NBA betting action continues on Thursday night from Staples Center, where the Los Angeles Lakers will host the Miami Heat in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 10:30 ET tip happening on TNT.
Free Basketball Picks: Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Thursday, January 17th, 10:30 ET
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
NBA Betting Odds: Los Angeles -2.5
Heat vs. Lakers Live TV: TNT
The Heat were -4 last night in Golden State, but tonight, they’re +2.5 on the road at the Staples Center, taking on the lesser of the two tenants there. F Pau Gasol is expected to be back in the lineup, but we’re not really all that sure whether that’s going to be a help or a hindrance for the men in gold and purple. It seems as though the oddsmakers are just trying to justify to us why the Lakers should be favored in this game. They’ve won back to back games… against Milwaukee and Cleveland… wee. And the Heat have played lousy ball on this road trip. However, they did win last night in dominating fashion over the Warriors, and they are going to be back at it tonight for this one. Remember that D-Wade and the gang have covered seven of the last eight in this series dating back to 2008. Don’t be all that shocked if Miami finds a way to come on the road and win this game, as this is just a ridiculous line. The wrong team is clearly favored.
Heat @ Lakers Pick: Miami Heat +2.5
Heat @ Lakers Prediction: Heat 108 – Lakers 102