Wednesday, August 17 2022

Who’s Playing

Miami @ Los Angeles

Current Records: Miami 7-4; Los Angeles 6-4

What to Know

The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-3 against the Miami Heat since January of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Thursday. The Clippers will stay at home another game and welcome Miami at 10:30 p.m. ET Nov. 11 at Staples Center. Los Angeles is out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.

Los Angeles beat the Portland Trail Blazers 117-109 on Tuesday. Los Angeles’ power forward Nicolas Batum was one of the most active players for the squad, shooting 6-for-8 from beyond the arc and finishing with 22 points and six rebounds.

Meanwhile, Miami fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 120-117. Miami’s loss came about despite a quality game from center Bam Adebayo, who posted a double-double on 28 points and ten boards along with six steals.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Clippers are expected to win a tight contest. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Los Angeles is now 6-4 while the Heat sit at 7-4. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Los Angeles have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.60%, which places them fourth in the league. But Miami is even better: they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.40%, which places them third in the league. We’ll see if that edge gives Miami a route to victory.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Clippers are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Heat, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -108

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Series History

Los Angeles have won nine out of their last 12 games against Miami.

  • Feb 15, 2021 – Los Angeles 125 vs. Miami 118
  • Jan 28, 2021 – Los Angeles 109 vs. Miami 105
  • Feb 05, 2020 – Los Angeles 128 vs. Miami 111
  • Jan 24, 2020 – Los Angeles 122 vs. Miami 117
  • Jan 23, 2019 – Los Angeles 111 vs. Miami 99
  • Dec 08, 2018 – Miami 121 vs. Los Angeles 98
  • Dec 16, 2017 – Miami 90 vs. Los Angeles 85
  • Nov 05, 2017 – Miami 104 vs. Los Angeles 101
  • Jan 08, 2017 – Los Angeles 98 vs. Miami 86
  • Dec 16, 2016 – Los Angeles 102 vs. Miami 98
  • Feb 07, 2016 – Los Angeles 100 vs. Miami 93
  • Jan 13, 2016 – Los Angeles 104 vs. Miami 90

Source: CBSSports.com

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