NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions

Do you like to bet on the games, but don't have enough time to properly handicap one game let alone the whole card? Do you find that your NBA picks don't win enough to turn a profit? Most beginners or novice sports bettors will answer "yes" to at least one of these questions. If that is you then you've come to the right place. If you didn't, then don't run off, we're sure that you could use our handicappers' opinions to get more of a consensus pick on the games or some tidbit on a matchup that you missed. Our team here at SBS use different methods to come up with their suggested point spread and total selections, but in the end each one offers up fully researched predictions that they feel offer the best wagering value on the betting board. Make sure you make SBS one of your daily stops for free betting predictions from the day's pro basketball card that you can bet on!

Tuesday May 16, 2023

Denver has the current League MVP and the best player on the floor in this series. The Nuggets are also the younger team, the deeper team, and the healthier team. Denver also won and covered both games at home against LA during the regular season. We’re giving the points with the Nuggets Tuesday night.  

Free Pick: 
Take Denver
Thursday May 11, 2023

The Celtics started the series strong but are now facing an uphill battle. The 76ers, on the other hand, have found their rhythm but my gut feeling is that the Celtics take this. Since we don't bet on "gut feelings", I'm skipping a side play and going with the total. The Celtics need to play top-level defense to have any shot at the win here. Even after four of the five games have gone over the total this game opened as the lowest total of the series. In my opinion that's because the sportsbooks are trying to avoid having the under get pounded by the sharps. I would have liked to see a 215 plus, but there is still enough meat left on the bone for me to bite. Take the Under 213.'

Free Pick: 
Take the Under 213
Sunday Apr 30, 2023

Both teams are strong defensively: While both teams have high-scoring offenses, they also have solid defenses. Sacramento has an average score margin of +2.5, which ranks 8th in the league, while Golden State has a score margin of +1.6, which ranks 11th. In addition, both teams rank in the top 10 in terms of total rebounds per game and defensive rebound percentage. This suggests that the game could be a low-scoring affair with each team struggling to get easy baskets.

Free Pick: 
Take the UNDER 239
Saturday Apr 15, 2023

Based on the stats and trends, the Warriors have the edge in rebounding and shooting percentage, while the Kings have a better assist-to-turnover ratio. The Warriors are playing better recently, and with the Kings struggling at home as of late, the pick is the Warriors +1.

Free Pick: 
Take the Warriors +1
Thursday Mar 30, 2023

In terms of rebounding and shooting percentage, the edge goes to the Bucks. However, the Celtics hold the upper hand in assists and turnovers. Both teams have been in good form lately, with the Bucks having a marginally better record and a formidable performance on their home court.

When evaluating betting trends, the Celtics have demonstrated a strong performance against the spread (ATS) in their encounters with the Bucks, boasting an impeccable ATS record in their past five when playing in Milwaukee. Yet, the Bucks have proven to be a force to be reckoned with on their home turf, securing 14 victories in their last 16 matches.

Given the aforementioned data, predicting the total outcome is challenging. However, siding with the Bucks appears to be the most sensible decision based on the available information.

Free Pick: 
Take Milwaukee -3.
Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

Based on the recent form, power stats, and head-to-head record, it is recommended to bet on the Philadelphia 76ers to win and cover the spread. The 76ers have been playing better basketball overall, and with home-court advantage, they should be able to take care of business against the Mavericks. However, with Harden and Embiid questionable, go easy on this..

Free Pick: 
Take Philadelphia -4
Tuesday Mar 21, 2023

The Washington Wizards have the statistical advantage in this matchup. They have a slightly better offense and defense than the Magic, and they have had success against the Magic in the past. That said, they have dropped five of their last seven, and while they are supposed to get back Kristaps Porzingis, they do lose Kyle Kuzma. Lay the small number.

Free Pick: 
Take Orlando -2.
Monday Mar 20, 2023

The Philadelphia 76ers are a large point spread favorite to win this game. The 76ers have been in excellent form, winning all of their last eight games and boast impressive trends in this series. Additionally, they have a slight advantage in the assists turnovers category, while the Bulls have a slight advantage in the rebounding and shooting percentage categories. That said, are the 8.5 points too much? Based on their last two, it looks like an easy call on Phil, but Chi doesn't get blown out a lot. Look for the Bulls to keep this within the number.

Free Pick: 
Take the Bulls +8.5
Saturday Mar 18, 2023

The Boston Celtics have a slight advantage in several key areas, including assists to-turnovers ratio and shooting defense. With their recent strong performance and considering the Jazz's struggles at home, the Celtics are the better pick to win this game. Take the Celtics -4.5 and maybe toss a few bucks on the total going Over 232.5.

Free Pick: 
Take the Over 232.5
Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

The Warriors and Clippers have similar records, and both teams have been playing well lately. However, the Warriors have struggled on the road, losing their last five games ATS and SU. Additionally, the Clippers have a strong home record, winning four of their last six home games and having a 4-1 record SU in their last five home games against the Warriors. With the Clippers playing at home and having a healthier roster, they have a good chance of winning this game. Therefore, we predict that the Clippers will win this game and cover the point spread.

