Heat vs. Lakers Prediction
The Lakers are a double-digit home underdog tonight versus the Heat at 10:30PM ET and could struggle to cover that number.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Heat are now 10.5-point home favorites versus the Lakers after they opened as a 10-point favorite. As for the total, the number opened at 207.5 before being bet down to 207.
The Heat are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and have covered the number in seven of their last nine games playing on one day of rest. They've fared well on the road against losing teams too, covering the spread in five of their last six road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of .400.
The Lakers, meanwhile, has been a horrible bet. They're 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games overall. They're winless against the spread in their last six games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest as well.
Miami has had plenty of ATS success in this series of late, too. The Heat are 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 games versus the Lakers overall and have covered in five of their last seven games in L.A.
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