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LA Lakers at Miami Heat 4/8/21 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds & Info

Game Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date & Time Thursday April 8, 2021, 7:30 PM (EDT)
American Airlines Arena
Latest odds
MIA -8 ; Total 204.5
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In the first game of an NBA on TNT Thursday night doubleheader, the Los Angeles Lakers will visit the Miami Heat. The Lakers (32-19) have dropped six of their last ten games and have fallen into fifth place in the Western Conference standings. On Tuesday, Los Angeles built a 34-point lead after 20 minutes and cruised to a 110-101 road victory against Toronto.

Talen Horton-Tucker led a balanced Los Angeles scoring attack with 17 points and six assists in 26 minutes off the bench. Dennis Schroder chipped in 12 points and nine assists for the Lakers.

The Miami Heat are a game above .500 at home and are currently tied with Charlotte for fifth place in the East. On Tuesday, Miami was outscored in each quarter of a 124-112 home loss versus Memphis. The Heat (26-25) knocked down 13-for-33 from long distance and shot 54 percent overall.

Miami G/F Jimmy Butler matched a game-high with 28 points on 11-for-16 shooting and dished out five assists. Bam Adebayo added 18 points, ten rebounds, and ten assists for the Heat.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Lakers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
  • Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Miami.

Free NBA Pick:

Miami Heat -8

Los Angeles C Andre Drummond (toe) has missed the last three games and is expected to return for this contest. These two teams rank in the top five in defensive efficiency, so the under is worth a look. The stronger play is on Miami to win and cover at home. Final Score Prediction, Miami Heat win 103-89.

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