Free Pick: 
Take the Clippers -2
Tuesday Mar 14, 2023

Based on the statistical data provided, the Los Angeles Lakers have the advantage in rebounding, while the New Orleans Pelicans have the edge in assists turnovers. Both teams have similar shooting percentages, but the Lakers have been more consistent in their recent games. The Pelicans have struggled to cover the spread in their last ten games (3-7 ATS), while the Lakers have covered the spread in three of their last four games.

Considering the injury updates, the Lakers will have Anthony Davis back in the lineup, while the Pelicans will be without their star player Zion Williamson. Ingram's status is uncertain, and the Pelicans could struggle without their top two scorers.

Therefore, the Los Angeles Lakers are predicted to win the game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Free Pick: 
Take the Lakers +1
Saturday Mar 11, 2023

Both teams have been in great form recently, making it difficult to predict the winner. However, the Kings have been slightly better on the offensive end, averaging over 121 points per game and shooting over 50% from the field. Therefore, our expert predicts that the Sacramento Kings will cover the spread and win outright in a high-scoring game.

Free Pick: 
Kings +4
Thursday Mar 09, 2023

Reviewing the statistical data and trends, it's clear that both teams are evenly matched, with Memphis having a slight advantage in assists turnovers and shooting percentage, while Golden State has the advantage in rebounding. However, Golden State has been slightly better in their last few games and has historically had the upper hand against Memphis.
It’s not a strong play, but with that in mind, I predict that Golden State will win this game outright and cover the spread. Additionally, I predict that the total will go over, as both teams have been scoring well recently and the total has gone over in 4 of their last 5 head-to-head matchups.

Free Pick: 
Take the Over 243.5.
Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

The Los Angeles Lakers are a struggling team, with a record of 31-34 and a mediocre ATS record of 31-31-3. However, they have some positive trends on their side, including a 5-2 ATS record in their last seven games and a 5-2 SU record in their last seven games. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, have a strong record of 38-25 but a slightly below-average ATS record of 30-31-2.

Looking at the power stats, the Grizzlies have a slight advantage in rebounds and shooting percentage. However, the Lakers have been playing well defensively, with the total going under in six of their last seven games. Additionally, the Lakers have a strong record against the Grizzlies, with a 4-2 ATS record in their last six home games against the Grizzlies and a 5-1 SU record in their last six home games against the Grizzlies.

Considering all of this information, I believe the Los Angeles Lakers will win this game, covering the spread of -2. The total is set at 226.5, and I believe the total will go under, with both teams struggling offensively lately and the Lakers playing well defensively.

Free Pick: 
Take the Under 224
Monday Mar 06, 2023

The Statinator predicts that the Portland Trail Blazers will come out on top in Monday's game against the Detroit Pistons. The Trail Blazers have a better shooting percentage and more assists per game than the Pistons, which should have them on the right side of the line. Additionally, the Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against the Pistons. Although the Pistons have been playing better recently with a 4-2 ATS record in their last six home games. They are currently on a seven-game losing streak overall, and with the infirm list being competitive tonight is unlikely.

Free Pick: 
Take Portland -6.5.
Sunday Mar 05, 2023

The Clippers have lost five games in a row, but the Grizzlies have struggled on the road and have lost nine of their last ten away games. Memphis is also dealing with several key injuries, including the absence of Brandon Clarke due to an Achilles injury and Steven Adams' knee injury. The Clippers have a solid 19-14 home record and are desperate for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. With the home-court advantage and a favorable matchup against a struggling Memphis team, we predict that the Los Angeles Clippers will win and cover the spread.

Free Pick: 
Take the Clippers -7
Friday Mar 03, 2023

Statistical analysis suggests that the Utah Jazz have a slight advantage over the Oklahoma City Thunder in most categories. Although the Thunder have a decent record against the spread in their last eight games in this series, they have lost the last eight straight up. Additionally, the Thunder will be missing key players due to injuries. Lay the small number on the Jazz.

Free Pick: 
Take Utah -2
Thursday Mar 02, 2023

These two teams have similar offensive numbers, with Toronto averaging 112.59 points per game and Washington averaging 113.13. On the defensive end, Toronto allows 111.94 points per game, while Washington allows 113.23. Rebounding is also close, with Toronto averaging 42.96 rebounds per game and Washington averaging 43.91. However, the Wizards have a slight edge in assists and turnovers, which could give them an advantage.
Looking at the betting odds trends, the Raptors are 5-0 SU in their last five games against the Wizards when playing on the road. They are also 5-1 SU in their last six games overall and have won eight of their last 10 games. On the other hand, the Wizards have struggled recently, going 5-5 in their last 10 games. They are also 0-5 SU in their last five games when playing at home against the Raptors.
Taking all of this into consideration, I believe the Raptors will come out on top in this game. They have been playing well recently and have a good track record against the Wizards, especially when playing on the road.

Free Pick: 
Take the Raptors -1