The Hot Ticket: Lakers vs. Heat 2020, 9 p.m. | TV: ABC The Pick: Lakers -7 (-110)
Lakers vs. Heat 2020:His name might be Tyler Herro, but he’ll always be a villain in this newsletter.
Lakers vs. Heat 2020: His name might be Tyler Herro, but he’ll always be a villain in this newsletter. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, on Tuesday, in this very newsletter, we took the Lakers -7.5. The Lakers had a nine-point lead in the final seconds when Tyler Herro took a meaningless shot at the buzzer that had no impact on the game, but a significant impact on bettors. He made it. The Lakers won by seven. We didn’t cover.
Well, not tonight, Satan! We are back on the Lakers with the same spread because nothing has changed between Game Four and tonight. Plus, the Lakers are wearing the “Black Mamba” jerseys tonight to honor Kobe Bryant. So, not only are the Lakers playing for a championship, but they’re honoring Kobe. They cannot lose. And if you don’t think the jerseys matter, well, you’re wrong. The Lakers have worn the “Mamba” jerseys four times in these playoffs. They’ve gone 4-0, winning by an average of 10 points while shooting 52% from the field and 38.9% from three. They’ve gone 11-4 in their other 15 games, outscoring opponents by an average of 6.3 points per game while shooting 48.2% overall and 34.5% from three. It’s gotta be the jerseys! The NBA season ends tonight, and it’s not going to end with a backdoor cover.
Key Trend: The Lakers are 7-4-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
Here’s what SportsLine is saying about the game: The Advanced Computer Model is at it again, and it has a couple of picks it really likes for this game.