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Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 12/13/19 NBA Previews and Prediction

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 12-13-19 NBA Previews and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 12/13/19 – An interesting NBA game between two strong teams is all set to take place on Friday from American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Los Angeles Lakers will take the road to square-off against Miami Heat. The NBA over and under picks are flourishing as the No 1 ranked Lakers in the Western Conference takes on the No 2 ranked Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. Both these teams have performed some incredible basketball this season, but the biggest question is if Miami has the potential to defeat Lakers at home.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 12/13/19

When: December 13, 2019 7:00 PM ET
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: SofaScore / NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 12/13/19 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -5 (-110) 228.5 o (-110) -200

Miami Heat
+5 (-110) 228.5 u (-110) +170
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

Los Angeles Lakers won 22 of their 25 games this season and they are all set to continue their winning streak. Lakers won five games straight and their last game against Orlando was successful when they scored 96 points to victory. From the defensive end, the Lakers restricted Orlando Magic to 87 points. However, playing against the 2nd best team in the Western Conference is not going to be an easy task.

Players to watch: A. Davis PF (23 GP 23 GS 34.4 MIN 27.7 PTS 2.4 OR 6.6 DR 9 REB 3.3 AST 1.5 STL 2.7 BLK 2.3 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 30.41 PER)
L. James SF (24 GP 24 GS 34.4 MIN 25.9 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.8 REB 10.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 3.7 TO 1.8 PF 2.9 AST/TO 27.79 PER)
K. Kuzma PF (20 GP 1 GS 23.1 MIN 11.1 PTS 0.4 OR 3 DR 3.4 REB 0.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 1.7 PF 0.5 AST/TO 9.84 PER).

Miami Heat Betting

Miami Heat battled their way through to secure the 2nd spot and are now just four games behind Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat was strong enough to get past Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. Miami has a potential unit that has been good in scoring, but they are dealing with the Lakers who have never given up right from the start. In their last outing, Miami managed to defeat Atlanta Hawks with a final score of 135-121.

Players to watch: J. Butler SF (20 GP 20 GS 35.1 MIN 20.6 PTS 2.1 OR 4.8 DR 6.9 REB 7 AST 2.1 STL 0.8 BLK 2.6 TO 1.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 24.51 PER)
K. Nunn SG (24 GP 24 GS 30.5 MIN 16.2 PTS 0.3 OR 2.4 DR 2.7 REB 3.4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2.5 PF 1.6 AST/TO 13.73 PER)
B. Adebayo C (24 GP 24 GS 33.5 MIN 15.3 PTS 2.5 OR 8 DR 10.5 REB 4.4 AST 1.4 STL 1.2 BLK 3 TO 2.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 20.44 PER).

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 12/13/19 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games.
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Miami.
Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Miami.
LA Lakers are 12-0 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
LA Lakers are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Miami.
Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.

Miami Heat

Miami are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Heat are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games against LA Lakers.
Miami are 12-0 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Miami are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
Miami are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games played in December.
Miami are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Rajon Rondo PG Hamstring is upgraded to probable Friday vs Miami
DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season
Avery Bradley SG Leg is probable Friday vs Miami
Anthony Davis PF Shoulder is probable Friday vs Miami
Kyle Kuzma SF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Miami

Miami Heat

Goran Dragic PG Groin is downgraded to OUT Friday vs LA Lakers
Dion Waiters SG Suspension is out indefinitely
Justise Winslow PF Back is downgraded to OUT Friday vs LA Lakers
Tyler Herro SG Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Miami Heat
34-46-2 Against the Spread 42-38-2
33-49 Straight Up 42-38-2
111 Points per Game 105
113 Points Allowed per Game 105
48.96 Offensive FG% 47.23
74.54 Offensive FT% 76.12
37.03 Offensive 3PT% 38.38
43.65 Defensive FG% 43.57
80.43 Defensive FT% 77.18
33.75 Defensive 3PT% 31.76

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat Betting Picks

The Lakers are missing out on some of their players, but that will still not create a major impact. Despite playing on the road against Miami, the NBA game odds are on the side of Los Angeles to win this game.

Moneyline: Los Angeles has a moneyline of -200 in this game. Whereas, Miami has a moneyline of +170.

ATS: Both teams have an ATS of 5 with Los Angeles holding -5 and Miami holding +5.

TOTALs: The total will go over 228.5 for Los Angeles and under 228.5 for Miami.

Score Prediction: 118 – 107 Lakers