The 24-27 LA Lakers will travel to face the 33-14 Miami Heat in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Miami is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC.
The odds from this NBA game will come out on Sunday afternoon as Chris Bosh and Ray Allen are questionable with the flu.
The teams met back on January 17th in Los Angeles with the Heat posting the 99-90 road win against the Lakers as a +3 point underdog. The total came in at under 206 ½ points.
LA Lakers have a road record of 9-17 on the season. The team has won seven of their past nine games after a 100-93 road win on Friday night to the Charlotte Bobcats as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 206 points. The Lakers rally from a 20 point deficit for the win. They outscore the hapless Bobcats 31-15 in the final quarter. LA shoots 45% from the field along with 8 of 26 from three. They allowed 42.7% shooting to the Bobcats. Kobe Bryant had 20 points and 8 assists on 6 of 15 shooting. The Lakers have struggled defensively for all of the season. On the road this season they give up an average of 104.2 points a game and they face a team on Sunday that is explosive offensively at home. LA is without Pau Gasol for the next 6-8 weeks with a foot injury.
The Heat is 21-3 on their home court. They win their fourth straight game on Friday night in a 111-89 home blowout win against the LA Clippers as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 193 points. Miami hits on 52.9% from the field along with 15 of 27 from the three point line. They give up 44.2% shooting to the Clippers. Lebron James had 30 points and 6 assists on 9 of 11 shooting. The Heat at home this season is averaging 107 points per game and 50.7% shooting.