NBA Expert Picks & Predictions for Tonight, Thursday, Feb. 20

By David Hayes
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks hit the road as heavy favorites over the Pistons.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks hit the road as heavy favorites over the Pistons. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

NBA Picks for Tonight

With 12 NBA teams back in action today after the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend & Game, here's a look at the odds (from FanDuel Sportsbook), full TV schedule, predictions and expert picks for the six NBA games on today, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

NBA Games on Today & TV Schedule

TNT: Brooklyn Nets (+8.5) @ Philadelphia 76ers (-8.5) – 8 p.m. EST
TNT: Houston Rockets (-10) @ Golden State Warriors (+10) – 10:30 p.m. EST

NBA Predictions for Tonight

All NBA win probability predictions are according to the ESPN Basketball Power Index (BPI) and FiveThirtyEight's Elo forecasts, while expert picks are according to CBS Sports.

1. Bucks vs Pistons Picks

Tipoff Time: 7 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Bucks (-13) | Under 225.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Bucks (79.8 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Bucks (83.0 percent)

2. Heat vs Hawks Picks

Tipoff Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Hawks (+6.5) | Over 229.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Heat (71.3 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Heat (69.0 percent)

3. Hornets vs Bulls Picks

Tipoff Time: 8 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Hornets (+4.5) | Over 211 Points
ESPN BPI: Bulls (73.4 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Bulls (65.0 percent)

4. Nets vs 76ers Picks

Tipoff Time: 8 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: 76ers (-8.5) | Under 215.5 Points
ESPN BPI: 76ers (72.8 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: 76ers (76.0 percent)

5. Grizzlies vs Kings Picks

Tipoff Time: 10 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Grizzlies (-1.0) | Under 229.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Kings (60.9 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Kings (54.0 percent)

6. Rockets vs Warriors Picks

Tipoff Time: 10:30 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Warriors (+10.0) | Under 234.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Rockets (72.4 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Rockets (69.0 percent)

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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.