Lakers vs. Heat: NBA Betting Preview – October 6, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 5, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 14-4) hit the court as 7.5-point favorites (per DraftKings) against the Miami Heat (44-29, 13-5) on October 6, 2020. The points total for the matchup is 219.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of October 5, 2020, 1:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Heat Betting Odds

Injury Report as of October 5

Lakers: Avery Bradley Jr.: Out (Personal)

Heat: Bam Adebayo: Out (Neck), Goran Dragic: Out (Plantar fascia)

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Lakers and their opponents have combined for 219.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 47 of 89 games (52.8%) this season.
  • Miami and its opponents have added up to score more than 219.5 points in 54.9% of their matchups this year (50 of 91 opportunities).
  • The average total the Lakers have had set in games this year is 1.6 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under for Heat games this season is 1.4 more points than the point total of 219.5 in this outing.
  • The two teams average a combined 6.1 more points per game (225.6) than this game’s total of 219.5 points.
  • The Lakers and the Heat have seen their opponents average a combined 3.0 fewer points per game than the point total of 219.5 set in this matchup.

Head to Head

Los Angeles has a 4-1 record in matchups with Miami this year. In matchups with the Lakers, the Heat have a 3-2 record against the spread.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
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
  • 10/4/2020 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 and its opponents have hit the over in only 48.3% of games (43 out of 89 matchups).
  • Los Angeles beat the spread more often than not this season, going 46-41-2 against the spread.
  • The Lakers have gone 18-18-1 as 7.5-point favorites.

Heat Betting Information

  • Miami has hit the over in 51 of 91 games this season (56%).
  • Miami has a winning record against the spread this season, 49-37-3.
  • When they’re at least 7.5-point underdogs, the Heat are 5-2 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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