NBA Monday: Heat vs. Clippers Pick
Following their blowout victory over the Cavs on Sunday night, the Clippers will return to the court on Monday at 10:00 p.m. ET when they host the Heat at STAPLES Center. Will Miami come through as a 5.5-point road dog?
527 Miami Heat (+5.5) at 528 Los Angeles Clippers (-5.5); o/u 220.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 15, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Bam Adebayo had a decent night on Saturday, posting 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals in Miami's 112-94 loss to Utah. Rudy Gobert made things tough for Bam all night long, as he went 7-of-17 from the floor and failed to attempt any free throws in 37 minutes. He did manage to secure his second straight double-double, however, and now has 14 assists in his last two games. And we said it was a decent night because we know he can shoot the ball much better than he did. Bam ranks 23rd in 9-cat this year and his 56% efficiency on field goals is a testament to that.
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Marcus Morris came off the bench for 23 points (7-of-14 FG, 5-of-5 FT), six rebounds, one assist, four triples, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers across 26 minutes in Sunday's blowout win over the Cavs. Morris has been flirting with late-round value over the past 10 games, with averages of 14.1 points, 2.8 triples, 3.9 boards and just 0.6 turnovers per contest on 46.1% shooting. We still don't have a timetable on Kawhi Leonard (leg) or Paul George (foot), but Morris will see a boost while those two are out, so he's worth a look if you need some scoring and triples.
Heat vs. Clippers Betting Prediction
The under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings at STAPLES Center. The under is also 4-1 in the Heat’s last five road games when they’re an underdog, is 16-5 in their last 21 games coming off a day of rest and is 8-3 in their last 11 games when facing an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 6-1 in the Clippers’ last seven games when facing an opponent with a losing record and is 8-3 in their last 11 home games when facing a team with a losing record on the road.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: HEAT/CLIPPERS UNDER 220.5