At 6:00 ET, the Miami Heat (26-23) will host the Los Angeles Clippers (32-15) in a non-conference matchup. The Clippers are favored by 4 points and ESPN will televise the game.

Los Angeles is currently on a two-game winning streak and is 3rd in the Western Conference. Miami is also on a two-game winning streak and is 7th in the Eastern Conference. The over/under line is set at 226 points.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS MIAMI HEAT BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -4

This game will be played at Kaseya Center at 6:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 121-112 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can Los Angeles Secure a Road Victory?

The Clippers are favored by 4 points today against the Heat, and they have a record of 31-7 as the favorite this season. In their last two games, they have covered the spread as the favorite.

When looking at their ATS record, the Clippers are 26-21 overall and 12-12 on the road. At home, they have won three straight ATS, while going 14-9 overall.

Los Angeles’ O/U record for the season is 22-25, and their games have averaged 230.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 226, and 34 of their games have had higher over/under lines.

In their most recent game, the Clippers beat the Pistons by a score of 136-125. The O/U line for that game was 239 points. LA was favored by 12 points in that game, and the win moved them to 32-15 on the season.

Currently, the Clippers are 3rd in the Western Conference and have gone 21-11 against other teams in the West. In the Pacific Division, they are in 1st place.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Clippers are 9th in the league in scoring at 118.5 points per game. Interestingly, they have been a better offensive team on the road (118.2 PPG) compared to at home (118.7 PPG).

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Clippers are one of the top teams in the league. They are 5th in field goal percentage at 49% and have the best three-point shooting percentage at 39%. In terms of assists, they are 18th in the league at 26.2 per game.

On average, the Los Angeles defense is giving up 112.0 points per game (8th). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 12 turnovers per game, which is 7th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 14th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.4 rejections per game.

Will Miami Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

Miami’s O/U record for the season is 20-29, and the under has hit in three straight games. Today’s O/U line is set at 226.

The Heat come in as 4-point underdogs today, and they are 6-13 as underdogs this season. Miami has lost four straight games against the spread as the underdog.

In their last game, the Heat defeated the Wizards by a score of 110-102. The O/U line for that game was 228.5, resulting in a push for Miami.

With a record of 26-23, the Heat are currently 7th in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 7-8 compared to 19-15 against the East.

On average, Miami’s games have finished with 221.8 points this season, and today’s O/U line is 226. The Heat’s O/U line for the season is 222.7.

Overall, Miami is 20-26 against the spread this season, going 9-15 ATS at home and 11-11 on the road. In their last two games, they have covered the spread.

At home, the Heat are averaging 113.7 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 27th in the league in scoring at 110.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Miami is 28th in the NBA at 96.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Heat are 26th in field goal percentage at 46%. However, they are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, connecting on 37% of their attempts from beyond the arc (6th).

In terms of free throws, Miami is 6th in the NBA at 19.3 made free throws per game. When it comes to assists, the Heat are 21st in the league with an average of 25.7 per game.

On defense, the Heat come into the game ranked 7th in the league in points allowed at 111.4 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 108.7 points per contest (5th). On two point field goal attempts, the Heat’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.6% and allowing 36.9% from beyond the arc.