Free NBA Picks for Saturday Night

David Lawrence

Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:30 PM UTC

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 7:30 PM UTC

The NBA season has completed over a month. On Saturday, we’ve got a quiet day with six games on the card but here are three favorite NBA picks to entertain your weekend.

Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls

NBA Odds: Golden State -2

These teams are both hoping that they can meet in the NBA Finals next spring, and interestingly enough, NBA odds show it's the Warriors who have the better chance of making the final series of the NBA season. Golden State has lost just two games so far this season, with new coach Steve Kerr making all the right moves. You have to respect the way Golden State has gone about its business, but you also have to think that the Warriors are due to hit a rough patch - everyone in the NBA does so at some point during the season. Golden State is 10-0 in its last 10 games while Chicago is 5-5. Based solely on streaks, you'd take the Warriors. However, Golden State did barely beat Orlando by one at home earlier in the week, and Chicago has had two full days of rest, having played its most recent game on Wednesday. This sets up well for Chicago. Pick the upset here -- it's good value.

Free NBA Pick: Chicago +2

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio Spurs

NBA Odds:  No line

The Spurs lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday and had reason to be concerned with how they were playing heading into a Friday night game against the Memphis Grizzlies. However, the Spurs went into Tennessee and beat the Griz in a high-scoring game. Memphis' defense has been allowing under 94 points per game this season. San Antonio smoked the Griz for 107 points. Old man Tim Duncan busted out a triple double, and his supporting cast was there to make big plays as well in the fourth quarter. The vintage Spurs performance should make this team feel that it still has that championship mentality. The Spurs are 9-1 in their last 10 games, while the Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-8. Yes, San Antonio is playing the second end of a back-to-back, but so are the Wolves, and Minnesota played an overtime game against Houston on Friday night. The Spurs, at home, should win comfortably, even if some of their older guys rest.

Free NBA Pick: San Antonio

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers

NBA Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -9

This game is one which spells trouble for the Pelicans. New Orleans lost by 27 at Golden State on Thursday night, while the Clippers pounded Orlando by 28 on Wednesday. One team's playing horribly, with New Orleans being 4-6 in its last 10 games. The Clippers, on the other hand, are 8-2. If you had to go one way in this game, you'd definitely want to choose Los Angeles. Just to be on the safe side, you would also trust the Clippers' 7.2-point differential compared to New Orleans' differential of plus-0.4 points. You would also want to note that New Orleans is 3-7 in road games this season. The more you look at this game, the more a Pelicans selection for your NBA picks is just not that reasonable at all.

Free NBA Pick: Clippers -9 at 5Dimes

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