Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 8/1/2020 Spread Picks and Game Analysis
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Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 8/1/2020 – Two teams from opposing conferences are reopening their NBA season with the hopes of challenging the best. The Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets are set to meet on Saturday, August 1 at 1 PM Eastern Time at the HP Fieldhouse in Kissimmee, Florida. Since this game will not allow a live audience, fans can opt to watch through this match’s TV partner in ESPN and via streaming in NBA League Pass and SofaScore. Coming to this game, it is seen by NBA Betting Odds that the Denver Nuggets are carrying the edge to take home this victory over the run-and-gun Miami Heat.
Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 8/1/2020
Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 8/1/2020 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat is currently the fourth-best team in the NBA Eastern Conference and they own a 41-24 record. This team has revived their winning culture since the arrival of Jimmy Butler and they are showing in the scrimmages that they have not missed a beat so far. He averages 20.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.7 steals a night. Butler is getting much help from the improved first-time NBA All-Star in Bam Adebayo manning the paint with 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks. Goran Dragic is now the prime candidate to become the NBA Sixth Man of the year while the bench is reinforced with flashy rookies as well.
Players to watch: J. Butler SF GP 54 GS 54 MIN 34.3 PTS 20.2 OR 1.8 DR 4.8 REB 6.6 AST 6.1 STL 1.7 BLK 0.5 TO 2.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 2.8 PER 23.41
B. Adebayo PF GP 65 GS 65 MIN 34.4 PTS 16.2 OR 2.5 DR 8 REB 10.5 AST 5.1 STL 1.2 BLK 1.3 TO 2.8 PF 2.5 AST/TO 1.8 PER 20.62
G. Dragic PG GP 54 GS 1 MIN 28.4 PTS 16.1 OR 0.5 DR 2.6 REB 3.1 AST 5.1 STL 0.6 BLK 0.1 TO 2.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 2.1 PER 15.94.
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets has been most consistent in the top three teams in the NBA Western Conference along with the Los Angeles Lakers with their record standing at 43-22. During their scrimmages in the bubble, Nikola Jokic looks like a player adding another dimension in his game as the seven-footer plays the point guard position. This was to give way to rookie Bol Bol to shine and he has not disappointed and even surprised how this 7-foot-2 center moves inside the court. Denver has the tallest starting five in “The Bubble” as Jokic and Bol is joined by Paul Millsap, Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee.
Players to Watch: N. Jokic C GP 65 GS 65 MIN 32.3 PTS 20.2 OR 2.4 DR 7.8 REB 10.2 AST 6.9 STL 1.2 BLK 0.7 TO 3.1 PF 3.1 AST/TO 2.2 PER 25.08
J. Murray PG GP 55 GS 55 MIN 32.8 PTS 18.8 OR 0.8 DR 3.2 REB 3.9 AST 4.8 STL 1.2 BLK 0.3 TO 2.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 2.1 PER 17.59
W. Barton SF GP 58 GS 58 MIN 33 PTS 15.1 OR 1.3 DR 5 REB 6.3 AST 3.7 STL 1.1 BLK 0.5 TO 1.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 2.4 PER 15.7.
Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 8/1/2020 Betting Numbers
Miami are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games.
Denver are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
M. Leonard C (Ankle) is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Denver
N. Jokic C (COVID-19) is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Miami
Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
The Denver Nuggets are coming in this season’s resumption with a lot of positive intrigues if they will stick to this tall-ball lineup and how often they will use it. Still, don’t expect the Miami Heat to just give in and be scared of this tall roster. It will be interesting how Bam Adebayo responds and let his game be against Jokic and the company. Best Sportsbook feels that it is safer to put your faith in the Nuggets in this match.
Moneyline: The Miami Heat are coming to this match with an ML of +103 while the Nuggets are at -123.
ATS: Just 1.5 points separating both teams across the spread with the Heat holding the +1.5 and the Nuggets are on the better end with -1.5.
TOTALs: The given total for this match is 210.5 points with the Nuggets going under and the Heat are over.
Score Prediction: 110 – 102 Nuggets