How To Bet The Clippers vs Heat Spread

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 4, 2016 in

It’s a pretty quiet day on the NBA calendar this Sunday but there is one game that jumps off the page, and the great news is that it will be televised nationally. The game in question sees he LA Clippers take their talents to South Beach to face the Miami Heat. While all eyes will be focused on the Superbowl, if you want to cash in on this NBA bout make sure to check out our pro basketball odds page by clicking here.

How to bet LA Clippers Vs Miami Heat Game and TV Info

When: Sunday, February 7, 2 PM EST
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami
Radio: TheTicketMiami
Stream Option: ABCGo

Both of these teams are in pretty comfortable spots in their respective conferences, and both are having a pretty similar run of form of late. There is very little to separate these two, and that will likely show up when the odds are released. This is going to be a tough one to call, as there is a definite case to be made for both of them. We will break it down here, but be sure to come back to and make your own wagers once the odds go live.

Why bet on the LA Clippers

It was a disappointing end to what had been a pretty successful home stand for the Clippers (32-17) when they went down to the Timberwolves in their last game. Going on the road might actually be the best thing for this team right now, as the headlines are filled with nothing but talk of Blake Griffins broken hand and the details that led up to it. The Clippers have done a remarkable job of playing through that white noise, and I think they will do even better on the road. The Clippers are a very respectable 15-9 on the road heading into their Friday night tilt in Orlando. On the flipside, they have a losing record against teams with a winning record, but they are playing well enough at the moment to overcome that. The Clippers are averaging 104.3 PPG, and are giving up 100.5 PPG.

Why bet on the Miami Heat

Miami (28-22) are starting to turn things around after a bit of a rough patch, and will be heading into their Friday night game versus Charlotte having won 5 of their last 6 games. After that game on the road versus the Hornets, Miami will have the chance to extend their winning record with 5 of the next 6 games played on home court. The Heat have been tough to beat in their own building, and have posted a 16-9 record there so far this season. Like the Clippers, Miami have not performed at their best against teams with a winning record, which is just another reason why there is so little separating these two teams right now. The Heat are averaging 96.0 PPG, and are giving up just 95.8.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This game is likely going to come down to the Clippers offense versus the Heat defense. The unit that wins that battle will win the game. I have to go in favor of the Clipper in the duel, and I like them to come away with a tight win.

LA Clippers 100 Miami Heat 96