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2020 NBA Playoffs Handicapping NBA Finals (Orlando)
(0-1) Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers (1-0)
Date: Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Walt Disney World Resort – AdventHealth Arena| ESPN Complex
NBA Moneyline Odds: Heat +750 | Lakers -438
NBA Betting Odds: Heat +9.5 | Lakers -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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The NBA Finals took a swift shift when a trio of Miami Heat players got injured in the opening game giving the Los Angeles Lakers the first win and what could be an easy opportunity to sweep their way to a title.
It was about the worst luck a team could suffer when the Heat witnessed their two best players get hurt and their top scorer lost to injury. Now they’ll limp into Game 2 and need their depth to raise their level of production.
Los Angeles Lakers
Although the Heat got out to a quick start building a lead the Lakers took over at the six-minute mark and never looked back. The final score of 116-98 is not indicative of how completely dominant the Lakers were in the first game of the finals.
LeBron James led his team with a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds plus nine assists. Playing in his 10th NBA Finals James was quick to point to a previous series when his team won the first game but lost the series. Ironically, this was when James played for the Heat.
Meanwhile, the other Lakers superstar Anthony Davis led the game in scoring with 34 points adding nine rebounds and five assists.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (13), Danny Green (11), and Alex Caruso (10) were the other double-figure scorers.
The Lakers have removed the myriad of players who were listed on the previous injury report making all available for Game 2.
NBA Betting Trends:
- MIA are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in MIA last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- LAL are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- LAL are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 Fri. games.
Free Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Without Adebayo, the Lakers easily took the rebounding battle 54-36 although the Heat won the points in the paint war 46-38. The Lakers also managed to win the 3-point shooting category (15 to 11 made triples) an area the Heat is stronger in.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers -9.5
It’s hard to imagine even with their depth the Heat will be able to mount much of an attack without Adebayo and Dragic. That said, Miami hasn’t lost two games in a row this postseason.
***NOTE*** In case you missed it…When the 2020 NBA 16-team playoff field is set, the NBA Playoffs will proceed in a traditional conference-based format with four rounds and best-of-seven series in each round. The 2020 NBA Finals will end no later than Oct. 13.
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