The Los Angeles Clippers play the Miami Heat in their next game of the NBA regular season.
The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, 28 January 2022. The game time by GMT is 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28. The match venue is FTX Arena, Miami.
Latest odds on betting sites
The Los Angeles Clippers moneyline odds are priced at 3.15 (+215 American; 43/20 Fractional), while the Miami Heat moneyline odds are priced at 1.43 (-230; 10/23). This equals approximate probabilities of 31% against 69%, respectively.
- Over 210.5: 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
- Under 210.5: 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Clippers +6.5: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Heat -6.5: 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
Match preview and stats
The Los Angeles Clippers are seventh in the Western Conference on 25-25, 25 wins, 25 losses with a .500 Win%. The Clippers are 15-12 at home, 10-13 away and 6-4 in the last 10 games. They are on a two-game winning streak at the moment.
The Clippers beat Orlando Magic 111-102 in their last match. Q1(23-25), Q2 (26-23), Q3 (27-30), Q4 (35-24), TOT (111-102). Amir Coffey led the team with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal. Luke Kennard, off the bench, followed up with 17 points, five rebounds and an assist. Terance Mann dropped 14 points, two assists and a steal. Nicolas Batum added 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal. Reggie Jackson had nine points with four rebounds.
Ivica Zubac made seven rebounds with eight points, two assists and a steal. Off the bench Eric Bledsoe chipped in 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal, Justise Winslow added seven points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals, Isaiah Hartenstein had five points, four rebounds one assist and one block, while Brandon Boston Jr. scored five points with three rebounds in nine minutes.
Team statistics: 36/81 (44.4%) field goals, 15/29 (51.7%) 3 pointers, 24/27 (88.9%) free throws, 20 assists, 49 total rebounds, seven steals, one blocks, 15 turnovers, 22 fouls.
Los Angeles Clippers team news: Markieff Morris, Victor Oladipo, Kyle Lowry and KZ Okpala are sidelined due to injuries.
The Miami Heat are first in the Eastern Conference standings on 31-17, 31 wins, 17 losses, with a .646 Win%. The Heat are 17-5 at home, 14-12 away and 8-2 in the last 10 games. They are on a two-game winning streak ahead of this match.
The Heat beat the New York Knicks 110-96 in their last game. They extended a 13-point halftime lead into a 25-point advantage going into the fourth quarter to seal the comfortable home victory. Q1 (30-16), Q2 (29-30), Q3 (33-21), Q4 (18-29), TOT (110-96). Duncan Robinson led the team with 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting, with two rebounds, one assist and one block. Jimmy Butler followed up with 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting, six rebounds, five assists and two steals.
P.J. Tucker dropped 20 points with a rebound. Bam Adebayo dished out 11 assists, made eight rebounds, scored six points with two steals and a block. Gabe Vincent added eight points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals. Off the bench, Tyler Herro chipped in 21 points, six rebounds and four assists, Dewayne Dedmon had four points, seven rebounds, an assist and a steal, Caleb Martin had two points, three rebounds and an assist.
Team statistics: 37/74 (50.0%) field goals, 16/37 (43.2%) 3 pointers, 20/22 (90.9%) free throws, 30 assists, 38 total rebounds, eight steals, three blocks, 17 turnovers, 23 fouls.
Miami Heat team news: Marcus Morris, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and Jason Preston are unavailable for the game.
Clippers vs Heat H2H
The Los Angeles Clippers have won the previous six meetings against the Miami Heat. The Clippers won 112-109 in the last meeting.
Key players and lineups
Los Angeles Clippers projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Reggie Jackson
- Shooting guard: Amir Coffey
- Small forward: Terance Mann
- Power forward: Nicolas Batum
- Center: Ivan Zubac
Amir Coffey is a key player to watch out for. He led the team in the last match against the Magic with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal. In the previous two games against the Washington Wizards, he dropped 29 points, with five rebounds in their 30-point deficit comeback.
Miami Heat projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Gabe Vincent
- Shooting guard: Duncan Robinson
- Small forward: Jimmy Butler
- Power forward: P.J. Tucker
- Center: Bam Adebayo
Jimmy Butler is the key player to watch out for. He dropped 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Butler is averaging 21.4 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game and 6.0 assists per game this season.
Betting tips and prediction
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Miami Heat are on a two-game winning streak ahead of their game. The Heat have a strong roster ahead of this match. They have a great home record, 17-5 at home this season. This is a home game for Miami, which is an added advantage.
Even though the Clippers are without Kawhi and Paul George, you can undermine them. They have made four 24+ point comeback wins this month alone. The 35 point comeback in their last game is tied for the 2nd-largest in NBA history since 1996-97 and the largest in their franchise history. Besides this, Los Angeles haven’t lost to the Miami Heat in the last six meetings.
Predictions are Miami Heat to win, and over 210.5. Despite the good head-to-head record the Clippers have against the Heat, I’ll pick them to win this game. They have a better roster and are playing at home.
Betting prediction: Over 210.5 points
Odds: 1.95 (-105 American; 20/21 Fractional)