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Look below to find our free NBA picks for the four games on today’s schedule!
Milwaukee Bucks @ Minnesota Timberwolves – 5pm ET
The Milwaukee Bucks wrap up their four game road trip with a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. The Bucks have only dropped one game in March so far, which was against the Warriors, 109-122. The Timberwolves are in exactly the same boat, as they have also only dropped one game so far this month, which was against the Magic, 110-118.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently on a three-game win streak, which included a massive win over the Miami Heat last Saturday 113-104. The Timberwolves now face a massive challenge on Saturday as they face a Milwaukee Bucks team that’s in second place in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks have won eight of their last nine, with their sole loss being to the Golden State Warriors. The Bucks are looking forward to repeating as NBA Championship, but the road won’t be easy.
Still with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and now Brook Lopez healthy, the team should be able to put up points. Also Jrue Holiday’s two-way skill should be an x-factor for the Wolves. For Memphis, the Grizzlies are coming off a tough 120-105 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. This comes at a time where they need to go all out and take that second-seed from the Golden State Warriors. I think this Bucks team pulls off a win on the road, as Giannis should be able to overpower a tough Timberwolves team.
Michael’s NBA Pick: Milwaukee Bucks (-162)
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 18, 2022
Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks come into this one looking to find their way back into the top spot in the Eastern Conference as the regular season is winding down. The Bucks come into this game with a record of 44-26 on the season as they are only 2.5 games behind the Miami Heat with 12 games left in the regular season. As the defending NBA champions the Bucks have had a target on their back all season long and they have stepped up the challenge and put themselves in a position to repeat as champions this season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming into this game with a record of 41-30. They are currently the seventh seed in the Western Conference with 11 games left in the regular season. They are one game back of the six spot and the Denver Nuggets as they look to escape the play-in round. Minnesota is 23-12 and has played well at home this season which presents a problem for the Bucks in this one. However, I think Giannis will take over and lead the Bucks to a win.
Tony’s NBA Pick: Milwaukee Bucks (-162)
Dallas Mavericks @ Charlotte Hornets – 7pm ET
The Dallas Mavericks wrap up their five game road trip with a game in Charlotte against the Hornets. The Mavericks are playing on back-to-back nights, and last time out they lost to the 76ers, 101-111. The Hornets will be looking to build on their three game winning streak, which includes wins over the Pelicans, Thunder and Hawks
This should be a fun battle, as one of the league’s premier defenses (Dallas), faces one of the league’s top offenses (Charlotte Hornets). Charlotte is only missing Gordon Hayward in this, but the rest of their squad should be ready to roll come Sunday. Dallas will be ready, as Luka Doncic has formed onto a top defensive roughhouser.
They’ll need to make sure both sides are immaculate on both Saturday as the Mavericks are looking for a bump in the Western Conference standings. I’ll pick them to take out the Charlotte Hornets at home, in a matchup that should fav be close but with the Mavericks laying such good defense and Luka looking as good as ever. I’ll take the Mavs.
Michael’s NBA Pick: Dallas Mavericks -1.5 (-110)
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) March 18, 2022
The Dallas Mavericks played a hard fought game with the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday evening. When the final buzzer sounded however, it was Philadelphia who came away with the 111-101 victory over the Mavericks. Now Dallas will look to bounce back in this one as they are playing the second night of a back to back against another Eastern Conference team on this road trip. Dallas comes into this game with a record of 43-27 which puts them at fifth in the Western Conference.
The Charlotte Hornets have had a decent season as LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier have led the way. The Hornets come into this game with a record of 35-35 as they are right at the .500 mark through their first 70 games of the season. They currently occupy the final play-in spot in the Eastern Conference as they hold a somewhat comfortable 5 game lead with 12 games to go over the Atlanta Hawks. As for the result of this one however, I have the Hornets losing to Dallas.
