NBA Finals Game 5 Predictions, Lakers vs Heat Odds, Betting Trends

Written by on October 7, 2020

Friday’s matchup (October 9, 2020) between the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 15-4) and the Miami Heat (44-29, 13-6) features the Lakers as strong 7.5-point favorites. The game’s over/under is 217. The clash between these two teams is the NBA’s only action on the day. Tip-off for Game 5 of the NBA finals is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

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Betting Information

Lakers vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -7.5 -110 -110 217 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Lakers vs Heat
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Heat (+7.5) Over (217) Lakers 113 Heat 108

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Head to Head

Los Angeles has taken five of its six head-to-head meetings with Miami this season. The Heat hold a 4-2 edge against the spread when matched up with the Lakers.

Lakers vs Heat in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
10/6/2020 Lakers -7.5 218.5 -336 272 102-96 LAL
10/4/2020 Lakers -9.5 219.5 -455 345 115-104 MIA
10/2/2020 Lakers -10.5 216.5 -625 463 124-114 LAL
9/30/2020 Lakers -4.5 217.5 -196 162 116-98 LAL
12/13/2019 Lakers -5.5 212.5 -233 192 113-110 LAL
11/8/2019 Lakers -8 218 -340 272 95-80 LAL

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 43 of 90 games this season (47.8%).
  • Los Angeles is solid against the spread, going 46-42-2 on the season.
  • The Lakers have posted a losing record of 18-19-1 against the spread when the spread is -7.5 or bigger.
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Heat Betting Information

  • Miami has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 55.4% of matchups this season (51 out of 92 contests).
  • Miami has a 50-38-3 record against the spread, covering in 54.9% of their contests.
  • When they are 7.5-point underdogs, the Heat have a record ATS of 6-2.
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Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Heat Total Facts
Games Over 217 % of Games Over 217 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 54 60% 113.4 225.2 107.4 216.3 220.8
Heat 55 59.8% 111.8 225.2 108.9 216.3 220.7

Lakers Leaders

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

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, getting 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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