Heat vs Nuggets pick against the spread

Heat vs Nuggets pick against the spread

The best part about the NBA playing in a bubble is that they have to start games early in the day. Saturday is no exception as the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets tip-off the day at 1:00 EST. This is a battle between two teams that many believe will surprise and make a run for the NBA Championship. That is why we chose to add it to our selections. So let’s look into a preview and Heat vs Nuggets pick against the spread.

Feel the Heat

The Bucks and the Celtics are the only two teams that anyone is taking seriously in the Eastern Conference. The 76ers have a few supporters, but the Heat is overlooked. Jimmy Butler is the undisputed leader of this team and he is inspiring the young players to step up. Bam Adebayo, Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro add energy and points to this team and that that makes Miami a contender in the bubble.

Doubting Denver

The Nuggets have are a team to watch. They have roster continuity which makes it easy for this team to put the pieces back together for the restart. Nikola Jokic lost some serious weight and even played point at times as part of a big lineup in the preseason. A deep team with the emergence of young players like Michael Porter Jr, makes the Nuggets a very dangerous team this season.

Inside the numbers

The Nuggets are the popular bet in this game. The basketball betting public is hitting the Nuggets to the tune of 71% leading up to tip-off. Denver opened as (-1) favorites and that line has since been pushed up to (-1.5) at the sports betting outlets for hoop fans looking to bet on this early game.  

Heat vs Nuggets pick against the spread

The Heat is a very good team and they have showed incredible flashes by beating quality teams in the East like the Milwaukee Bucks. But that is when everything goes perfect, which will not happen in the first game back. Jamal Murray will be the difference maker in the opener as the Nuggets get the win.

Nuggets -1.5

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