20* Heat/Lakers ABC Sunday No-Brainer on Los Angeles +3
Miami vs. LA Lakers,
03/04/2012 15:30 EDT,
Score: 83 - 93
Point Spread: +3½/-110 LA Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers should not be an underdog at home to the Miami Heat. Los Angeles is going to approach this game like its the NBA Finals. Kobe Bryant has lost five straight games against Lebron James, and there's no question it's eating at him. He changes that today with a victory over the Heat.
Ever since Kobe came out in public and backed up Pau Gasol in terms of trade talks, the Lakers have been rolling. L.A. is 4-1 in their last five games overall during this stretch, and their lone loss came at Oklahoma City. The Thunder have the best record in the West, so that's no surprise.
Miami is 4-16 ATS after a loss by 6 points or less over the last 2 seasons. The Heat are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. L.A. is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Lakers are 16-2 at home this season.