NBA Finals Odds: Lakers vs Heat Game 5 Betting Breakdown
The Los Angeles Lakers lead the Miami Heat 3-1 in the NBA Finals and can wrap up the NBA Championship on Friday evening with victory. Sportsbooks are aligned that they expect the series to end on Friday, making the Lakers clear favorites at -310 to win Game 5, the Heat are dogs at +275. This has been mirrored throughout the Finals with LeBron James and Anthony Davis heavily favored to have too much for their Miami rivals.
Los Angeles Lakers -310
Miami Heat +275
(Best odds available as per 10/08)
Los Angeles Lakers -7.5
Miami Heat +7.5
Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat - Betting Data
Bettors are finding it slightly harder to separate the two teams for game 5 specifically, with the Lakers holding just a slender lead in our betting data. In the past 48 hours, 60% of wagers have been on the Lakers, with 40% on Miami. Expect that to go further in the Lakers favor come tip-off as the late money piles on the favorites.
If you’re a Heat fan or just dreaming of a romantic comeback, you can wager on the Miami Heat at +2200 to win the series, but only once has a team come back from a 3 – 1 deficit in NBA finals history. A $10 wager on Miami would net you $220 at these odds showcasing just how unlikely the bookmakers think it is.
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Miami would almost certainly need Goran Dragic back if they’re to prosper and as you can see from the data below, he’s been the third best backed player to win the the NBA Finals MVP. This is a huge longshot, however, with Lebron James almost certain to come out on top. Sportsbooks have his odds at -1000, with teammate Anthony Davis +600 to win the prestigious award. Odds to win the NBA Finals MVP and percetange of total wagers can be found below:
Lebron James -1000 (59.15% of wagers)
Anthony Davis +600 (32.39% of wagers)
Goran Dragic +200000 (2.82% of wagers)
Jimmy Butler +3300 (2.82% of wagers)
Bam Adebayo +20000 (1.41% fo wagers)
Tyler Herro +35000 (1.41% of wagers)