NBA Picks and Predictions for 5/2/21 - Free NBA Picks
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It's another nice slate of NBA games across the league with ten NBA games taking place. Let’s break down and give a free pick on each of the games so that your SUnday can be filled with winners.
Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo is dealing with an ankle injury but he is expected to be able to go in this game. These are both teams who want to push the pace and just a few games the Bucks were defeated by the Hawks 143-136. The Nets are a team that can reach 130 or 140 most nights and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. Look for the pace to be fast and the over the cash:
Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics
The Trail Blazers have looked really good the last week winning three games in a row over the Grizzlies, Pacers, and Nets. Portland scored at least 128 points in each of the two games and they are going to have no issue running up the score against the Celtics. Back Portland to come away with the cover.
Pick: Portland ATS
Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets
The Miami Heat have been inconsistent this year but they are coming off a win in their last game against the Cavs by scoring 124 points. In this game though I expect the pace is going to be slower. The Hornets won 107-94 on Saturday night and I expect both defenses are going to be strong in this game. Back the under.
Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks
The Kings are coming off a big win in their last game against the Los Angeles Lakers, while the Mavericks played on Saturday. THe Mavericks are still without Porzingis and with the fresher legs, the Kings are going to find success. The Kings only gave up 106 points ot the Lakers and they will cover the spread in this game. Back the Kings.
Pick: Kings ATS
New York Knicks -8 at Houston Rockets Total: 216.5
The New York Knicks have been inconsistent at times this season but this is still a game where they should have no issue coming away with the victory. In the last game against the Chicago Bulls, the Knicks only gave up 94 points and that led to the blowout victory. The Knicks will lock down the Houston Rockets offense and that will lead to them covering this spread with ease. Back the Knicks.
Pick: Knicks -8
Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder +14 Total: 223
The Suns currently sit as the best team in all the NBA in terms of record and they are going to have no issue getting the job done. In the last game against a strong Utah Jazz. the Suns only gave up 100 points and that led to a 21 point victory. The Suns defense will be the difference against the Thunder, as the Suns coming away with a cover of the spread.
Pick: Suns -14
Philadelphia 76ers -5 vs. San Antonio Spurs Total: 221.5
The Spurs gave the Celtics everything they could handle in the last game but came up just short as they were defeated by three points. In this game I think the Spurs will get some of their revenge against the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers have had a bit of an easy stretch but a few games ago against the Bucks, they lost 132-94. The Spurs offense will help them pull off the big upset. Back the Spurs on the money line.
Pick: Spurs ML
Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have LeBron James back but he has admitted he isn’t close to 100 percent and I think this is another game where Los Angeles struggles. The Raptors only lost by four points to the Jazz and although I don’t think they beat the Lakers, they will do enough to keep the game close. Back the Raptors.
Pick: Raptors ATS