Pick Details

(715) Miami vs. L.A. Lakers (716) 9:00 PM | Fri, Oct 02 2020
Sport: NBA | Star Rating: 10.0 Evaluation: Loss (-1100) - Final Total 238
Under 217 (-110) @ sportsinteraction

The set-up: The Lakers were one of the best defensive clubs in the regular season and now that they can see that the Heat are injured and floundering, I expect them to double down on their strengths in Game 2. Clearly Miami has no answer for Lakers' big man Anthony Davis, so expect LA to continue to run their offense through him. Miami's only hope is to start shooting the three-ball, but again, LA is extremely adept and rotating and guarding the perimeter. From a situational stand-point, I think this one sets up great as a lower-scoring affair.

The pick: I'll point out as well that LA has seen the total go "under" in eight of its last 11 after a ten-points or greater victory in its previous outing. I think the Heat have already mentally thrown in the towel. This one has "under" written all over it.

This is a 10* TOTAL PLAY-BOOK on the UNDER Heat/Lakers.


What does ‘Star Rating’ mean?
Star Rating is the number of units the handicapper is risking on the bet. Therefore, if the Star Rating is 7.0, it is a 7-unit pick. On plus odds picks, the handicapper is risking their Star Rating unit amount. On negative odds picks, the handicapper is betting enough to win their Star Rating unit amount.
We are constantly evaluating online sportsbooks and line feeds to ensure accuracy with our Expert picks. We typically have between 5-10 legal and reputable sportsbooks for our handicappers to select lines from. They are required to select the current line from these featured books so authenticity can always be confirmed – no stale lines!
All of your purchased picks will appear under My Experts >
Get the best sports betting information delivered straight to your inbox for free.
By signing up for the Covers newsletter, you agree to receive electronic communications from Covers about our products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you
Covers 25 Years Logo Established in 1995,
Covers is the world
leader in sports
betting information.
Covers is verified safe by: Evalon Logo GPWA Logo GDPR Logo GeoTrust Logo Evalon Logo