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Count on the Clippers to Cover Versus the Heat

The L.A. Clippers enter Miami as a slight betting favorite. They have gone 4-1 on their current East Coast road trip and are 5-3 with a +6.7 net rating when visiting their Eastern counterparts. Given their slight spread, the Clippers are a solid NBA expert pick. Add to this that this team has done well against Miami in recent meetings as the home team continues to struggle.


Count on the Clippers to Cover Versus the Heat

Clippers vs Heat Game Information

  1. Game: Clippers (32-15) vs Heat (26-23)
  2. Start Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
  3. Day Game: Sunday, Feb. 4
  4. Location: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  5. Clippers vs Heat Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Here’s a look at some NBA games odds to consider!

The Clippers are 2½-point favorites per the NBA point spreads on Feb. 4. This is not a bad line. Miami is 2-7 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games and is 9-5 ATS at home. The Heat are still a tough underdog when healthy, hence why the book is giving it plenty of respect with the tight line. The total of 227 points is also in response to these teams’ top-tier defenses.


Clippers vs Heat Head-to-Head


Clippers vs Heat Odds and Spreads

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  1. The Clippers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against the Heat
  2. Miami is 0-5 as a home underdog this season
  3. L.A. is 5-1 in its last six games facing an opponent from the Southeast Division
  4. The Heat are 0-6 ATS in their last six home games against the Clippers
  5. The total has gone under in six of Miami’s last seven home games
  6. The ‘under’ is 15-3-0 when the Clippers have a total of 220 to 229 points
  7. The total has gone under in eight of Miami’s last 10 games against a Western Conference opponent
  8. The Clippers are 7-1 since starting center Mason Plumlee in place of Ivica Zubac

— Jackson Lloyd (@JacksonLloydNBA) February 3, 2024


Clippers vs Heat ATS Pick: Clippers -2½

No Zubac? No problem. The Clippers have taken the loss of their starting center with stride and are continuing to win. Having Plumlee in the middle instead of Zubac may be worse defensively. But it’s much better for scoring as the Clippers have a whopping 125.1 offensive rating in their last eight games.

Overall, the Clippers have been winning with ease. They are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games and the only hiccup here is a loss to Cleveland, which has won 12 of its last 13 games. Miami has been anything but hot, on the flip side. The team traded for Terry Rozier but he’s struggled: 10.8 points on 30.9% shooting. Miami is 2-4 since this deal.

Miami’s defense has also slipped (118.7). Despite being mostly healthy, Miami is tough for betting online given its issues on both sides. The Clippers should roll with no issues.


Clippers vs Heat Over/Under Pick: Under 227

The Clippers are putting up nearly 124 points in their last eight games. But the Heat have managed just 105 points. Scoring between these teams has also typically been low with the average total being at 220 points in their last three meetings. Go ‘under’ what the NBA lines have it.


Clippers vs Heat Player Prop Pick: Mason Plumlee Over 1½ Assists

We like betting the “over” on some props listed with low totals on the NBA odds. Plumlee’s assists should be higher given his abilities. He won’t get many touches but Miami allows 28+ assists in its last three games. Plumlee will get dimes.


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Clippers vs Heat Game Prediction

L.A. Clippers 115 Miami Heat 110



Questions of the Day

Which player will lead the Clippers-Heat game in assists?

Guard James Harden averages 8.5 assists per game and is a solid bet online to get the most assists.

Will the Heat cover the spread against the Clippers?

The Heat are +2½ on the spread and are just 9-15 ATS when playing at home.

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