Clippers vs Heat predictions 1/24/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Miami Heat
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -1.5
Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers (31-14, 2nd in the Pacific Division) are headed to American Airlines Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Miami Heat (31-13, 1st in the Southeast Division). Miami opens this game as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Clippers cover 53.3% of the time, having gone 24-21-0 ATS. Miami is covering 59.5% of the time, going 25-17-2 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/22/20 PG Patrick Beverley Groin is questionable Friday vs Miami
01/22/20 SF Paul George Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Miami
Key Miami Heat Injuries
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Paul George averages 23.5 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Kendrick Nunn averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jimmy Butler averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.0 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 115.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.4 per game. The Clippers allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 12th in the league with 112.1 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Heat are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Heat surrender 108.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Clippers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Miami is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Heat are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1.5
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