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Heat vs Nuggets Game 5 Prediction Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Denver Fights To Clinch NBA Finals in Game 5

The Denver Nuggets are on the precipice of making history against the Miami Heat on Monday night. The Western Conference champions are one win away from taking home their first NBA Finals win in franchise history.

The NBA odds for Game 2 list Denver as heavy -380 favorites with a betting total of 208½.

Heat Dominated Again in Game 4

The Heat shows us the difference between a great team and a play-in participant that got hot at the right time. Aside from the Heat sneaking a win in Game 2 by three points, the Heat have been beaten up and down the court in this NBA Finals.

Each of their losses in this series has come by double-digit points, and the Heat is 1-3 against the spread (ATS).

NBA betting against the Heat has been a bad idea throughout most of their playoff run. The Heat has been cashing underdog tickets left and right from the play-in round through the Eastern Conference finals.

Nuggets a Top-Tier ATS Home Team

The Nuggets were one of the best teams against the NBA spread during the regular season, with a 30-19 record in games in the Ball Arena. Denver kept that momentum up during the NBA playoffs with a 9-0 winning streak at home before losing Game 2 against the Heat to prevent a sweep.

Miami beat Denver in a tough spot in Game 2, but it’s hard to expect similar results in a game this important, especially after the Nuggets won by 10+ points in the other three games of this series.

We all know that Nikola Jokic is the leader of this team, but we need to give props to Jamal Murray for helping the Nuggets dominate this series. In this series, he scored 34 points in Denver’s bounce-back in Game 3 and is averaging 23.3 points and 10.5 assists per game. If Murray stays hot, which I expect him to do, the Nuggets will become an easy addition to our NBA picks.

On pace to be the first duo that is top 2 in assists in a playoff run since 2001. pic.twitter.com/P7w2gXOnCG

— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 10, 2023

Heat vs Nuggets Head-to-Head

Including the NBA Finals, the Nuggets have owned the Heat for the last five seasons with a 12-2 record in their previous 14 games dating back to 2019. Miami’s history against the NBA lines is just as bad at 2-14 ATS during that time.

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Heat vs Nuggets Game Information

  • Game: Miami Heat (44-38) vs Denver Nuggets (53-29)
  • Location crypto.com Arena, Denver, CA
  • Day/Time: Monday, June 12, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Heat vs Nuggets Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

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Heat vs Nuggets Picks & Prediction

While the Heat avoided a sweep with a Game 2 win at Denver, the fairy tale playoff run is ending. They fell by 10+ points in back-to-back games in Miami, and I don’t expect their momentum to disappear with a chance to clinch at home. With a 3-1 ATS record in the NBA Finals, the Nuggets are a strong NBA bet to win, clinch, and cover.

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