Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/20/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
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Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/20/2021 – This is going to be a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals as the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers are hosting the Miami Heat at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California this coming Saturday, February 20. Tip-off begins at exactly 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television at ABC. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. The Los Angeles Lakers have stumbled in their last game and hope to get back on the winning track once again. NBA Vegas Odds have them as the favored team to win over the Miami Heat.
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/20/2021
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/20/2021 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat continue to struggle this season but they are showing signs that they are turning things around. This team just snapped a three-game winning streak last game against the Sacramento Kings with a score of 118-110. Prior to that, they were on a four-game winning streak and their current record is now at 12-17. The Heat is still trying their best to just even clinch a play-in berth and their injury list is getting thinner as time goes by. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are playing very well and it is not too late for the Heat to make a huge run with their team’s character.
Players to watch: B. Adebayo C 27 GP 27 GS 33.6 MIN 19.8 PTS 2 OR 7.4 DR 9.3 REB 5.5 AST 0.9 STL 1 BLK 3 TO 2.6 PF 1.8 AST/TO 22.56 PER
J. Butler SF 17 GP 17 GS 33.1 MIN 19.1 PTS 1.9 OR 5.9 DR 7.8 REB 7.7 AST 1.9 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 1.2 PF 3.5 AST/TO 23.83 PER
T. Herro PG 21 GP 14 GS 34.3 MIN 17.4 PTS 0.4 OR 5.8 DR 6.2 REB 3.9 AST 0.5 STL 0.5 BLK 2.6 TO 1.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 12.71 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers have slipped from the top of the NBA standings to trailing the Utah Jazz in the NBA Western Conference. A big blow to the team right now is the absence of Anthony Davis which will be putting LeBron James in a position that he will have to carry a huge load. Adding to that, Dennis Schroeder has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and will be missing a significant amount of time. This is the time that Kyle Kuzma should show that he is worth his potential. The Los Angeles Lakers are in a tough time but the team’s depth will be working for them through this.
Players to Watch: L. James SF 30 GP 30 GS 34.6 MIN 25.9 PTS 0.6 OR 7.6 DR 8.2 REB 7.9 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 3.7 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.5 PER
A. Davis PF 23 GP 23 GS 32.8 MIN 22.5 PTS 2 OR 6.3 DR 8.4 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 1.8 BLK 2 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 24.83 PER
D. Schroder PG 29 GP 29 GS 31.1 MIN 14.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3 DR 3.6 REB 4.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 2.2 TO 2.7 PF 1.9 AST/TO 12.73 PER.
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/20/2021 Betting Numbers
Miami are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Goran Dragic PG Ankle is OUT Saturday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Miami
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Lakers even with the missing pieces are still favored by best sportsbook for 2021 to win over the Miami Heat. Expect it to be closer than what it is as the Heat will try to use this game to boost their confidence.
Moneyline: The Heat are given an ML of +165 if they manage to pull an upset while the Lakers are -200.
ATS: It is five points in between both teams across the spread with the Lakers taking the -5 while the Heat are on the other end with +5.
TOTALs: The given total for both squads in this game is 214 points with the Heat going over and the Lakers are over.
Score Prediction: 113 – 110, Lakers