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Los Angeles Clippers (19-12) vs Miami Heat (19-13)
2024-01-01 22:30:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5
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The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers duke it out at the Crypto.com Arena on Monday night. Here’s a Heat vs Clippers Prediction.

Miami Heat 

The Miami Heat have been in great shape as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after having their four-game win streak halted by the Jazz in a 117-109 road loss on Saturday. Bam Adebayo led the team with 28 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks, Tyler Herro added 25 points with six assists while Kevin Love chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Heat shot 43 percent from the field and nine of 31 from the 3-point line which was good enough to hang with the Jazz all the way until the fourth quarter where they managed just 21 points to allow the Jazz off the hook. Jimmy Butler played just 23 minutes before leaving the game with a foot issue while Jaime Jacquez Jr scored just nine points on two of nine shooting off the bench. 

Miami Heat Team Facts

  • The Heat have won each of their last three games as road underdogs.
  • The Heat have covered the spread in each of their last seven road games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Each of the Heat’s last six games against Pacific Division opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Los Angeles Clippers 

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 11 of their last 13 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after routing the Grizzlies in a 117-106 win on Friday. Paul George led the team with 23 points, James Harden added 16 points with 13 assists and three blocks while Ivica Zubac chipped in with 15 points and 20 rebounds. As a team, the Clippers shot 49 percent from the field and 11 of 39 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 33 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, before they dominated the third quarter by 35-21 to push the margin out to 21 points at one stage. 

Los Angeles Clippers Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the Clippers’ last 15 games.
  • The Clippers have covered the spread in each of their last seven games as favorites following a home win.
  • Seven of the last eight games between the Heat and Clippers have gone OVER the total points line.

Heat vs Clippers Prediction

The Heat are going to be shorthanded again as Jimmy Butler is out, while Kyle Lowry and Josh Richardson are both questionable. The Clippers are keeping eyes on Kawhi Leonard and Mason Plumlee who are both questionable. We’ve seen many times already that the Heat can beat any team in the league despite the growing injury list, but they could have a tough task taking down this Clippers team who have been one of the hottest teams in the league. I like the Clippers to get the win at home, but I think we’re getting just enough free points to back the Heat to get the cover in a close one. 

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Miami +7.5

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Peter Tran

Peter Trans is an acclaimed Expert NBA Handicapper, renowned for his insightful analysis and predictions in the world of professional basketball. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the game, Peter has established himself as a trusted authority among basketball enthusiasts and bettors alike. His expertise is showcased on SportsChatPlace.com, where he provides in-depth game analyses, betting tips, and forecasts that are both highly informative and remarkably accurate.

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