made 49% of their shots with 41% from three. Donte DiVincenzo had 28 points with six rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic off the bench provided 20 points and three assists. New York allowed 45% shooting to the Cavs with 39% from three.

The Pick:

Atlanta on the road is 26th in defensive efficiency by allowing 120.2 points per 100 possessions with a -4.9 net rating. New York at home is allowing 112.1 points per 100 possessions and a +5.4 net rating. Atlanta is allowing 49.8% shooting on the road. Play New York -2.5.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Pick Prediction 3/5/2024

Pelicans at Raptors—Daniels is out for New Orleans. Barnes, Brown and Poeltl are out for Toronto. New Orleans improved to 36-25 following their 129-102 home win to Indiana. The Pelicans hit 56% of their shots with 47% from three. Brandon Ingram scored 34 points with eight rebounds. Trey Murphy had 28 points and seven rebounds. New Orleans allowed 42% shooting to the Pacers with 31% from three. Toronto is 23-38 with their 111-106 home win to Charlotte. The Raptors shot 46% with 34% from three. RJ Barrett had 23 points with eight rebounds. Immanuel Quickly put up 22 points and 11 assists. Toronto allowed 47% shooting to the Hornets with 30% from three.

The Pick:

Toronto in their past five games is averaging 114.7 points per 100 possessions with a -2.1 net rating. They are shooting 48.1% in this period. New Orleans on the road is averaging 113.6 points per 100 possessions with a +3.1 net rating. The Pelicans allow 46.8% shooting on the road. Play Toronto +8.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Pick Prediction 3/5/2024

Spurs at Rockets—Wembanyama and Champagnie are questionable for San Antonio. Eason is out for Houston. San Antonio improved to 13-48 with their 117-105 home win to Indiana. The Spurs shot 54% with 40% from three. Victor Wembanyama scored 31 points with 12 rebounds. Malaki Branham chipped in with 18 points and four rebounds. San Antonio allowed 44% shooting to the Pacers with 20% from three. Houston is 26-34 following their 118-109 road win at Phoenix. The Rockets made 44% of their shots with 38% from three. Jalen Green scored 34 points with nine rebounds. Fred VanVleet chipped in with 24 points and 11 assists. Houston allowed 46% shooting to the Suns with 31% from three.

The Pick:

San Antonio in their past five games is averaging 113.3 points per 100 possessions with a -0.7 net rating. They are shooting 48.8% in this period. Houston in this period is 29th in offensive efficiency by scoring 103.6 points per 100 possessions with a -4.8 net rating. The Rockets on this span are shooting 39.3%. Play San Antonio +7.5.

Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Betting Pick Prediction 3/5/2024

Pacers at Mavericks— McDermott is out for Indiana with Sheppard and Nesmith questionable. Doncic, Jones and Kleber are questionable for Dallas. Indiana fell to 34-29 with their 117-105 road defeat to San Antonio. The Pacers converted 44% with 20% from three. T.J. McConnell scored 26 points with five assists. Pascal Siakam got 21 points with eight rebounds. Indiana allowed 54% shooting to the Spurs with 40% from three. Dallas drops to 34-27 following their 120-116 home defeat to Philadelphia. The Mavericks shot 47% with 39% from three. Luka Doncic put up 38 points with a Triple Double. Kyrie Irving chipped in with 28 points and five rebounds. Dallas allowed 45% shooting to the 76ers with 30% from three.

The Pick:

Since the All Star Break the Mavericks are last in defensive efficiency by allowing 124.4 points per 100 possessions with a -6.2 net rating. The Pacers in this period are allowing and scoring 116 points per 100 possessions and playing at a fast pace. In these periods both teams are allowing over 51% shooting. Play Indiana and Dallas over 246.

Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Pick Prediction 3/5/2024

Suns at Nuggets— Booker, Lee, Little and Okogie are out for Phoenix. Nurkic is questionable. Cancar is out for Denver. Phoenix drops to 35-26 following their 118-110 home defeat to Oklahoma City. The Suns shot 44% with 36% from three but 21 turnovers. Bradley Beal scored 31 points with six assists. Kevin Durant chipped in with 20 points and four rebounds. Phoenix allowed 48% shooting to the Thunder with 29% from three. Denver improved to 42-19 after their 124-114 road win at Los Angeles Lakers. The Nuggets made 59% of their shots with 42% from three. Nikola Jokic had 35 points with ten rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. chipped in with 25 points and ten rebounds. Denver allowed 53% shooting to Los Angeles with 41% from three.

The Pick:

Denver in their past five games are eighth in defensive efficiency by allowing 107.2 points per 100 possessions and playing at a slow pace. They are allowing 44.8% in this period. Phoenix in this period is allowing and scoring 109 points per 100 possessions and allowing 43.3% shooting. Play Phoenix and Denver under 223.

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