Nuggets vs. Heat Prediction
The underdog has been a solid play in recent Nuggets and Heat games but will Denver score a win for bettors tonight at 6:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Heat are 4-point home favorites versus the Nuggets while the over/under currently sits at 218 points, down from the opening number of 223.5.
Jameer Nelson (calf) and Will Barton (foot) will not play today against the Heat. Nelson suffered a righ tcalf strain on Friday and wasn't able to return, but he was hopeful to play this evening in Miami. The Nuggets are 2.5 games back of the Trail Blazers for the No. 8 seed so they need this one tonight. Jamal Murray will start at point guard while Emmanuel Mudiay will see extra minutes off the bench.
Goran Dragic scored 20 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday. After winning 105-88 in New York that night, the Heat then fell to the Knicks 98-94 on Friday as a 10.5-point home favorite. Miami is now 5-5 over its last 10 games and 6-4 against the spread during that span.
OUR PREDICTION: The underdog has cashed in eight of the last 11 meetings between these two teams while the Nuggets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five trips to Miami and 15-6 against the number in their last 21 games overall versus Miami. As for the Heat, they're just 1-4 against the number in their last five games playing on one day of rest and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games on Sunday.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS +4