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Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 8/1/20 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Odds & Info

Game Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat
Date & Time Saturday August 1, 2020, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Walt Disney World Resort
Latest odds
DEN -1.5 ; Total 211
TV Channel
ESPN

The Saturday NBA schedule will tip-off with a matchup between the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets as part of a quadruple header on ESPN. The Heat (41-24) hold a two-game lead for fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings and are a legitimate threat to make a run to the NBA Finals. Last time out, Miami was outscored by 26 points during the second quarter of a 109-98 home loss versus Charlotte.

Miami G Kendrick Nunn tallied a team-high 24 points on a 9-for-15 shooting performance. Bam Adebayo added 21 points, ten assists, and seven rebounds for the Heat.

The Denver Nuggets enter the 2020 NBA restart 1.5 games behind the Clippers for second place in the West. The Nuggets (43-22) split their last ten games and have generated plenty of buzz during the scrimmages centered around talented rookie Bol Bol. In their last contest, Denver was outscored by 17 points during the final quarter of a 113-97 road loss against Dallas.

Denver G Jamal Murray led his team in scoring with 25 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists. Nikola Jokic added 14 points and 13 rebounds in a losing effort for the Nuggets.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Heat are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
  • Nuggets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 overall.
  • Heat are 8-19 ATS in the last 27 meetings.

Free NBA Pick:

Denver Nuggets -1.5

Denver G Gary Harris (hip) did not play in Saturday’s scrimmage, but is expected to be ready for this game. Both teams rank in the bottom four in the league in pace, so my under is the lean on the total. The stronger play is on Denver to win and cover the small number. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win 107-100.

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Betting on Sports started early for Eddie as he started in College in the 90's. Since then Eddie has came to be a successful high school teacher and coach of many sports. But Eddie didn't forget his sports betting passion and in 2012 he became Part-Time writer here at Picks & Parlays. Eddie loves all sports but his favorite are NFL, College Football, NBA, College Basketball, & MLB.