Miami Heat at L.A. Clippers: What bettors need to know
Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers (+1, 196.5)
The Miami Heat continue their six-game road trip Wednesday, when they face the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. Miami escaped Houston with a 113-110 victory on Monday as superstar LeBron James scored 32 of his game-high 38 points in the second half. The Heat, who have won five of their last six contests, continue their trek Thursday in Denver before wrapping it up at Phoenix on Saturday.
Los Angeles is coming off its third consecutive win, an 89-76 triumph over Atlanta. The victory kicked off a three-game homestand for the Clippers, who had eclipsed the 100-point plateau in each of their previous six contests this season. The six-game streak of 100 or more points matched the franchise record set in 1985-86.TV:
10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, Prime Ticket (Los Angeles)
ABOUT THE HEAT (6-2, 4-4 ATS):
James has scored at least 20 points in 29 consecutive games, including the playoffs. His 32 second-half points in Houston were the most by a Miami player in any half on the road in franchise history. James is averaging 23.1 points in 17 career games against the Clippers, his lowest average versus any NBA club. Dwyane Wade will be a game-time decision due to a sprained left foot suffered Monday in the Heat's game against Houston. He missed this morning's shootaround. ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (5-2, 5-2 ATS):
Los Angeles is the only team in the league with six players averaging over 10 points per game. The Clippers are looking to extend their 55-game sellout streak at the Staples Center. Guard Jamal Crawford has scored a league-high 142 points off the bench. It is the highest points total by a reserve over the first seven games of a season since 2007-08, when Dallas' Jason Terry had 156.TRENDS:
* Home team is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
* Over is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings.
* Heat are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Los Angeles.BUZZER BEATERS:
1. Miami is 13-11 on the road against the Clippers despite losing the last four meetings in Los Angeles.
2. The Clippers have not lost a season series to Miami since 2003-04.
3. The Heat are 5-0 when shooting at least 50 percent from the field.