Heat vs Clippers Picks and Predictions for February 15

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Updated: February 15, 2021

Kendrick Nunn has stepped up his game for Miami, scoring 17.9 points per game over his last 12 contests.

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Few things are more frustrating in NBA betting than waiting on the status of a star player and we’ve got one such matchup tonight with the Miami Heat facing the Los Angeles Clippers, who may or may not be without All-NBA swingman Kawhi Leonard.

So let’s try to gaze through the injury fog as we break down the NBA odds with our best free Heat vs. Clippers picks and predictions for Monday, February 15, with tipoff at 10 p.m. ET. 

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Injuries

Heat: Goran Dragic PG (Out), Avery Bradley SG (Out), Meyers Leonard C (Out).
Clippers: Kawhi Leonard SF (Questionable), Paul George SF (Out).
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Betting trend to know

The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these teams in Los Angeles. Find more NBA betting trends for Heat vs. Clippers.

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The line opened with the Clippers installed as the -5.5 favorites, with the total at 220.5. With Leonard’s status up in the air, early action has favored Miami and the Under moving the Clippers to -3.5 and the total to 217.5. Check back later for a full report from Patrick!

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Against the spread (ATS) pick

After making the NBA finals last season, the Heat got off to a disappointing 11-15 start this year. That said, they were without their own star swingman, Jimmy Butler, for a large stretch of time and have gone 8-6 SU with Butler in the lineup.

Miami is fresh off an 18-point loss to Utah on Saturday but the Jazz are wrecking everyone and prior to that contest, the Heat had won four games in a row.

The Clippers have won three in a row and are coming off a 128-111 win against the Cavaliers last night. It was an impressive showing for the Clips, considering that they were missing both Paul George and Leonard. While George is sidelined indefinitely, Leonard’s status is up in the air for tonight which makes betting this line tricky.

That said, even with Leonard, it won’t be easy for the Clips to cover this spread on the tail end of a back-to-back against a solid team like Miami. 

After all, the Heat will have their two best players in Bam Adebayo and Butler, while Tyler Herro, Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson provide plenty of outside shooting. 

The Heat have also been locking down opponents lately, holding foes to just 100.5 points per game over their last six games. Take Miami with the points.

PREDICTION: Miami +3.5 (-110)

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Over/Under pick

Even if Leonard does suit up, the Clippers offense will miss George and his 24.4 ppg. Meanwhile, the Heat have ruled out point guard Goran Dragic, who averages 14.4 points and 5.4 assists per contest.

Both the Heat and Clippers are stingy on the defensive end of the floor, with the Clips ranking fifth in the league in scoring defense with 108 points per game, while the Heat are seventh by holding foes to 109.6 ppg.

Both teams also play at a slow tempo, with Miami ranking 23rd in the league in possessions per game and the Clippers ranking 29th. 

With the Heat going 5-1 to the Under in their six games and the Under also cashing in five of the last six meetings between these teams in L.A. back the Under tonight. 

PREDICTION: Under 217.5 (-110)

Player Prop Pick

Nunn was the best Heat player on Saturday night, scoring 23 points and going 8-15 from the floor. He has benefited from extra playing time and shots with Dragic and Avery Bradley battling injuries and the Over/Under on his points for Monday night is set at 14.5.

The second-year guard has scored at least 16 points in nine of his last 12 games, averaging 17.9 ppg over that span. Take the Over 14.5 on Nunn’s points. 

PREDICTION: Kendrick Nunn Over 14.5 points (-120)

Heat vs Clippers betting card

  • Miami +3.5 (-110)
  • Under 217.5 (-110)
  • Kendrick Nunn Over 14.5 points (-120)

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