The Miami Heat (7-2) are traveling to Ball Arena on Monday where they will meet the Denver Nuggets (5-4) so check out all our NBA betting to learn more. Miami opens this contest as 1-point dogs. The NBA picks total comes in at 208.5.
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+1)
In their last game, the Heat defeated the Jazz by a score of 118-115. When it comes to fouls, the Heat had 18 and the Jazz amassed 6. They converted 15 of their 45 long-range attempts. Utah shot 73.7 percent from the free throw line, making 14 of 19 tries, to finish the game. Furthermore, Utah grabbed 24 rebounds (7 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 1 block in the loss. Utah won 31 dimes and grabbed 26 steals in this contest. Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 51.8 percent from the field on 43 of 83 shots, which is a poor defensive performance.
They also distributed 30 assists for the game in addition to forcing three turnovers and snagging three steals. They collected 36 rebounds, 7 of which were offensive. The Heat knocked down 13 of their 17 attempts for a 76.5 percent success rate, from the charity stripe. Miami finished with a 60.3 percent field goal percentage (47 out of 78) and made 11 of 21 shots from inside the arc. Lowry made the most of his chance. He left the arena with 20 points on eight of eleven field goals. Lowry played 36 minutes and collected 12 rebounds, along with 10 assists.
Miami enters this game with a 7-2 record. They commit 14.9 turnovers per game and have 20.9 personal fouls on average throughout the season. Miami is scoring 50.3 points per game as a unit, and has recorded 222 assists thus far this season, which is 13th in the league. The Heat are connecting on 35.7 percent of their three-point attempts (101 of 283), and they’re making 82.5 percent of their free throws.
They currently average 111.7 points per game (6th in the NBA) and a 47.0% field goal percentage. The Heat are forcing their opponents to commit 13.6 turnovers per game. They also draw fouls at a high rate of 20.0. The Heat yield 31.9 percent from beyond the arc, ranking them third in the NBA in 3-point defense (100.2). The Miami Heat allow 41 percent of opponent field goals (316 out of 770), while yielding 40.1 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 6th in assists allowed this season with 185 surrendered.
The Denver Nuggets defeated the Houston Rockets in their last appearance, winning by a score of 95-94. For the game, the Nuggets grabbed 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 45. They coughed up the ball 11 times and had 10 steals in the contest. The Rockets picked up 16 fouls in the game, forcing Denver to go to the charity stripe 17 times. The Nuggets were also able to demolish 14 of them for an 82.4 percent success rate. Denver converted 9 of their 40 three-point attempts (22.5%).
Overall, the Nuggets shot 36 for 89 from the field, giving them a percentage of 40.4%. The Nuggets allowed the Rockets to convert 35 of their 75 attempts from the floor, giving them a 46.7 percent success rate for the encounter. Denver went 28.6 percent from beyond the arc, connecting on 8 of 28 shots and ending up 16 out of 24 at the charity stripe (66.7%). With regard to rebounding, the Nuggets let Houston grab 40 in all (7 offensive). In his 36 minutes on the hardcourt, Nikola Jokic had 28 points and 2 assists. He made 9 of 15 shots in this game, for a 60 percent clip and 14 rebounds.
Denver Nuggets have a win-loss record of 5-4 for the year. As an offensive team, the Nuggets are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks them seventh in basketball. The Nuggets have 906 points this season (100.7 per game) and grab 44.1 rebounds per game. They are assisting their teammates 23.7 times per game (13th in the NBA). They give up possession 16.4 times each game. The Nuggets foul an average of 19 times per game, and their free-throw shooting percentage is 71.7 percent.
Denver allows 32.4 percent of their shots to come from downtown (97 of 299), and their opponents are hitting 73.3 percent of their free throws. They have given up 21.7 dimes and 43.8 total rebounds per game this season, putting them 11th and 5th in the league, respectively. The Nuggets’ defensive side of the court is 1st in the NBA with 98.8 points surrendered per game. They’ve limited 16.1 opponent TO’s each game and allowed teams to shoot 44.5 percent from the field (13th in basketball).
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take Miami (+1)