Lakers vs. Heat Game 4 Prediction
Following the Heat’s stunning Game 3 upset of the Lakers in Game 3, can Miami even its series with L.A. with another upset win tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET in Game 4 of the NBA Finals? The Heat are 7.5-point underdogs after oddsmakers made them nearly a double-digit dog in Game 3.
707 Los Angeles Lakers (-7.5) at 708 Miami Heat (+7.5); o/u 218.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, October 6, 2020
NBA Finals, Game 4
Miami Heat DFS Spin
As expected, Bam Adebayo (neck) has been upgraded to questionable for Game 4 on Tuesday. Bam was hinting strongly towards this on Monday morning, saying he was "getting better" and that he's hoping the medical staff gives him the green light. Bam also said his range of motion is fine and that it's more about pain tolerance. He's trending towards a game-time call while Goran Dragic (foot) remains doubtful.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Anthony Davis was in foul trouble and never really got going on Sunday, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, five turnovers and four fouls in 33 minutes of a 115-104 loss to the Heat. The Lakers now lead the Finals by a 2-1 margin and AD was in early foul trouble and struggled through the first half of this one. He picked up two quick fouls and had his fourth early in the third quarter, and had just five points, one rebound, one assist, five turnovers, three fouls and a +/- of -17 at halftime. He managed to avoid fouling down the stretch and stayed in the game, but was a whopping +/- of -26 in this one and never really got engaged into the game. He'll probably come out with a vengeance in Game 4 on Tuesday, so don't be afraid to roll with him for that one. He'll bounce back.
Heat vs. Lakers Game 4 Betting Prediction
The Lakers are 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall but they have failed to cover in five of their last seven NBA championship games. They’re also just 1-4-1 against the number in their last six games playing on one day of rest and are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss. The Heat, meanwhile, have covered the number in 14 of their last 18 games overall, are 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games playing on one day of rest and are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
2020 NBA FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT +7.5