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(705) L.A. Lakers vs. Miami (706) 7:30 PM | Sun, Oct 04 2020
Sport: NBA | Star Rating: 8.0 Evaluation: Loss (-920)
-115 (True) - Lakers Over 114 points @ bet365

This is an 8* play on Lakers (team total).

My analysis for Game 2 still plays: "What did we learn in Game 1? We learned that the Heat simply can't stop LeBron James and Anthony Davis. If they play the same style, they will lose the next three games and go out in a sweep. The only way the Heat can have a chance at beating LA is to completely change their strategy. The need to accept the fact that their best effort on defense isn't going to be good enough, and put all their efforts into outscoring LA. That means more three point shooting, a faster pace, and more minutes for their young shooters who are a liability on defense. Both these teams have gone over in four of their last five overall, yet this total has been bet down a few points since it opened. I'll go with the over."


Jesse Schule


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