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Clippers vs. Heat NBA Odds and Preview – January 28th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

Two teams with title aspirations clash on Friday night when the Eastern Conference leading Miami Heat host the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clipper have played great basketball even though their two stars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, are out with injuries. But on Friday the Clipps battle one of the best teams in the NBA. Will Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat protect their home court with a cover victory? Or will the Clippers show they can keep it close against the favored Heat?

Check out NitroBetting’s preview of the upcoming Clippers vs. Heat game. Find essential information, statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds down below. More than that, we share timely betting trends and predictions geared to make your betting experience worthwhile.

Clippers vs. Heat Game Information

  • When: Friday, January 28, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: FTX Arena, Miami, FL
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: KLAC AM 570 1280 (Clippers) / 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Heat)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Clippers (TBA) / Heat (TBA)

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Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?

Although at 25-25 the Clippers are playing .500 ball, LAC has rocked it against the spread. Overall, the Clippers are 24-26 ATS. But in their last 6 games, the Clippers have gone 5-1 ATS. One of the straight up victories was a 116-115 win against Washington after rallying from down 35 points. LAC’s never say die attitude could serve them well versus the Heat.

Why Bet on the Miami Heat?

Heading into Jan. 27, the Heat had a half a game lead over the Chicago Bulls for the Eastern Conference’s best record. Miami is 8-2 SU in their last 10. The 2020 NBA Finals runner up has continued to win even though Kyle Lowry has taken games off due to a personal reason and Victor Oladipo won’t return to the lineup until February. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo have led a defense that ranks fourth in points allowed per game.

Clippers vs. Heat Betting Trends

  • Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • LAC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 on the road.
  • Over is 4-1-1 in LAC’s last 6.
  • Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
  • Miami is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
  • Over is 10-1 in Miami’s last 11 games.

Clippers vs. Heat Expert Betting Prediction

Clippers versus Heat should be a terrific matchup. Miami has solidified its position as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. But although the Heat look solid for the victory in this, they’re a bad bet to cover the spread. 8 points are a lot to give to a red hot Clippers team that has won 2 straight and 4-of-6.

The Clippers current starting five plays well together. If there’s a star, it’s probably veteran Reggie Jackson. Nobody in the starting five demands the ball, which is why bench players like Luke Kennard can average 12 points per.

LAC is a deep basketball team. Lowry has said he won’t play on Friday. Butler is listed as questionable. If Butler doesn’t play, the Clippers can win this straight up. But we must assume Jimmy steps onto the court, which is why Clippers against the spread is the way to go.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.