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Clippers vs. Heat - 1/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Heat (15-21) at Los Angeles Clippers (25-12)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SUN, FSW2

The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers play Sunday afternoon at the STAPLES Center.

The Miami Heat have lost five of their last six games and continue a brutal road stretch. On the season, the Heat are averaging 93.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and are allowing 98.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 23 points and 5.4 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 21.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. Luol Deng is shooting 49.9 percent from the field and Mario Chalmers is dishing out 4.2 assists. The Miami Heat continue to have major meltdowns in the second half, as it’s almost like this team runs out of gas after the first 24 minutes. The Heat are also struggling on the defensive side, as teams are shooting 39.5 percent from deep in their last five games. The Heat have to turn things around or the playoffs won’t be much of a guarantee.

Clippers vs. Heat - 1/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Clippers have won six of their last eight games and continue their lengthy homestand. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and are allowing 99.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 17.8 points and 9.5 assists while Blake Griffin is averaging 22.6 points and 7.8 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.6 rebounds and Jamal Crawford is shooting 40.9 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Clippers have improved defensively during this mini run, as they’re holding teams to 41.6 percent shooting in their last five games. Of course, defense was an issue for the Clippers all season but they’ve won 14 straight games when holding their opponent under 100 points.

The Heat are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Heat are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and the home team is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

The Clippers and Heat is the biggest mismatch in the NBA, as the Heat have no size at all and the Clippers have two of the most athletic big men in the league. Expect another blowout between these two teams. 

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Los Angeles Clippers -9.5

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