|NBA Heat vs. Lakers Picks & Predictions for Sunday, March 4|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 04 March 2012 12:00|
Heat vs. Lakers NBA Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Heat as 3.5-point favorites over the Lakers, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 192.5 points. Miami enters play with a 28-8 overall record and is 13-6 on the road this year, while Los Angeles is 22-14 overall and 16-2 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Lakers opened as 2.5-point home underdogs but the line has since been bet up to 3.5 at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, has dropped slightly from 193 to 192.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on today’s game, 73% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Heat. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Miami. According to latest NBA trends, the Heat are 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Lakers and are 4-1 ATS in their last five trips to Los Angeles. The Heat are also 6-1 against the number in their last seven road games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 versus the eastern Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on only one day of rest.
SUNDAY NBA FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT –3.5