Heat vs. Nuggets Game 2 Prediction
The under hit in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night but will the total dropping to 216 for Game 2 on Sunday night between the Heat and the Nuggets, will the over cash at 8:00 p.m. ET?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
515 Miami Heat (+8.5) at 516 Denver Nuggets (-8.5); o/u 216
8:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 4, 2023
Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Heat vs. Nuggets Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 59% of public bettors are currently backing the Heat when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Tyler Herro has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s Game 2 against the Nuggets. There was optimism Herro might make his return Sunday for Game 2, but barring a miraculous last-second upgrade, his earliest return will be Game 3 on Wednesday back at home. Miami is surely hoping the series is knotted up at a game apiece by that time.
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Nikola Jokic finished Thursday’s victory over the Heat with 27 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds, a steal, a block and a triple. What else can we say about the two-time MVP who’s taken this postseason run as an opportunity to silence all of his doubters? We’re honestly out of superlatives for the Serbian superhuman. Joker delivered his ninth triple-double of the 2023 playoffs, becoming the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his Finals debut (Jason Kidd, 2002). He had just 15 points through three quarters but delivered 12 big ones in the fourth to hold off a late Miami rally and keep the Heat from getting too close for comfort. Jokic led all scorers, and his monster triple-double is one of the quietest you’ll ever see. We’ve gotten to the point that double-digit points, rebounds and assists are the expectation every single time he’s on the court. That’s absurd.
Heat vs. Nuggets NBA Playoff Betting Trends
Heat are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver
Heat are 9-26 ATS in the last 35 meetings
Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games
Nuggets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games
Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall
Heat vs. Nuggets NBA Playoff Prediction:
The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Denver. The over is 10-4 in the Heat’s last 14 road games, is 8-3 in their last 11 road games versus a team with a winning home record and is 4-1 in their last five games playing on two days of rest. On the other side, the over is 6-1 in the Nuggets’ last seven games versus a team with a winning record.
NBA FINALS GAME 2 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: HEAT/NUGGETS OVER 216