Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 11/20/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (5-4) at Miami Heat (6-5)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +3 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Miami Heat will have their hands full on Thursday, when the Heat host the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Miami Heat are sitting at 6-5 on the season, and while the Heat are out to prove that they can be dominant without LeBron there, it is starting to look like that might not be the case. However, the season is young. Miami has struggled as of late, winning just two out of their last five outings. Last time out, the Heat defeated the Nets in Brooklyn, 95-83 on Monday night. The Heat have had plenty of rest to get ready for the Clippers, and that has to be an advantage for them, especially since Miami is such a strong defensive team, they will need their legs under them.
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The Los Angeles Clippers are playing solid ball this season, however L.A.’s record, I’m sure, isn’t where they would like necessarily. The Clippers are 6-4 on the season,, and in second place in their division. If I were a Clippers fan, I wouldn’t worry too much about standings right now, but it is important not to fall too far behind too early. Los Angeles has won three out of their last five heading into this meeting with the Heat, and in their last outing the Clippers took care of business against the Magic, defeating Orlando 114-90 on Wednesday night.
I'm gonig to take the Heat in this spot. The Clippers are the better team, but Miami is no pushover and having to face the Heat with no rest is a tough task for anyone, nevermind giving up nearly two buckets to Miami.