NBA Expert Picks & Predictions for Tonight, Thursday, March 5

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NBA expert picks for tonight's games, including the Rockets vs Clippers. | Mike Stobe/Getty Images

NBA Picks for Tonight

With eight NBA teams in action today, here's a look at the odds (via FanDuel Sportsbook), full TV schedule, predictions and expert picks for the four NBA games on today, Thursday, March 5, 2020.

NBA Games on Today & TV Schedule

TNT: Los Angeles Clippers (-1) @ Houston Rockets (+1) –– 8 p.m. EST 
TNT: Toronto Raptors (-8.5) @ Golden State Warriors (+8.5) –– 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. Nuggets vs Hornets Picks

Tipoff Time: 7 p.m. EST
CBS Sports:
 Nuggets (-10) | Over 207 Points
ESPN BPI: Nuggets (75.1 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Nuggets (79.0 percent)

2. Clippers vs Rockets Picks

Tipoff Time: 8 p.m. EST
CBS Sports:
 Clippers (PK) | Under 236.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Rockets (58.0 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Rockets (60.0 percent)

3. 76ers vs Kings Picks

Tipoff Time: 10 p.m. EST
CBS Sports:
 76ers (+5) | Over 218.5 Points
ESPN BPI: 76ers (53.6 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Kings (70.0 percent)

4. Raptors vs Warriors Picks

Tipoff Time: 10:30 p.m. EST
CBS Sports:
 Raptors (-8.5) | Under 225.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Raptors (75.2 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Raptors (80.0 percent)

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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.

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