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Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Unders the call in Game 1

  • Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat meet on Thursday
  • The Lakers and Heat clash in Game 1 of the NBA Championship Finals
  • The Lakers have won the last 4 NBA matches against the Heat
  • The Lakers are hot favourites to win a 17th NBA title
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Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat get the 2020 NBA Championship Finals underway on Thursday with Game 1. The Lakers are short-priced favourites to be crowned champions, but will it be a winning start to the seven-game series?

Los Angeles Lakers Form

The LA Lakers advanced to the NBA Championship Final with a 117-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday.

The victory completed a 4-1 series win for the LeBron James-led Lakers, who had led 2-0 after taking the opening two games 126-114 and 105-103. 

The Nuggets halved the deficit with a 114-106 victory in Game 3, but lost the next two as the Lakers eased into the NBA Championship showdown on the back of 114-108 and 117-107 wins.

Los Angeles haven't played in a Championship game since winning the last of their 16 NBA titles in 2010.

Miami Heat Form

Miami Heat needed Game 6 to get the job done against Boston Celtics and win the Eastern Conference title on Sunday.

The Heat held a 2-0 lead after 117-114 and 106-101 wins in Games 1 and 2, before the Celtics pegged them back courtesy of an emphatic 117-106 success in Game 3.

Miami returned to winning ways in Game 4 with a narrow 112-109 win to moved to one game away from the Championship Game. But Boston kept things alive with a huge 121-108 victory in Game 5.

Three-time champions the Heat rectified their failings from outside the arc in that game to win 125-113 in Game 6 and reach the Championship game for the first time since losing to San Antonio Spurs in 2014.

Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers Head to Head

The Lakers won both games against the Heat in the regular season. A low-scoring 95-80 victory was followed by a much closer 113-110. It is now four wins in row for the Lakers over the Heat.

Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers Odds

The Lakers are $1.52 on the moneyline for the series opener with the Heat at $2.52 at bet365. The spread has been set at -4.5 for Miami and the total is over or under 218.5. Ahead of Game 1, the Lakers are $1.28 to win the finals series with Miami at $3.75.

Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers Stats

  • Los Angeles Lakers have won the last 4 matches against Miami Heat.
  • Los Angeles Lakers won 95-80 and 113-110 in this season's 2 matches.
  • Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 201 total points in their last 5 games against Miami Heat. 
  • Los Angeles Lakes are 16-time NBA champions.
  • Miami Heat have won the NBA title 3 times.

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Where is Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers being played?

Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers will be played at the The Arena, Bay Lake, Florida.

When is Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers being played?

Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers will be played at 9.00pm ET on Wednesday 30 September 2020 (11.00am AEST on Thursday 1 October, 2020)



We are taking Under 218.5 points in Game 1.

Best Bet: Under 218.5 Points Total Points $1.90 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units

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