Pick Details

(707) L.A. Lakers vs. Miami (708) 9:00 PM | Tue, Oct 06 2020
Sport: NBA | Star Rating: 8.0 Evaluation: Win (800) - Final Total 198
Under 219.5 (-110) @ sportsinteraction


Take LA Lakers – Miami UNDER (#707-708)

In the history of the NBA Finals prior to 2020, there had been only three instances where a team shot 50% from the floor, 40% from three point range and 90% from the free throw line in a single game.  Miami accomplished that statistical feat in Game 2, but they still lost by double digits, a clear indicator of their own defensive deficiencies.

In Game 3, the Heat shot better than 50% from the floor and better than 90% from the free throw line again, but this time, they were held to 35% shooting from three point range.  But Miami altered their defensive approach and it paid great dividends – the Lakers were held to their lowest point total since Game 1 of their series against the Rockets, despite both Markieff Morris and Kyle Kuzma going off from three point range.  I’m not expecting the Lakers to run roughshod through Miami’s defense tonight either.

And I’m looking to bet ON the Lakers defense following a rare postseason defeat; holding foes to 102 points per game following a playoff loss this year.  Jimmy Butler went nuts on Sunday Night, aided by a good handful of calls that went his way, extending the series.  I’m not expecting Miami to be able to live at the free throw line tonight, like they have in each of the last two games.  Expect a lower scoring affair.  Take the UNDER.


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