Jimmy Butler lifted the Miami Heat in a Game 3 win with a 40-point, 11-rebound and 13-assist triple double. They cut LA’s lead down to 2-1 wins and they are facing them once again in Game 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals. Two of Miami’s starters are uncertain to play tonight as their team is looking to even the series.
Date/Time: 10-06-2020, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Miami Heat +7.5 Total: +218.5
Miami had a 44-28 record in the regular season (36-35-2 ATS) and were fifth in the East. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak with a Game 3 win against LA, 115-104. They were a 9.5-point underdog and managed to beat the odds once again.
Jimmy Butler leads the team both in scoring with 22.1 ppg and in assists made with 5.5 per game. He also adds 5.9 rebounds and he is coming off a monster triple double.
LA had a 52-19 record (36-34-1 ATS) in the regular season, which was the best in the West. In their last game they saw a four-game winning streak getting snapped by losing against the Heat in Game three, 104-115. They were a 9.5-point favorite but didn’t cover the spread.
Anthony Davis leads the team in scoring with 28.5 ppg, adding 9.3 rebounds per game. LeBron James adds 26.9 ppg and leads the team both in rebounding with 10.4 and in assists made with 8.8 per game.
Lakers lead the Heat 4-1 wins so far this season.
LA has the second-best offense in the postseason (114.1 to 111.7) and the third-best defense (106.9 to 108.4).
They are also first both in field goal percentage (49.3% to 46.2%) and in assists made (26.1 to 25.2) and are better in rebounding (44.3 to 41.8).
On the other hand, the Heat are only better in turnovers committed (13 to 15.5).
Both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (35.7% to 35.5%).
Bookmakers give the Lakers a -7.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. Miami might have their starters back but they have the guts to force a closer game than that tonight.
NBA Finals Lakers vs Heat Game 4 Prediction: Miami Heat +7.5 (-111)