Another seven games on tonight’s schedule and our FREE NBA picks have the winners of all seven. We have been going at over 60% for the last week and don’t plan on stopping now.
The highlight of the night is #1 Philadelphia 76ers taking on #1 Utah Jazz and we have the home side winning and winning well. Find all of the winners below!
Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers – 7PM ET
The Indiana Pacers, despite being just one game above .500, sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and will be looking for their third straight win when they host Central Division rivals, the Chicago Bulls.
Chicago has had an inconsistent February so far, going 3-4, including splitting games with both New York and Orlando. Most recently the Bulls fell 106-125 to the Clippers on Friday night, despite them being without Paul George. Zach LaVine led Chicago in points (26) and rebounds (9) along with six assists but the team just couldn’t stop LA.
The Indiana Pacers (13-13) defeated the Detroit Pistons (6-19) by a score of 111-95.
D. Sabonis: 26 Pts | 8 Reb | 8 Ast | 3 Stl | 2 Blk
M. Brogdon: 18 Pts | 9 Reb | 4 Ast
J. Lamb: 17 Pts | 5 Reb | 2 Stl
M. Turner: 14 Pts | 8 Reb | 2 Blk pic.twitter.com/oUo4l10Cnr
— 9ja (@9jahoops) February 12, 2021
The Bulls had 13 turnovers which translated into 24 Clipper points and despite having more assists, rebounds and made free throws, Chicago was too wasteful with the ball. Indiana force the 11th most turnovers per game in the league and will be hoping their defense can create some easy points in this one.
In Saturday’s 125-113 win over Atlanta, the Pacers had more gas in the tank, using a 41-26 last quarter to steal the game. Doug McDermott is flourishing in the starting forward role, scoring a team high 26 points while both Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis had double doubles.
These sides met all the way back on December 26th, with Indiana prevailing by 19 points on that occasion. We expect a very similar performance in this one with Chicago struggling to put a fourth quarter performance in whilst Indiana have been impressive over their two game streak.
NBA Pick – Indiana Pacers (-225)
NBA Spread – Indiana Pacers -5.5 (-110)
Total Points Pick – Over 229.5 (-110)
Houston Rockets @ Washington Wizards – 7PM ET
The Washington Wizards will be looking to make it two wins in as many nights when they host John Wall and the Houston Rockets. This will be Wall’s first game in Washington as a visiting player and there will be plenty of emotion and hard nosed basketball between him and Bradley Beal.
However things are slightly alarming for Houston, losers of five straight with three of those being by 20+. Part of that has been Victor Oladipo’s health, missing two of the last three games, managing just 20 minutes in the other and he will be OUT again tonight for this one. Saturday night saw a 99-121 loss to the Knicks, losing two quarters by 10+ points. Wall led the team with 26 points, four assists and two steals while Eric Gordon put up 24 points and six assists in his increased playing time.
They will be looking for the season sweep of the Wizards, after defeating them 107-88 back on January 26th, but given their current form, it may be tough. Washington meanwhile have two wins from their last four games, and last night’s 104-91 victory over Boston was very impressive.
Bradley Beal led all scorers with 35 points and added seven rebounds, five assists and two steals while Russell Westbrook had a near triple double with 13 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. The Wizards took an early lead and held it throughout, leading by 22 points after three quarters before taking the foot off the gas in the last.
Westbrook continues to sit out one leg of back to backs this season so he is expected to miss tonight and with Oladipo out, it will be Wall and Beal leading their teams against one another. We can only go on recent form and Washington’s has been superior to Houston’s, and we like the Wizards to get the job done at home.
NBA Pick – Washington Wizards (+105)
NBA Spread – Washington Wizards +1.5 (-110)
Total Points Pick – Under 228.5 (-110)
Atlanta Hawks @ New York Knicks – 7:30PM ET
An Eastern Conference showdown sees the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks face off for the second time this season. The Hawks will be looking to bounce back in more ways than one, losing to the Knicks in their opening encounter but also trying to snap a three game skid that has seen them drop back to 10th in the East.
Saturday night saw the Hawks fall to the Pacers at home, 113-125, despite leading heading into the last quarter. Clint Capela dominated inside to lead the Hawks with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari had 20 points and seven boards off the bench but the Hawks gave up 41 fourth quarter points and couldn’t hold their lead.
Derrick Rose & Immanuel Quickley have been on the floor together for 59 minutes. The Knicks have outscored their opponent by 42 points in that span. More here: https://t.co/8Me4orLf1p
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 14, 2021
New York on the other hand have two straight dominant wins, most recently a 121-99 thumping of the Rockets. Julius Randle had 22 points and nine rebounds but rookie Immanuel Quickley was the story of the night with another impressive performance off the bench, scoring 22 points on 7/9 shooting from the field.
The Knicks have kept both opponents under 100 points for an average of 95 over their two straight wins and will be looking for more of the same against a struggling Atlanta side. While we expect it to be a close contest, New York’s defense should allow them to get over the line.
NBA Pick – New York Knicks (+110)
NBA Spread – New York Knicks +2 (-110)
Total Points Pick – Under 216.5 (-110)
Philadelphia 76ers @ Utah Jazz – 9PM ET
This is the contest of the night as we have the top seed of the two conferences facing off as the Philadelphia 76ers finish off their West Coast road trip against the Utah Jazz. There might be some alarm bells going off for Philadelphia, as they have dropped two straight games and perform far worse on the road, 7-7, compared to back at home, 11-2.
