Lakers vs Heat NBA Finals Game 5 - Analysis, Predictions, Odds, Betting Trends & Prop Action + $1000 Deposit Bonus Offer!

 

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Lakers vs Heat NBA Finals Game 5 - Analysis, Predictions, Odds, Betting Trends & Prop Action + $1000 Deposit Bonus Offer!

Written by Lester Cullen on October 7, 2020

Friday’s matchup (October 9, 2020) between the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 15-4) and the Miami Heat (44-29, 13-6) features the Lakers as strong 7.5-point favorites. The game’s over/under is 217. The clash between these two teams is the NBA’s only action on the day. Tip-off for Game 5 of the NBA finals is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Put some cash on the Lakers like a mover or bet the Heat like a shaker!

Los Angeles has taken five of its six head-to-head meetings with Miami this season, could this be the spirit of Kobe helping the Lakers??..The Heat hold a 4-2 edge against the spread when matched up with the Lakers.
Head to Head
DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineResult
10/6/2020Lakers-7.5218.5-336272102-96 LAL
10/4/2020Lakers9.5219.5-455345115-104 MIA
10/2/2020Lakers10.5216.5-625463124-114 LAL
9/30/2020Lakers4.5217.5-196162116-98 LAL
12/13/2019Lakers5.5212.5-233292113-110 LAL
11/8/2019Lakers8218-34027295-80 LAL

Lester's Breakdown -

The 102-96 victory on Tuesday puts the Lakers one win away from a championship. LeBron James dominated Miami's weaker defenders, using pick-and-rolls to finish with 28 points on 8-for-16 shooting, plus 12 rebounds and eight assists. Davis had 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting, with nine rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 15 points on 6-for-12 shooting, including a crucial layup late in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles took a 3-1 lead despite the return of Bam Adebayo. The Heat center had 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting and seven rebounds in 33 minutes in his first game back from a neck injury. Jimmy Butler had 22 points on 8-for-17 shooting, with eight assists, 10 rebounds and three steals. Miami was down by two points with three minutes left, then Butler missed a 3 and Caldwell-Pope hit a 3 in transition. The Heat shot 11 for 32 from 3-point range and just couldn't get it done.

Game 5 is Friday and Lester has 3 takeaways from Tuesday night's action:

Through 3 quarters, the Heat were shooting like a bunch of beach bum basketball boys (22 for 57, and 6 for 25 from deep), they made 22 out 24 free throws, as if the refs weren't responsible for that...yeah right...and they played their defensive game like they were getting bullied before lunch. Los Angeles had not done much damage in transition or on the offensive glass, and had shot just 7 for 9 from the free throw line, hitting 3s (12 for 28) and making Miami work. After a messy first quarter, the Lakers had cleaned up their turnover issues. The fourth quarter, was a different story, The Heat went just 1 for 2 from the line, and the Lakers went 11 for 12 -- LBJ made all 7 of his attempts.

Lakers Betting Information
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 43 of 90 games this season (47.8%).

  • Los Angeles is solid against the spread, going 46-42-2 on the season.

  • The Lakers have posted a losing record of 18-19-1 against the spread when the spread is -7.5 or bigger.

Think the Lakers can win the NBA Championship???

Heat Betting Information
  • Miami has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 55.4% of matchups this season (51 out of 92 contests).

  • Miami has a 50-38-3 record against the spread, covering in 54.9% of their contests.

  • When they are 7.5-point underdogs, the Heat have a record ATS of 6-2.

Want to throw some money away and bet on the Heat to win the NBA Championship??


Point Total AnalysisGames Over 217% of Games Over 217Average PPGCombined Average PPGAverage Opponent PPGCombined Average Opponent PPGAverage Total
Lakers5460%113.4225.2107.4216.3220.8
Heat5559.8%111.8225.2225.2216.3220.7

Lakers Leaders

  • Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in scoring (26.1 points per game) and rebounding (9.3 rebounds per game).

  • The squad is led in assists by LeBron James’ 10.2 per game.

  • James knocks down 2.2 threes per game to lead the Lakers.

  • Davis leads Los Angeles in both blocks and steals, averaging 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.

Heat Leaders

  • The Heat go-to guy, Jimmy Butler, leads the team in both scoring (19.9 points per game) and assists (6.0 assists per game).

  • Bam Adebayo collects all of the boards and is the Miami leader in rebounds, getting 10.2 per game.

  • Nobody on Miami grabs more steals than Butler (1.8 per game) or blocks more shots than Adebayo (1.3 per game).

  • Duncan Robinson makes more threes per game than any other member of the Heat, cashing in 3.7 treys per game.

Bet Smart and watch the Live Lines for opportunity here

RedAlertWagers.com Free Plays + Props + Future Bets

1st Quarter - Miami Heat -2.5 (+265)

Total Points O/U  - First Half - Under 100.5 (+330)

Odd/Even Total Points - Even -115

Highest scoring half - 2nd +120

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