Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat

by Dirty on March 4, 2010

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 5-point favorites versus the Heat, while the game’s total is sitting at 189.

Kobe Bryant went for 24 points and six assists, as the Lakers rolled past the Pacers 122-99 on Tuesday night.

Los Angeles covered as 11.5-point home favorites, while the game played OVER the 211-point total listed by sportsbooks.

Dwyane Wade had 35 points, 12 assists, six rebounds, and four steals to lift the Heat past the Warriors 110-106 on Tuesday night.

Miami failed to cover as 10.5-point home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 200.5-point total posted by sportsbooks.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 46-15 SU, 26-33-2 ATS
Miami: 30-31 SU, 30-30-1 ATS

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Miami most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami’s last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami’s last 11 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at Charlotte, Friday, March 5
Miami home to Atlanta, Saturday, March 6

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