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Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 12/28/2022 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 12/28/2022 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers will travel to South Beach to take on the Heat at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida on Wednesday night at 7:30 PM (EDT). This will be the second of a back-to-back on the road for the LA Lakers after outscoring the Orlando Magic by ten points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 129-110 win last night. The Lakers (14-20) knocked down 17-for-43 from long distance and shot 54 percent overall. Los Angeles is 5th at 14-20 in the Pacific Division.

The LA Lakers average 115.7 points on 47.8% FG shooting and allow 118 points on 47.2% shooting from the field. SF LeBron James is averaging 27.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. SG Lonnie Walker IV is averaging 15.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. PG Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer while SG Austin Reaves is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.5 percent from the 3-point range and 79.8 percent from the FT line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

  • The Los Angeles Lakers are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 matches with the Heat.
  • The LA Lakers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Miami.
  • The total went OVER in 7 of the LA Lakers’ last 7 games on the road. 

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 12/28/2022 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

At “ The Sunshine State “, The Miami Heat is two games above .500 at home and needs to improve on their offense which is 25th in the league in efficiency. Miami was able to make the plays down the stretch to earn a 113-110 home win over the T-Wolves, Monday. The Heat (17-17) forced 22 turnovers and outscored the Timberwolves 64-52 in the paint.

The Miami Heat averages 108.1 points on 45.2% FG shooting while allowing 109.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting. SF Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. SG Tyler Herro is averaging 21.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer while Lowry is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Heat is shooting 34.1% from beyond the 3-point line and 82.2 percent from the FT spot. Miami allows 36.2% shooting from deep and grabs 40.8 rebounds per game.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 matches with the Lakers.
  • The Miami Heat is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
  • Miami is 12-5 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against the LA Lakers. 

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat. The NBA pick for this match is the Miami Heat. The Heat rested and had a chance to recharge for this match. The rest helped in the recuperation of Adebayo and Butler. The Los Angeles Lakers are on the end of a back-to-back. LeBron played 31 minutes, so there’s a probability that he will sit this game out. He usually doesn’t play in Miami anyway. Assuming LeBron doesn’t play, Take the Heat in a comfortable home win predicted at 117-109.

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM (EDT)

Location: FTX Arena in Miami, Florida 

Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2022

TV: NBAt  

NBA Odds: Miami Heat -7.5 

NBA Totals: 224.5

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