A matchup between two of the strongest defensive squads in the league will see the Los Angeles Clippers (21-17) as one-point favorites against the Miami Heat (19-18) at Crypto.com Arena on January 2, 2023. The Clippers are third in points conceded per game (109.4), and the Heat are fourth (109.6). The matchup has a 218.5 point total.
How to bet Clippers vs. Heat
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Miami Heat Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with bookmakers listing the Clippers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -116 odds to pick up the win, while the Heat are listed at -104 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 218.5 points.
Clippers vs. Heat Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
- Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSU
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Clippers vs. Heat Betting Trends
In the Clippers’ 38 games this season, they have 20 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has come away with 16 wins in the 23 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Clippers have hit the over in 43.2% of their opportunities this year (16 times over 37 games with a set point total).
The Heat have played 37 games, with 13 wins against the spread. Miami has been the underdog on the moneyline 12 total times this season. Miami has finished 4-8 in those games. The Heat have gone over the point total 48.6% of the time this season (18 of 37 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Clippers: Kawhi Leonard: Questionable (Illness), Nicolas Batum: Questionable (Ankle)
Heat: Caleb Martin: Questionable (Quadricep), Gabe Vincent: Questionable (Knee), Duncan Robinson: Questionable (Hamstring), Udonis Haslem: Questionable (Achilles), Jimmy Butler: Probable (Injury Management), Nikola Jovic: Out (Back), Dewayne Dedmon: Out (Foot), Omer Yurtseven: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles has been forced to lean on its defense, which ranks third-best in the NBA (109.4 points allowed per game), as it ranks third-worst in the league on offense with just 109.7 points per contest. The Clippers are posting 105.3 points per game at home. In away games, they are playing better on offense, averaging 113.7 points per contest. The Clippers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, scoring 115.5 points per contest compared to the 109.7 they’ve averaged this season.
Los Angeles is 10th in the NBA with 12.7 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks seventh with a 37.5% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. This year, the Clippers have taken 60% two-pointers, accounting for 67.9% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 40% from beyond the arc (32.1% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
Miami is the worst team in the NBA in points scored (109 per game) but fourth-best in points conceded (109.6). At home, the Heat score 110 points per game. Away, they average 107.9. In their previous 10 games, the Heat are posting 110 points per game, one more than their season average (109).
Miami makes 12.5 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 12th and 23rd, respectively, in the NBA. The Heat take 42.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 57.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.8% of the Heat’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 68.2% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Clippers, and we predict that Clippers will cover the spread (Clippers -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 218.5 points.
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