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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 Spread Picks and Previews

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

When: February 20, 2021 8:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: ABC
Stream: NBA League Pass

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/20/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat +5 (-110) 214 o (-110) +165
Los Angeles Lakers -5 (-110) 214 u (-110) -200
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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

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.
Miami are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against LA Lakers.
Miami are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games on the road.
Heat are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Miami are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
Miami are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers

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

Injuries

Miami Heat

Goran Dragic PG Ankle is OUT Saturday vs LA Lakers
Avery Bradley SG Calf is OUT 3-4 weeks
Meyers Leonard C Shoulder is out for season
Chris Silva SG Hip is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs LA Lakers
Gabe Vincent PG Knee is probable Saturday vs LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Miami
Anthony Davis PF Achilles is out indefinitely
Dennis Schroder PG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Kostas Antetokounmpo SF Knee is “?” Saturday vs Miami

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Los Angeles Lakers
10-18-1 Against the Spread 14-16-0
14-15-0 Straight Up 11-19-0
107 Points per Game 112
111 Points Allowed per Game 106
46.44 Offensive FG% 48.69
78.8 Offensive FT% 74.96
35.21 Offensive 3PT% 35.81
44.99 Defensive FG% 45.04
77.33 Defensive FT% 76.31
37.1 Defensive 3PT% 35.23

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