Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers - 1/2/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers (21-17) vs Miami Heat (19-18)

Game Info: Monday, January 2, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Miami Heat have split their last 6 games. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last 8 games.

The Miami Heat are averaging 108.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 21 points and 5.8 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 107.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 16.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

The Heat are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS win and 4-16-2 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight up win. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. The Heat are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Miami Heat are quietly playing their best ball of the season, and they've been competitive on the road all year where they only lose by an average of 1.7 points. The Los Angeles Clippers are as healthy as they've been all season, and they're the better team on paper, but they've also been inconsistent, and it's hard to trust them with chalk most nights. Assuming Butler and others play, the Heat can hang. I'll take my chances with the road dog.

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +4.5

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