Heat vs Clippers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/5/2020
Game: Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -7
Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers (34-15, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the Miami Heat (33-15, 1st in the Southeast Division) at Staples Center on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Los Angeles opens this contest as 7 point favorites. The over/under opens at 223.
The Heat are covering 59.6% of the time, having gone 28-19-2 ATS. Los Angeles is covering the spread 54.0% of the time, going 27-23-0 against the spread.
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/03/20 SG Tyler Herro Foot is questionable
02/03/20 PF Meyers Leonard Ankle is questionable
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kendrick Nunn comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Jimmy Butler averages 20.7 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game. He averages 6.2 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Lou Williams scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 6.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 112.3 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.1 per game. The Heat allow 107.9 points per contest, which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 5th in the NBA with 115.3 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.86. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.1 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.6. The Clippers are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Clippers give up 109.4 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 45.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Heat are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 11th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Miami is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 6th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 17th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +7
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