Tony’s NBA Pick: Dallas Mavericks (-118)
Detroit Pistons @ Cleveland Cavaliers – 8pm ET
A Central Division clash between the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers for your Saturday night viewing. The Pistons managed to put an end to the four game losing streak last time out, with a win over the Magic, 134-120. The Cavaliers are another team that is playing on two nights in a row, and yesterday they beat the Nuggets 116-113.
After a series of losses, the Detroit Pistons were able to pull off a big win on Thursday as they plummeted the Orlando Magic 134-120. Saddiq Bey was an animal as he recorded 51 points and 9 rebounds. The Pistons might be an up-and-coming squad, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a couple of future All-Stars in Bey and Cade Cunningham, they hope those two can explode on Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Still, they’re going up against a Cleveland Cavaliers team that’s not afraid to let you riff. The Cavs have plenty of two-way players that should be able to get the job done against Detroit. Especially because the Pistons’ defense is suspect, and the Cavs have the likes of Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and rookie Evan Mobley. The Cavaliers have been one of the surprise teams this season, but I expect them to be humbled a bit Friday as they face a Motor City Squad that’s capable of putting up big points.
Jeffery’s NBA Pick:Cleveland Cavaliers (-260)
Michael’s NBA Pick: Detroit Pistons +7.5 (-110)
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 19, 2022
The Detroit Pistons have been an absolute disappointment this season as they are among the bottom three teams in the National Basketball Association. Their record of 19-51 on the season has them in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. They will almost certainly have another top five draft pick in the draft year to go towards their rebuilding efforts. Cade Cunningham has been their lone bright spot this season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been one of the biggest surprises in the entire league this season. As they seem to be years ahead of schedule on their rebuild. They made a couple of key moves at the deadline to try and compete for a title this season instead of in the distant future. They got a huge win over the Denver Nuggets in overtime on Friday evening now they look to finish off this back to back with a victory in this one. As for the result of this game that is exactly what I expect to happen as I have the Cavs getting the win.
Tony’s NBA Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers (-335)
Los Angeles Lakers @ Washington Wizards – 8pm ET
The road trip continues on for the Los Angeles Lakes, who will face off against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. The Lakers snapped their three game losing streak last time out, with a win over the Raptors in overtime, 128-123. The Wizards have lost their last six games in a row, and this takes their overall season record to 29-40.
The Lakers grabbed a must-needed win on Friday as they beat the Toronto Raptors 128-123 in overtime. It was a massive win for the Lakers as they try to stay alive in the playoff race. LeBron James scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook had a triple-double to further prove this duo can get it done at all times. They’ll hope to translate that play to Thursday as they face the Washington Wizards, a team that has a couple of young stars they’ll still want to showcase.
The Wizards are likely out of the playoffs, but they can still play some of their top talent, so the Lakers cannot come into this game too Arrogant. The Lakers have failed me a lot this year when it comes to wrapping up a big win, while the Wizards are definitely slipping away as well. I’ll pick the Lakers to pull off this victory as they are picking the right time to get on a hot streak.
Michael’s NBA Pick: Los Angeles Lakers (+100)
The comeback bid fell short.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) March 19, 2022
The Los Angeles Lakers for a huge win over the Toronto Raptors to help their playoff hopes as the end of the season is fast approaching. Now they will play the second night of a back to back in the nation’s capital as they look to continue winning to close out the season. The win improved the Lakers record to 30-40 on the season as they still have a lot of work to do to remain inside the play-in bubble. They are only 3.5 games out of the 11th spot in the conference. Every single game they play down the stretch will be more important than the last.
The Washington Wizards come into this game with a record of 29-40 which has them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference at the moment. They will have to get hot fast as they trial the number ten seed and play in round by 6 games with only 12 to go which makes it safe to say that they are already virtually eliminated from the playoffs this season. As for the result of this game I have Lebron James leading the Lakers to another big and much needed win down the stretch.
Tony’s NBA Pick: Los Angeles Lakers (+100)
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*Odds and spreads correct at time of publication, courtesy of FanDuel.