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Breaking down betting splits for Heat vs. Lakers NBA Finals Game 2

We go over how to watch the 2020 NBA Finals between Miami and Los Angeles on Friday, plus look at the betting lines and make a pick for Game 2.

Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a basket with LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter against the Miami Heat in Game One of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 30, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers will square off in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in the bubble from Orlando, Florida. The Lakers cruised to a 116-98 win over the Heat in Game 1, leading by 30 points at one point. Anthony Davis dropped 34 points in his first-ever Finals game while LeBron James nearly grabbed a triple-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 assists.

The Heat took a couple blows to their squad as both Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo had to leave the game due to injuries, and are both listed as doubtful ahead of Game 2.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

Game 2 on Friday will take place at 9:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcasted on ABC and will be streaming on fuboTV and YouTube TV.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds

Spread: Lakers -9.5
Over/Under: 217
Moneyline: Lakers (-500), Heat (+390)

2020 NBA Finals Game 2 betting splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Heat +9.5 12% 32% Over 217.0 67% 58% 390 23% 32%
Lakers -9.5 88% 68% Under 217.0 33% 42% -500 77% 68%

The Best Bet: Lakers -9.5

Potentially losing the scoring prowess of both Dragic and Adebayo could really hurt the Heat’s chances at beating an already-superior Lakers team in Game 2. If Miami’s defense still can’t hold LeBron and Davis at bay, you can expect them both to do similar damage in Game 2 as they showed they’re capable of in Game 1. Players like Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro will have to make up for any absences and really carry this Miami team if they have any hopes of evening the series.

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