Expert NBA tips and predictions as the Lakers and Miami collide in the 2020 NBA Finals.
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Read on below for our NBA tips for Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Heat.
NBA Finals Tips & Predictions: LA Lakers vs Miami Heat | Game 6
Lakers lead 3-2
🗓 Date: Monday October 12 (Sunday October 11 local)
⏰ Time: 10.30am AEDT
After surviving Game 5 by the barest of margins, can Miami repeat their heroics and force a deciding Game 7 of the NBA Finals when they take on the Lakers on Sunday night?
The Lakers missed out on a golden opportunity to clinch the silverware on Friday night in the dying stages and have handed the Heat a chance to claw their way back into the series. Miami have been improving with every match in the Finals and are slowly but surely evening the ledger – but have they left their run too late?
Miami have been sensational in defence since entering the bubble, but their offence shone bright in Game 5, led by an on-fire Jimmy Butler, who shot an extraordinary triple double, including 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals.
With Butler in that sort of mood and Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro chiming in with solid contributions of their own, Miami are extremely hard to beat.
In saying that, Miami were operating at the peak of their powers in Game 5 and the Lakers still had the chance to win the game with second remaining. That’s how good Miami have to be, but they are also relying on the Lakers to play below their best, which obviously isn’t ideal.
If Anthony Davis recovers from a heel issue, then the Lakers are once again heavy favourites to prevail in Game 6 and claim the championship.
Playoff Lebron will ensure the Lakers don’t miss a game-winning shot in repeat matches, while the Lakers still haven’t lost two consecutive games in the postseason. We don’t expect that pattern to change on Sunday night – we’re backing the Lakers to finally clinch the championship in another tight contest.
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💰 Betting on NBA Basketball 💰
Bookmakers have a number of markets available for basketball games and we run through some of the most popular ways to bet on the sport.
The Point Spread, more commonly known as the ‘line’ in Australian betting terms, is one of the most common bet types. The spread allows the punter to get even odds on either team by giving or taking points. For example, if the Golden State Warriors are playing the Utah Jazz you may see this market…Golden State Warriors -11.5 vs Utah Jazz +11.5. The – symbol will always be associated with the favourite and the + symbol will always be associated with the underdog. This simply means if you take Golden State -11.5 they must win the game by 12 or more points for the bet to win. If you are betting on the Utah Jazz +11.5 this means the Jazz and either wins the game or lose by less than 12 points. If they do, the bet is a winner.
Total betting is the most common bet for professional NBA bettors. The Total has two sides, the Over and the Under. The ‘Total’ is the number of combined points between the two teams. For example in the Golden State vs Utah game, the Total is set at 209.5. This means if the Warriors beat the Jazz 111-99, the total will have gone over the expected 209.5 points and the Over will be paid out. Vice Versa if the total score ends at 109-99 the Under will be paid out.
The Money Line or ‘Head to Head’ betting is the simplest and most popular bet types in NBA. The Money line is simply the odds that bookmaker sets for either team to win a game. All the Money Line requires is for you to correctly pick the winner of the match. The Odds for an underdog will be much higher than betting against the spread so this is often a more popular betting proposition for the amateur punter.
First Basket Scorer
The First basket scorer market simple. You are able to bet on who will score the first basket of the game. Only the starting 10 players on the court are to be considered as bench players will never score the first basket of the game.