The Los Angeles Lakers (6-5) play host to the Miami Heat (7-3) on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10:00 PM ET.
Los Angeles open as 4.5 point underdogs. So far this season the Lakers are 3-8 against the spread (ATS) and 2-6 ATS at home. The Lakers are coming off a tight overtime home victory over the Charlotte Hornets with Anthony Davis putting up 32 points and 12 rebounds.
Visiting favorites Miami are 7-3 ATS and 3-2 ATS on the road. The Eastern Conference leaders are looking to bounce back after getting knocked down by Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. Jimmy Butler led all scorers in that game with 31 points and also recorded 8 assists and 5 rebounds.
Lakers vs Heat Odds
Lakers and Heat Betting Trends
- The Lakers are 3-2 in their last five games
- Los Angeles are 2-6 ATS at home
- The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last four Wednesday home games
- Totals have gone over twice in the Lakers’ last five home games
- The Heat are 3-2 in their last five games
- Miami are 3-2 ATS on the road
- The Heat are 5-2 ATS in their last seven visits to the Lakers
- Totals have gone over in each of the Heat’s last three road games
Lakers vs Heat Head to Head
Home team in bold.
April 8, 2021: Miami Heat 110 def Los Angeles Lakers 104
February 20, 2021: Miami Heat 96 def Los Angeles Lakers 94
|111.5||Points Per Game||110.1|
|46.3%||Field Goal %||46.4%|
Lakers vs Heat Injury Report
Los Angeles Lakers
|Anthony Davis||PF||Thumb||Probable Wednesday|
|Rajon Rondo||PG||Hamstring||Questionable Wednesday|
|Austin Reaves||SG||Hamstring||Questionable Wednesday|
|Talen Horton-Tucker||SG||Thumb||Out indefinitely|
|LeBron James||SF||Abdominal||Out indefinitely|
|Kendrick Nunn||PG||Ankle||Out indefinitely|
|Trevor Ariza||SF||Ankle||Out until December|
|Caleb Martin||SF||Thumb||Probable Wednesday|
|PJ Tucker||SF||Shoulder||Questionable Wednesday|
|Max Strus||PG||Knee||Probable Wednesday|
|Tyler Herro||SG||Back||Questionable Wednesday|
|Bam Adebayo||C||Knee||Questionable Wednesday|
|Marcus Morris||PF||Back||Out Wednesday|
|Victor Oladipo||SG||Quadricep||Out until mid-November|
Key Players to Watch
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis: 23.9 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, 2.4 blk
Jimmy Butler: 25.3 ppg, 6 rpg, 5.5 apg, 2.1 stl
Lakers vs Heat Pick
It could be poor timing for the Los Angeles Lakers as they welcome a fired-up Miami Heat to town. The Heat will be looking to bounce back from Monday’s emotionally-charged loss to the Nuggets.
It’s the first meeting of the season between these two injury-riddled teams. Miami have enjoyed a much better start, going 6-1 before suffering double digit losses to Boston and Denver. The Lakers have struggled with LeBron James out of the lineup, dropping games to the Thunder and Trail Blazers.
Despite the injuries, the Lakers have plenty of talent. Carmelo Anthony is second in the league in points off the bench and threes this season with incredible shooting splits of 50/52/83%.
Miami lead the league in rebounds but could see a dip in this game with Bam Adebayo questionable due to a bruised knee. Adebayo also makes Miami one of the best defensive starting units in the league so his absence will be felt.
The Heat currently limit opponents to 101.5 points per game, good enough for second in the league. Their games however have gone over 214.5 points on four occasions this season and their average combined total is 215 points. Totals for Lakers games have gone over 214.5 points seven times this season so we’re expecting a high-scoring affair.
Pick: Over 214.5