Miami Heat Continue Road Trip In LA Against Clippers

By: Michael Robinson | Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder
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Date:
11/14/2012 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Opening Lines: Oklahoma City -6½, O/U 195
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Television: ESPN

Memphis Grizzles: The Grizzlies (5-1 straight-up and against the spread) have five straight wins and covers after an opening loss at the Clippers. The latest was a 104-86 victory over Miami on Sunday as 1 ½-point home ‘dogs. Wayne Ellington scored 25 points off the bench after tallying 26 total points in the first five games. The "under" is 3-0 in Memphis last three games (87 points per game allowed) after the "over" was 3-0 in its first three (96.3 ppg allowed).

Oklahoma City Thunder: The Thunder (6-2 SU, 4-3-1 ATS) seem to have recovered from the shocking trade of James Harden to Houston before the season. They have won their last five games (3-2 ATS), although the combined record of those weak opponents is just 7-22. The "under" also went 4-1 in those contests with Oklahoma City’s scoring defense at 90.8 ppg. The road team went 4-0 ATS (3-1 SU) in the four meetings between the Thunder and Grizz last season.


Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers
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Date:
11/14/2012 at 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Opening Lines: Pick'em, O/U 197
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Television: ESPN

Miami Heat: Miami (6-2 SU, 4-4 ATS) is playing the fourth game of a six-game road trip, starting 2-1 SU and 1-2 ATS. The most recent one was a 113-110 Monday win at Houston as 5 ½-point favorites. LeBron James had 38 points in a game that easily went "over" the total after the "under" was 3-0 in Miami’s first three road games (88.3 ppg scored). The Heat have lost their last four games at the Clippers, also going 0-4 ATS. Dwyane Wade is questionable with a foot injury (click to check updated NBA injury report).

Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers (5-2 SU and ATS) have won and covered their last three games. Defense has been the key as they allowing just 83.3 ppg during that stretch, helping the "under" go 3-0. The "over" was 4-0 in LA's first four contests (surrendering 102.3 ppg). This team has six players averaging double-digits in scoring, led by Jamal Crawford (20.3 ppg) off the bench.

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