Lakers vs Heat Game 1 Best Bets

Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz shares his bets for the Lakers vs. Heat game.

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ZACH SCHWARTZ: It's Zach Schwartz with Yahoo Sports. And I'm here to give you my betting insights for the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. Before we do that, BetMGM has a super interesting promo going on right now. If you bet $1 on either side to hit a three, you can win $100. So go ahead and take advantage that. That's over at BetMGM.

Now, as for some of the other bets that I really like in this series, the Lakers opening at minus five. I think that that's sort of a no-brainer here. The Lakers looked so dominant in the last few games just in controlling kind of the tempo of everything and have had very sound game plans towards the back end of the Rockets series, throughout the Nuggets series. I think you're going to look for them to come out and play, as they are the favorites, like favorites.

So the other bets that have circled-- Anthony Davis' point total over. It's 28.5 right now. And I think there's money to be made on this bet as long as the number doesn't go too far above 30. So if it starts to get to 31, maybe step back and stop betting it. But for right now, at 28 1/2, take Anthony Davis' point total over.

It's going to be difficult for Bam Adebayo to cover him and for the rest of the Heat bigs, stepping away from the hoop and defending someone who is an absolute alien, as AD is, it's going to be very difficult. Now, one of the point total unders that I like is Bam Adebayo. Opening at 16 and 1/2, this one just seems tough for Bam.

I was a guy that was pounding the Bam Adebayo point total overs in the last series. I think every single one of them [? hit. ?] The opening one in that last year, that was 13 and 1/2, so there is room for a kind of regression. And it'll start to creep back down. I just think it's going to be very difficult for Bam to score against the Lakers' bigs.

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