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Miami Heat Betting Odds Open as NBA Underdog vs Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers will look to improve on their 31-37 record on Friday when they host Miami Heat in NBA betting odds action at STAPLES Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Los Angeles Lakers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -3.5-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 214.5 for Friday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 111-108 victory for the Heat. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers currently sport a record of 31-37, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-31 ATS. The Miami Heat are 36-33 and 34-30-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 36-31-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 32-36-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Miami injuries news.

The Lakers - Heat betting odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power rankings. Los Angeles is rated No. 12 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Miami Heat sit at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense averaging 108.72 PPG, against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 4 at 102.64 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Miami Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 45.51% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Goran Dragic was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 2 rebounds but Sacramento still won, 123-119, over Miami on Wednesday at Golden 1 Center.

The Lakers got a 22-point performance from Julius Randle, who added 10 rebounds, but Golden State still ran past Los Angeles 117-106 on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
  • Miami is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • LA Lakers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Denver, Monday, March 19th
Los Angeles at Indiana, Monday, March 19th

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