Los Angeles Clippers vs Miami Heat NBA Odds and Predictions
The NBA has produced some breathtaking clashes in the two months of its action so far. On Monday, Miami Heat has a huge task in hand when they face a massive challenge Los Angeles Clippers in an away fixture.
Heat is reeling under pressure with despite securing important victories whereas Clippers have no such concerns as their sole aim would be to top the Western conference.
With a 9-4 home record and the odds favoring the Clippers, the Heat would be praying for a miracle at the Staples Center to secure their 12th victory.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Miami Heat NBA Odds and Predictions Summary
|Los Angeles Clippers||Miami Heat||Predicted Winner|
|Action Network||ML: -235||ML: +194||Clippers|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.43||Odds: 2.9||Clippers|
|Updated on 15 February 2021|
Los Angeles Clippers vs Miami Heat NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
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 20 victories in 288 games and would be looking to play on the front foot to contend for the final glory. In the last five appearances, they have amassed 3 victories with all those wins coming in the recent games, maintaining an important streak o far. With the battle for the top spot in full flow, a win here would do a world of good for them.
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.
Their main concern has been the inconsistency and lack of confidence that has had a huge impact for their playoff chances. Even though they have shown some signs of recovery after racing back to 9th place, they still have a long way to go. The one thing that has lifted them in the recent times is the winning streak that they were par of.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Miami Heat NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (64 games): Heat – 36 wins, Clippers – 28 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Clippers won 109-105 on 28th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Miami Heat NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
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.
Lou Williams who is the shooting guard in the side was the top scorer against Cavaliers by providing 30 points and 10 assists. He also has a field goal percentage of 42.9 and is an X-factor for them to succeed. Reggie Jackson is also an important candidate with an average of 8.4 points and 3 assists in 24 appearances.
With Kawhi Leonard’s return unsure, Marcus Morris has to shoulder the responsibility as the small forward who has the third best ratings this season.
Duncan Robinson is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 41.7% and a 3-pointer conversion of 39.9 so far.
Jimmy Butler who was in top form for the side in 2019 pitched in with 15 points and 5 assists against Jazz along with 5.5 successful dribbles.
Bam Adebayo who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 55.9 and a free throw percentage of 85. He has averaged 9.3 rebounds per game in 24 games he was part of.
Kendrick Nunn is turning out to be a great find as he notched up 23 points in a losing a cause.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Miami Heat NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The Los Angeles Clippers are looking in fine form with a mighty challenge in front of Miami Heat to secure an unlikely win. According to FiveThirtyEight, Clippers are in with a big chance of 68% while the Heat are totally out of sorts with a 32% chance to claim a win.
Looking at other outright predictions, it is clear that Clippers are the third favorites to grab the NBA championship with the last year conference finalists desperately looking to find some feet, according to Oddschecker. Another platform SMarkets have also shared a similar view with regards to teams’ chances.