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Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/2/2020 Odds Previews and Predictions

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Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 10-2-2020 Odds Previews and Predictions

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/2/2020 – The Miami Heat are facing more than a disastrous game after their first encounter with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals. They need to find answers fast as Game 2 is going to be played this Friday, October 2. It will be held at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida. ABC is the broadcast partner for the game and they will begin television coverage at exactly 9:00 p.m. Easter Time. They will also be giving the same feed to live streaming partners such as NBA League Pass and SofaScore. With odds are against them, NBA Betting puts the Miami Heat as the huge underdogs heading on to Game 2 and give the Los Angeles Lakers a 2-0 lead.

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/2/2020

When: October 2, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: AdventHealth Arena, Wesley Chapel, Florida
TV: ABC
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/2/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat +8 (-110) 216.5 o (-110) +300

Los Angeles Lakers
-8 (-110) 216.5 u (-110) -360
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Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat suffered a tough loss in Game 1 and beyond the blowout loss, they are facing injuries to their NBA All-Star players. Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo are now doubtful for Game 2 and Jimmy Butler also suffered an injury but promised to play. Adebayo and Butler may play the next game not 100% and Dragic is out for the entire series. The Heat will now rely on rookies Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn to step up and grow fast to fill in the void. With not much big men after Adebayo, Kelly Olynyk and Meyers Leonard are expected to play more minutes in Game 2.

Players to Watch: G. Dragic PG GP 15 GS 15 MIN 34.6 PTS 20.9 OR 0.8 DR 3.4 REB 4.2 AST 4.7 STL 0.9 BLK 0.1 TO 2.5 PF 3.1 AST/TO 1.9 PER 16.61

J. Butler SF GP 15 GS 15 MIN 36.5 PTS 20.7 OR 2.1 DR 3.7 REB 5.7 AST 4.5 STL 1.9 BLK 0.6 TO 2.7 PF 1.9 AST/TO 1.7 PER 21.23

B. Adebayo PF GP 15 GS 15 MIN 36.8 PTS 18.5 OR 2.7 DR 8.7 REB 11.4 AST 4.9 STL 1.2 BLK 0.9 TO 2.6 PF 3.1 AST/TO 1.9 PER 22.5.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers are carrying the upper hand and probably even higher as they head to Game 2. With no injuries and a very much inspired team, they are entering the next game with a full deck of cards. LeBron James flirted with a triple-double in Game 1 to contribute 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists while Anthony Davis led the team in scoring with 34 points, nine boards, five assists and three blocks. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope stepped up and was key to that huge run in the second quarter with 13 points while the NBA Finals version of Danny Green showed up and dropped three triples to finish with 11 points, four rebounds and three blocks.

Players to watch: A. Davis PF GP 15 GS 15 MIN 35.9 PTS 28.8 OR 2.3 DR 7 REB 9.3 AST 3.6 STL 1.2 BLK 1.2 TO 2.5 PF 2.5 AST/TO 1.5 PER 30.49

L. James SF GP 15 GS 15 MIN 35 PTS 26.7 OR 1.1 DR 9.3 REB 10.3 AST 8.9 STL 1.3 BLK 1 TO 4.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 2.1 PER 29.78

K. Kuzma PF GP 15 GS 0 MIN 23.6 PTS 10.5 OR 0.8 DR 2.4 REB 3.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 0.4 TO 0.9 PF 2.4 AST/TO 1 PER 11.44.

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/2/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games.
Miami are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.
Heat are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.
Miami are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami’s last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games this season.
Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Miami are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games.
LA Lakers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games against Miami.
LA Lakers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Lakers’ last 11 games when playing at home against Miami.
LA Lakers are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
LA Lakers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
LA Lakers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Goran Dragic PG Foot is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs LA Lakers
Jimmy Butler SG Ankle injured last game, is probable Friday vs LA Lakers
Bam Adebayo C Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs LA Lakers
Chris Silva SG Hip is out indefinitely

Los Angeles Lakers

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Los Angeles Lakers
48-38-2 Against the Spread 45-39-2
51-35-2 Straight Up 41-45-0
112 Points per Game 114
107 Points Allowed per Game 107
46.6 Offensive FG% 48.26
78.97 Offensive FT% 73.24
37.5 Offensive 3PT% 34.97
44.83 Defensive FG% 44.84
78.33 Defensive FT% 78.38
34.68 Defensive 3PT% 35.08

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

This is a very easy bet to take as the Los Angeles Lakers are now a bigger favorite by Top Online Sportsbook to win the game and the series after what happened in Game 1. Expect this to be another blowout game with the Lakers taking a commanding 2-0 lead over the Miami Heat.

Moneyline: The Lakers as the favored team owns an ML of -360 while the Heat are at +300 if they pull an upset win.

ATS: It is a wide 8 points between the Lakers and Heat for Game 2. Miami is at +8 while the Lakers are at -8.

TOTALs: The given total for both teams is at 216.5 points with the Lakers going under and the Heat are over.

Score Prediction: 114 – 99 Lakers