Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 11/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (1-5) at Miami Heat (4-3)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -10 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, SUN
The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat meet Tuesday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a road win to climb out of a tough 1-5 hole. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 104.3 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.5 points and 2.7 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.5 points and two assists. Louis Williams is dishing 2.8 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting just 29.1 percent from downtown but are getting 40.7 points from their bench. Still, the Lakers lack of defense is their ultimate downfall, as they’ve given up 100-plus points in 14 of their last 17 games. Four of the Lakers last eight wins have come on the road.
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The Miami Heat need a win after splitting their last six games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 90.4 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 16.6 points and 9.7 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 10.9 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.1 assists. The Miami Heat are allowing just 27 percent shooting from deep and are holding opponents starting units to 59.3 points. However, the Heat are getting just 26 points from their bench, which is seven points less than league average. The Heat have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Lakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami and 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Heat are a pretty good defensive team and play their best ball on their home court. The Lakers, well, they're not exactly good at anything and have lost three times already this season by double digits. I don't love this play, but Miami should be able to cover.