Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat Pick
- Updated: February 10, 2013
Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat NBA Picks
Date/Time: February 10th, 3:30 pm EST
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NBA Betting Trends
Los Angeles Lakers
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
- LA Lakers are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
- LA Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Miami
- LA Lakers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games when playing Miami
- Miami is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami’s last 8 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
- Miami is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
- Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
NBA – February 10th
The Los Angeles Lakers will have a shot to get their acts back together on Sunday afternoon on national television for NBA betting action against the Miami Heat in South Beach.
The Lakers did pick up a win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night, but take that for what it’s worth, considering that Charlotte is one of the worst teams in the NBA. What we do have to remember about LA is that the sky isn’t falling yet. There are still 31 games left in this series to turn things around, and going 20-11 in those games would probably send the team to the playoffs when push comes to shove. We know that C Dwight Howard needs to be better on both sides of the court. The big man is clearly hurting, and he is going to continue to hurt for the rest of the season. As a result, the rotation is a lot shorter right now with F Antawn Jamison, G Jodie Meeks, and G Steve Blake really being used as the only players off of the bench. If Howard can’t be effective (and 12 points and 11 boards isn’t effective by the big man’s standards), he needs to just go get the surgery and be back next season. F Earl Clark is doing a great job in the paint, and G Steve Nash has put together some respectable games on this road trip.
The Heat are still battling the flu, and it is anyone’s guess as to whether they are going to have F Chris Bosh or G Ray Allen in the fold on Sunday afternoon. Both sat out the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Then again, G Dwyane Wade reportedly has the flu as well, and he came out in that one and scored 20 points with seven assists and six boards in 32 minutes. Miami has quietly won four in a row and has covered four of the five, with the only failed attempt at a cover coming against the aforementioned Bobcats when it was laying 14 points at home. F LeBron James is leading the team is scoring (26.9 PPG), shooting percentage (56.0%), rebounding (8.1 RPG), assists (6.9 APG), and steals (1.6 SPG), and he is second in blocks (0.9 BPG) and three-point shooting (42.0%). If those aren’t MVP numbers, we don’t know what are.
Consider us fools for continually buying into the Lakers, but we really don’t think that the situation is as bad in Tinseltown as the media is making it out to be. Had this been the exact same team playing in Minneapolis or Salt Lake City or Phoenix, we wouldn’t be having all of these discussions. Don’t be shocked if Kobe wills his team to an upset in this one, especially if the flu bug is still floating around in the Miami locker room. Los Angeles 102 – Miami 99