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Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview – Jan 1, 2024

On New Years Night, the Miami Heat are at the Los Angeles Clippers in National Basketball Association action. The Miami Heat are 19-13 on the season, and 5th in the Eastern Conference. The Heat are coming off a loss on the road at the Utah Jazz on Saturday.

For the Los Angeles Clippers, they are 19-12 on the season. Los Angeles comes into the game fourth in the Western Conference. The Clippers are on a two game winning streak; including a win over the Grizzlies on Friday. The Los Angeles Clippers are favorites in this game. The Clippers are -6.5 at home over the Heat. The total for this game is listed at 228.5.

Heat Looking to Win on the Road

The Miami Heat are looking to get back on track following their loss to Utah. The loss snapped a four game winning streak for Miami, with wins over the Magic, Hawks, 76ers and Warriors. Miami on the season is scoring 11.3 points per game. The Heat are one of the top three point shooting teams in the league at 39%.

Bam Adebayo steadies the team with 22.2 points per game. Tyler Herro has come back and been sharp for Miami, after missing much of the first portions of the season. Herro is at 24.2 points per game. Jimmy Butler has missed time as of late, and is third on the team with 21 points pre game.

The Heat are playing their third of five straight road games. Miami is on the road at the Lakers and Suns next, before coming back home for a home game on January 8th against the Rockets.

Clippers Remain in Los Angeles

For the Clippers, they have been strong in December. Los Angeles has won 8 of their last 10 games, and went 11-2 in the month of December. The Clippers are scoring 115 points per game over their last two games. In the two losses, the Clippers allowed 139.5 points per game.

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are the top scorers for the Clippers this season. Leonard is at 24.4 points per game, while George is adding 22.9. James Harden is third on the team with more than 17.5 points per game. Russell Westbrook is coming off the bench and leading the bench mob, with 11.5 points per game.

Los Angeles starts a three game road trip following this game. The Clippers are at the Phoenix Suns, before trips to New Orleans and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Los Angeles Wins at Home

The Los Angeles Clippers are going to win this game. The Clippers have enough firepower to slow down and beat the Heat at home. Look for the combination of George, Leonard, Westbrook and Harden to be strong over Miami. In fact, those four may get to 100 total points in this game. When we bet this game on Monday, take the Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 over the Miami Heat.


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