NBA Finals Game 3 Predictions, Lakers vs Heat Odds, Betting Trends

Written by on October 3, 2020

Sunday’s matchup (October 4, 2020) between the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 14-3) and the Miami Heat (44-29, 12-5) sees Anthony Davis and the Lakers as a strong, 9.5-point favorite. The over/under is 218.5 points for the matchup. The battle between these two teams at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is the NBA’s only action on the day. Tip-off for Game 3 of the NBA finals is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

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Betting Information

Lakers vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -9.5 -110 -110 218.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Lakers vs Heat
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Heat (+9.5) Over (218.5) Lakers 113 Heat 108

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Head to Head

After four head-to-head meetings this season, Los Angeles has a 4-0 record against Miami. The teams are each 2-2 against the spread in those contests.

Lakers vs Heat in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
10/2/2020 Lakers -10.5 216.5 -625 463 124-114 LAL
9/30/2020 Lakers -4.5 217.5 -196 162 116-98 LAL
12/13/2019 Lakers -5.5 212.5 -233 192 113-110 LAL
11/8/2019 Lakers -8 218 -340 272 95-80 LAL

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles has been good against the spread this season, posting a 46-40-2 record.
  • The Lakers have struggled to cover, going just 12-14-1 ATS when favored by at least 9.5 points.
  • Los Angeles has more often than not combined with its adversaries to hit the total, doing so 43 times in 88 contests (48.9%).
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Heat Betting Information

  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 51 of 90 (56.7%).
  • Miami has a winning record against the spread, going 48-38-3 ATS (covering 53.9% of the time).
  • The Heat have fared well as a 9.5-point underdog, going 2-1 against the spread when they are at least 9.5-point underdogs.
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Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Heat Total Facts
Games Over 218.5 % of Games Over 218.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 48 54.5% 113.7 225.6 107.4 216.4 221.1
Heat 51 56.7% 111.9 225.6 109 216.4 221

Lakers Leaders

  • Davis leads the Lakers in points and rebounds. He scores 26.1 points per game while tacking on 9.3 rebounds.
  • LeBron James paces the team with 10.2 assists pe game.
  • Davis averages 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.
  • The Lakers are led by James from beyond the arc. He knocks down 2.2 shots from deep per game.

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler’s strong performances this season give him the top spot on the Heat scoring and assists leaderboards with 19.9 points per game and 6.0 assists per game.
  • When it comes to rebounds, Bam Adebayo is the Miami leader with 10.2 per game.
  • Duncan Robinson is tops from three-point range for the Heat, hitting 3.7 threes per game.
  • Butler is at the top of Miami’s steals hierarchy with 1.8 steals per game and Adebayo leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.

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