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Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/30/2020 Picks Previews and Predictions

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Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 9-30-2020 Picks Previews and Predictions

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/30/2020 – This is what basketball fans have been waiting as the Los Angeles Lakers prepare to duel with the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals for a best-of-seven series. The first game is scheduled to happen on Wednesday, September 30 and it will be held in AdventHeath Arena, Wesley Chapel, Florida. ABC holds the television rights for this game and tip-off will commence at exactly 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore are the places to find an online live stream. Miami has been the underdog in most of the series they are in and they are still in that position against the Los Angeles Lakers according to NBA Betting.

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/30/2020

When: September 30, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: AdventHealth Arena, Wesley Chapel, Florida
TV: ABC
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/30/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat +5 (-110) 217.5 o (-110) +170

Los Angeles Lakers
-5 (-110) 217.5 u (-110) -200
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Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat has been the underdog story of this season and they hope to pull up one of the biggest upsets in NBA history by winning a championship against the mighty Los Angeles Lakers. Much is expected from Jimmy Butler more than ever to lead the team and he has some help from Bam Adebayo manning the paint and Goran Dragic providing instant offense. The rookies Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson have been key rotation players and they will need to mature fast in order to defeat the Lakers. Andre Iguodala is going to his sixth straight NBA Finals and he has been known to be a LeBron James stopper.

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 looking to complete this very emotional season for them as they dedicate it to the late Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash January of this year. LeBron James is on his 10th NBA Finals and appeared in nine of the last ten. Even with the greatness of James, Anthony Davis should step up in this NBA Finals on both ends in order for the Lakers to stay up with the Heat. Rajon Rondo’s return during their series with the Houston Rockets added an extra gear to the team while Dwight Howard is showing his three-time defensive player of the year form against Nikola Jokic and he is expected to do the same to Bam Adebayo.

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 9/30/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games.
Miami are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games.
Heat are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against LA Lakers.
Miami are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami’s last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Miami are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Miami are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against Miami.
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games when playing at home against Miami.
LA Lakers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games this season.
Lakers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
LA Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games played in September.

Injuries

Miami Heat

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

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming in as the favorites to win this series and Game 1 according to Top Online Sportsbook. As everyone knows, never count out the Miami Heat as they have always been the underdog and proved that they are the better team. Expect Miami to put up a good fight but with the Lakers’ basketball IQ, this should be something that they can prevent from happening.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Heat as the underdogs are at +170 while the Lakers carry a -200.

ATS: The given spread for Game 1 is five points with the Heat being at +5 while the Lakers take -5.

TOTALs: 217.5 points on the total is handed for this matchup. Miami is going over while the Lakers are under.

Score Prediction: 114 – 107 Lakers