NBA Free Picks 10-31-16

Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets Preview

When: 7:30 PM ET, Monday, October 31, 2016
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV, CSN Chicago, YES (New York)
NBA Betting Lines From Bovada

Chicago Bulls (2-0):

Chicago was able to fly under the radar a bit in its own city during the first week of the regular season thanks to the Cubs being in the World Series for the first time since 1945, but the fans that stayed on the south side of town and went to the Bulls game on Saturday night saw a team filled with high-priced stars that let reserve forward Doug McDermott take the most shots. McDermott, who had his fourth-year contract option picked up by the team on Friday, buried 5-of-6 from 3-point range en route to a team-high 23 points in the win over Indiana. The strong effort from the bench allowed the starters to rest a bit more, with Butler’s 26 minutes ranking as the most among the starting five.
Team record: 2-0 SU,2-0 ATS
Chicago is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games

Brooklyn Nets (1-2):

Brooklyn gave one of its key players a little extra rest on Saturday as well by not even taking center Brook Lopez on the trip for the second night of the back-to-back. The decision was an organizational one aimed at keeping Lopez healthy throughout the season, and the Nets plan to give several players planned days off throughout the season.
Team record: 1-2 SU,3-0 ATS
Brooklyn is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Brooklyn is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn’s last 8 games

Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets Predictions

Taking the home dog and the 6 points.

Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick: Nets +6

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Preview

When: 10:30 PM ET, Monday, October 31, 2016
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, FSN Arizona (Phoenix), Prime Ticket (Los Angeles)
NBA Betting Lines From Bovada

Phoenix Suns (0-3):

It was a frustrating weekend of near-misses for Phoenix, which took Oklahoma City to overtime on the road Friday before losing a 13-point lead against the mighty Warriors. Forward T.J. Warren averaged 28 points on 59 percent shooting and 7.5 rebounds in the narrow setbacks. Devin Booker marked his 20th birthday with a 3-of-12 effort Sunday and is 11-of-37 in the last two games
Team record: 0-3 SU,2-1 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Phoenix is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Phoenix is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Phoenix’s last 19 games
Under is 7-0 in Suns last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.

LA Clippers (2-0):

Center DeAndre Jordan has led the NBA in field-goal percentage each of the past four seasons and has flirted with Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time record of 72.7, but the big man has been off the mark thus far. He was 3-of-10 against the Jazz after opening the season with a 2-of-7 showing versus Portland, which gives him some poor numbers to pair with his always-ugly free-throw efforts (3-for-12). A sprained thumb hindered his efforts in Sunday’s win but X-rays were negative and he was able to return to finish the game.
Team record: 2-0 SU,2-0 ATS
LA Clippers is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
LA Clippers is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
LA Clippers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Under is 13-6 in Clippers last 19 vs. Western Conference.

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Prediction

These two teams are going in opposite directions with the Suns off to a 0-3 start and the Clippers off to a 2-0 start. The number at 10.5 is a good one. However, I look at the total as too high for these two teams. The Suns have a strong trend with the going 13-6 in Suns last 19 overall.

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Pick: Under 205.5