Lakers vs Heat Game 5 Best Bets

Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz shares his bets for the Lakers vs. Heat game including a player prop for the GOAT Alex Caruso.

Video Transcript

ZACH SCHWARTZ: I'm Zach Schwartz with Yahoo! Sports. Here are my betting insights ahead of Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. Now, before we do that, BetMGM has a super interesting promo going on right now. If you bet $1 on either side to hit a 3, you can win $100. So go ahead and take advantage of that. That's over at BetMGM. The Heat are 7.5-point underdogs. I like the Lakers here at minus 7.5 to close out this series. Even with Bam Adebayo back, there were still things that the Lakers were doing that they can shore up pretty easily to take care of business and win this one in dominant fashion. Some of the other bets that I like going into this potential final game of the series and of the NBA season is, you know, gotta ride the GOAT. Alex Caruso. He is 6.5 points. That's his player prop for the night on BetMGM. I like his over here. I think he's been incredible. And if he's finishing his shots, he can get up around 10 or 12. So take that one. The other over that I like is Jimmy Butler's point total over. We talked about in the last video that Jimmy tends to regress a little bit. After the 40-point night, he ends up having 22. And I think you'll see him bounce back and light it up again in this elimination game. We all know how hard Jimmy likes to compete. So expect him to throw everything he's got into this potential final game of the year.

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