[MATT YOUMANS LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 41-38-2 (overall record)]
Today’s best bet: LOS ANGELES LAKERS (-2) over Miami Heat
At any time, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can take over a game for the Heat. James scored 36 points in a win at Phoenix on Thursday, when Wade sat out with a sore knee. Wade will play today. But the Lakers are rested and Kobe Bryant is motivated for this matchup, whether he admits it or not. Inside, the Lakers are much stronger with Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom.