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Lakers vs Heat Predictions, Picks and Odds

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers (14-20) will face off against the Miami Heat (17-17) at FTX Arena. The game is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBA TV. In this matchup, Sportsbook has released lines and made predictions for the Lakers vs. Heat odds.

The Lakers recently ended a four-game losing streak with a 129-110 win over the Orlando Magic, in which they covered the spread as 2.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the Heat earned a 113-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, covering the spread as 1-point favorites at home. This will be the Heat’s fourth straight home game, but they have a record of 1-2 in the previous three.

Lakers vs Heat Odds

Provided by Lines last updated at 9:41 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Lakers +270 (bet $100 to win $270) | Heat -330 (bet $330 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Lakers +7.5 (-102) | Heat -7.5 (-118)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 223.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Lakers vs Heat Key Player Injuries


  • None yet


  • Bam Adebayo (shoulder) questionable
  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) questionable
  • Caleb Martin (ankle) probable
  • Gabe Vincent (knee) questionable

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Lakers vs Heat Picks and Predictions

Score Prediction: Heat 116, Heat 109

Money Line (ML) prediction:

Given that the Heat are such strong favorites (-330) in this matchup, it may not be advisable to bet on them to win outright on the moneyline. It might be more financially risky to place a bet on the Heat to win considering the current odds. Therefore, it may be best to pass on betting on the moneyline for this game.

Against the Spread (ATS) prediction:

If LeBron James is expected to play in the second leg of the back-to-back set for the Lakers, then betting on the Lakers +7.5 (-102) could be a good option. However, if James is ruled out, it may be advisable to bet on the Heat to cover the spread, as the Lakers tend to struggle without James on the court.

It’s worth noting that the Heat have a record of 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven home games against teams with a losing road record. This information could also be taken into consideration when deciding on a bet for this game.

Over/Under (O/U) prediction:

If LeBron James is active for the Lakers, betting on the Over 223.5 (-110) could be a good option. In their past four games, the Lakers have scored 115 or more points, so if the Heat can contribute a decent number of points at home, the Over could be hit.

The Lakers have also hit the Over in five straight games, and in each of their last four games played on zero days of rest. This trend could be taken into consideration when deciding on a bet for the Over/Under.

View today’s NBA betting odds for every game.

Jake Flynn
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