Lakers vs. Heat: NBA Betting Preview – October 11, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 11, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 15-5) are a 5-point favorite (per DraftKings) against the Miami Heat (44-29, 14-6) on October 11, 2020. The points total for the game is 215.0.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of October 10, 2020, 1:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Heat Betting Odds

Injury Report as of October 11

Lakers: Danny Green Jr.: Day To Day (Finger), Anthony Davis Jr.: Day To Day (Heel), LeBron James Sr.: Day To Day (Groin), Avery Bradley Jr.: Out (Personal)

Heat: Goran Dragic: Day To Day (Foot), Gabe Vincent: Day To Day (Knee)

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average point total in Lakers games this season is 5.8 more points than the total of 215 in this matchup.
  • Heat games this season have averaged a total of 220.7 points, 5.7 more than the point total in this matchup.
  • The Lakers and their opponents have combined to score more than 215 points in 64.8% of their games this year (59 of 91 opportunities).
  • Miami and its opponents have combined to score more than 215 points in 60 of 93 opportunities (64.5%) this season.
  • These two teams average a combined 225.2 points per game, 10.2 more points than the over/under of 215 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 216.3 points per game, 1.3 more than the point total in this matchup.

Head to Head

Los Angeles has won five of its seven matchups with Miami this season. The Heat have covered the spread more often than not against the Lakers, holding a 5-2 record ATS in head-to-head matchups.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
10/9/2020 Lakers Lakers -7 215.5 -335 +267 111-108 MIA*
10/6/2020 Lakers Heat -7.5 218.5 -336 +272 102-96 LAL*
10/4/2020 Lakers Heat -9.5 219.5 -455 +345 115-104 MIA*
10/2/2020 Lakers Lakers -10.5 216.5 -625 +463 124-114 LAL*
9/30/2020 Lakers Lakers -4.5 217.5 -196 +162 116-98 LAL
12/13/2019 Lakers Heat -5.5 212.5 -233 +192 113-110 LAL*
11/8/2019 Lakers Lakers -8 218 -340 +272 95-80 LAL
  • 10/9/2020 DNP –  Heat: Goran Dragic
  • 10/6/2020 DNP –  Heat: Goran Dragic
  • 10/4/2020 DNP –  Heat: Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo
  • 10/2/2020 DNP –  Heat: Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo
  • 12/13/2019 DNP – Lakers: Kyle Kuzma; Heat: Goran Dragic

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles has a 46-43-2 record against the spread this season.
  • The Lakers’ record against the spread as a 5-point favorite is below .500 at 29-31-2.
  • Los Angeles normally does not hit the over, only eclipsing the points total in 44 of 91 games (48.4%).

Heat Betting Information

  • Miami hit the over in a majority of its games this season: 52 of 93 games (55.9%).
  • Miami has a winning record (51-37-3) against the spread this season.
  • The Heat are 13-9-1 against the spread this season when they’re at least 5-point underdogs.
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Lakers Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Davis 62 26.1 9.3 3.2 1.5 2.3 1.2
LeBron James 67 25.3 7.8 10.2 1.2 0.5 2.2
Kyle Kuzma 61 12.8 4.5 1.3 0.5 0.4 1.4
Dion Waiters 10 11.1 2.4 2.0 0.4 0.6 1.5
Markieff Morris 58 9.7 3.8 1.3 0.5 0.3 1.5

Heat Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jimmy Butler 58 19.9 6.7 6.0 1.8 0.6 0.5
Goran Dragic 59 16.2 3.2 5.1 0.7 0.2 2.1
Bam Adebayo 72 15.9 10.2 5.1 1.1 1.3 0.0
Kendrick Nunn 67 15.3 2.7 3.3 0.8 0.2 2.0
Duncan Robinson 73 13.5 3.2 1.4 0.5 0.3 3.7

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