NBA Free Picks April 3 – 9

NBA Free Picks April 3rd - 9th

NBA Free Picks April 3 – 9

The playoffs start next week and before the run for the NBA title begins, I’ve got a final week of NBA Regular Season games to find great NBA Picks. Who wins when Minnesota and Portland clash in Oregon on Thursday, April 6? Do the Clippers have any shot against mighty San Antonio in Texas on Saturday, April 8? Then, on April 9, how will The King and the rest of the Cavaliers fair versus the Hawks in Atlanta?

NBA Free Picks April 3rd – 9th

Minnesota at Portland
When:  Thursday, April 6 at 10:30 pm ET
Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR
TV: TNT

Analysis: Minnesota faces Portland on Monday, April 3 before battling the Trailblazers this Thursday. Will it matter? Make sure to check Monday’s score before blindly betting on Portland to cover the spread, but, no, it may not matter.

Portland has beaten the T’Wolves in two wins so far this season. They beat Minnesota 95 to 89 on Jan. 1. They beat the T’Wolves 112 to 100 on March 25

The March 25 game is the one to remember. In that battle, Portland held Karl-Anthony Towns to 16 points and 5 rebounds. Portland center Jusuf Nurkic outplayed KAT with 14 points and 9 boards.
I just think Portland is better than Minnesota. I like the Trailblazers against the spread.

Pick: Portland ATS

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio
When:  Saturday, April 8 at 8:30 pm ET
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
TV: ABC

Analysis: As of April 2, the Spurs are 59-17. San Antonio should win over 60 games this regular season. They’ll have a great shot to beat Golden State in the playoffs.

But, let’s be honest, is San Antonio going to play their starters on Saturday against LAC? They might if they can wrestle away home court advantage throughout the Western Conference Playoffs from the Warriors. If there’s no chance of San Antonio doing that, Kawhi Leonard, and LaMarcus Aldridge are taking a seat.

Not only that, but it’s doubtful that Tony Parker or Manu Ginobili see the court. I think the Clippers win this game because I don’t think San Antonio will be able to garner home court advantage by winning on Saturday.

Pick: L.A. Clippers SU

Cleveland at Atlanta
When:  Sunday, April 9 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA
TV: NBA TV

Analysis: The Cavaliers have a terrible road record against the spread. As of April 2, Cleveland is only 15-23 against the spread. That’s just awful. But, Atlanta might be the one team that Cleveland can cover a spread against on the road. The Hawks are a terrible 14-24 ATS at home.

Since Cleveland is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, it’s difficult to see the Cavs being favored by more than 4 points in this game on Sunday. In fact, Atlanta might be favored because the Cavs are most likely resting their starters on Sunday.

Can Cleveland beat Atlanta with their starters on the bench? I think they can. I like the Cavs to beat Atlanta even if Kyrie, LeBron, and K-Love don’t play.

Pick: Cleveland SU and ATS