Heat vs Clippers 2020 NBA Spread, Game Info & Expert Preview

Heat vs Clippers 2020 NBA Spread, Game Info & Expert Preview

Written by on February 5, 2020

The marquee matchup around the NBA on Wednesday is also the only late-night game and a potential NBA Finals preview as the Miami Heat visit the Los Angeles Clippers, who are solid favorites when it comes down to the NBA betting odds. ESPN has the telecast.

How to Bet Heat at Clippers NBA Odds & TV Info

Last Meeting

On Jan. 24, the Clippers won in Miami 122-117 – only three teams have won there all season. Kawhi Leonard rather surprisingly never had a triple-double in his career but scored 26 of his 33 points after halftime and finished with 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first. The dug their way out of a 15-point early hole and finished the third quarter on a 15-0 run to take control. Miami was down by 18 with 8:34 left, then went on a 24-9 run and got within three on a 3-pointer by Dion Waiters with 34 seconds remaining. But they got no closer. Jimmy Butler led Miami with 20 points but left in the fourth with an ankle injury.

The Heat are 36-26 all-time versus the Clippers during the regular season, including 19-12 in Miami and 17-14 on the road.

Why Bet on Miami?

The Heat destroyed the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, 137-106. Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 38 points, and added 7 rebounds and 3 steals, to lead the Heat to their largest win of the season. Butler didn’t turn the ball over; the only players in Heat history to score more points in a game without a turnover are LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.

The Head scored a franchise-record 81 points in the second half on their way to winning the season series 3-1 over the 76ers. Miami shot a season-high 56.5% from the floor and knocked down half of their 3-point attempts (16-for-32). The Heat had just three turnovers, fewest in franchise history. It was the Sixers’ largest loss of the season and their largest in any regular-season game in which Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have played.

Bam Adebayo fell just shy of another triple-double against the 76ers, scoring 18 points with eight rebounds, 11 assists and one steal in 35 minutes. Adebayo tied his career-high in assists in the blowout win. The first-time All-Star is averaging 6.3 assists in his last six games. Goran Dragic had 24 points off the bench. He’s averaging 18.8 points and 6.2 assists in the past five. Rookie Duncan Robinson scored 19 points.

Fellow rookie Tyler Herro (foot) left the game and gave Robinson a chance to see a few more minutes, which would continue if Herro is forced to miss any additional time. Meyers Leonard (left ankle) limped back to the locker room during the second half of Monday’s game and is in question for Wednesday. Leonard ranks 12th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage at 42.9% (51-of-119).

Heat 2020 NBA Betting Trends

  • Miami are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
  • Miami are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against LA Clippers.
  • Miami are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against LA Clippers.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami’s last 11 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers.

Team Stats

Offense

  • Total Score: 112.27
  • Field Goal %: 47.15
  • Three Point %: 38.00
  • Free Throw %: 78.20
  • Total Rebounds: 45.06

Defense

  • Total Score: 107.88
  • Field Goal %: 44.30
  • Three Point %: 32.82
  • Free Throw %: 77.54
  • Total Rebounds: 41.96

Why Bet on LA Clippers?

The Clippers won their second in a row Monday, rallying for a 108-105 victory over the visiting Spurs. Patrick Beverley’s 3-pointer tied the game for the Clippers for the last time at 102-all. L.A. was down as much as 15.

Kawhi Leonard finished Monday’s win with 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Leonard’s streak of 30-point games came to an end as he had reached that figure in nine straight outings. Leonard’s streak of 30-point games was the longest in the NBA this season and the longest by a Clippers player since World B. Free in 1980. Leonard ranks seventh in the NBA in ppg (27.5), tied for fourth in steals (1.9) and tied for sixth in fourth quarter points (7.2).

Paul George played 31 minutes and had 19 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. George briefly left the game during the third quarter after taking an inadvertent elbow to the nose from DeMar DeRozan. The 31 minutes were the most that George has played in a game since going down with a hamstring injury in early January. The Clippers are 16-4 when both George and Kawhi Leonard are on the court.

The Clippers have 14 games this season where they have held their opponent to under 100 points scored which ranks tied for seventh in the NBA. The Clippers have 19 games this season where they have scored 120+ points which ranks tied for fourth in the NBA. The Clippers currently rank first in the NBA in bench scoring (51.2 ppg), second in bench rebounds (20.7) and rank tied for fourth in field goal percent- age (46.2%). L.A. has outscored their opponents’ bench in 40 of 50 games this season.

Clippers 2020 NBA Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers’ last 7 games.
  • LA Clippers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Clippers’ last 10 games against Miami.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games when playing at home against Miami.
  • LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.

Team Stats

Offense

  • Total Score: 115.28
  • Field Goal %: 46.05
  • Three Point %: 36.13
  • Free Throw %: 78.60
  • Total Rebounds: 48.18

Defense

  • Total Score: 109.42
  • Field Goal %: 43.54
  • Three Point %: 33.90
  • Free Throw %: 76.52
  • Total Rebounds: 45.62

Heat vs Clippers Expert Analysis and Prediction

Heat 109 – Clippers 113

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