NBA Picks Today, Jan 2nd 2022

NBA Picks Today Jan 2nd
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There are three Pacific Division NBA sides in action on Sunday, the 2nd of January and here are some NBA Picks Today.

The Sacramento Kings host the Miami Heat, the Phoenix Suns head to Charlotte for a match against the Hornets and the Lakers host the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Lebron James is red hot at the moment and will make it challenging for the Timberwolves in the final match of the evening.

Here are some NBA Picks Today, Free NBA Picks and NBA Predictions for Sunday, January 2nd.

Be sure to check back before each NBA Slate for Free NBA Picks, NBA Picks Today, NBA Picks Tonight, NBA Head to Head Picks, NBA Predictions and NBA Game Previews for NBA Pacific Division Matches.

A Star Rating is used to show the confidence level of each Head to Head NBA Match Prediction.

⭐ = A Tough Match to Pick

⭐⭐ = A Decent Chance

⭐⭐⭐ = Should Get the Win


Miami Heat @ Sacramento Kings

Venue – Golden 1 Center

Tip Off – 6pm EST

Season Record W/L

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 10
Miami23-1312-411-98-2
Sacramento15-229-126-104-6

Season Points Averages

TeamPPGOPP PPGGame Total Ave
Miami107.7103.6211.3
Sacramento109.4113.7223.1

Prediction

Miami has been playing good basketball and have won five in a row, but have not faced the most formidable opponents in that stretch.

This is the 6th consecutive home match for the Kings, and although they have only won 2 so far, they will fancy themselves against an injury-depleted Heat side.

The Kings should get this one at home and have a full squad of players to choose from.

Prediction – Sacramento Kings (Win) ⭐

Game Total Under 220.5


Phoenix Suns @ Charlotte Hornets

Venue – Spectrum Center

Tip Off – 7pm EST

Season Record W/L

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 10
Phoenix27-816-411-46-4
Charlotte19-179-410-135-5

Season Points Averages

TeamPPGOPP PPGGame Total Ave
Phoenix111.7105.0216.7
Charlotte115.2116.1231.3

Prediction

The Phoenix Suns have lost 3 of their last four and come up against a Hornets side on a three-game winning streak.

Good sides generally bounce back when in a slump, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Devin Booker and Chris Paul have big games in this one.

Suns to get back on the winners table.

Prediction – Phoenix Suns (Win) ⭐

Game Total Under 231.5


Minnesota Timberwolves @ Los Angeles Lakers

Venue – crypto.com Arena

Tip Off – 9.30pm EST

Season Record W/L

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 10
Minnesota16-1910-106-95-5
LA Lakers18-1911-107-94-6

Season Points Averages

TeamPPGOPP PPGGame Total Ave
Minnesota108.1109.1217.2
LA Lakers 111.1112.2223.4

Prediction

The Timberwolves have lost four out of their last five and come up against Lebron James and the Lakers.

James has scored 31+ Points in 7 consecutive matches and is taking the game on at the moment. The Lakers will be tough to beat if James is aggressive again, and they should get the win.

Prediction – Los Angeles Lakers (Win) ⭐⭐

Game Total Over 223.5

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