Miami Heat vs L.A. Lakers - NBA Picks Of The Day

Jordan Sharp

Friday, January 6, 2017 5:03 PM UTC

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 5:03 PM UTC

With the Heat banged up, they have been playing faster in a few games here lately. They have played at a pace of over 100 possessions per game in two of their last four and if that happens tonight against a fast-paced Lakers team, the first half over is a steal of NBA Odds value. 

  Heat vs. Lakers 

I have been crushing first half totals lately and I am trying to keep it going tonight between the Heat and Lakers. Miami’s injury issues have forced them to play faster as of late and it’s helping us cash some winning tickets.

We cashed Miami’s first half total on the over two nights ago and now I am going for my third in a row after getting the Spurs and Nuggets right last night. The Heat without their star center, Hassan Whiteside have been speedy lately in their pace, especially in the first half. This has led to some higher scoring games for a typically slow paced and strong defensive team. The Heat have scored an average of nearly 56 points in the first halves of their last five games while allowing 53.4.

The Lakers, on the other hand, will be glad to let the Heat play fast tonight. LA is averaging allowing 56.1 points per first half this season and they score 53.3 per first half and 55.1 at home.

With the Heat playing at a pace of 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and if we can get them to play even faster in the first half, the first half total for this one is flying over.

 Free NBA Pick: OVER 106 1HBest Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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