Heat Clippers Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers will be looking to continue to pay off against the Miami Heat on Friday night as those teams meet in NBA betting action for the second time this season.
The Clippers got past the Heat 107-100 in a game in which they were listed as a 1-point home underdog on November 14, giving them their third ATS win in their past four games against Miami. That contest turned into an OVER result on the totals for bettors.
Miami battles the Clippers, currently with a 35-16 mark (28-23 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 22-24 for the Heat and 27-24 for the Clippers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 10-rated Heat and the No. 3-rated Clippers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 105-104 win for the Clippers on Friday. Watch for opening lines and totals at Bovada.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 5-ranked offense (102.5 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 4 at 93.4 PPG. The Heat have averaged 49% from the field per game, more than the Clippers have managed so far this season (47% on average).
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.3 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were an 86-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (162) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers got a 27-point performance from Eric Bledsoe as Los Angeles ran past Orlando 86-76 on Wednesday at Amway Center.
In their last action, Miami was a 114-108 winner at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (222) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Heat got a 32-point performance from LeBron James as Miami handed Houston a 114-108 defeat on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing New York are 1-9
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Clippers at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 10 of the LA Clippers last 13 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
LA Clippers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami's last 13 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers at New York, Sunday, February 10
Miami home to LA Lakers, Sunday, February 10