Heat vs. Lakers: The best betting props for Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals
It is starting to look like coronation time for the Los Angeles Lakers, who are on the verge of ending the title aspirations of the Miami Heat. Game 5 is set for Friday, Oct. 9, 9:00 P.M EST, and this high-stakes showdown comes with some attractive prop bets.
We've looked at the latest odds available at BetAmerica, and have determined the five best bets for Game 5.
Any team to win by 6-10 points (+220)
The Lakers may not cover, or the Heat can spring another upset. With the moneyline for the Lakers being too high at -325, this is a good compromise. Either way, this margin of victory here covering both teams is a decent substitute and can bring in a substantial haul.
Total points Under 216 (-111)
A strong defensive effort from the Heat kept them within striking distance of the Lakers in Game 4, and that same defensive effort should show up for the elimination game on Friday night. A motivated Jimmy Butler and a healthy Bam Adebayo will make sure of it. Los Angeles will have to grind and get physical against the tenacious Heat, so expect the Under here.
Anthony Davis Under 28.5 points (-115)
Davis has a strong case for being the MVP of the series, but there’s the possibility that he might take his foot off the gas if the Lakers are in the clear and defer to LeBron James. While Davis might take over the game early, expect him to feed the ball to the elder James, ceding the MVP honors to his teammate in the process. Under 28.5 points is the right call here.
Miami Heat will win race to 45 Points (+175)
Throughout the series, the Lakers come out strong in the first quarter and then have eased into a groove in the second when their stars have sat. With Miami desperate to stay alive, the Heat will turn in a tremendous effort to take a lead at halftime. Count on Miami hitting this 45-point milestone before Los Angeles does.
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Final total score will be even (+100)
Three of the four games in this series ended in an even number for overall points scored. The only odd number win was a Heat win in Game 4 on Tuesday night. This prop should pair well with any of others mentioned.