Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat: 2/20/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 20, 2021

A game after he put up 32 points in a 109-98 loss to the Nets, LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers (22-8) at home against the Miami Heat (12-17) on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The Lakers are favored by 3 points in the matchup, which tips at 8:30 PM ET on ABC. The matchup’s over/under is set at 212.5.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -3 -110 -110 212.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Los Angeles Lakers or the Miami Heat for Saturday’s game.

Head to Head

Los Angeles has come out on top in eight of its last 10 head-to-head matchups against Miami. The Heat have an advantage against the spread (5-3) when hitting the court against the Lakers.

Lakers vs Heat in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
10/11/2020 Lakers Heat -6 215 -263 212 Playoffs 106-93 LAL
10/9/2020 Lakers Lakers -7 215.5 -335 267 Playoffs 111-108 MIA
10/6/2020 Lakers Heat -7.5 218.5 -336 272 Playoffs 102-96 LAL
10/4/2020 Lakers Heat -9.5 219.5 -455 345 Playoffs 115-104 MIA
10/2/2020 Lakers Lakers -10.5 216.5 -625 463 Playoffs 124-114 LAL
9/30/2020 Lakers Lakers -4.5 217.5 -196 162 Playoffs 116-98 LAL
12/13/2019 Lakers Heat -5.5 212.5 -233 192 Regular Season 113-110 LAL
11/8/2019 Lakers Lakers -8 218 -340 272 Regular Season 95-80 LAL
12/10/2018 Lakers Regular Season 108-105 LAL
11/18/2018 Heat Regular Season 113-97 LAL
  • 10/9/2020 DNP – Heat: Goran Dragic
  • 10/6/2020 DNP – Heat: Goran Dragic
  • 10/4/2020 DNP – Heat: Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo
  • 10/2/2020 DNP – Heat: Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo
  • 12/13/2019 DNP – Lakers: Kyle Kuzma; Heat: Goran Dragic
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Los Angeles has covered in just 14 of 30 matchups this season.
    • When favored by at least 3 points, the Lakers have struggled to a 13-14 record ATS this season.
    • Los Angeles and its opponents have converted the over just 12 times in 30 (40%) games this season.
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Heat Betting Information

    • Miami has covered the spread in less than half of its games, going 10-19 ATS.
    • When they are at least 3-point underdogs, the Heat have not fared well, going 4-10 against the spread.
    • In the majority of Miami’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (14 out of 29 games, 48.3%).
    Bet on the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Lakers and their opponents have scored at least 212.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 20 of 30 opportunities (66.7%) this season.
    • Miami has played in 16 games this year (out of 29 total matchups — 55.2% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 212.5 points.
    • The Lakers and the Heat combine to average 7.1 more points per game than the over/under of 212.5 set for this game.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 216.4 points per game, 3.9 more than the over/under in this matchup.
    • The Lakers’ average point total in outings this year is 218.2, 5.7 points higher than the total in this game.
    • The average over/under in Heat games this season is 5.2 more points than the point total of 212.5 in this outing.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • The Lakers points and assists leader is James. He puts up 25.9 points per game and dishes out 7.9 assists.
    • Los Angeles is led in rebounds by Anthony Davis’ 8.4 per game.
    • James knocks down 2.5 threes per game to lead the Lakers.
    • Davis averages 1.4 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.

    Heat Leaders

    • Bam Adebayo leads the team in both scoring (19.8 points per game) and rebounding (9.3 rebounds per game).
    • Jimmy Butler puts in work handing out assists and is Miami’s assist leader with 7.7 per game.
    • Duncan Robinson is tops from three-point range for the Heat, knocking down 3.3 threes per game.
    • Butler is at the top of Miami’s steals hierarchy with 1.9 steals per game and Adebayo leads the squad in blocks with 1.0 per game.
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