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Heat vs. Clippers NBA Odds

The Miami Heat will continue their trip through California on Wednesday as they take on the Clippers in an NBA betting matchup.

The Heat have had problems with the Clippers in recent years, winning just four of the last 10 matchups between the teams. Miami went 6-4 ATS in those contests, with the OVER/UNDER at 8-2.

View Miami vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Clippers rated this week at No. 19 and the Heat sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 111-102 result in favor of the Heat today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 99.3 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 27 at 98 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 49.8% per game.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 100 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Miami lost its last outing, a 111-106 result against the Warriors on January 10. The Heat failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 217 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Heat got a terrific 34-point performance from Dwyane Wade but Golden State handed them a 111-106 defeat on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 105-97 result against the Trail Blazers on January 10. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. Caron Butler scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Clippers to victory (they lost 105-97 to Portland at Rose Garden on Tuesday).

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Heat at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami's last 11 games when playing LA Clippers
Miami is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
LA Clippers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 11 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at Denver, Friday, January 13
LA Clippers home to LA Lakers, Saturday, January 14

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