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#571 Los Angeles Clippers -2.5 vs.
#572 Miami Heat 222.5
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:05pm EST
American Airlines Arena, Miami
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Miami Heat

Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

When: Friday, January 24, 8:00 PM. ET.

The Miami Heat will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

Clippers Going For Fifth Win In Six Games

The Clippers had their four-game winning streak snapped by the Atlanta Hawks in their last game and will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Heat, which will give them their fifth win in their last six games.

Los Angeles has played well offensively, averaging 115.6 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 95 points in their last game and will need a much better performance to get past the Heat.

Montrezl Harrell led the way for the Clippers with 30 points and seven rebounds. Lou Williams finished with 18 points, six rebounds, and seven assists, while Landry Shamet added 13 points and two rebounds for the Clippers.

Kawhi Leonard sat out the game against the Hawks but is expected back in the lineup for this game.

Los Angeles hasn’t played as well on the defensive end, giving up 109.4 points per game. They gave up 102 points in their last game and will need a similar performance to get past the Heat.

Heat Trying To Continue Home Dominance

The Heat have played well this season, but they have been dominant at home, winning 20 of the 21 games they have played at the American Airlines Arena. They will be trying to continue to dominate opponents at home and pick up their 21st home win of the season when they play the Clippers on Friday.

Miami has done a good job offensively, averaging 112.1 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range. They finished with 134 points in their last game and will need another solid offensive performance if they want to beat the Clippers.

Tyler Herro led the way for the Heat with 25 points and three rebounds. Jimmy Butler finished with 24 points, seven rebounds, and 10 assists, while Goran Dragic added 22points, six rebounds, and 10 assists for the Heat.

Miami has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 108.4 points per game. They gave up 129 points in their last game and will need a significantly better effort to get past the Clippers.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Heat are one of the best defensive teams in the league, holding opponents to 108.4 points per game. They have played better at home where they are giving up 105.8 points per game and will be able to slow down the Clippers, who are averaging 115.6 points per game and 113.2 points per game on the road. The Clippers have also played well defensively, holding opponents to 109.4 points per game. They haven’t played as well on the road, giving up 111.3 points per game, and will have a hard time slowing down the Heat, who are averaging 116.5 points per game at home. Miami also does a better job finding the open shooter, averaging 25.2 assists per game to Los Angeles’ 23.4 assists per game. With the Heat winning three of the last four meetings between the two teams, Miami is the best bet.

Prediction: Miami Heat

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Clippers are averaging 113.2 points per game on the road, but the team will have a hard time hitting their season average against the Heat, who are holding opponents to 105.8 points per game at home. Miami has also played well offensively, averaging 116.5 points per game at home. With the Clippers giving up 111.3 points per game on the road, the Heat will come close to hitting their season average in this game, but it won’t be enough to push the score over the total. With the Heat and Clippers playing under the total in eight of their last nine games, the under is the smart play here.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Clippers will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Heat in the first half of their last three games, averaging 64 points per game while the Heat average 59.7 points per game.

Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers

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The Clippers and Heat are averaging 123.7 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.