Heat vs. Clippers - 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 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN3
The Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat meet Sunday afternoon at the American Airlines Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 18.9 points and 9.4 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.1 points and 1.5 assists. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.1 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 10 of their last 12 road games. Austin Rivers and Pablo Prigioni are questionable.
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The Miami Heat also look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 95.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 19.1 points and 7.5 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.7 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.1 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 5.2 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last 10 home games.
The Clippers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Heat are 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 Sunday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami.
The Heat are starting to come together now that they're healthy and spent the entire month of January on the road. While the Clippers are also playing well, I like what I'm seeing from this Miami team. In a toss up contest, I'm siding with the home team.