Free Daily NBA Picks – Tuesday, May 18

May 16, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) advances the ball against the Charlotte Hornets during the first quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Our guy Andrew Weidman gives you his best NBA Picks of the day including his big lock for Tuesday and why.

NBA Picks: Hornets vs Pacers (Pacers -3.0)

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Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (20) won’t play tonight for Charlotte and that’s a difference maker if you’re laying action on the game. Photo: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Take the Hornets to cover. I don’t believe they’ll be the winner, but they’ll cover the spread in a two-point loss. Not having Gordon Hayward will make a big difference.

NBA Picks: Wizards vs Celtics (Celtics -2.0)

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May 8, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) scores with a reverse layup during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Photo: Doug McSchooler-USA TODAY Sports

Put all your money on the Wizards. The Celtics are missing Jaylen Brown for the remainder of the season, and I believe the duo of Westbrook and Beal will be too much for the Celtics to handle.