Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 1/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 1/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Miami Heat are hosting the Los Angeles Lakers at the FTX Arena in Miami, FL on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 13:30 ET in this matchup between two teams sitting within the top-8 of their respective conference.

 

The Heat are coming off a defeat that ended their previous two-game winning streak, while on the other hand the Lakers are 2-1 in their last three matches. 

 

The Heat have a 29-17 record so far this season and are sitting in the second place of the East. They are 27-19 against the spread and 27-19 in over/under.

 

They are coming off a road defeat against the Atlanta Hawks with a 108-110 score, not beating the odds. They played very poor defense, allowing their opponents to shoot with 56% from the field and had six players in double digit scoring, led by Bam Adebayo with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. 

 

Jimmy Butler leads the team in scoring with 21.4 ppg, adding 5.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. Tyler Herro follows with 20.7 ppg, 4.9 rebounds and 4 assists per game but he is currently in the league’s health and safety protocols. 

 

The Heat average 108.5 ppg offensively and have the fourth-best defense in the league, allowing 104 ppg. They have a 46% field goal percentage and the third-best 3-point percentage with 37.4%.

 

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat Predictions 1/23/2022

 

The Lakers have a 23-23 record this season and are tied with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 7th place of the West. They are 19-27 against the spread and 25-20-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road victory against the Orlando Magic with a 116-105 score, beating the odds.

 

LeBron James led the team once again with a game-high 29 points, adding 5 assists and 7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook added 18 points and team-highs both in rebounding with 11 and in assists made with 7. 

 

James leads the team in scoring with 28.9 ppg, adding 7.6 boards and 6.4 dimes per game. Anthony Davis follows with 23.3 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 9.9 per game but he is out with an injury. 

 

The Lakers score 111.4 ppg offensively while allowing 112.7 ppg defensively. They have a 46.5% field goal percentage and a 35.1% 3-point percentage. 

 

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Lakers won at home with a 120-117 score in overtime. They are 3-1 against the spread in their previous four meetings.

 

The Heat have a 15-5 home record this season, while the Lakers are 8-11 on the road. The Heat have been extremely strong at home this season so I’m going to pick them to beat the odds today.  

 

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat 1/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 18:00 ET 

 

Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL

 

Date: Sunday, January 23, 2022

 

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NBA Odds/Point Spread: Miami Heat -2

 

NBA Totals: +216

 

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