Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds, Pick: Sharps, Experts Betting NBA Finals Game 1 Spread

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Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Head Coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat and Jimmy Butler #22

Heat vs. Lakers Betting Odds

Heat Odds +4.5
Lakers  Odds -4.5
Over/Under 217.5
Time/Channel  9 p.m. ET on ABC

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Nobody is surprised to see the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat? That’s another story.

Depending on the sportsbook, the Heat were anywhere from 60-1 to 110-1 to win the NBA title before the season began. Miami’s improbable playoff run continues with a date with LeBron James and the Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight.

From a betting perspective, is the Game 1 value with the Cinderella Heat? Or are the Lakers poised to take an early series lead in dominant fashion?

Thanks to our NBA PRO Report, we know exactly how both professional and expert bettors are playing tonight’s Heat vs. Lakers matchup.

Heat vs. Lakers Betting Pick

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Sharp Action

Thanks to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, we know that smart money hit the market to take the Heat and the points on three separate occasions.

Oddsmakers have clearly taken note, evidenced by Game 1 spread dropping from Heat +5 to +4.5 as sportsbooks are trying to stem the flow of sharp Miami action.

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Top Experts

The Action Network’s top analysts agree with the pros, as three NBA betting experts have aligned with the Heat as well.

PRO Report Angle: Heat (moved from +5 to +4.5)

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