Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat - 2/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (33-17) at Miami Heat (29-22)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -1.5 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Miami Heat collide at the AmericanAirlines Arena tonight.
The Clippers needed to bounce back after having their four-game win streak snapped by the Timberwolves on Wednesday and they did that with a 107-93 win at Orlando on Friday. Chris Paul led all scorers with 21 points and six assists and had plenty of help as JJ Redick and Jamal Crawford chipped in with 20 points each as the Clippers pulled away from the Magic in the second half to improve to 33-17 on the season and 16-9 on the road. Unfortunately, the Clippers were waiting on the results of a hand injury to their backup point guard in Austin Rivers and the news isn't good as he is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks because of a broken hand.
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Meanwhile, the Heat have won six of their last seven games and will be gunning for a third straight win after sneaking past the Hornets in a 98-95 win on Friday. Dwyane Wade continued his stellar season with a team-high 22 points on 11 of 20 shooting,Chris Bosh added 20 points while Hassan Whiteside compiled a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks as the Heat edged the Hornets despite finishing the game without a made 3-pointer. With narrow win, Miami improves to 29-22 on the season and 13-13 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall, while the Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the Clippers are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Miami and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
Both teams are coming into this game in similar form so it's hard to split these two teams. However, it's hard for me to go with the Heat as the Clippers won their last meeting, a 104-90 win without DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin who were both injured, so I'm sticking with the Clippers to take this one as well.