The Lakers figure as the more talented side than this Heat squad, but Miami have shown they just won’t go away.
I think the best way to attack this angle is by taking the Lakers by 1-10 points here, currently paying out $2.80.
Miami needed an other-worldly performance from Jimmy Butler to win game 5, putting up a 35-point triple-double in 47 minutes of action.
With less than 48 hours rest in between games 5 and 6, you have to wonder whether fatigue will be an issue for him here.
Miami also shot 42% from 3 and 95% from the free-throw line in game 5, numbers I’m not sure are sustainable going forward.
We know what to expect from LeBron and AD at this point, so this game likely hinges on the Lakers role players playing better here.
Ultimately, I’m not sure we can expect the same level of performance from Jimmy and Duncan Robinson in game 5, while the Lakers performance level has generally remained constant.
With a healthy Adebayo and Dragic, I’d probably take Miami here, but I think we ultimately end the season with a narrow Lakers win.