Lakers vs. Heat prediction and odds for Monday, Nov. 6 (Bet the under in South Beach)

Nov 3, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during the fourth quarter at Kaseya Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 3, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during the fourth quarter at Kaseya Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will look to snap their three-game road losing streak tonight against Jimmy Butler at the Miami Heat in South Beach.

The Lakers, who are in the midst of a four-game road trip, opened it up with a 120-101 loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. As for the Heat, they snapped their four-game losing skid on Friday night with a 121-114 home win over the Wizards.

Both teams haven’t played their best basketball to start the season, but they can change the narrative tonight on national television.

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Lakers vs. Heat odds, spread and total

Lakers vs. Heat how to watch

  • Date: Monday, Nov. 6
  • Game Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Kaseya Center
  • How to Watch (TV): NBA TV
  • Lakers Record: 3-3
  • Heat Record: 2-4

Lakers vs. Heat injury reports

Los Angeles injury report

  • Rui Hachimura (out, concussion)
  • Jaxson Hayes (questionable, ankle)
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino (out, knee)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (out, heel)
  • Gabe Vincent (out, knee)

Miami Heat injury report

  • Bam Adebayo (available, hip)
  • Thomas Bryant (available, back)
  • Jimmy Butler (probable, knee)
  • R.J. Hampton (questionable, stomach)
  • Haywood Highsmith (available, knee)
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr. (available, calf)
  • Kevin Love (available, shoulder)
  • Caleb Martin (out, knee)
  • Duncan Robinson (probable, wrist)
  • Dru Smith (available, shoulder)

Lakers vs. Heat key players to watch

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James: Even though James is 38 years old, he’s showing no signs of slowing down to start this season. The superstar forward is averaging 24.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game. James is also shooting 56% from the field and 36.1% from 3-point range.

In Los Angeles’ loss to the Magic, James stuffed the stat sheet with 24 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three steals. The Lakers will need a similar output tonight against the Heat, as they have a few players that can drop 20 or more points.

D’Angelo Russell: With Gabe Vincent listed as out for tonight’s game, head coach Darvin Ham will be looking for the starting backcourt of Russell and Austin Reaves to carry a significant part of the scoring load.

Russell is coming off a horrendous game against Orlando, where he scored 11 points on 4-of-17 shooting from the field and 1-of-10 from 3-point range. On the season, the 27-year-old point guard is averaging 18.0 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat

Tyler Herro: The 23-year-old Herro has gotten off to a good start this season, which the Heat need if they want to make some noise in the Eastern Conference. Herro leads the Heat in scoring at 25.7 points per game while shooting 45.3% from the field and 45.1% from 3-point range.

The former first-round pick just missed out on a triple-double against the Wizards, as he had 24 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. If Herro’s all-around game continues to develop, it will take some pressure off Jimmy Butler.

Bam Adebayo: The 26-year-old center has a tough matchup tonight against Anthony Davis, but one that the Heat will need him to win. Adebayo had a solid performance on Friday night against the Wizards, dropping 18 points, four rebounds, and assists. The 6-foot-9 center has scored 18 or more points in five straight games. However, he needs to be better on the boards, as Davis is grabbing 13 rebounds per game.

Lakers vs. Heat prediction and pick

The Lakers have struggled noticeably on the road, losing by an average of 12 points per game. Granted, they’ve played the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings, who were both playoff teams last season, but losing to the Magic in the fashion they did is not a great look.

Now they have to go to Miami and play the Heat, who had a stretch of bad losses but took care of business against a team they were supposed to beat (Washington). The Heat are 0-3 against the spread as home favorites, while the Lakers are 0-2 ATS as road underdogs and 0-3 ATS on the road this season.

Therefore, I’m leaning toward the UNDER in this spot, which has been favorable for both teams to start the season. Miami is 3-3 to the under, and Los Angeles is 4-2 to the under. LA is ranked 17th in scoring (117.8 points), and the Heat are ranked 25th (107.3).

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