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Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers odds, picks and prediction

The Miami Heat (12-17) take on the Los Angeles Lakers (22-8) Saturday night in a rematch of the 2019-2020 NBA Finals. Tip-off is set for 8:35 p.m. at the Staples Center. Below, we analyze the Heat-Lakers odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.

Heat at Lakers: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:52 a.m. ET.

Money line: Heat +135 (bet $100 to win $135) | Lakers -160 (bet $160 to win $100)Against the spread/ATS: Heat +3.5 (-115) | Lakers -3.5 (-105)Over/Under: 212.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Heat at Lakers: Key injuries

Heat

PGGoran Dragic(ankle) out SGAvery Bradley(calf) out PFChris Silva(hip) out

Lakers

PFAnthony Davis(Achilles’) out PGDennis Schroder(COVID-19 protocols) out

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Nets at Lakers: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Lakers 112, Heat 107

Money line (ML)

The LAKERS (-160) are our pick on the moneyline despite not having two key starters in PF Anthony Davis and PG Dennis Schroder. Those are two important players on both ends of the court and they will be missed.

However, Miami just hasn’t played well as of late, blowing a huge lead to the Warriors Wednesday night. While they were able to bounce back and defeat the Kings Thursday, it’s still hard to trust this team as they have now lost 13 of their last 19 road games. Take the Lakers here to win a close one on their home court.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The LAKERS (-3.5) are just two-basket favorites over the Heat Saturday night. That’s not all that surprising considering they are just 2-5 against the spread over their last seven games and they aren’t as dangerous without Davis on the court.

Still, they have enough depth, size and shooting to beat a slumping Miami Heat team and should be able to do so by more than 3.5 points. Look for this game to be close throughout, but for the Lakers to ultimately win by five or six points.

Over/Under (O/U)

OVER 212.5 points is the right play here despite both offenses being worse than average this season. The Lakers are currently 17th in points per game, while the Heat rank 26th. But as expected, both squads are dominant on the other end of the floor, as the Lakers allow just over 105 points per game. Still, 212.5 points isn’t very many and the Lakers should be able to approach 112 points themselves. As long as Miami can score into the 100s, the over should hit with ease.

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Also see: Lakers vs. Heat: Lineups, injury report and broadcast info

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