NBA Free Picks And Predictions: August 28 - 30

NBA Free Picks And Predictions: August 28 - 30

There has been a lot of unrest amongst NBA players and teams regarding the current situation in the US after there was another police killing in Wisconsin. As such, a number of games were postponed; the Bucks vs Magic Game 5, Rockets vs Thunder Game 5 and Lakers vs Blazers Game 5.

The scheduled games for Thursday and beyond are due to go ahead, though we can’t be sure of this. Please we urge our readers to be aware of this as we go into the final weekend of August.

We have games between the Clippers vs Mavs, Thunder vs Rockets, and finally, the Nuggets take on the Utah Jazz. All the action is right here, let’s begin.

Oklahoma City Thunder (2.45) vs Houston Rockets (1.61)

The OKC Thunder have shocked many in the NBA, having managed to bring the series to a 2-2 draw as we enter game 5. OKC boasts an excellent defensive roster but are also managing to put work in at the opposition’s end.

They have managed to shut out Houston’s talisman James Harden and are putting pressure on offensive plays, forcing the ball to shift and forcing errors.

However, so far we’ve seen 4 games and with 3 to go, the NBA betting odds from top bookmakers are still favouring the Rockets to progress and to win this one.

If Harden starts finding the net early on, we feel he’ll bring momentum and Houston’s offence in the form of Gordon and House will get the job done.

Take the Rockets to win.

Houston Rockets To beat the Oklahoma City Thunder
1.61
Sports Interaction

Los Angeles Clippers (1.19) vs Dallas Mavericks (5.13)

The NBA Playoffs are well underway, with a number of teams already progressing to the next stage. This has without a doubt been the series to watch, the likes of Luka and Kawhi Leonard going head-to-head has been great to watch.

The 21-year old Slovenian baller has lit up the league since joining and with the Mavs back in the playoffs, we expect to see much more from this guy. He played an insane 42 point triple-double in game 4 and topped it off with a 3-point buzzer-beater.

But Doc Rivers Clippers aren’t interested in making life easy for Dallas. They lead the series 3-2 and even after Luka’s heroics, the Clippers answered with a commanding 154-111 win in the last game.

It will take more Luka Magic to make it go to Game 6. We think this Mavs team has a lot more to offer than we saw in their last.

Pick the Mavs to win.

Dallas Mavericks To beat the Los Angeles Clippers
5.13
Bodog

Denver Nuggets (2.10) vs Utah Jazz (1.76)

This has been an excellent series, with the Jazz out in front leading 3-2 overall. It's going to be a very interesting game as both sides have the potential, but on the night it’s anyone’s game.

All the top-rated NBA betting sites peg Jazz as the favourites, with the offensive power they boast, the likes of Donovan Mitchell, it’s no wonder they’re expected to win.

The Nuggets defence must work tirelessly to shut him out, having scored over 50 already in Game 4 of the series.

They aren’t without their own offensive strengths though. The big man Nikola Jokic is a force and between Murray, Grant and Millsap they have more than enough to overcome the Jazz.

Expect a win for the Jazz.

Utah Jazz To beat the Denver Nuggets
1.76
PowerPlay