Heat at Lakers: Prediction, point spread, odds, over/under, betting picks

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Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat visit LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for a nationally televised game on Saturday, and if you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, moneyline odds and over-under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet on BetMGM.

The game tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on ABC.

The Lakers (22-8) are bracing for life without Anthony Davis for an extended period as he’s suffering from Achilles tendinosis, and are coming off a home loss to the Nets. The Heat (12-17) are in Game 6 of a long road trip, and just snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Kings in Sacramento.

The Lakers will be missing Davis and Dennis Schroder, who is out due to the health and safety protocol. Avery Bradley, Goran Dragic and Meyers Leonard are out for the Heat.

The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

  • Point spread: Lakers -3.5

  • Money line: Lakers -160 / Heat +135

  • Over-under: 208.5

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Advice and prediction

I’m ignoring the spread here and instead focusing on the total, which is set at a very gettable 208.5. The Lakers are one of the best Under teams in the league, but their defense won’t be as potent without Schroder and Davis, while the Heat have easily hit over 208.5 in each of their last three games. Take the over 208.5.

I also like taking a LeBron player prop, over 29.5 points (-120). With Davis and Schroder out, LeBron will need to generate plenty of offense on his own, and he’s taking the floor for a nationally televised game and coming off a loss. I expect LeBron to have another one of his MVP statement games on Saturday.

Prediction: Lakers 112, Heat 106

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