• Heat starts road trip in LA
  • Clips tagged as faves at home
  • Heat looking to win third straight

The Miami Heat will start their six-game road trip on Wednesday when they visit the Clippers in Los Angeles. They will gun to bring their road record to over .500 and notch their third win in a row while the Clips chase their 11th victory in 14 games.

Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers are slowly inching closer with the Lakers at the top of the Western Conference standings, just three and a half games behind their LA rivals with 35 wins against 15 losses. The Heat, on the other hand, is in the middle of a tight race with the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics in the second to fourth spots in the East.


It is a virtual tug of war for the Heat, Raptors, and Celtics above the East standings. As of posting, Miami and Boston are tied for the third and fourth spots with a 34-15 record while the surging Raptors earned the second spot, thanks to their 11-game winning run that gave them a 36-24 tally.

It’s been that kind of way for all four of the best teams in the conference, including the league’s best team Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat have won seven of the last 10 games, the last of which was a 137-106 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday where Jimmy Butler went berserk with a season-high 38 points in just three quarters.


Needless to say, the Clippers are having the best regular season in franchise history. The Doc Rivers-led squad captured a milestone by recording the team’s best 50-game start in history while being right on pace to surpass their 57 win record that was set in 2014.

Coming off a grind out victory against the Spurs on Monday, the Clippers will look to assert more dominance at home where they carry an outstanding 21-5 register.

Leonard’s personal streak of 30-point games was snapped on Monday after he finished with just 22 points. Paul George was not quite in his usual form as well after nursing a hamstring injury, finishing with just 19 points. That said, it will be interesting to see how the Clippers fare against a much tougher Heat team if the dynamic duo of Leonard and George regains their vicious force.

Odds and Trends

The Clippers hold a -6.5 point spread for this match. The total line is offered at O/U 223.5.

The Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss and 6-2 in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

The Heat are 41-19-1 ATS in their last 61 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 39-19 in their last 58 Wednesday games.

Under is 5-1-1 in Clippers' last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and 8-1 in Heat's last 9 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Over is 7-3-1 in Clippers' last 11 games as a home favorite and 4-0 in Heat's last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.


Heat 105, Clippers 111

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Paul George #13 Los Angeles Clippers and Kawhi Leonard #2 during overtime against Boston Celtics at Staples Center on November 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images