the iceman's free pick
LA Lakers vs. Miami,
12/13/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 113 - 110
Point Spread: +5½/-104 Miami
This is a Free NBA play on the Miami Heat.
The King returns to South Beach, and the Lakers come into Miami as winners of 15 of their last 16. I bet against the Lakers in their last game, and they won by nine points as an 8-point favorite in Orlando.
Here is what I said prior to the game: "The Lakers have won four straight since losing to Dallas in a game that ended a 10-game win streak, so its hard to get bettors excited about betting against LA. For that reason we have seen this line bet up 2-points after opening at -5.5, and I like the Magic in the role of home underdog. Orlando isn't a great team, but they are one of the league's better home teams. The Magic have 11 wins, and eight of those have come at home. They have lost four home games, and only one of those home losses came by more than seven points. If there was ever a game that the Lakers don't need to care about, this is it. Keep in mind the Lakers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games as a road favorite, and they have failed to cover in five of their last six visits to Orlando."
Dinner plans with D-Wade, show AD all the hot spots in Miami? Maybe beating the Heat is not the top priority here?