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Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Info, Odds and Predictions 02/20/21

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Info

Los Angeles was cruising right along in the Pacific Division race.  However, that has changed with the loss of Anthony Davis.  A calf injury has Davis sidelined until next month.  Meaning that LeBron James must carry the entire load for the next few weeks.  Of course, this situation brings ugly memories of two years ago when James cracked under such a burden.  For all that hype LeBron gets, the fact is that he needs a strong wingman.  Davis provided that support.  Miami is one of the biggest disappointments so far in NBA betting.   Offensively the Heat is lacking.

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Information

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV Coverage: ABC

Heat vs. Lakers Betting Odds

Heat +4 (-110) 208 (-110 +155
Lakers -4 (-110) 208 (-110 -175
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Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, we are reminded that the Lakers are among the most public teams found at a sportsbook.  LeBron James and their championship status draw handle.  So too is home court a factor that appeals to casual gamblers.

Heat Goes Ice Cold on Board

Late on, the Heat have failed to cover three of their last four games.  Three of those four games went under the betting on NBA total.  Miami is 11-16 straight up, 9-17-1 against the spread, and 12-15 under the total.  In sum, the Heat ranks 27th in the NBA for scoring offense and 7th for points allowed.  Miami is second in the Southeast Division.  Their run to the 2020 NBA Finals looks more like a fluke than ever before.

Namely, Forward Jimmy Butler leads the Heat with 19.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game.  Center Bam Adebayo adds 19.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per contest.  Point guard Tyler Herro averages 17.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game.

Can LeBron Carry Lakers Without Davis?

Los Angeles has dropped four of their last six pro basketball betting Matchups to the spread.  Five of the Lakers’ last six games went over the total.  As a result, LA is 22-7 straight up, 14-15 against the spread, and 11-18 under the total.  Los Angeles ranks 14th for scoring offense and 2nd for points allowed.  First place in the Pacific belongs to the Lakers.  Of major concern is the calf injury to Anthony Davis.  Davis will be out of the lineup until early March.

First in scoring for the Lakers is Forward LeBron James.  The King is averaging 25.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game.  Anthony Davis leaves a massive hole with his absence.  Davis averages 22.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers Against the Spread

On the whole, Miami is 5-8 against the spread on the road.  As dogs, the Heat are 4-6 on the board.  Against the Western Conference, Miami is 3-6 vs. the line.  Miami is 7-6 over the total on the road.

By contrast, the Heat are 2-7 under the basketball betting total against Western Conference teams.  Miami is 4-6 to the under as dogs.

Los Angeles is 5-8 vs. the odds at Staples Center.  Meanwhile, the Lakers are 13-15 on the board as chalk.  Los Angeles is 3-6 against the Eastern Conference.

Los Angeles is 8-5 over the total at home.  Counter to that is an 11-17 mark under the total as chalk.  Against the Eastern Conference, the Lakers are 3-6 to the under.

Overall, the Heat have paid in four of their last five games against the Lakers.  Four of the last six between these teams went under the total.  Specifically, at Los Angeles, the Heat have covered two of their previous three visits.  Eight of the last nine between these teams at LA went under the total.

Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Heat is a classic NBA gambling contrarian bet.  LA is struggling to get the money at home.

Heat at Lakers CashBet Best Bet: 

Miami Heat


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