Heat vs Lakers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – April 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 8, 2021

The Miami Heat (26-25) are favored by  against the Los Angeles Lakers (32-19) on Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 PM ET. The matchup airs on TNT. The matchup has an over/under set at points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of April 8, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Heat vs Lakers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 8

Heat:
KZ Okpala: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

Lakers:
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
LeBron James: Out (Ankle),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),
Andre Drummond: Day To Day (Toe),
Kyle Kuzma: Day To Day (Calf)

Heat and Lakers Records ATS

  • Miami’s record against the spread is 22-29 this season.
  • When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Heat are 3-3 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Miami and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 24 of 51 games this season (47.1%).
  • Los Angeles has a 24-27 record against the spread this season.
  • When they play as at least an 8.5-point underdog, the Lakers often fail to meet expectations with only a 5-7 record against the spread.
  • 35.3% of Los Angeles’ 51 games this season have reached the over/under.

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Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/20/2021 Lakers Lakers -4 209 -160 133 Regular Season 96-94 MIA*
  • 2/20/2021 DNP – Heat: Goran Dragic;
    Lakers: Anthony Davis, Dennis Schroder

Scoring Trends

  • Miami’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday’s matchup over/under (204.5 points) in 35 out of 51 opportunities (68.6% of matchups).
  • In 76.5% of Los Angeles’ games this season (39 of 51), the total points scored was more than Thursday’s 204.5-point over/under.
  • On average, the Heat have seen a 214 over/under in their games this season, 9.5 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Lakers’ games have a total points bet of 215.8 points this season, 11.3 points more than the over/under for this contest.
  • The Heat’s average implied point total this season is 4.8 more points than their implied total in Thursday’s game (111.8 implied points on average compared to 107 implied points in this game).
  • Miami has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (107) 27 times this season.
  • The Lakers’ average implied point total on the season (113.6 points) is 15.6 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (98 points).
  • Los Angeles has scored more than 98 points 41 times this season.
  • The Heat are the NBA’s 26th-highest scoring team (106.5 PPG), while the Lakers allow their opponents the second-fewest points per game (105.8) in the league.
  • The Heat have a -46-point scoring differential on the season (-0.9 per game). The Lakers have out-scored opponents by 217 points on the season (4.2 more per game).

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler leads the Heat in scoring (21.4 points per game) and assisting (7.3 assists per game).
  • Butler’s points prop total for the game is set at 18.5, 2.9 points lower than his season average of 21.4.
  • Miami’s rebounding leader is Bam Adebayo, who pulls down 9.6 per game.
  • Adebayo’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 34.5, 0.3 higher than his season average of 34.2.
  • Duncan Robinson is the top three-point shooter for the Heat, hitting 3.5 per game.
  • Robinson’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, equal to his season average of 3.5.
  • Miami’s blocks leader is Adebayo, who collects 1.2 per game. Butler leads the team averaging 2.0 steals an outing.
  • Butler’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 steals lower than his season average of 2.0.

Lakers Leaders

  • The Lakers go-to guy, LeBron James, leads the team in both scoring (25.4 points per game) and assists (7.9 assists per game).
  • James’ points prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 0.9 points lower than his season average of 25.4.
  • Andre Drummond’s 13.0 rebounds per game paces Los Angeles’ rebounding effort. He also adds 17.0 points per game.
  • Drummond’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 12.5, 20.0 less than his season average of 32.5.
  • James is tops from three-point range for the Lakers, knocking down 2.4 threes per game.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 2.4.
  • Nobody on Los Angeles grabs more steals than Drummond (1.5 per game) or blocks more shots than Anthony Davis (1.8 per game).
  • Davis’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 1.8.

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