The Los Angeles Lakers hold a slim 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. Today I bring you a Lakers Heat free pick, featuring a points + rebounds + assists (pts + reb + ast) prop bet for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
LAL opened up by winning the first two games of the series by double-digits. They won the first game by 18 points (116-98) and the second game by 10 points (124-114).
The Heat bounced back in game 3 with a big win (115-104) by double-digits.
Game: Los Angeles Lakers (14-4) vs. Miami Heat (13-5)
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, October 6th 2020
Where: ESPN WWOS Complex
Current Line: Lakers -7.5 Total: 219
The Lakers are big favorites coming into this match-up. The total seems a little low based on the first three games of the series, but my best bet comes from the player props market.
Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic both missed game 3 and the Heat still managed to win.
Adebayo could suit up and play tonight, he’s currently listed as questionable. Dragic is doubtful to play tonight, which would mean that Tyler Herro will draw the start again.
Lakers vs. Heat Game 4 Pick
Tonight, we’re going to take a shot on a points + rebounds + assists (pts + reb + ast) prop bet.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging nearly 30 MPG in the playoffs. He has struggled throughout the playoffs and he hasn’t been a consistent contributor, but he doesn’t need to do much here.
I’m betting on Caldwell-Pope to have 16+ points, rebounds and assists (+121) tonight.
We’re getting plus money on this NBA Finals player prop bet.
He has only reached that mark once in the NBA Finals. In game 2, he finished with 11 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists (19). He had his worst outing in game 3 (5 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist).
I expect him to bounce back in game 4. He wasn’t the only Lakers player to struggle in game 3.
Caldwell-Pope is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers per game (38.5%) in the playoffs. If he can put up double-digits in points, he should be able to hit this prop at a great price.
KCP also shoots nearly 10 field goals per game on average. He takes plenty of shots, he just needs to convert those opportunities better tonight. Caldwell-Pope has been doing well getting to the FT line, though.
He has already shot 8/10 from the FT line in this series.
I’m predicting a win for the Lakers, but the point spread is too big to bet on them.
Lakers Heat Free Pick Game 4: Caldwell-Pope 16+ Points + Rebounds + Assists
Free Pick By Scott Jack