From 2010 through 2014 LeBron James led the “Big Three” for the Miami Heat. Along the same lines, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh sparked Miami to a pair of NBA titles before breaking up. It was an era of unprecedented NBA betting
The hype that few will ever forget. Now James headlines the marquee of the Lakers. Along with his sidekick Anthony Davis, LeBron has Los Angeles running away with the Pacific Division. In the same way, Jimmy Butler is sparking a resurgence of the Miami Heat. Butler’s team leads the Southeast Division standings with high profits.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat
|Date and Time:||Friday, December 13, 2019, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida|
|Lakers vs. Heat TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|Lakers vs. Heat NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Miami Heat Overview
Miami has an Offshore betting record of 17-6 straight up, 14-8-1 vs. the odds, and 11-11-1 with totals. Late on the Heat have paid in only two of their last five games. Just three of Miami’s last seven games have gone under the total. Overall NBA metrics have the Heat ranked 14th for scoring offense, but eighth for points allowed. Miami leads going away in the Southeast Division. Head coach Eric Spoelstra has impressed with his ability to adjust to rosters and talent levels.
By contrast, the Lakers are 21-3 straight up, 15-9 against the spread with 11-13 under the total. Los Angeles has covered six of its last eight games. Six of their last nine tilts have gone under the total. Concurrently the Lakers rank eighth in the NBA for scoring offense and fifth for points allowed. The acquisition of Davis has proven to be astute and the perfect complement to James. Los Angeles leads the LA Clippers for first place in the Pacific Division.
Key Lakers: PF Anthony Davis (27.7 PTS, 9.0 REB, 2.8 BLK, 3.3 AST, 33% FG, 87% FT, 54.3% 3P), SF LeBron James (25.9 PTS, 6.8 REB, 10.8 AST, 50.1 FG, 36.4% 3P, 70.5% FT), PF Kyle Kuzma (11.1 PTS, 3.4 REB, 43.3% FG, 36% 3P, 69.2% FT)
Key Heat: SF Jimmy Butler (20.6 PTS, 6.3 REB, 6.8 AST, 43.2% FG, 30.3% 3P, 84.3% FT), PG Goran Dragic (15.9 PTS, 3.2 REB, 5.0 AST, 46.6% FG, 40.6% 3P, 71.1% FT), SG Kendrick Nunn (15.3 PTS, 2.5 REB, 3.4 AST, 44% FG, 34.8% 3P, 78.8 FT)
Los Angeles and Miami Against the Spread
The Lakers are:
- 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 away games
- 1-5 under the total on the road
- 4-2 on the board in games at Miami
- 2-3 under the total away from home against the Heat
The Heat is:
- 8-1-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games
- 6-3 over the total at American Airlines Arena
- 5-8 vs. the odds in their head to head series with the Lakers
- 3-8 under the total vs. Los Angeles
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat NBA Betting Pick
On this occasion, we are treated to a potential NBA betting Finals matchup. As was previously noted the Lakers have been a good value on the road and at Miami.
Lakers vs. Heat NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers vs. Heat NBA Betting Score Prediction: Lakers 110, Heat 99