The Lakers vs Heat NBA Finals Game 1 will be on Wednesday. Although Los Angeles Lakers have LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Playoff Rondo, the Miami Heat proved they can go against the best in the league.
- Matchup: Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat
- Game Time: September 30, 2020, at 9:00 PM EDT
- Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Lakers vs Heat Betting Pick Prediction
The Miami Heat are 12-3 against the spread in this year’s playoffs after getting two straight upsets against the Bucks and Celtics. Online sports betting experts are expecting them to make it three in a row against LeBron and company.
On the other hand, the Lakers are 5-points favorites for NBA Finals Game 1, according to sports betting odds. Also, most early bettors placed their online sports betting money on the Heat. Rajon Rondo helped the Lakers to a 9-5-1 ATS during the playoffs.
Keep in mind that the Lakers struggled against the Denver Nuggets. It was a close series that the Lakers won in five games. However, it ended at 2-2-1 ATS due to the push in Game 4. If Anthony Davis didn’t make the winning shot in Game 2, the Nuggets would still be playing in the playoffs, according to sports betting sources.
Miami Heat has two advantages in the series, which are Andre Iguodala and Erik Spoelstra. The latter won two titles with James in Miami. Also, Iguodala was with the Warriors when they won against James’ Cavs three out of four times.
Who to Bet on for this Game
Bet on the Heat at +5
The Heat will cover the spread in NBA Finals Game 1. They were the underdogs throughout the season and the playoffs. However, it didn’t bother them to keep on winning, especially in the series against Boston.