Lakers vs Heat 9/30/20 - NBA Betting Odds & Picks
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat
NBA: 9:00 PM EST
Sep. 30, 2020
Latest Odds : LAL -5 Total 217.5
The Lakers made the finals by taking down the Denver Nuggets in their last series. Granted, it was a good game between the teams, but the Nuggets were a team that had been like the Heat and were able to bounce back from being down or dominating the opponent in a way that was not typical for the team. What could be an issue for the Lakers is to get complacent in thinking the Heat are an easy win.
With the Lakers they have been led mainly in the scoring department by Anthony Davis. Davis ahs ended up averaging 28.8 points per game. The second high scorer for the Lakers is LeBron James with 26.7 points per game. After that the production drops to only 10.5 points per game for the next high scorer. The rebounding has mainly been handled by James with 10.3 boards per game.
The Heat are coming to the game after picking up a very nice win in their last game. The Heat had to battle through a lot of adversity and definitely were not a team that a lot of people projected to make it to the playoffs, let alone the NBA finals. Look for that to actually be a good thing for the Heat, though, because not a lot of teams have studied as many hours of tape as the Heat as they would have in the favorites for the Celtics or even the Bucks.
With Miami they have done really well at spreading the ball around. Goran Dragic leads the team in scoring with 20.9 points per game. However, Jimmy Butler is the second high scorer with 20.7 points per game. The next high scorer actually averages 18.5 points per game and the Heat have 6 players total who average double digit scoring. Bam Adebayo is the player who has cleared the boards nicely for the Heat with 11.4 boards per game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Heat are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Over is 4-0 in Heat last 4 overall.
Under is 5-0 in Lakers last 5 NBA Championship games.
Free Betting Pick: Miami Heat +5
Coming to the game here the Lakers will have to avoid being over confident in the game. The Lakers were able to dominate the Nuggets and it really showed up in how the Lakers were able to win. The downside is the main offensive production for Los Angeles comes from 2 players. The Heat spread the ball around evenly and that will definitely help Miami out in the game here as the Heat are able to keep Davis and James in check while figuring out how to get past the Lakers defense. Final Score, Miami Heat win but grab the points 108-100.