Thursday NBA Picks, December 16th

After a big 11 Game Wednesday Night of NBA Matches, we now have just the four matches on a Thursday evening.

It all starts in Indiana where the Pacers host the lowly Pistons side. An injury ravaged Brooklyn Nets will host the 76ers, the Knicks travel to Houston to take on the Rockets, and the Suns host the Kings.

Another big night of hoops, with 4 teams on a back to back.

Here are some Free NBA Picks for Thursday, December the 16th.

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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

Detroit Pistons @ Indiana Pacers

Venue – Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Tip Off – 7pm EST

Season Record W/L

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 10

Season Points Averages

TeamPPGOPP PPGGame Total Ave
Detroit 99.7109.4209.1


The Detroit Pistons will be looking to break a 13 game losing streak and get the Indiana Pacers on a back to back. The Pacers were outclassed by the Milwaukee Bucks last night and had too many turnovers, but this is a game they should not drop.

The Pacers should get this one done at home.

Prediction – Indiana Pacers (Win) ⭐⭐

Philadelphia 76ers @ Brooklyn Nets

Venue – Barclays Center

Tip Off – 7.30pm EST

Season Record W/L

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 10

Season Points Averages

TeamPPGOPP PPGGame Total Ave
Philadelphia 106.0106.6212.6
Brooklyn 110.1106.6216.7


Outs everywhere for the Nets in this match, so best to watch the teams close to tip-off. The 76ers are on a back to back, but this is the type of match that Joel Embiid could have a massive impact in. Durant and Mills had big games in their win against Toronto, but if only 8 players suit up again, it will be tough.

Big chance for the 76ers to snap a two game losing streak.

Prediction – Philadelphia 76ers (Win) ⭐

New York Knicks @ Houston Rockets

Venue – Toyota Center

Tip Off – 8pm EST

Season Record W/L

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 10
New York12-165-107-62-8

Season Points Averages

TeamPPGOPP PPGGame Total Ave
New York105.5107.3212.8


The Rockets are another side that currently has a lot of outs and they are on a back to back after a big loss to the Cavs. They have been ok at home this season, but this is a good spot for the Knicks to get back on the winners table.

The Knicks would not want to drop this one.

Prediction – New York Knicks (Win) ⭐⭐

Washington Wizards @ Phoenix Suns

Venue – Footprint Center

Tip Off – 9pm EST

Season Record W/L

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 10

Season Points Averages

TeamPPGOPP PPGGame Total Ave
Washington 105.8107.6213.4
Phoenix 110.8104.8215.6


Just the 16 final quarter points for the Wizards last night and they were run over by the Kings after leading for the majority of the contest. They are now on a back to back and face one of the in-form teams of the NBA.

The Phoenix Suns should have no trouble in this one, even without Devin Booker.

Prediction – Phoenix Suns (Win) ⭐⭐⭐

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