Lakers vs Heat: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 20, 2021

LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers (22-8) against the Miami Heat (12-17) after putting up 32 points in a 109-98 loss to the Nets. The Lakers are 3-point favorites in the matchup on Saturday, February 20, 2021, which starts at 8:30 PM ET on ABC. The matchup has an over/under of 212.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of February 20, 2021, 12:42 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Heat Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 20

Lakers:
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
Kyle Kuzma: Day To Day (Back),
Dennis Schroder: Day To Day (Health Protocols),
Markieff Morris: Day To Day (Ankle),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee)

Heat:
Avery Bradley: Out (Calf),
Goran Dragic: Out (Ankle),
Gabe Vincent: Day To Day (Knee),
Chris Silva: Out (Hip),
Meyers Leonard: Out For Season (Shoulder)

Lakers and Heat Records ATS

  • Los Angeles has covered the spread in less than half its games this season, putting together a record of 14-16 against the spread.
  • The Lakers have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 3 points, going 13-15 this season.
  • Only 12 of 30 Los Angeles games this season (40%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Miami holds a losing record ATS this season with 10 wins and 19 losses ATS.
  • For the 14th time this season, the Heat are at least a 3-point underdog, where they have a record of 4-9 against the spread.
  • Miami and its opponents have typically been held under the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 48.3% (14) of their 29 games played.

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Scoring Trends

  • Los Angeles’ games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (212.5 points) in 20 out of 30 opportunities (66.7% of matchups).
  • In Miami’s games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup point total in 16 out of 29 matchups (55.2%).
  • The Lakers have seen a 218.2 average over/under in their games this season, 5.7 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 5.2 points separates the average total points bet in Heat’s games (217.7 points) and this game’s over/under (212.5 points).
  • The average implied total for the Lakers this season is 114.9 points, 6.9 more points than their implied total of 108 points in Saturday’s game.
  • Los Angeles has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (108) 21 times this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Heat (113.1) is 8.1 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (105).
  • Miami has scored more than this game’s implied total of 105 points 19 times this season.
  • The Lakers are the league’s 17th-highest scoring team (112.4 PPG), while the Heat allow the seventh-fewest points per game (110.5) in NBA action.
  • The Lakers have totaled a total of 195 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 6.5 per game), while the Heat have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 95 total points, -3.3 per game).

Lakers Leaders

  • James leads the Lakers in points and assists. He contributes 25.9 points per game while also adding 7.9 assists.
  • James’ assists prop total for the contest is posted at 9.5 assists, 1.6 assists greater than his season average of 7.9.
  • Anthony Davis paces Los Angeles with 8.4 rebounds per game.
  • Davis’ rebounding prop total for the contest is set at 9.5 boards, 1.1 rebounds higher than his season average of 8.4.
  • James makes 2.5 threes per game to lead the Lakers.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Davis averages 1.4 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.
  • Davis’ steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals greater than his season average of 1.4.

Heat Leaders

  • Bam Adebayo is at the top of the Heat scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 19.8 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game this season.
  • Adebayo’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is set at 9.5 rebounds, 0.2 rebounds higher than his season average of 9.3.
  • The Miami leader in assists is Jimmy Butler with 7.7 assists per game.
  • Butler’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 32.5, 2.1 lower than his season average of 34.6.
  • Duncan Robinson is tops from three-point range for the Heat, knocking down 3.3 threes per game.
  • Robinson’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots greater than his season average of 3.3.
  • Nobody on Miami grabs more steals than Butler (1.9 per game) or blocks more shots than Adebayo (1.0 per game).
  • Butler’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals less than his season average of 1.9.

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