This is going to be the rematch of the NBA Finals that was held in the bubble. The defending champions Los Angeles Lakers are set to host the visiting Miami Heat this coming Saturday, February 20 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. ABC will be putting the game live on television by 8:30 PM Eastern Time and it will be seen in NBA League Pass as well for those who prefer online live streaming. The Miami Heat have been losing their swag this season and will be forecasted by NBA Odds as the underdogs to the Los Angeles Lakers even without Anthony Davis.
Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers
|Date:||Saturday, February 20, 2021|
|Time:||8:30 PM ET|
|Location:||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California|
Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers CashBet Wagering Analysis
Much has changed since these two teams met in the NBA Finals. The Los Angeles Lakers got deeper while the Miami Heat is struggling to stay afloat as they are riddled with quarantine and injuries. This should be a game that will rekindle their competitive spark but the Lakers have more weapons this time around.
Heat Cooling Down
The Miami Heat are just not the same as before even with Jimmy Butler very much healthy for them at this point. Teams have started to scout them better and have neutralized Duncan Robinson for the past few games. This is going to be a huge challenge for Coach Erik Spoelstra on how he can give his opposing teams different looks and become more unpredictable. Bam Adebayo will be making his impact with the team as well but the bench needs to step up as well. This team may not admit it but they seem to miss the services of Jae Crowder in which no one has stepped up for him. The Heat may be running out of time for this core and changes could happen before the trade deadline.
Lakers Injury Woes
The Los Angeles Lakers are just competing with themselves this season as the favorites to win it all even with the Brooklyn Nets emerging as a strong candidate to challenge them. This team is now facing some time off without Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma is the prime candidate to try and fill in the void. Montrezl Harrell should be working harder as well along with Marc Gasol. LeBron James may look to rest some games soon after having overtime games and other guards should step up since Dennis Schroeder has been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 and will miss a few weeks.
Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers Head-to-Head with Spread
Kyle Kuzma should be the difference-maker in this game. If he can outmatch Bam Adebayo’s production, the Los Angeles Lakers should be good to take the win. Expect Jimmy Butler to keep this game close and they should look to use this as their barometer for the next few weeks.
Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers CashBet Free Pick
The Los Angeles Lakers even without Anthony Davis will still be the favorite to win as seen in Online Sportsbook. Having the homecourt advantage has its upside and expect them to prove that they are still a solid team without Davis.
Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers CashBet Best Bet: Los Angeles Lakers
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