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(8-6) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat (6-9)
Date: Sunday November 18
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -1
NBA Betting Total: 229.5
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Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James scored a new Laker career-high with forty-four points against Portland and passed Wilt Chamberlain for fifth on the all-time NBA scoring list in a 126–117 victory earlier this week.
It was the Lakers’ second win over Portland this season since losing to the Blazers on opening night and their sixth win in seven games since Magic Johnson chastised Luke Walton for his job coaching the team.
They did get some bad news, however. Rajon Rondo has a broken right hand and will miss at least four weeks after having surgery. Lonzo Ball will take over more point guard responsibilities in the meantime.
Ball has been playing off the ball far more than he ever has in his life this season because of Rondo and the playmaking ability of James. He’s still best with the ball in his hands, though. He should look at this as an opportunity to play a lot, both with and without James on the floor.
The Lakers beat Portland on Wednesday and have been off since. They do, however, play in Orlando on Saturday night before heading down to South Beach for this one on Sunday.
The Heat started fast against the Pacers on Friday night in Indianapolis but a dismal second quarter put it behind the eight ball going into the second half and it could never quite recover.
Once again, Eric Spolestra started Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson in the backcourt, with Rodney McGruder, Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside up front. Tyler Johnson was the sixth man with Wayne Ellington, Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo rounding out the four reserve spots.
Soon, Dwyane Wade should be back from an extended paternity leave, as will James Johnson from an injury that’s held him out this year, to date. Dion Waiters is also coming back at some point this season, though it still may not be for months.
That will create a logjam for the Heat, which has twelve capable NBA players and really only ten spots available to give guys minutes. In the meantime, it’s just trying to get by but if everybody is healthy at the same time, down the road, it could be a problem that may lead to a trade.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 13-6-2 in LAL last 21 road games.
- Over is 9-2 in MIA last 11 overall.
- MIA are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Over is 10-4 in MIA last 14 vs. Western Conference.
- Head to Head: Underdog is 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
- Head to Head: LAL are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Miami.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction: under.
I think this one can stay under 200 with Winslow on James and the Laker defense playing well lately.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 102 – Miami 97
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