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Miami Heat at LA Lakers Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - LeBron James to clinch NBA Championship for LA Lakers

  • LA Lakers and Miami Heat meet in Game 5 of the NBA Finals
  • Los Angeles have a 3-1 lead after winning 102-96 in Game 4
  • LA Lakers have won 15 of their last 18 games
  • LA Lakers have won 9 of their last 11 games against Miami Heat
  • Miami have lost 5 of their last 8 games
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LA Lakers' LeBron James expected dominate Game 5 of the NBA Finals (Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from an 18th NBA Championship as they take on Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. LeBron James has another chance to establish himself as one of the greatest players in NBA history.

Miami Heat Form


Miami Heat lost 109-92 against Indiana in the first game of the Eastern Conference playoffs. They won the next four games to advance 4-1.

Erik Spoelstra’s team beat Milwaukee Bucks 4-1 in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Miami then won 4-2 against Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.

The Heat lost 116-98 against the LA Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and 124-114 in Game 2. Jimmy Butler starred in Game 3, his triple double of 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds guiding Miami to a 115-104 win.

All-Star center Bam Adebayo picked up an injury in Game 1 but returned in Game 4. He managed 15 points and 7 rebounds as Miami went down 102-96.

Miami Heat Team News


Heat point guard Goran Dragic lasted 15 minutes in Game 1. He has a foot injury and is listed as questionable for Game 5.

Los Angeles Lakers Form


The LA Lakers lost the first Western Conference playoff game against Portland, winning 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 against the Denver Nuggets. LeBron James starred in the 117-107 Game 5 win with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.

LA Lakers won 116-98 against Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after outrebounding Miami 54-36. Los Angeles won Game 2 124-114 with LeBron James scoring 33 points and Anthony Davis 32 points.

They couldn’t stop Jimmy Butler in Game 3, suffering a 115-104 defeat with Anthony Davis getting into foul trouble early and scoring 15 points.

Los Angeles Lakers won Game 4 102-96 with James and Davis combining for 50 points, 21 rebounds and 12 assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made two key plays in the 4th quarter to get the Lakers over the line.

Los Angeles Lakers Team News


LA Lakers have no major players missing for Game 2. Center JaVale McGee is out of the rotation with Dwight Howard starting games but playing limited minutes.

Dion Waiters is questionable as he recovers from a groin injury but shouldn’t be required.

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 9-2 in their last 11 games against the Heat including the NBA Finals.

Miami Heat at LA Lakers 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.

Miami Heat at LA Lakers Stats


  • LA Lakers have won 15 of their last 18 games.
  • LA Lakers have won 9 of their last 11 games against Miami Heat.
  • LA Lakers have won by 10+ points in 3 of their last 6 games against Miami Heat.
  • Miami Heat have lost 5 of their last 8 games.

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Where is Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers being played?

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

When is Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers being played?

Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers is being played at 9.10pm ET on Thursday 8 October 2020 (2.10am BST on Friday 9 October, 2020).

What competition are Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers playing in?

Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers are playing in the NBA Finals.

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Verdict

LA Lakers slowed down Jimmy Butler in Game 4 and defence will be their focus once again. They should wrap up the series with LeBron James tipped to score a triple double.

Best Bet: Under 216.5 Points Total Points @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: LeBron James & Lakers Triple Double & Win @+300 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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