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NBA BASKETBALL

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 102-100 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 202 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 93-86 winner as they battled the Celtics at home. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 16-26 SU, 24-18 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Miami:
Team record: 30-12 SU, 19-23 ATS

is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games when playing LA Lakers

When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
LA Lakers at Orlando, Friday, January 24
Miami home to San Antonio, Sunday, January 26