NBA Picks and Predictions for 5/12/21 - Free NBA Picks
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It’s a small slate of games across the NBA on Wednesday night with only six games taking place, but there is still plenty of value across the board. Let’s look at a breakdown and a free pick for each of the six games.
Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks
The Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks face off again on Wednesday after facing off on Monday night. In that last game it was the Hawks that were able to come away with the 125-124 victory. Trae Young had a big game for the hawks finishing with 36 points, nine assists, and six rebounds. For the Wizards it was the Russell Westbrook show again as he finished with 28 points, 21 assists, and 13 rebounds. In this game look for a high scoring game that goes well over the posted total. Back the over.
San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets
The San Antonio Spurs have been inconsistent this season but in their last game against the Milwaukee Bucks they had quite the win. The Spurs offense was elite scoring 147 points and that led to a 21 point victory. The Nets will be playing their second game in as many nights after facing the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. The Nets defense hasn’t been great this season and there is going to be plenty of scoring by both teams in this game. Look for this game to go well over the posted total.
Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
Finishing the regular season strong is something that is important but it doesn’t look like might happen as they have lost seven of their last ten games. The Celtics will also be playing their second game in as many nights after facing the Heat on Tuesday. The Celtics are also still trying to adjust to life without Jaylen Brown.The Cavaliers are having another terrible year, but in the last game their defense at least stepped up a little against the Pacers giving up only 111 points. The Cavs might not win this game but their defense will be strong enough to keep it close and cover the spread.
Play: Cavs ATS
New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks
The New Orleans Pelicans are without Zion Williamson and although they have been competitive, they have had issues closing out games. In the last game against the Grizzlies, the Pelicans were defeated 115-110. The Pelicans offense has still been good, but not as good The Mavericks are on the second night of a back to back and they will want the pace to be a little slower. Look for the under to cash in this game.
Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz has been a little more inconsistent as of late including their last game against the Golden State Warriors, a game they were defeated in. The Trail Blazers are expected to have Carmelo Anthony for this game, and coming into this game they have won five games in a row with their offense being elite. The offense is going to be the difference in this game for the Trail Blazers. Take the Trail Blazers with the points if you aren’t comfortable but the Trail Blazers on the money line is going to cash.
Play: Trail Blazers ML
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers
Even though the Lakers are on the second night of a back to back they are still the much better team and will have no issues getting the job done in this game. LeBron James missed Tuesday night’s game against the Knicks and it’s hard to imagine he will go in this game. Even without him, the Lakers should have no issue running up the score. In the last game, against the Trail Blazers, the Rockets gave up 140 points and they will struggle again in this game. Back the Lakers against the spread.
Play: Lakers ATS