Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 12/13/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (22-3) at Miami Heat (18-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat meet Friday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.2 points and 9.2 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.8 points and 10.8 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Avery Bradley is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won their last 12 road games.
The Miami Heat look for a statement win after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 112 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while Kendrick Nunn is averaging 16.2 points and 3.4 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Bam Adebayo is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won all 11 home games this season.
The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The under is 7-3 in Lakers last 10 overall. The over is 5-1 in Heat last 6 home games. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Miami Heat are banged up and if they don't have Dragic, Winslow or Herro for this contest, it certainly takes some of the steam out of this matchup. With that said, the Heat have depth and incredible outside shooting that will allow them to hang around regardless. The Los Angeles Lakers have also had issues blowing teams out and have played far lesser teams down to the wire than the Heat. Fully healthy, I'd have the Heat winning this game outright. I'll take the points anyway just because two good the Heat have been at home.