Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals is here, and although it has been a long wait to get to this stage, it has been worth it.
Two in-form sides will take to the Court in the Florida Bubble, with the favoured Los Angeles Lakers taking on the red hot Miami Heat, in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals.
The Lakers took care of the Denver Nuggets in 5 games in the Western Conference Playoffs, and the Miami Heat were pushed by the Boston Celtics to win their series in 6 games.
One of the leading basketball analysts Reggie Miller is tipping the series to be a close one and the Miami Heat to come out on top.
Have a look at his take, courtesy of the Dan Patrick Show on Youtube.
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat
13th December 2019, Los Angeles Lakers 113 @ Miami Heat 110
Last 5 Meetings
Los Angeles Lakers – 4 Wins
Miami Heat – 1 Win
Current Head to Head Odds
Los Angeles Lakers – $1.49
Miami Heat – $2.57
The current form of the Los Angeles Lakers star and one of the greats of all-time, Lebron James has been a treat to watch. He was unstoppable in Game 5 against the Nuggets, and had a jump shot to go with a stack of assists. It will be interesting to see who gets the Job on him in Game 1, and former Warrior Andre Iguodala has been there and done that before.
This may be the best chance that Lebron has had of winning a title for quite some time, and he will want to make the most of it. The Heat are playing well, and have the defensive capabilities to stop Lebron James.
Winning Game 1 is always important, and the Lakers should get the job done and expect Lebron James to have a big game.
Our Pick – Los Angeles Lakers (Win)
Game Total – Under 218.5
Expect Defense from the get-go in this clash, and these sides have a combined average of 201 in their last five encounters.
Player Prop – Danny Green + 11.5 Points/Rebs/Assists
Green is an experienced finals player with a lot of success at both the Raptors and the Spurs. He is averaging 26 minutes a game throughout the postseason, and should get plenty of chances to score in double-figure points in this encounter.