NBA Finals Game 1 Predictions, Lakers vs Heat Odds, Betting Trends

Written by on September 28, 2020

Wednesday’s matchup (September 30, 2020) between the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 12-3) and the Miami Heat (44-29, 12-3) sees the Lakers as 5-point favorites. The over/under is 217.5 points for the matchup. The battle between these two teams at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of two contests on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off for Game 1 of the NBA finals is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET.

Bet here on the Lakers or the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA finals.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Heat Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Lakers-5-110-110217.5-110-110
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Head to Head

Los Angeles has taken both of its two head-to-head meetings with Miami this year. Both the Lakers and the Heat are 1-1 against the spread in those contests.

Lakers vs Heat in 2019-20
DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineResult
12/13/2019Lakers-5.5212.5-233192113-110 LAL
11/8/2019Lakers-8218-34027295-80 LAL

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles is strong against the spread, going 45-39-2 on the season.
  • When favored by at least 5 points, the Lakers have fared well against the spread, putting together a 29-27-2 record.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 42 of 86 games this season (48.8%).
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Heat Betting Information

  • Miami has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 56.8% of matchups this year (50 out of 88 chances).
  • Miami has a 47-37-3 record against the spread, covering in 54.0% of their outings.
  • The Heat have gone 9-9-1 against the spread when they are a 5-point underdog.
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Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Heat Total Facts
Games Over 217.5% of Games Over 217.5Average PPGCombined Average PPGAverage Opponent PPGCombined Average Opponent PPGAverage Total
Lakers4855.8%113.5225.6107.5216.3221
Heat5158%112.1225.6108.8216.3220.8

Lakers Leaders

  • Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in scoring (26.1 points per game) and rebounding (9.3 rebounds per game).
  • The team is led in assists by LeBron James’ 10.2 per game.
  • Davis leads Los Angeles in both blocks and steals, averaging 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.
  • James knocks down 2.2 threes per game to lead the Lakers.

Heat Leaders

  • The Heat go-to guy, Jimmy Butler, leads the team in both scoring (19.9 points per game) and assists (6.0 assists per game).
  • Bam Adebayo collects all of the boards and is the Miami leader in rebounds, pulling down 10.2 per game.
  • Nobody on Miami grabs more steals than Butler (1.8 per game) or blocks more shots than Adebayo (1.3 per game).
  • Duncan Robinson makes more threes per game than any other member of the Heat, cashing in 3.7 treys per game.

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