Heat vs. Clippers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Clippers are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 207 points.
Miami enters with a 3-5 record after a 95-94 loss at the Nuggets. Los Angeles is 5-3 following a 113-104 home loss to the Grizzlies Saturday afternoon. The Clippers won both meetings straight up and went 1-1 ATS last season. The under went 2-0.
The Heat were led by Goran Dragic as he had 23 points, seven assists and two steals at Denver. James Johnson contributed 15 points and 10 boards off the bench. Dion Waiters also scored 15. Miami led by seven at halftime, but were outscored 25-13 in the third quarter.
In the Clippers' loss Saturday, Blake Griffin accounted for 30 points and 11 rebounds. Patrick Beverley had 23 points and seven boards. Lou Williams scored 13 off the bench. Los Angeles was outscored in every quarter.
Miami is 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings.
The Heat earned a big win in Denver and now get another tough test in LA, with the added difficulty of being an afternoon game. Los Angeles might be on a back-to-back, but it is without travel and it will be a team wanting to avoid dropping a game for a second straight day on its home floor. Take the Clippers here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -5.5