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How to watch, what to watch for Lakers vs. Heat NBA Finals Game 4

We go over how to watch the 2020 NBA Finals between Miami and Los Angeles on Tuesday, plus look at the betting lines and make a pick for Game 4.

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Miami Heat in Game three of the 2020 NBA Finals as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on October 4, 2020 at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.  Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images

Things weren’t looking good for the Miami Heat heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. Fortunately, a knight in shining armor — aka Jimmy Butler — came along and stole a game from the Lakers on Sunday night. The series is Lakers 2-1 heading into Game 4 on Tuesday and the Heat may get some reinforcements in the form of Bam Adebayo. It’s unlikely Goran Dragic returns. Let’s get you ready for Game 4.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

Game 4 on Tuesday 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 -7.5
Over/Under: 219.5
Moneyline: Lakers (-305), Heat (+250)

The Best Bet: Heat +7.5 (-114)

After watching Game 3, I have a feeling the Lakers won’t be able to come out on Tuesday and just get back to dominating. Butler won’t allow it and if Bam is able to return, that would be a big boost for the front court. That same front court did a great job neutralizing Anthony Davis in Game 3 and if I’m Erik Spoelstra, that’s the game plan moving forward. If you can stop AD, you can win the series. So even if Miami doesn’t get that win to tie the series in Game 4, I think the game will be competitive. A close loss seems like the worst case. Best case is you catch another Heat win. Just be sure to hedge during the game depending on which way things go.

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