NBA Picks and Predictions for 5/4/21 - Free NBA Picks
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It’s a nice slate of NBA games across the NBA Tuesday but it is a bit lighter with seven games taking place. Let’s breakdown and give away a free play on each of the games.
Phoenix Suns at Cleveland Cavaliers
The Phoenix Suns come into this game sitting in 1st place in the NBA standings and now they have another game that should take very little effort to come away with the big victory. The Cavaliers have had all kinds of issues this season and each of the last two games they have lost by 14 points. Two games ago against the Washington Wizards the Suns were defeated 122-93. It’s going to be the lack of scoring by the Cavaliers that will lead to the blowout win by the Suns. Back the Suns against the spread.
Pick: Suns ATS
Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons
These two teams just faced off on Saturday and it was the Hornets that were able to come away with the 107-94 victory. The Pistons offense hasn’t been something that has been considered elite this season The Pistons have a tough game on Monday night against the Orlando Magic, and their offense is going to struggle to score in this game. Look for the Hornets to cover the spread in this one.
Pick: Hornets ATS
Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks
The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks just faced off on Saturday and it was the Bucks that were able to win 11-7-114. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the star of the show on Saturday putting 49 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. These are both teams who can score, but this total is just too high. I expect it will be close and as the game goes on, the defense will become more important for each game. Back the under.
Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat
In the last game the Dallas Mavericks had a bit of a breakdown and were defeated by the Kings 111-99. Luka Doncic put up 30 points in the last game but was also ejected. The biggest concern for the Mavericks is they only scored 99 points in that game, and I expect they are going to struggle against the Miami Heat in this game to score. This Heat defense isn’t as strong as last year, but it’s still strong, and the pace of this game is going to be slower. Back the under to cash.
Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans
The Warriors and Pelicans face off on Monday night and with both teams playing on back-to-back nights I expect both teams are going to want to keep the pace a little slower. With a slower pace and a few more missed shots, the under will cash.
Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder
The Sacramento Kings have had their issues this season but they are coming off back-to-back impressive wins. The Kings beat the Lakers 110-106 two games ago and in the last game they beat the Mavericks 111-99. The defense looks like they are playing with purpose and that defense will be the difference in this game as they find success against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Back the Kings.
Play: Kings ATS
Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are finally getting healthy and the hope is that is going to start to lead to some wins. The Clippers have lost three games in a row including their last game against the Denver Nuggets, a game they lost 110-104. For the Toronto Raptors, they are coming off a seven-point victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. I expect the Raptors are going to find the offensive success in this game to at least keep it close enough to cover the spread.
Play: Raptors ATS