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Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals 2020, Odds, Picks and Analysis

Miami has put their Cinderella Slippers on for 2020. At the onset of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Milwaukee was the favorite. But the Bucks proved to be a failed one-man team. Miami was overlooked by the vast majority of gamblers. Squares had no name brand stars to cling to. While the Heat hasn’t been a serious NBA betting contender since LeBron James departed. Defense and team basketball bring Miami’s Heat. Counter to that is a Lakers team favored since opening night. James got a wingman in Anthony Davis. And a real coach in Frank Vogel. 

2020 NBA Finals – Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Information

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Time: 9:05 p.m. ET
Location: ESPN WWOS, Orlando, Florida
TV Coverage: ABC TV

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds

Heat +4½ (-110) 217½ (-110) +160
Lakers -4½ (-110) 217½ (-110) -185
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2020 NBA Finals Schedule

Game 1:   Wednesday, September 30, 9 p.m. ET

Game 2: Friday, October 21, 9 p.m. ET

Game 3: Sunday, October 4, 7:30 p.m. ET

Game 4: Tuesday, October 6, 9 p.m. ET

Game 5: Friday, October 9, 9 p.m. ET*

Game 6: Sunday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. ET*

Game 7: Tuesday, October 13, 9 p.m. ET*

*=if necessary

2020 NBA Finals Heat vs. Lakers CashBet Wagering Analysis  

On this occasion the Lakers are the predictable choice with the sportsbook odds. Los Angeles is the most powerful brand in the NBA. Squares flock to the Lakers without thought. By contrast the Heat epitomizes the phrase “Sneaky Good.” Not many casual fans can name a single Heat player. Sharps point to their exceptional wagering value. And profitability. However, Miami can’t draw much public support. It all comes down to the Lakers name brand. The masses are willing to pay full retail or beyond for Los Angeles. Contrarily a plus price on a good Heat team generates yawns.

Miami Brings Heat and Value to Finals

Miami is coming off a six-game win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. Previously the Heat eliminated heavily favored Milwaukee in five games. And scored a Betting on NBA sweep over the Pacers. Miami has an NBA best record of 9-3 against the spread in the playoffs. And was 8-7 over the total.

So far point guard Goran Dragic leads the Heat with 20.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per playoff game. Small forward Jimmy Butler has 20.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per outing. And then power forward Bam Adebayo has emerged as a key asset. Adebayo averages 18.5 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game.

Coach Eric Spoelstra was considered to be along for the ride in the “Three Kings” glory years. Now he is respected as one the Association’s best coaches. Spoelstra also benefits from the management of former Lakers coach Pat Riley. 

Lakers the Obvious Name Brand Choice

Los Angeles is coming off a five-game series win over the Nuggets. Also going down in five games were the Rockets. Portland too suffered a five-game betting on basketball elimination to LA. Despite their mass public appeal, the Lakers have been a good playoff value. LA is 9-5-1 vs. the odds this playoff season.

Power forward Anthony Davis leads the Heat with 28.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per playoff game. While LeBron James has 26.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 8.9 assists per game. Davis is the link that was missing in the lost season of 2018-19.

Namely Frank Vogel brought coaching credibility that was sorely lacking last year. Vogel and Anthony Davis took workload off of James. Together the entire team has flourished.

2020 NBA Finals Heat vs. Lakers CashBet Free Pick

Overall Miami was 0-2 straight up and 1-1 with the odds against LA this season. Keep in mind that the Heat will be getting enhanced Basketball betting value. And could cover games even as they lose. Nevertheless, the Lakers are too much for the Heat in the series itself.

2020 NBA Finals CashBet Best Bet: Los Angeles Lakers


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