Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat - 11/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami Heat (6-2) at Los Angeles Lakers (6-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5
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The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Miami Heat are averaging 113.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Kendrick Nunn is averaging 18.3 points and 2.1 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 15.1 points and 4.6 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing eight rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won three of their first five road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.6 points and 10.9 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 26.1 points and 11.1 assists. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Danny Green is grabbing three rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won all three of their home games this season.
The Heat are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 9-26-1 ATS in their last 36 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings. The under is 36-16-1 in Lakers last 53 home games. The over is 17-5 in Heat last 22 games playing on 0 days rest.
The Miami Heat are on the end of a back to back after a tough, competitive game in Phoenix, and Justise Winslow remains questionable. The Los Angeles Lakers are the hottest team in the league right now and are winning their last five games by an average of 14 points. With that said, the Heat have been too consistent to start the season to turn down this many free points. They're shooting well, getting after it defensively and are a deep bunch that shouldn't be impacted that much playing back to backs. The Miami Heat will continue to provide value in the underdog role.