January 05, 2022 9:06 AM
Ash Wheldon

Today's NBA Picks (05/01/22)

Below you can find picks for today's NBA action from The Stats Zone's top basketball tipsters. All times given are based on US start times.

Wednesday, January 5th

Detroit Pistons @ Charlotte Hornets – 7:00pm ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Orlando Magic – 7:00pm ET

Houston Rockets @ Washington Wizards – 7:00pm ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Boston Celtics – 7:30pm ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Indiana Pacers – 7:30pm ET

Golden State Warriors @ Dallas Mavericks – 7:30pm ET

Toronto Raptors @ Milwaukee Bucks – 8:00pm ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Minnesota Timberwolves – 8:00pm ET

Utah Jazz @ Denver Nuggets – 10:00pm ET

Miami Heat @ Portland Trail Blazers – 10:00pm ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Sacramento Kings – 10:00pm ET

Detroit Pistons @ Charlotte Hornets – 7:00pm ET

Charlotte Hornets come into this clash with Detroit Pistons having suffered back-to-back losses but they will be confident of returning to winning ways here. They boast an incredible head-to-head record against the Pistons having won their past 13 matchups and despite the road team recording impressive wins in their last two games against San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks, the record in recent meetings between these two cannot be ignored.

Prediction: Charlotte Hornets to win

Philadelphia 76ers @ Orlando Magic – 7:00pm ET

The respective form of these two teams points to an obvious winner and Philadelphia 76ers will hope that turns out to be the case as they do battle with Orlando Magic. The home team are in the midst of a six-game losing run while they are 1-9 in their last ten matches on home court. In contrast, the road team come into this on the back of a four-game winning streak with all four of those coming away on their travels to the 76ers have to be favoured in this one.

Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers to win

Houston Rockets @ Washington Wizards – 7:00pm ET

Washington Wizards have performed well of late, despite their results not suggesting so. They have won two of their last four but their efforts arguably deserved better and they will aim to improve on their recent record as they host struggling Houston Rockets. The road team’s losing streak now stands at eight games after a heavy loss to Philadelphia 76ers and that run looks set to be extended here.

Prediction: Washington Wizards to win

Utah Jazz @ Denver Nuggets – 10:00pm ET

The respective home and away form of these two teams gives a good indicator regarding who should prevail in this matchup. Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last six on home court while Utah Jazz are on an incredible run on the road, winning nine straight. That record is difficult to overlook and they are fancied to extend that winning streak to double figures by prevailing in this contest.

Prediction: Utah Jazz to win

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