Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions
The NBA has produced some breathtaking clashes in the 4-weeks of its action so far. On Thursday, Miami Heat has a huge task in hand when they face a massive challenge Los Angeles Clippers in their own backyard.
Heat is reeling under pressure with unexpected losses and injury concerns in the Eastern conference whereas Clippers are beaming in confidence with some famous victories under their belt. Even though this rivalry looks close, the recent form suggests a clear upper hand to the Clippers with the Miami based club requiring a huge effort to pull off something special.
The Clippers currently have won 13 games while lost 5 games in this season while the Miami Heats have managed to win just 6 games and have lost 10 games. They are currently on 3 games losing streak.
Here are the latest Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Miami Heat started on the wrong foot with a defeat to the Orlando Magic in the opener. Despite tasting their first victory against Pelicans, they were far from their best, losing to the likes of Bucks, Mavericks and Celtics in the next few games.
The 76ers dominated both the games whereas Pistons were generous enough to lend the side one win. In the last two outings versus Nets, Heat failed to find that extra zing that pushed them on the opposite side of victory. They are currently tattering in 13th place with little hope of recovery.
Looking at the Clippers’ performance, they were up to the challenge right from the start after defeating the defending champions Lakers and last season’s surprise package Nuggets comfortably.
They have so far achieved 13 victories in 18 games and would be looking to play on the front foot in the remaining games to top the Western conference. In their last game against Hawks, they were blown away after the first half by their opponents, suffering their 5th defeat of the season.
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (63 games): Heat – 36 wins, Clippers – 27 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Clippers won 128-111 on 5th February 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Goran Dragic who is the point guard in the side has an overall rating of 82 and average of 15.7 points in every outing so far. He has a field goal percentage of 47.6 and is an X-factor for team to succeed.
Duncan Robinson is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 44.7% and a 3-pointer conversion of 41.9 so far.
Jimmy Butler who was in top form for the side in 2019 has a top rating of 91 averaging 15.8 points per game along with 3.8 successful dribbles.
Bam Adebayo who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 60.7 and a free throw percentage of 85.7. He averaged 9 rebounds per game in 14 games he was part of.
Nicolas Batum who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 4.8 rebounds and free throw percentage of 87 in the current season.
Paul George who is the shooting guard has a superior 3-point conversion of 48.4 while
Serge Ibaka needs to do better than 12.4 points per game in this season. But he has more than made it up with an average of 6.4 rebounds per game.
Kawhi Leonard will be the small forward in the side with an overall rating of 82 and average of 25.9 points in every outing so far. He has a field goal percentage of 50.5 and is an X-factor for them to succeed.
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Outright predictions
The odds and prediction for this game predict a win for Los Angeles Clippers. The outright prediction for this game also favor the Clippers.
According to Oddschecker and SMarkets, the Los Angeles Clippers are the third favorites in this season while the Miami Heat needs to get their issues sorted if they have to make it to the post season games.