NBA Predictions and Free Picks January 5th

Tonight, January the 5th, sees 9 games on an action-packed NBA schedule which includes some of the best players and teams the NBA has to offer.  Tonight’s featured games include the Milwaukee Bucks traveling to New Jersey to do battle with the basement-dwelling Nets, the Dallas Mavericks are set to play host to the Detroit Pistons, and the Sacramento Kings welcome Steve Nash and the high-powered Phoenix Suns to town.  Other games in the NBA this evening to keep an eye on include the Orlando Magic invading Indiana, the Chicago Bulls visit Charlotte, Washington is in Philadelphia, Denver plays host to Golden State, Memphis travels to Portland, and the Los Angeles Lakers welcome the Houston Rockets to the Staples Centre in LA, CA.  Do not miss out on tonight’s incredible NBA action, and be sure to get your FREE NBA predictions and picks below.

NBA Predictions and Free Picks January 5th:

Milwaukee Bucks @ New Jersey Nets – The Milwaukee Bucks come into this contest with a very unimpressive 3-11 road record.  However, the Nets have an even worse home record of 2-14, and are 1-9 in their last 10 games overall.  The Nets are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games overall, while the Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 against the NBA’s Atlantic Division.  Both teams are playing on two days rest, which plays well for the Bucks seeing as they are 5-2 ATS coming off of 2 days rest.  I like the Road team to cover the small spread tonight in New Jersey.

Free Pick – BUCKS -2 at -105

Detroit Pistons @ Dallas Mavericks – As the Dallas Mavericks get set to play host to the Detroit Pistons, the ATS numbers are severely tilted towards Dallas in this one.  Detroit is 18-42 in their last 60 ATS following a straight up loss, 16-43 in their last 59 following an ATS loss, and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 playing on 3 days rest.  Detroit is 3-11 against the West this season, while Dallas boasts an 11-5 home record, and a 9-3 record against the Eastern Conference this season.  I like Dallas to cover the spread tonight as a big home favorite.

Free Pick – MAVERICKS -8.5 at -110

Phoenix Suns @ Sacramento Kings – The Phoenix Suns come into this one with an unimpressive 8-10 road record, but still manage to average over 105 points per game on the road this season.  The Kings average around 107 points per game at home this season, and boast an 11-7 record on home court this season.  Over is 6-2 in the Kings last 8 home games, as well at 6-0 in the Suns last 6 games overall.  I look for a lot of points to be scored between to high-flying, energetic teams tonight in Sacramento.

Free Pick – OVER 225 at -110