Last Updated on October 11, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers still have the upper hand in the NBA Finals, but the Miami Heat proved in Game 5 that they aren’t going away quietly. Jimmy Butler’s triple-double and clutch buckets late led the way for the Heat as they outlasted LeBron James and the Lakers.
Unfortunately, injuries have played a major part in this series. Bam Adebayo missed two games, but now he’s back and looks fully healthy. Goran Dragic left Game 1 with a foot injury and still has yet to return to the floor. Now, the injury bug might be biting Los Angeles. Towards the end of Game 5, Anthony Davis was hobbled, and although he kept playing through his injury, he looked a little off.
Here’s how the odds stack up in Game 6 and a look at some of the interesting prop bets on the board.
Lakers – Heat Game 6 Odds
The odds on Game 6 are trending towards the Heat. The Lakers have been as high as 10-point favorites going into games in these NBA Finals. At times, they’ve looked like the dominant team in the series, but don’t sleep on the Heat. Since the third quarter of Game 1 ended, the Heat are outscoring the Lakers 467-461.
That should tell us that these are two evenly matched teams who can go punch for punch with one another. The end of Game 5 is further proof of that. Every time LeBron made a play, Jimmy Butler answered.
Jimmy Butler wasn't going home tonight.
♨️ 35 Pts
♨️ 12 Reb
♨️ 11 Ast
♨️ 12-12 FT
♨️ 47 Min pic.twitter.com/PLONijIBRa
— ESPN (@espn) October 10, 2020
Even though the Lakers are, rightfully, still the favorites to win Game 6 and the NBA Finals as a whole, the Heat are still dangerous. As long as Butler continues to play at a high level, Miami has a chance.
Anthony Davis was shaken up in Game 5, but he already said he’s going to play in Game 6. That’s obviously good news for the Lakers but it still remains to be seen how healthy he really is. If he’s a step slower, he’ll have a tougher time dealing with Bam Adebayo.
With how even most of these games have been, the Heat with the points is the best bet for Game 6.
Lakers – Heat Prop Bets
Check back here on Sunday for player props like first to score a field goal, player matchups, and even odds on Jimmy Butler or LeBron James to record a triple-double.
In the meantime, there are a bunch of game props on the board to consider. All props via DraftKings Sportsbook.
First Team To Score:
First To Listed Points:
First To 10:
First To 20:
First To 50:
Game To Go To OT:
Double Chance — Result At End Of 4th Quarter:
Lakers or Tie -245
Heat or Tie +140
Heat or Lakers -5000