Miami Heat host the Los Angeles Lakers in their next inter-conference matchup of the NBA regular season.
The match is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 23 January 2022. The game time by GMT is 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23. The match venue is FTX Arena, Miami, Florida.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat (January 23) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups are previewed below.
Lakers vs Heat (January 23) latest odds on betting sites
The Los Angeles Lakers moneyline odds are priced at 2.68 (+168 American; 42/25 Fractional), while Miami Heat moneyline odds are priced at 1.57 (-175; 4/7). This equals approximate probabilities of 37% against 63%, respectively.
Over 216.5 points: 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
Under 216.5 points: 1.96 (-104; 25/26)
Lakers +4.0: 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
Heat -4.0: 1.96 (-104; 25/26)
Lakers vs Heat (January 23) match preview and stats
The Los Angeles Lakers are seventh in the Western Conference standings on 23-23, 23 wins, 23 losses and a .500 Win%. They are 15-12 at home, 8-11 away and 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Lakers beat Orlando Magic 116-105 in their last match.
Q1 (24-27), Q2 (30-35), Q3 (31-16), Q4 (31-27), TOT (116-105). Lebron James led the Lakers with 29 points on 12-of-23 shooting, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block. Carmelo Anthony off the bench followed up with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting, three rebounds and a block.
Russell Westbrook dropped a double-double, 18 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Avery Bradley added nine points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Trevor Ariza had five points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Dwight Howard had four points and four rebounds.
Off the bench, Stanley Johnson added 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block, Malik Monk dropped 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals, Austin Reaves had five points, three rebounds and one steal, while Talen Horton-Tucker had two points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one block.
Team statistics: 42/85 (49.4%) field goals, 13/30 (43.3%) 3 pointers, 19/23 (82.6%) free throws, 23 assists, 45 total rebounds, 12 steals, four blocks, 18 turnovers, 24 fouls.
Los Angeles Lakers team news: Kendrick Nunn and Anthony Davis are sidelined for the game.
The Miami Heat are third in the Eastern Conference standings on 29-17, 29 wins, 17 losses and a .630 Win%. They are 15-5 at home, 14-12 away and 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Heat lost 108-110 to Atlanta Hawks in the last game.
Q1 (30-31), Q2 (21-29), Q3 (23-28), Q4 (34-22), TOT (108-110). Bam Adebayo led the team with 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting, six rebounds, five assists and a block. Duncan Robinson followed up with 19 points, one rebound, three assists and a steal. Jimmy Butler dropped 13 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals. Gabe Vincent added 14 points, two rebounds and nine assists.
P.J. Tucker had two points, three rebounds and a steal in eight minutes played before going out injured. Off the bench, Max Strus chipped in 15 points, two rebounds and four points, Caleb Martin added 11 points, three rebounds and four steals, Dewayne Dedmon had four points with six rebounds and an assist, Kyle Guy had five points while Omer Yurtseven had four points and two rebounds.
Team statistics: 41/85 (48.2%) field goals, 15/40 (37.5%) 3 pointers, 11/12 (91.7%) free throws, 30 assists, 33 total rebounds, eight steals, one block, 15 turnovers, 22 fouls.
Miami Heat team news: Kyle Lowry, Markieff Morris, Tyler Herro, Victor Oladipo and KZ Okpala are ruled out for the game on Sunday night, while P.J. Tucker is doubtful for the game.
Lakers vs Heat H2H
Both teams have already met once this season in November last year. The Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat 120-117 in the meeting.
Lakers vs Heat (January 23) key players and lineups
Los Angeles Lakers projected starting lineup:
Point guard: Russell Westbrook
Shooting guard: Avery Bradley
Small forward: Lebron James
Power forward: Trevor Ariza
Center: Dwight Howard
LeBron James is the key player to watch out for. He dropped 29 points, seven rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in their last match against the Magic. James is averaging 28.9 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game and 6.4 assists per game this season.
Russell Westbrook is another player to watch out for. He dropped 18 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in their last match against Magic. Westbrook had a 47.1% FG in the last game, the highest he has had in the last nine games.
Miami Heat projected starting lineup:
Point guard: Gabe Vincent
Shooting guard: Duncan Robinson
Small forward: Jimmy Butler
Power forward: Max Strus
Center: Bam Adebayo
Jimmy Butler is the key player to watch out for. He’s averaging 21.4 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game and 5.9 assists per game this season. Butler dropped 13 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals in the last game against the Hawks.
Bam Adebayo is another player to watch out for. He led the team in the last game with 21 points, six rebounds, five assists and a block. Bam is averaging 18.7 points per game, 10.0 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists per game this season.
Lakers vs Heat (January 23) betting tips and prediction
The Miami Heat have a depleted roster for their upcoming game against the Lakers. About four key players are already ruled out, adding to the list is P.J. Tucker who has calf soreness. Tucker is doubtful for the game. The Heat have three wins and two losses in their previous five games.
The Los Angeles Lakers have two wins and three losses in their last five games. They have their team players available for this match, asides from players who have been injured before like Anthony Davis, there’s no recent addition to the list.
The Lakers can take advantage of Heat’s depleted roster and get a win at Miami. In their last meeting in November, the Lakers won 120-117. Predictions are Los Angeles Lakers to win, and over 216.5 points.
Betting prediction: Los Angeles Lakers to win
Odds: 2.68 (+168 American; 42/25 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Under 216.5 points
Odds: 1.96 (-104 American; 25/26 Fractional)