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LA Lakers at Miami Heat Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - LeBron James set to star for Los Angeles in the NBA Finals

  • LA Lakers and Miami Heat meet in Game 4 of the NBA Finals
  • Los Angeles won Games 1 & 2 before Miami won Game 3
  • LA Lakers have won 14 of their last 17 games
  • The Lakers have won 8 of their last 10 games against the Heat
  • Miami Heat have lost 4 of their last 7 games
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LeBron James expected to star for LA Lakers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals (Getty Images)

LA Lakers’ charge to the NBA Championship took a turn after Jimmy Butler led Miami heat to a 115-104 win in Game 3. LeBron James won’t be happy about that, I expect him to have a big game in Game 4 and lead the Lakers to victory.

Los Angeles Lakers Form


The LA Lakers lost the first game against Portland in of the Western Conference playoffs but won the next four to advance 4-1.

Los Angeles repeated the trick against Houston in the semi-finals, losing the first game 112-97 before winning four straight. LA advanced to the NBA Finals with another 4-1 series win, this time against the Denver Nuggets.

LA Lakers won 116-98 against Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. They outrebounded Miami 54-36 and made 15 3-pointers. Los Angeles won Game 2 124-114 with LeBron James scoring 33 points, Anthony Davis with 32 points and 14 rebounds.

The Lakers fell to a 115-104 defeat in Game 3. James led the way with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists but Anthony Davis was in foul trouble early on and scored 15 points.

Los Angeles Lakers Team News


LA Lakers have no major players missing for Game 2. Center JaVale McGee remains out of the rotation, Dwight Howard continues to start but is not playing many minutes as the Lakers go small.

Dion Waiters is questionable as he recovers from a groin injury.

Miami Heat Form


Miami Heat came into the playoffs on a 4-6 run. They lost 109-92 against Indiana in the first game of the Eastern Conference playoffs but won their next four to advance.

Erik Spoelstra’s team beat Milwaukee Bucks 4-1 in the semi-finals before a 4-2 win against Boston Celtics. The Heat won 125-113 in Game 6, Bam Adebayo with 32 points and 14 rebounds. 

Miami lost 116-98 against the LA Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. They led in the first quarter but were down 65-48 at half-time. 

Miami were down 32 points in the second half before a late rally with their subs on the court. Adebayo was held to eight points in 21 minutes on 2-8 shooting. They lost 124-114 in Game 2, Jimmy Butler scoring 25 points and registering 13 assists.

Butler starred in Game 3 as the Heat won 115-104, playing 45 minutes for the second straight game. His triple double of 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds made him the third player in Finals history to score 40 points in a triple-double after LeBron James and Lakers legend Jerry West.

Miami Heat Team News


Heat point guard Goran Dragic and all-Star center Bam Adebayo picked up injuries in Game 1 and are listed as questionable for Game 4.

LA Lakers at Miami Heat Head to Head


The LA Lakers have a 37-27 advantage against Miami Heat in the regular season. The Lakers are 8-2 in their last 10 games against the Heat.

LA Lakers at Miami Heat Odds


LA Lakers are 1.33 favourites at betfair with Miami Heat available at 3.65 at bet365. The point spread is currently listed around 7 points.

LA Lakers at Miami Heat Stats


  • LA Lakers have won 14 of their last 17 games.
  • LA Lakers have won 8 of their last 10 games against Miami Heat.
  • LA Lakers have won by 10+ points in 3 of their last 5 games against Miami Heat.
  • Miami Heat have lost 4 of their last 7 games.

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Where is LA Lakers at Miami Heat being played?

LA Lakers at Miami Heat is being played at the The Arena, Bay Lake, Florida, USA.

When is LA Lakers at Miami Heat being played?

LA Lakers at Miami Heat is being played at 9.10pm ET on Tuesday 6 October 2020 (2.10am BST on Wednesday 7 October, 2020).

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LA Lakers at Miami Heat are playing in the NBA Finals.

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Verdict

LA Lakers will be planning on stopping Jimmy Butler in Game 4. I think they will succeed and take a 3-1 lead in the series with LeBron James scoring a triple double.

Best Bet: LA Lakers -7.5 Handicap @-106.38 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: LeBron James Triple Double & Win @+350 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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