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Miami Heat vs. L.A. Clippers - 1/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
L.A. Clippers at Miami Heat
Date & Time Wednesday January 23, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida
The Line
The Line: Miami Heat -4.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSS, FSPT
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 21 points and eight rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19 points and 2.5 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last eight road games.

The Miami Heat need a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Miami Heat are averaging 106 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 17.8 points and 3.9 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last nine home games.

The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Heat are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Heat last 7 home games. The under is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall.

The Los Angeles Clippers remain a banged up basketball team, and it doesn't help that they're on the end of a back-to-back. In their last five games, the Clippers are losing by an average of 8.4 points while allowing 47.3 percent shooting. The Miami Heat have their issues as well and are back to being a tough team to figure out, but they seemed to have figured things out at home recently. The Heat have also quietly been a profitable team with covers in 15 of their last 22 contests. I don't love this game, but if forced to pick, I'd lay the number with the Heat because they're rested and at home. 

Pick:
Miami Heat -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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