Los Angeles Clippers (13-5) at Miami Heat (6-11)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat meet Thursday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 113.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 107.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.7 points and nine rebounds while Tyler Herro is averaging 17.6 points and 3.8 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Jimmy Butler is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 overall. The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers have the ret advantage here and are obviously playing better basketball, but they're going to be without Kawhi, PG and others. The Miami Heat are on the end of a back to back, but they're also desperate for a victory and are slowly getting players back. If the Heat can't win this game against the undermanned Clippers, it's time to hit the panic button. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Heat.