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(11-26) Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Clippers (24-14)
Date: Sunday January 08
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Off
NBA Betting Total: Off
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This contest features the struggling Heat going up against the Clippers in L.A.
Miami snapped a 5 game losing streak with a win against Sacramento Wednesday, while Los Angeles has won 2 in a row after ending a 6 game losing streak.
The Heat have struggled with injuries in the last few games, and it has been a factor in their losing streak. I don’t see the talent on this roster to keep up with a strong Clippers team.
Goran Dragic has dealt with a back injury the last couple of games, but it hasn’t stopped him from putting up big numbers in the last 2 games.
He had 19 points, 7 assists and just 2 turnovers in the win against Sacramento.
As he continues to improve his health expect Dragic to continue his strong play. If Chris Paul is not in the lineup Dragic should put up huge numbers against backup PG Austin Rivers.
Hassan Whiteside has also dealt with injuries the last couple of weeks. The dynamic center has missed the last couple of games but should be cleared to play against the Clippers.
I expect him to be a force on the boards going up against DeAndre Jordan, and he should easily get a double double with 3 blocks. If he doesn’t play Willie Reed will be a huge downgrade at the position for Miami.
Tyler Johnson put up a great stat sheet against Sacramento, finishing the contest with 23 points and 6 rebounds.
For the season he is putting up good averages of 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per contest off the bench.
Second year man Justice Winslow is set to have season ending shoulder surgery, which depletes the Heat depth at the perimeter positions.
Los Angeles Clippers
Even with injuries to key players, the Clippers should still be a contender in the West, even if their window for a championship run seems to be closing.
Chris Paul continues to play like one of the best point guards in the NBA. He is putting up All Star caliber numbers but is father time starting to catch up with him?
He has missed the Clippers last 4 games while dealing with a hamstring injury. He should be ready to go against Miami but if he isn’t look for Austin Rivers to get the nod.
After scoring 0 points in the Clippers loss to Oklahoma City on New Years Eve, Jamal Crawford has responded with 18 and 22 points in his last 2 games.
With Chris Paul out he needs to be the dominant ball handler on offense and he has gotten 4 or more assists in each game Paul has missed during this stretch.
Expect him to have another good scoring night as Miami’s most athletic defender Justice Winslow won’t be on the floor.
DeAndre Jordan should easily secure an All Star nod this season, and barring an injury should finish with Defensive Player of the Year Honors.
He has grabbed 20 rebounds in each of the Clippers last 2 wins and also has 5 blocks over that span. Expect another big defensive game from Jordan in this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Miami
- LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Miami
Free Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction:
While the Clippers won’t have Blake Griffin and possibly Chris Paul in the lineup, I still see the more talented team getting the win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 95 – Miami 86
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