Lakers favored in close game over the Heat
Three online gambling sites all have the Lakers a slight favorite on the road in Thursday's game against the Heat in Miami.
Usually, being the home team is worth two or three points in the setting of the betting line.
Beted.com and Betus.com both have the Lakers favored by one point over the Heat, who have lost five straight games, and both sites expect a tight defensive game with their total points over-and-under at 188 1/2.
Meanwhile, Bodog.com favors the Lakers by 1 1/2 points in the contest.