Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat Prediction, NBA Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Nov 06, 2023

The Miami Heat look to tally consecutive wins for the first time this season when they host the struggling Los Angeles Lakers in Monday NBA action at Kaseya Center.

L.A. Lakers
30-26
AT
November 06, 2023, 7:30 PM ET
American Airlines Arena
Miami
30-25
Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +105
Over / Under o +222.5
Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -125
Over / Under u +222.5

The Heat outlasted Washington 121-114 last time out on Friday night to snap a four-game straight up losing streak, but have won two of three on home court so far this season. The Lakers limp into South Florida after opening their current four-game road trip with Saturday’s 120-101 loss in Orlando, and have now fallen to defeat in 10 of 12 overall road contests since April 45.

The Heat look to Monday’s contest as slim 1.5-point favourites on the NBA odds. The Lakers are listed as sturdy +100 NBA moneyline underdogs, and the total is pegged at 222.5.

Lakers vs. Heat NBA Betting Odds

Straight up and against the spread losses in each of their first three road contests have contributed to a disappointing start for the Lakers, who have covered just once in six games to date. The Lakers have fallen to defeat by an average of 12 points during their 0-3 start on the road, and have gone just 2-8 ATS in their past 10 overall in regular season action. Those woes extend to recent visits to Miami, where they have lost three straight while averaging just 103 points per game, and have gone a dismal 6-12 ATS in 18 visits. The Heat have also emerged as a disappointment to sports bettors while failing to cover in four straight outings, and in each of this season’s three home dates. Miami is a steady 13-3 SU in their past 16 home clashes with Western Conference opponents, but have established themselves as a bad bet while going 4-12 ATS over that stretch.

Los Angeles Lakers

A rash of injuries has impacted the Lakers’ depth in the early going of the season. Among the players to get sidelined are Jarred Vanderbilt and Rui Hachimura, both of whom will miss Monday’s contest, as well as rookie Jalen Hood-Schifino, who remains on the shelf with a knee injury. The superstar duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis has so far avoided the injury woes that plagued them last season. James has seen action in all six games, but has yet to find mid-season form. James is averaging a respectable 24.5 points per game, but has topped 27 points just once this season. However, he has averaged 30.5 points in his past six appearances in Miami. Davis has been a model of consistency since struggling to score 17 points in the Lakers’ season-opener versus Denver. AD has averaged 28.2 points per game and posted a double-double in each of his five outings since, capped by a 28-point, 13-rebound performance in Saturday’s loss to the Magic, and is a solid -105 bet on the NBA player props to record OVER a combined 41.5 points, assists, and rebounds.

Miami Heat

The heat are enduring injury woes of their own during a shaky 2-4 start. Hampered by tendonitis in his knee, Jimmy Butler missed the team’s 106-90 loss in Minnesota back on October 28, and has averaged just 17.2 points per game to date. However, both Butler and Bam Adebayo are expected to be in the lineup on Monday. Adebayo missed the team’s 122-114 loss in Milwaukee on October 30 due to a hip injury, and has recorded just one double-double while averaging just 7.2 boards per game in his five appearances. However, after enjoying a weekend off to rest, Adebayo will hit the floor on Monday as an attractive +120 bet to produce his fifth double-double in seven home appearances since last spring’s playoff run.

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