Clippers vs. Heat Thursday Prediction
Has the total been set too high in Thursday night’s meeting between the Clippers and Heat in Miami? Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. ET from AmericanAirlines Arena.
555 Los Angeles Clippers (+5.5) at 556 Miami Heat (-5.5); o/u 215.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 28, 2021
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play on Thursday vs. the Heat. The Clippers will be shorthanded once again as they are already without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard this week due to medical protocols. Terance Mann played well on Tuesday with a 10/9/1 line to go with four steals and one triple in 34 minutes, while Luke Kennard had 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes. Reggie Jackson is also on the streaming radar, scoring 20 points (8-of-16 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Bam Adebayo went 6-of-13 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the stripe for 15 points in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Nuggets. Adebayo added seven rebounds, six assists and three turnovers in his 34 minutes of floor time, but he failed to record any defensive stats in the 27-point loss. Bam, Kendrick Nunn (17) and Precious Achiuwa were the only Heat players to reach double figures in the scoring department in Wednesday's brutal loss, and Precious finished with 10 points (4-of-8 FG, 2-of-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two steals, three blocks and one turnover in 20 minutes off the bench. The Heat have now lost four straight and seven of their past eight, so they probably can't wait until Jimmy Butler (COVID-protocols) gets cleared — which could happen this week.
Clippers vs. Heat Betting Prediction
The under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Miami. The under is also 9-4 in the Clippers’ last 13 games as an underdog and is 6-0 in their last six games when facing an opponent with a losing record. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Heat’s last five games overall, is 8-3 in their last 11 home games and has cashed in seven straight Miami home games when the team faces an opponent that has a winning road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CLIPPERS/HEAT UNDER 215.5