Game 6 of the NBA Finals is set for Sunday night, and it will be the second straight elimination game of the series. Los Angeles leads the series by a count of 3-2, but it was the Miami Heat that came away with a Game 5 victory.
The Lakers can close out this series with a win in Game 6, while the Miami Heat will be looking to force a decisive Game 7.
Lakers Dynamic Duo Needs Some Help
Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 68 points in the Game 5 loss, and they both did all they could for this team. The Miami Heat don’t seem to have an answer for either star, but at some point this duo needs some help.
The bench combined for just 14 points in Game 5, and turnovers continue to be an issue for this team. Los Angeles committed 15 turnovers on Friday night, and this team will need to play much better to close out the series.
Heats Butler Continues to Lead
Heat forward Jimmy Butler played all but 45 seconds in the Game 5 victory, and did a little bit of everything to help his team. Butler was brought to Miami to lead this team, and he had a 35-point triple-double in the Game 5 win.
Miami continues to be without point guard Goran Dragic, and that takes away some depth for the Heat. Expect Butler to play well in this game, but he will also need some help.
Lakers/Heat Betting Lines
Even though the Miami Heat will have some momentum after winning Game 5, it is the Los Angeles Lakers that are the favorites once again. Los Angeles has been favored in every game this series, and that doesn’t change in this one.
BetOnline has the Los Angeles Lakers as 5.5-point favorites over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Free Betting Pick
Jimmy Butler did almost everything for the Miami Heat in Game 5, but the Lakers won’t let that happen again. Los Angeles is the much deeper team, and they will use that depth to wear down Miami in this game.
It’s been a great run for the Miami Heat through the 2020 playoffs, but it comes to an end on Sunday night. The Lakers will end this series with a comfortable win, and the confetti will reign down on the champs.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5