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Los Angeles Lakers Visit Miami Heat in NBA Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

American Airlines Arena will feature Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NBA action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Miami Heat as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -4-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 208.5 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 114-101 result in favor of the Heat. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Heat currently sport a record of 9-20, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-15 ATS. The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-20 and 14-16-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 13-16 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lakers have gone 19-12 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 29-rated Los Angeles Lakers taking on the No. 17-rated Miami Heat in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Miami's No. 25-ranked offense (98.41 PPG) against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 27 at 110.74 PPG. The Miami Heat have averaged 43.56% from the field per game, less than the Los Angeles Lakers have managed so far this NBA season (44.73% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles got 25 points from Jordan Clarkson but lost anyway 117-113 against the Hornets on Tuesday at Spectrum Center.

The Heat got a terrific 32-point performance from Hassan Whiteside but Orlando handed them a 136-130 defeat on Tuesday at American Airlines Arena.

Betting Trends
  • LA Lakers is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers's last 10 games
  • LA Lakers is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Miami is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games when playing LA Lakers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Orlando, Friday, December 23rd
Miami at New Orleans, Friday, December 23rd