Saturday afternoon saw the Sixers fall 111-120 in Phoenix despite 35 points and eight rebounds from Joel Embiid. Tobias Harris finished with 18, five and five while Ben Simmons had 18, six rebounds, four assists and two steals, but the bench was outscored 20-47.
Utah on the other hand are almost unstoppable at the moment, winning 18 of their last 19 games, including their last seven, most recently with double digit wins on back to back nights against Milwaukee and Miami. Donovan Mitchell was the game’s leading scorer on Saturday night against the Heat with 26 points, with Bojan Bogdanovic scoring 19 points while Rudy Gobert had 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.
Philadelphia has a tough fight on their hands if they don’t want to drop their third straight as Utah leads the league in three point makes and are the only team in the top five for both offensive and defensive rating. While we think that Embiid will definitely be a problem, Gobert has been altering shots like no other and with the Jazz winning six of their seven games by 10+ points, we like them to keep it rolling here.
NBA Pick – Utah Jazz (-290)
NBA Spread – Utah Jazz -6.5 (-110)
Total Points Pick – Over 228 (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Golden State Warriors – 10PM ET
The Golden State Warriors will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing showing last time out, but have a great opportunity when hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. The Cavs are on the second leg of a road back to back and it couldn’t get much worse than last night after a 111-128 loss to the Clippers last night.
That may not seem that bad but LA were without their two All Stars in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George but the Cavs still allowed them to put up 128 points. Collin Sexton led scoring for Cleveland with 22 points while Darius Garland had 20 points and six assists. Jarrett Allen enjoyed more opportunities with Andre Drummond being out, finishing with 15 points and 10 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough.
Steph Curry has been extremely efficient with his shot 💯 pic.twitter.com/cMR2uOtUtB
— Warriors Nation (@WarriorNationCP) February 15, 2021
The Warriors had their own misfortune on Saturday night, allowing Brooklyn to put up 134 points in a 17 point loss. Steph Curry put up 27 points and five assists while Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr both had 17, but the Warriors just couldn’t keep up with one of the best offenses in the league.
This should be a one-sided affair as Golden State is 9-6 at home while Cleveland is a dismal 3-11 on the road this season. We like the Warriors to win and win big here.
NBA Pick – Golden State Warriors (-360)
NBA Spread – Golden State Warriors -8.5 (-110)
Total Points Pick – Over 224.5 (-110)
Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Clippers – 10PM ET
The story of this one is that both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George won’t be able to suit up for the Los Angeles Clippers after both missed last night’s big win over Cleveland. Things will now be a bit tougher against a Miami Heat side that has won four of their last five games.
Despite finding some good form of late, Miami’s last game saw them become the next victim of the Jazz, losing 94-112. Kendrick Nunn has emerged as a regular scoring option for the Heat and has excelled while Goran Dragic has been out of the lineup. He led the Heat with 23 points in the loss as Jimmy Butler finished with just 15 points on 30% shooting.
The Clippers are the only undefeated team on the second night of back to backs and will be looking to keep that intact, but will find it very tough with neither Leonard or George back. With that being said, they still got the 17 point win last night with Lou Williams leading the way with 30 points and 10 assists. Marcus Morris had his best game of the season with 23 points, six rebounds and two blocks and Serge Ibaka had 21 points, nine boards, six assists and two blocks of his own.
Not only is Leonard and George out, but Pat Beverley is out on the second night of a back to back as well and we like the Heat to take advantage of the undermanned Clippers tonight.
NBA Pick – Miami Heat (-130)
NBA Spread – Miami Heat -1.5 (-115)
Total Points Pick – Under 218.5 (-110)
Brooklyn Nets @ Sacramento Kings – 10PM ET
The Brooklyn Nets have won two straight games, including a big 17 point win over the Warriors on Saturday night, but will find it tough without Kevin Durant in tonight’s contest. The former MVP has a strained hamstring and will be OUT for tonight and the Sacramento Kings will be looking to take advantage at home.
Durant had 20 points, five rebounds, six assists and two blocks on Saturday night, as Kyrie Irving led the team in points with 23 and James Harden led the team in rebounds (8), assists (16) and steals (3). Brooklyn dominated the Warriors, leading by 26 points after three quarters, but have gone just 2-3 in their last five without Durant in the lineup.
Kevin Durant and the @BrooklynNets win in his first game back in the Bay!
20 PTS | 5 REB | 6 ASTpic.twitter.com/0dbO0BZzKv
— NBA (@NBA) February 14, 2021
Sacramento have now lost three straight games, including last night’s 110-124 loss to the Grizzlies. De’Aaron Fox continues to emerge as a lead All Star candidate with 23 points and nine assists while rookie Tyrese Halliburton had 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in the loss. Sacramento trailed by as many as 22 points after three quarters and never looked like a real chance.
Despite missing Durant, the Nets should just be winning this one. Sacramento has lost their three straight by an average of 11 points and the teams they have played are at a lot worse than a Durant-less Brooklyn side.
NBA Pick – Brooklyn Nets (-170)
NBA Spread – Brooklyn Nets -3.5 (-110)
Total Points Pick – Under 245.5 (-110)
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*Odds and spreads correct at time of publication, courtesy of Bet365.