In the last five personal matches, "Miami" lost twice to the opponent by more than 12 points. In the playoffs the Lakers lost only three times. The last time the "Lights" became NBA champions in 2013. "Lakes" are in the series 1:0.
Recall that the club from Los Angeles began its journey to the final with a victory over Portland (4:1), then confidently dealt with James Harden and the company from Houston (4:1). The third round turned out to be no less easy, as “Denver” could not oppose anything in return (4:1).
The Lakers are one step closer to the gold medals after the last meeting, in which they dealt with Miami (116:98). The star bunch of Anthony Davis and LeBron James scored 59 points by two, and King James also scored a double-double.
Frank Vogel's players are in good shape. All leaders are in the ranks, so it’s not surprising to see the team as the favorite before the second match, but the opponent will clearly be rebuilding and you need to be ready for this.
The Heats have come a long way, which began from the fifth place in the Eastern Conference, then the elimination games, where the team knocked out Indiana (4:0), showed class in the series with Milwaukee (4:1), but problems started in the third round.
Erik Spoelstra's guys played five matches against the uncompromising Boston, as this confrontation turned into a real hack, although in the last key game the Celts were simply blown away (125:113).
“Miami” could not resist the “Lakers” in the first game of the final (98:116), while the opponent crushed Jimmy Butler and the company with his authority. The defense of the “Lights” could not do anything with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, so in the next meeting it is necessary to change something.
“Miami” felt the full power of the “Lakes”, but Eric Spoelstra's guys did not reach the final just to cross out their previous achievements. So they will try to cling to the victory. In our opinion, the "Lights" have everything to perform well in the second match, respectively, we offer a bet on the positive handicap of an outsider.
Our prediction is the victory of Miami Heat taking into account the handicap (+12.5) points for the odds of 1.58 in bookmaker 1xBet
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