Lakers vs. Heat: NBA Betting Preview – October 4, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 3, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 14-3) take the court as 9.5-point favorites (per DraftKings) against the Miami Heat (44-29, 12-5) on October 4, 2020. The over/under for the matchup is 218.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of October 3, 2020, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Heat Betting Odds

 

Injury Report as of October 3

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

Heat: Chris Silva: Day To Day (Left pubic bone), Bam Adebayo: Out (Neck), Gabe Vincent: Day To Day (Right knee), Goran Dragic: Day To Day (Plantar fascia)

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Lakers and their opponents have recorded more than 218.5 points in 54.5% of their outings this season (48 of 88 opportunities).
  • Miami has combined with its opponents to score at least 218.5 points in 51 of 90 outings (56.7%) this season.
  • The Lakers’ average point total in matchups this season is 221.1, 2.6 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Heat this year is 2.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.
  • The Lakers and the Heat combine to average 7.1 more points per game than the total of 218.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 216.4 points per game, 2.1 less than the point total in this matchup.

Head to Head

Los Angeles leads the season series 4-0 over Miami. Neither team has an advantage against the spread in head-to-head meetings. The Lakers and the Heat have a 2-2 ATS record.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
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
  • 10/2/2020 DNP – Heat: Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo
  • 12/13/2019 DNP – Lakers: Kyle Kuzma; Heat: Goran Dragic

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles holds a solid record against the spread this season, going 46-40-2 ATS.
  • The Lakers have not fared well as a 9.5-point favorite, going 12-14-1 against the spread when favored by 9.5 points.
  • Los Angeles has gone over the points total less than half of the time, in 43 of 88 games (48.9%).

Heat Betting Information

  • Miami hit the over in 56.7% of its games (51 of 90 games).
  • Against the spread this season, Miami has a winning record: 48-37-3.
  • When the Heat are at least 9.5-point underdogs, they are 2-1 against the spread.
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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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