We’ll be taking a look at the cross-conference matchup between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers at Crypto.com Arena today, which is part of a massive 11-game NBA slate. Omer Yurtseven and Dewayne Dedmon won’t be showing up for the Heat, and superstar Nikola Jovic and Caleb Martin are doubtful. On the other side, Nicolas Batum might be missed by the Clippers.
On the second night of a back-to-back, the Heat defeated the Utah Jazz 126-123 despite being the underdogs after losing to the Denver Nuggets 124-119 the previous night. Bam Adebayo led the Heat with 32 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and a plus-6 net rating since Jimmy Butler wasn’t in the lineup.
In Salt Lake City, the competition was close; neither side had a lead larger than ten points. Miami had a strong 32/12 assist-to-turnover ratio while shooting 50.6% from the field and 13-for-39 from three-point line, but the Heat also gave up 16 offensive rebounds and 17 three-pointers. Tyler Herro, who finished with 29 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with seconds remaining to give Miami the victory.
Meanwhile, the Clippers lost to the Indiana Pacers by a score of 131-130 last Saturday as they completed their five-game road trip in the east. Paul George scored 45 points on 15 of 25 field goal attempts and 8 of 8 foul shots, but it wasn’t enough. The Clippers gave up 28 assists while only forcing 12 turnovers as they were outscored 58 to 40 in the paint.
Los Angeles made 16 of 34 3-point attempts and 28 of 29 free throws, but they were unable to stop the Pacers’ offense. In 35 minutes on the court, Kawhi Leonard finished with 24 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and a few steals, while Reggie Jackson added 13 points and three assists.
This is going to be the final encounter between Miami and LA this season. After winning 115-110 at home as the favorites on December 2, the Heat are going for their third straight victory over the Clippers.
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers Game Information
- Date: 01/02/2023
- Time: 10:40 PM ET
- Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA.
- How to Watch Heat vs Clippers: MSG
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Heat vs Clippers Betting Lines
Heat are +125 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $125. On the other side, Clippers are -145 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $69.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Heat at a 44.44% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Clippers have 59.18% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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