Heat vs. Lakers Game 1 Prediction

Heat vs. Lakers Game 1, 9/30/20 NBA Finals Betting Predictions

Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals will take place tonight in Orlando when LeBron and the Lakers battle Jimmy Butler and the Heat at 9:00 p.m. ET. With the Lakers listed as a 5-point favorite and the total sitting at 217.5, what’s the best play for bettors?

Game Snapshot

701 Miami Heat (+5) vs. 702 Los Angeles Lakers (-5); o/u 217.5

9:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Game 1, NBA Finals

Miami Heat DFS Spin

Bam Adebayo said he needs to be smarter about avoiding "ticky-tack" fouls against the Lakers while staying active on defense. "We can't just let them get free layups and get in motion," said Bam. "That's when everything starts clicking for them." Foul trouble wasn't a major issue for Adebayo during the regular season, but he averaged 3.3 fouls during the Eastern Conference Finals, and the Lakers will make it a point to go right at Bam to force the refs to make some tough decisions. Hopefully, he will be able to avoid foul trouble, because the matchup between Bam and Anthony Davis will be a pleasure to watch.

Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin

Anthony Davis (ankle), LeBron James (groin), Danny Green (finger) and Alex Caruso (wrist) are all probable for Game 1 of the Finals vs. Miami on Wednesday. We'd expect these guys to be "probable" for the remainder of the series, and it's possible Frank Vogel will add another few guys to the probable report as we progress through these final 4-7 games. Rajon Rondo isn't even being listed on the injury report, so for now, it looks like the back issues are behind him.

Heat vs. Lakers Game 1 Betting Prediction

The Heat are 12-3 against the spread in their last 15 games overall, have covered in seven of their last 10 games as an underdog and are 10-3 against the number in their last 13 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest. The Lakers, meanwhile, are just 7-15-1 at the betting window in their last 23 NBA Championship games, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games playing on three or more days of rest and have failed to cover in five of the last six times they played on Wednesday.



NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Jazz vs. Rockets NBA Prediction Western Conference foes meet in Houston on Wednesday night when the Rockets host the Jazz at 8:00 p.m. ET. The under has been profitable in this series but will it...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Wizards NBA Prediction The total for Wednesday night’s matchup between the Warriors and Wizards opened at 240.5 but has been bet down to 239.5. Is the under the best play for this...
Thumbnail Clippers vs. Trail Blazers NBA Prediction The Clippers and Trail Blazers will clash on Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. ET with Portland listed as an 8.5-point home dog. Will the Trail Blazers cover that...
Thumbnail Nets vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction The over has been profitable in previous Nets and Pelicans matchups but will these teams combine for enough points on Tuesday night to cash...
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Lakers NBA Prediction The second game of Monday night’s NBA double header on ESPN takes place in L.A. where the banged-up Lakers will host the Jazz at 10:00 p.m. ET. Given the Jazz’ issues...