Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM (American Airlines Arena)
LAL -4.5 TOTAL Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers (22-3) will visit the Miami Heat (18-6) at the American Airlines Arena. The Lakers have won five straight since taking a loss to the Mavericks at home and have only lost once on the road this season.
Anthony Davis leads the Lakers with 27.2 points and 9.2 rebounds. LeBron James averages 10.8 assists per game. Currently, Rajon Rondo and Kyle Kuzma are both injured with day-to-day injuries. Both are hopeful they can return on Friday.
The Lakers have scored 113.8 points per game while allowing 103.9 points per game. Las Angeles shoots just under 50 percent from the field, shooting 48.7 percent and rebound 45.4 boards a game. The Lakers have won nine of their last ten games but four of the five games were against opponents under .500.
The Heat are led by Jimmy Butler, who averages 20.6 points per game while Bam Adebayo averages 10.5 rebounds per game. Butler also averages seven assists a game for the Heat, who haven’t lost at home. The Heat are currently without Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters, and potentially Tyler Herro, who is questionable for this one. Yet the Heat haven’t missed a beat, winning seven of their last ten games.
LeBron James will make another return to Miami where he won his first career NBA Championship.
LA Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Miami are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers' last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Miami fans will be in their seats ready to watch the former Miami Heat legend take the court once again. Heat fans will surely want this one and will bring the energy. The Heat haven’t lost at home. The Heat will play off the crowd’s energy. Final Score Predictions: The Miami Heat win and cover ATS, 110-105.