On Wednesday, the Denver Nuggets (1-1) will travel to the Kaseya Center to play the Miami Heat (1-1) in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat leveled the series at 1-1 in Game 2 with a 111-108 win at the Ball Arena. It looks like it’s going to be a tight game, with the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets displaying excellent defensive capabilities recently. The outcome of this match could be decided in the final moments.
Form Miami Heat
The Miami Heat are going back to Kaseya Center in the hopes of turning their luck around. They have gone through a run of two defeats at home, but their last away match ended in a 108-111 victory against the Denver Nuggets.
The Miami Heat are averaging 109.6 points per game in the NBA this season and 110.9 points when playing at the Kaseya Center. The defense of this team has been relentless. They have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing only 109.2 points per game this season and 102.0 points in the last five matches.
The Miami Heat have gone above and beyond the predictions by reaching the NBA Finals after being predicted to only make it to the Eastern Conference semi-finals. They now have the opportunity to compete for the title of NBA champions.
Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller, Caleb Martin, and Tyler Herro are all carrying injuries going into the latest Miami Heat game.
Jimmy Butler is on an absolute tear in the postseason. The Miami Heat superstar has scorched the scoreboard with 570 points across 21 playoff and play-in games, crushing the competition with an average of 27.1 points per game. Bam Adebayo sits behind him at 16.8 points, while Gabe Vincent has scored 12.9 points on average.
Form Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets suffered a 108-111 loss against the Miami Heat, bringing their 10-game record to 7-3 in this series. So far this season, they have won 66 out of the 99 matches they’ve played. 23 of those wins came away from home.
The Denver Nuggets have scored an average of 115.7 points during 99 NBA games, putting them in the middle tier among all teams. Defensively, the Denver Nuggets have restricted opponents to 111.6 points per game on average and 115.0 points on the road.
The Denver Nuggets have been fiercely determined since the beginning of the post-season. From initial triumphs to a triumphant course in the Western playoffs, this team is striving to capture the NBA title no matter what.
Collin Gillespie is the only reported injury concern for the Denver Nuggets ahead of Wednesday’s game.
Nikola Jokic has been a standout for the Denver Nuggets in the playoffs. He’s the team’s top scorer, averaging 30.4 points per outing. The center also has a remarkable 12.9 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game.
Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets H2H Record
The two teams played each other two times in the regular season. The Miami Heat won zero matches, while the Denver Nuggets managed to win two games, making it a total of 0-2. Following an impressive 108-111 success in Game 2, the Miami Heat will take to their court against the Denver Nuggets. Both sides have a 1-1 playoff record, and the Kaseya Center is sure to be buzzing with excitement.
In the most recent matchup, Gabe Vincent put in a dazzling display. His 23 points led all Miami Heat players. He shot 66.7% from the floor and put away four shots from beyond the arc, firing at 66.7% accuracy. Nikola Jokic put on a great show himself, as the Denver Nuggets star notched a double-double with 41 points and 11 rebounds.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Miami Heat managed 104.8 points on average per game, while the Denver Nuggets put 109.5 points on board.
Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets Betting
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- Moneyline (ML): Denver Nuggets (-135) | Miami Heat (+115)
- Against the spread (ATS): Denver Nuggets -2.5 (-110) | Miami Heat +2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 215.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Miami Heat to win (2.15) on the moneyline.
Heading into Wednesday’s contest, the Miami Heat are seen as the weaker team with odds of +115. Although they managed to get a victory on the road, they have had difficulty at home lately, losing two consecutive games at Kaseya Center. Despite their last match loss of 108-111 to the Miami Heat, the Denver Nuggets are expected to make a recovery. Odds of -135 are available for an away team victory, which could be due to their impressive three-game winning run on the road.
We believe that Miami Heat is a good bet given their performance at the Kaseya Center, where they have achieved a record of 7-3 in their recent matches. This gives them an advantage over the Denver Nuggets, who have managed 4-6 when they are away from home.
Against the Spread
Betting on the Miami Heat +2.5 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The oddsmakers are siding with the Denver Nuggets, with a 2.5-point spread in their favor. This suggests the contest should be a close one, with the possibility of an away win, albeit a narrow one. On average, the winning margin across the ten most recent Miami Heat-Denver Nuggets contests was 13.3 points.
The Miami Heat have gone 21-28-2 ATS at Kaseya Center. Their overall record for the season is 45-56-3 ATS. The last ten home contests saw the Miami Heat cover seven times. They scored 108.7 points per game and gave up 102.1 points on average.
The Denver Nuggets have covered the spread in their last three road games. Their record away from home is 22-24 ATS. The Denver Nuggets covered five times in their last ten games, scoring an average of 116.5 points and conceding 110.4 points.
Take Total over 215.5 (1.91).
Based on their head-to-head record, the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 214.3 points between them, including 203.6 points in the last five at the Kaseya Center.
In six of their last ten meetings, the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets have tallied more than 215.5 points, giving -110 odds when betting Over on the Total market. This makes betting Over on the Total market an especially inviting proposition.
The Miami Heat have gone 51-51 O/U for the season. The total went under in five of their last six games. Based on the previous five home games, the total went under three times and averaged 210.0 points. The Miami Heat are 4-6 O/U overall from their previous ten matches overall.
The Denver Nuggets have gone 25-21 O/U against the total away from home. Their record for the season is 46-50 O/U. The visitors have gone 21-15 O/U in their most recent matchups against Southeast teams. They are 5-5 O/U in their last ten games overall.