Sunday, February 7, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 33-17 and a road record of 16-9. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 4 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. Los Angeles is 5-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-12. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 29-22 and a home record of 16-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96 points per game and surrendering 95.8, good for a point differential of 0.2. Miami has a division record of 6-4 and a conference record of 16-15. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.1 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 19.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Miami averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 95.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Heat force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Clippers average 103.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.7 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Heat score 98.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 97.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.6 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 103.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103. They get 92.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-22-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-25-3 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 26-24-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 17-34-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/06/16 G Austin Rivers Hand "?" Sunday vs. Miami
02/06/16 PG Pablo Prigioni Head injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Miami
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
02/06/16 F Chris Bosh Ankle probable Sunday vs. LA Clippers
02/06/16 G Dwyane Wade Knee probable Sunday vs. LA Clippers
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
01/19/16 F Chris Andersen Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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