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Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 4/8/2021

The Miami Heat (26-25) are 8.5-point favorites as they prepare to take the court against the Los Angeles Lakers (32-19) on April 8, 2021. The over/under for the matchup is 204.5.

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Time: 7:30 PM EST
TV Channel: TNT

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Heat vs. Lakers Betting Data

Heat vs Lakers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Heat -8.5 -110 -110 204.5 -110 -110

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Heat Betting Data

  • Miami holds a losing record against the spread this season, going 22-28-1 ATS.
  • The Heat are 3-3 as at least 8.5-point favorites.
  • Miami often does not hit the over, only eclipsing the point total in 24 of 51 games (47.1%).

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Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has a losing (24-27) record against the spread this season.
  • The Lakers are 6-8 against the spread when at least 8.5-point underdogs.
  • Los Angeles has failed to hit the over in a majority of their games this season, going over the point total in just 18 of 51 contests.

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Point Total Insights

  • Miami's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday's matchup total (204.5 points) in 35 out of 51 opportunities (68.6% of matchups).
  • In 76.5% of Los Angeles' games this season (39 of 51), the total points scored was higher than Thursday's 204.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the contest of 204.5 is 12.0 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Heat (106.5 points per game) and the Lakers (110 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 213.2 points per game, 8.7 more than this contest's over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Heat games is 214 points, 9.5 more than the over/under of 204.5 points for this contest.
  • Lakers' games have a total points bet of 215.8 points this season, 11.3 points more than the over/under for this game.

Previous Matchups

Los Angeles has won a majority of its last 10 games against Miami, going 6-4, while the Heat maintain a 6-3 advantage covering the spread against the Lakers.

Heat vs Lakers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/20/2021 - Lakers - - - - Regular Season 96-94 MIA
2/20/2021 Lakers Lakers -4 209 -160 133 Regular Season 96-94 MIA
10/11/2020 Lakers Heat -6 215 -263 212 Playoffs 106-93 LAL
10/9/2020 Lakers Lakers -7 215.5 -335 267 Playoffs 111-108 MIA
10/6/2020 Lakers Heat -7.5 218.5 -336 272 Playoffs 102-96 LAL
10/4/2020 Lakers Heat -9.5 219.5 -455 345 Playoffs 115-104 MIA
10/2/2020 Lakers Lakers -10.5 216.5 -625 463 Playoffs 124-114 LAL
9/30/2020 Lakers Lakers -4.5 217.5 -196 162 Playoffs 116-98 LAL
12/13/2019 Lakers Heat -5.5 212.5 -233 192 Regular Season 113-110 LAL
11/8/2019 Lakers Lakers -8 218 -340 272 Regular Season 95-80 LAL
  • 10/9/2020 DNP - Heat: Goran Dragic
  • 10/6/2020 DNP - Heat: Goran Dragic
  • 10/4/2020 DNP - Heat: Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo
  • 10/2/2020 DNP - Heat: Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo
  • 12/13/2019 DNP - Heat: Goran Dragic; Lakers: Kyle Kuzma
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    Heat Players to Watch

    • The leader in points and assists for the Heat is Jimmy Butler, who scores 21.4 points and distributes 7.3 assists per game.
    • Bam Adebayo is Miami's best rebounder, grabbing an average of 9.6 boards in each contest while scoring 19.2 points per game.
    • Duncan Robinson makes more threes per game than any other member of the Heat, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.5 per contest.
    • The Miami steals leader is Butler, who averages 2.0 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Adebayo, who compiles 1.2 rejections per contest.

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    Lakers Players to Watch

    • LeBron James' points (25.4 per game) and assists (7.9 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Lakers' leaderboards.
    • Andre Drummond's stat line of 13.0 rebounds, 17.0 points and 2.5 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Los Angeles rebounding leaderboard.
    • James is dependable from three-point range and leads the Lakers with 2.4 made threes per game.
    • Drummond (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Los Angeles while Anthony Davis (1.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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    Injury Report

    Heat: KZ Okpala: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

    Lakers: Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles), LeBron James: Out (Ankle), Jared Dudley: Out (Knee), Andre Drummond: Day To Day (Toe), Kyle Kuzma: Day To Day (Calf)

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