The Los Angeles Clippers will take on the Miami Heat at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at FTX Arena. Miami is 31-17 overall and 17-5 at home, while the Clippers are 25-25 overall and 10-13 on the road. The Heat have the best home record in the Eastern Conference (17-5).
Miami is favored by seven points in the latest Heat vs. Clippers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 210. Before entering any Clippers vs. Heat picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Heat vs. Clippers spread: Heat -7
- Heat vs. Clippers over-under: 210 points
What you need to know about the Heat
Miami enters Friday night's game with the best home record in the Eastern Conference at 17-5. The Heat are coming off a 110-96 blowout win over the Knicks on Wednesday, as Duncan Robinson drilled seven 3-pointers on 11 attempts. Miami has been without point guard Kyle Lowry, who ranks fifth in the NBA in assists per game (8.3), for the past five games.
Lowry is going to remain sidelined due to personal reasons on Friday. Small forward Jimmy Butler leads Miami with 21.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, while Tyler Herro is adding 20.7 points per contest. The Heat have now covered the spread in nine of their last 11 games.
What you need to know about the Clippers
Los Angeles continues to find ways to win, even if the odds are not in its favor. The Clippers erased a 35-point deficit against Washington on Tuesday, marking the second-biggest comeback in NBA history. They added a 111-102 road win at Orlando on Wednesday and have now won three of their last four games.
The Clippers are still without their top two players in Kawhi Leonard (knee) and Paul George (elbow). They are also missing third-leading scorer Marcus Morris due to personal reasons. Those absences have not stopped Los Angeles from covering the spread in five of its last six games.
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