Jimmy Butler had a terrific performance in Game 5 and led his team to a thrilling win. The Lakers still lead the series 3-2 wins as they face once again the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals. But Anthony Davis got hurt and while he might still play, he will not be 100%. Miami is looking to exploit that and try to even the series, while LA will be crowned champions with a win.
Date/Time: 10-09-2020, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Miami Heat +5 Total: +216.5
Miami had a 44-28 record in the regular season (36-35-2 ATS) and were fifth in the East. They won two of their last three matches. In their last game they won the Lakers in game 5, 111-108. They were a 7-point underdog and covered the spread once again.
Jimmy Butler leads the team both in scoring with 22.8 ppg and in assists made with 6 per game. He also adds 6.5 rebounds. Goran Dragic adds 19.9 ppg, 4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game but he is once again doubtful to play.
LA had a 52-19 record (36-34-1 ATS) in the regular season, which was the best in the West. They have lost two of their last three games. In their last game they lost by the Heat in game five, 108-111. They were a 7-point favorite and did not beat the odds.
Anthony Davis leads the team in scoring with 28.2 ppg, adding 9.5 rebounds per game. LeBron James adds 27.6 ppg and leads the team both in rebounding with 10.6 and in assists made with 8.7 per game.
Lakers lead the Heat 5-2 wins this season.
LA is better both offensively (113.2 to 111.9) and defensively (106.6 to 108.1).
In the playoffs, they are first both in field goal percentage (48.9% to 46%) and in assists made (25.8 to 24.9). They are also better in rebounding (44 to 41.4).
On the other hand, the Heat are better both in turnovers committed (13.1 to 15.5) and in 3-point percentage (35.9% to 35.6%).
Bookmakers give the Lakers a -5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. They haven’t beat the odds for four straight games and expect Miami to force another close game today as well.
NBA Finals Lakers vs Heat Game 6 Prediction: Miami Heat +5 (-105)