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Heat vs Nuggets Game 1 Props and Live Betting Tips

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NBA betting markets have a plethora of Heat vs Nuggets Game 1 props available for the opening game on Thursday.

Denver is the current favorite to take a 1-0 lead, but Jimmy Butler and the Heat continue to produce upset results.

Heat vs Nuggets Game 1 Props and Live Betting Tips
Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets | Harry how/getty images/afp

There are some players we expect to perform, and the sportsbook has value odds available.

Murray to Extinguish Heat

Jamal Murray was scorching hot when beating the Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 in the Western Conference Finals.

The Nuggets guard went beyond expectations, dropping 37 points in consecutive games before adding a 25-point performance in Game 4.

NBA lines have Murray at 36½ for points, assists, and rebounds, which is well worth entertaining. He consistently hit that mark throughout the playoffs, and there’s no reason to believe he’ll slow down against Miami.

The Heat guard well, so with Nikola Jokic commanding attention, it should allow Murray to get free.

The Nuggets have also scored well against the Heat, so it could be a higher-scoring game than expected.

Murray is integral to the Nuggets’ success, and online gambling markets have a favorable line for bettors.

Porter Jr to Deliver

We had big expectations for Michael Porter Jr., and he hasn’t let us down.

It’s hard to believe he’s still just 24 years old, but his maturity this year has been incredible, and it could result in an NBA title.

He has been a model of consistency, and we don’t think sport betting markets are giving him anywhere near the level of respect.

Despite scoring points/assists/rebounds totals of 26, 30, and 26 in his last three games, he’s currently at 23½ for Game 1, and that’s good shopping with NBA odds.

“He cares. He wants to win a championship,” coach Michael Malone said. “He came up to me during the Phoenix series and said, ‘Listen, man, if you want to get Bruce in at the end of the game, whatever you think is gonna help us win the game, I just wanna win.’”

As one of the lengthiest players on the court, he should dominate the smaller Heat defenders. It could be the series where Porter Jr. breaks out and makes everyone take notice.

It has already been bet into -135, so expect the line to change. If he gets off to a fast start in the opening quarter, live betting markets could adjust the total to over 30.

Adebayo With the Assist

Bam Adebayo looks for his shot before the assist, but bookmakers have his assist total at 3½, and that’s too good to pass up.

The Heat big man had seven assists in the Game 7 win against the Celtics, and he had totals of three and five before that.

Even though passing the ball isn’t his best asset, with Jokic clogging the paint, he might be forced to find an outside shooter.

Passing the ball and spreading the offense could be the Heat’s best chance of success, and kicking it out from the paint is a great way to do that.

It’s something Boston didn’t do against the Heat, so we expect Adebayo to adopt this strategy in the opening game.

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