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Miami Heat at LA Lakers Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Los Angeles tipped to win Game 2 in the NBA Finals

  • LA Lakers and Miami Heat meet in Game 2 of the NBA Finals
  • Los Angeles have won 7 of their last 8 games against Miami Heat.
  • The Lakers won 116-98 in Game 1
  • LA Lakers are hot favourites to win their 17th NBA Championship
  • Miami Heat have lost 3 of their last 5 games
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LA Lakers and Miami Heat contest Game 2 of the NBA Finals (Getty Images)

LA Lakers can tighten their grip on the NBA Finals after a convincing win in Game 1. The Heat have injury concerns which is bad news, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are likely to make them pay.

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 4-1 in the semi-finals before a tough 4-2 win against Boston in the Eastern Conference finals. Miami won the final game 125-113 with Bam Adebayo scoring 32 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. 

The Heat lost 116-98 against the LA Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The three-time champions led 23-10 lead midway through the opening 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.

Miami Heat Team News


Heat point guard Goran Dragic lasted 15 minutes in Game 1 and reportedly has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. He could miss the rest of the finals. 

All-Star center Bam Adebayo left in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. Jimmy Butler twisted his left ankle in the first half but fought through the pain to score 23 points.

LA Lakers Form


The LA Lakers came into the playoffs on a 3-6 run. They lost 100-93 against Portland in the first game of the Western Conference playoffs, winning the next four to advance 4-1.

Los Angeles did the same against Houston in the semi-finals, dropping the first game 112-97 before winning four straight. LA advanced to the NBA Finals with a 4-1 victory over the Denver Nuggets the Western Conference Finals.

LeBron James made a statement in the 117-107 Game 5 win, scoring 38 points with 16 rebounds and 10 assists.

LA Lakers won 116-98 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Heat. They outrebounded Miami 54-36 and made 15 3-pointers. Anthony Davis scored 34 points, James had 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.

LA Lakers Team News


LA Lakers have no major players missing for Game 2. 

Center JaVale McGee is well and truly out of the rotation. Dwight Howard has been the starting center but was only required for 15 minutes in Game 1.

Miami Heat at LA Lakers Head to Head


The LA Lakers have a 37-27 advantage against Miami Heat in the regular season. The Lakers are 7-1 in their last 8 games against the Heat including the 116-98 win in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals.

Miami Heat at LA Lakers Odds


LA Lakers are 1.33 favourites at betfair with Miami Heat available at 3.85 at Unibet. The point spread is currently listed around 7 points.

Miami Heat at LA Lakers Stats


  • LA Lakers have won 13 of their last 15 games.
  • LA Lakers have won their last 5 games against Miami Heat.
  • LA Lakers have won by 15+ points in 3 of their last 5 games against Miami Heat.
  • LA Lakers have won 7 of their last 8 games against Miami Heat.
  • LA Lakers beat Miami Heat 116-98 in Game 1.
  • LA Lakers have averaged 201 total points in their last 5 games against Miami Heat. 
  • Miami Heat have lost 3 of their last 5 games.

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Where is Miami Heat at LA Lakers being played?

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

When is Miami Heat at LA Lakers being played?

Miami Heat at LA Lakers is being played at 9.10pm ET on Friday 2 October 2020 (2.10am BST on Saturday 3 October, 2020).

What competition are Miami Heat at LA Lakers playing in?

Miami Heat at LA Lakers are playing in Game 2 of the 2020 NBA Finals.

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Verdict

LA Lakers showed their superiority in Game 1 in a convincing win. With the Heat likely missing Goran Dragic and niggling injuries to Adebayo and Butler, expect Anthony Davis and LeBron James to lead LA to another win.

Best Bet: LA Lakers -7.5 Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: LA Lakers -14.5 Handicap @+235 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Value Bet: LeBron James Triple Double & LA Lakers Win @+300 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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