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Anthony Davis & Lakers open as road underdogs against Heat on January 23, 2022.

The Los Angeles Lakers (23-23 SU, 19-27 ATS) are 8-11 SU and 9-10 ATS on the road this season. The Lakers visit the Miami Heat (29-17 SU, 27-19 ATS) this Sunday night and could be a popular Lakers vs Heat prediction of Anthony Davis is able to make his return.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat

Lakers vs Heat Odds & Analysis

Opening Odds

The Heat opened as 5-point home favorites, but early Lakers vs Heat predictions and betting action siding with Los Angeles has moved the line down to Miami -4. The total is set at 216.5 points in this matchup. Expect to see some late movement on this line and total when Anthony Davis’s status for this game becomes clear.

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  • Best Spread
    -105
    -109
    LAL+4
    -4MIA
  • Best Moneyline
    +150
    -135
    LAL
    MIA
  • Best Total
    -109
    -110
    Over212
    212.5Under

Inconsistent Play Has Plagued The Lakers All Season

LeBron James scored 29 points and Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points in 17 minutes of play as the Lakers rolled to a 116-105 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. Russell Westbrook also played well with 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists just one night after being benched due to his poor perfomance in a 111-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Los Angeles is now 2-1 SU and ATS over its last three games after going 0-3 SU and ATS over its previous three games.

These ups and downs have been going on all season long for the Lakers. Los Angeles was 5-1 SU and ATS in the six games prior to its three-game losing streak in January and was 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in its five games before that. Anthony Davis has been upgraded to questionable on Sunday after missing the Lakers’ last 16 games.

Miami Trying To Battle Through Some Key Absences

With Kyle Lowry out due to personal reasons and Tyler Herro in COVID-19 quarantine, The Heat fell just short of an upset in a 110-108 loss on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Six different Heat players contributed at least 11 points in the loss, but a 34-22 fourth quarter couldn’t overcome a 14-point deficit at the end of the third quarter. Miami was 6-1 SU and ATS in its previous seven games prior to this defeat.

Lowry and Herro will both be out again on Sunday against the Lakers. Herro is enjoying a career year in his third NBA season with 20.7 points per game in 38 appearances. Miami will need to lean on its strong depth with these two key players out to cash in on Lakers vs Heat predictions leaning their way.

Lakers vs Heat Pick & Insights

Lakers: Keys to Cover

Los Angeles’s recent 101-95 upset win over Utah showed that this team can compete against anyone with its best effort. To pay off as a Lakers vs Heat prediction, the Lakers just need to play their A-game; something Los Angeles backers haven’t seen nearly enough this season.

Heat: Keys to Cover

Even with Herro and Lowry out, the Heat still have the depth and firepower on offense to hang with the Lakers in a high-scoring game. Still, the easiest path to a win as a Lakers vs Heat pick would be a strong defensive effort, similar to the ones seen in recent victories over Portland and Toronto.

Odds Shark’s Computer Lakers vs Heat Prediction: Heat -2

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Shark Bites
  • Los Angeles is 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs Miami
  • Miami is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games
  • The OVER is 5-1 in Los Angeles's last 6 road games

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