In what should be one of the best games of the week I expect the Clippers to come out on top with a narrow win. Butler and the Heat bench will play well but it won’t be enough. Look for the Clippers to get big games from Kawhi and Lou Williams here.. Read more at capperspicks.com
Site : WinnersandWhinners
Pick : Miami Heat
The Heat are one of the best defensive teams in the league, holding opponents to 108.4 points per game. They have played better at home where they are giving up 105.8 points per game and will be able to slow down the Clippers, who are averaging 115.6 points per game and 113.2 points per game on the road. The Clippers have also played well defensively, holding opponents to 109.4 points per game. They haven’t played as well on the road, giving up 111.3 points per game, and will have a hard time slowing down the Heat, who are averaging 116.5 points per game at home. Miami also does a better job finding the open shooter, averaging 25.2 assists per game to Los Angeles’ 23.4 assists per game. With the Heat winning three of the last four meetings between the two teams, Miami is the best bet.. Read more at winnersandwhinners.com
Site : SportsChatPlace
Pick : Over
The Clippers have been one of the better road teams this season, posting an above.500 record on the road, but Miami is 20-1 at home. The Heat have been almost unstoppable at home and that had to do with their top 5 scoring offense at home. The Clippers have a road defense that is giving up over 111 per game. The Clippers are also averaging over 113 on the road. Both teams have been able to score the ball in this home and road splits. I'll side with the over here. Final score prediction, Heat will win and the total goes over, . Read more at sportschatplace.com
Miami is tough on its home court at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat lead the NBA with a record of 20-1 straight up at home. Miami has covered the spread in 3 of its last 5 overall. The Clippers on the other hand have failed to cover 6 of their last 9 overall and 5 of their last 8 on the road. Miami will improve its NBA-best home record to 21-1. Final Score Prediction, Miami Heat win and cover ATS 109-102.. Read more at picksandparlays.com
Site : StatSalt
Pick : Miami Heat +2.5
This is a toss up game between two teams that are looking for a big win, so that they can keep pace in the playoff standings. The Clippers have only lost two games in a row once this season and they are only two games above .500 on the road. There has been some chemistry issues with the team, regarding Leonards playing time and it seems like he sits out against the average and below average teams. However, he won't be sitting out in this crucial matchup. The Heat have just one loss at home and they have found ways to win, no matter what the scenario is. Lately, they have flirted with some close games and the close ones that were at home, ended up being wins. Miami does it with their depth scoring and Butler has had a standout year. These teams are pretty even in their core field goal percentage, but the Miami offense has been a bit more effective lately.. Read more at statsalt.com
Site : TheSpread
Pick : Miami Heat +2.5
Injuries are going to play a big factor in tonight’s game as both teams are possibly going to be without big contributors. The Clippers are definitely short handed and the Heat are possibly without their top three. Miami has a little more hope for their injured players tonight. The big thing that is hard to overlook is 20-1 at home this year. When you play that well at home, it is hard to pass up betting on them getting points. Especially against a Los Angeles team that is just 12-10 on the road and without two key players.. Read more at thespread.com
Site : docsports.com
Pick : Take Los Angeles +1.5
Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers (31-14, 2nd in the Pacific Division) are headed to American Airlines Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Miami Heat (31-13, 1st in the Southeast Division). Miami opens this game as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.. Read more at docsports.com
Site : bangthebook
Pick : This should be a tight game decided by a few points down the stretch
This should be a tight game decided by a few points down the stretch. I wouldnt be surprised if we get overtime, considering the fact that eight of Miamis games this season went in overtime. Its really tough to say who will win. The Heat are 20-1 straight up and 14-6-1 ATS at home this season, so if you like to follow betting trends, go with the hosts to win straight up. The Clippers are 12-10 straight up and 10-12 ATS on the road this season. I would stay away from the side bet and take the under on the totals instead. As Ive mentioned, both teams are capable of playing some really tough defense, while Miami will certainly try to slow down the tempo. The Heat average only 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and the Clippers play at a much faster pace, recording 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes. The under is 8-0-1 in the previous nine encounters between the Clippers and Heat.. Read more at bangthebook.com
Site : tonyspicks
Pick : Los Angeles Clippers -2.5
Los Angeles Clippers vs Miami Heat. The NBA pick for this game is the Los Angeles Clippers -2.5. Clippers SF Paul George (hamstring) will be on the sidelines. Heat PF Justise Winslow (back) will also be out of this match. The Clipps (31-14) will be in for a close quarter battle with the Heat (31-13). The Clipps are 5-3 on the road while the Heat is 8-0 at home in their last 8 games. The Heat is one of the best teams in the League with an efficient defense and they play better at home. Heat wins this match to a predicted score of 115-111.. Read more at tonyspicks.com
Site : sportingpedia
Pick : read prediction
The Clippers have been one of the better road teams this season, posting an above .500 record on the road, but Miami is 20-1 at home. The Heat have been almost unstoppable at home and that had to do with their top 5 scoring offense at home. The Clippers have a road defense that is giving up over 111 per game. The Clippers are also averaging over 113 on the road. Both teams have been able to score the ball in this home and road splits. With no Odds or O/U available I will pick the Heat for the win.. Read more at sportingpedia.com
31-14 (24-21 ATS) this season
Los Angeles o/u is 5-4-1 the last 10 games
LA Clippers are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers' last 6 games on the road.
31-13 (24-18-2 ATS) this season
Miami o/u is 7-3 the last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games.
Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games against LA Clippers.