The Miami Heat will take on the Los Angeles Lakers at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday at FTX Arena. Miami is 29-17 overall and 15-5 at home, while Los Angeles is 23-23 overall and 8-11 on the road. The Lakers have dominated this series in recent years, winning nine of their last 13 meetings against Miami.
Miami is favored by 2.5-points in the latest Heat vs. Lakers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 216. Before entering any Lakers vs. Heat picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Heat vs. Lakers spread: Heat -2.5
- Heat vs. Lakers over-under: 216 points
What you need to know about the Heat
The Heat were close but no cigar this past Friday as they fell 110-108 to the Atlanta Hawks. Miami's defeat came about despite a quality game from center Bam Adebayo, who had 21 points and five assists in addition to six boards. For the season, Adebayo is averaging 18.7 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
Miami features one of the NBA's stingiest defenses, giving up 104.0 points per game, which ranks fourth in the league. The Heat have won nine of their last 10 home games and they're 7-2 against the spread in their last nine contests overall.
What you need to know about the Lakers
Meanwhile, the Lakers had enough points to win and then some against the Orlando Magic on Friday, taking their contest 116-105. Los Angeles' success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but power forward Carmelo Anthony led the charge as he had 23 points.
LeBron James also had a strong showing in Friday's victory, finishing with 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists. James has now scored 25 or more points in 16 straight games.
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