Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Odds, Picks and Analysis – August 1, 2020
Top offshore betting sites favor the Denver Nuggets by two points over the Miami Heat in their August 1 game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets Odds for Betting
|Heat||+2 (-110)||210½ (-110)||+113|
|Nuggets||-2 (-110)||210½ (-110)||-133|
Betting Miami Heat
According to the best online sportsbooks, the Heat are 41-24 overall. 13-19-1 ATS on the road. 19-12-1, ATS at home, 32-31-2, ATS overall, 23-20-1 ATS as a favorite, 9-11-1 ATS as an underdog, and 39-25-1 o/u. Miami scores 112.15 points per game (108.00 on the road and 116.44 at home. They shoot 46.94% from the field, 77.77% from the free-throw line and 38.32 from the three-point line. They average 25.98 assists, 8.48 offensive rebounds, and 13.89 TOs per game.
The Heat allow 109.63 points per game (109.74 at home and 109.52 on the road). They keep opposing teams to 44.68% field goal, 77.65% FT, and 34.57% three-point shooting, and allow 24.71 assists per game. Miami averages 36.03 defensive rebounds and 7.40 steals per game.
Center/power forward Bam Adebayo and guard Kendrick Nunn practiced for the first time in the NBA bubble on Friday night. Both tested positive for COVID-19 and recently finished their quarantines. “It felt great just being back in the groove,” Adebayo said. “Getting used to it and being back around your brothers.” Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said that Nunn will play in Saturday’s scrimmage versus the Utah Jazz.
Meanwhile Adebayo will probably sit out. Both expressed optimism that they would be good to go when seeding games begin next week.
“They wanted to be out there,” Spoelstra said. “They feel like they’ve been out long enough. So they basically ignored me and jumped on the court whenever they could. But it was great to have everybody out there — and practice, you can imagine the level of spirit that the guys brought. After 10 practices, this being our 11th, it was just a perfect time for that kind of infusion of energy and spirit from those two guys.”
Betting Denver Nuggets
Per top offshore betting sites, the Nuggets are 43-22 overall. 14-17-1 ATS on the road and 16-15-2 ATS at home. 30-32-3 ATS overall. 21-24-3 ATS as a favorite and 9-8 ATS as a dog. The over/under is 30-34-1. Denver scores 110.40 points per game (109.47 on the road and 111.30 at home. The Nuggets shoot 47.07% from the field, 77.52% from the FT line, and 35.76% from beyond the arc. They average 26.52 assists, 10.74 offensive rebounds, and 12.94 TOs per game.
Denver allows 108.31 points per game (107.45 on the road and 109.12 at home). They keep opposing teams to 45.87% field goal, 75.64% free-throw, and 34.59% three-point shooting, and allow 25.02 assists per game. The Nuggets average 33.52 defensive rebounds and 8.14 steals per game.
Denver is already in the playoffs, where home-court advantage means sweet Fanny Adams. The Nuggets can finish anywhere from the No. 2 to the No. 6 seed, and nothing matters but the following matchup. “We don’t have to go 8-0 in these seeding games,” head coach Michael Malone said. “We have to use our time to make sure we’re not overloading our guys, we’re not getting guys injured while creating chemistry and continuity on the court.”
Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris, Torrey Craig, Michael Porter Jr., and Monte Morris arrived late to the Orlando bubble. Jokic has had more time to acclimate and regain his chemistry with Jamal Murray and Co. Harris and Craig practiced for the first time on Friday. Porter has not been on the court yet. Morris only just arrived to the bubble.
Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick
These games are more trial and error for Denver than Miami and it’ll show. Users of top offshore betting sites should feel comfortable fading the Nuggets.