Miami Heat versus LA Lakers NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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Lebron James and the Miami Heat are headed to Staples Center to face Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers from NBA pro basketball action on Thursday night January 17th. The Heat and Lakers will begin from Los Angeles at 10:30PM Eastern Time and TNT TV will televise to a national audience.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home club LA Lakers the favorite by -2 points and the over under is lined at 207 points. A money line wager on the favored LA Lakers will return –125 odds. Bettors who believe that the LA Lakers can defeat the Miami Heat on Thursday night can take back +105 odds for their money line wager.

Miami will be on a back to back on Thursday night while the Lakers last played on Tuesday night at home so LA faces no travel in this game. This is the sixth and final game of a long road trip for the Heat. Miami faced Golden St on Wednesday night and blows out the Warriors 92-75 and covering as a -4 point favorite. Miami put away the Golden St Warriors after three quarters as they carry a 28 point lead into the final stanza. The Heat has been a team that has been inconsistent with their defensive intensity. We have seen this behavior from former World Champions who find the regular season not as meaningful once they reach the top of the mountain. Miami still puts up strong offensive numbers as they average 102 point and nearly 49% shooting. The Lakers are four games under .500 with a 17-21 record. They had two easy opponents at home leading up to this game as they blowout both Cleveland and Milwaukee leading up to their showdown with the Heat. The last quality opponent the Lakers faced was last Friday night when the Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the Lakers 116-101. LA returns Pau Gasol back into the lineup following a concussion. The LA defense has been poor this season. The club is 26th in the NBA by allowing over 101 points per game.

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