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2021 NBA Handicapping
(28-25) Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets (34-20)
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -4
NBA Betting Total: 213
Wednesday, April 14th the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets play for the second and final times this season. Denver won the initial meeting on January 27th by a score of 109-82.
Last season, the squads played twice with each team winning one contest. The Heat holds the all-time record having won 34 matches of the 67 played.
Just like the Nuggets, the Heat have been among the hottest teams in the association of late winning six of their last eight matches including the last two versus the Lakers and Blazers.
In their most recent victory, the Heat won holding the Blazers to 98 points. Bam Adebayo led the way with 22 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Jimmy Butler was a factor as per usual with 20 points, four rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
Kendrick Nunn had been a healthy scratch through six games but got the start in place of the sidelined Victor Oladipo. Nunn scored 15 points, while Tyler Herro (14), and Duncan Robinson (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
Gabe Vincent has been dealing with a knee issue but is listed as probable for Wednesday.
After coming up lame following a dunk Victor Oladipo has been shut down by the Heat for the next four weeks. KZ Okpala remains out dealing with health and safety protocols.
Devastating is the only appropriate word that describes the loss of Jamal Murray to a torn ACL. No injury is good, but for the Nuggets to lose their main scorer and partner to Nikola Jokic it likely removes them from the title contender equation.
While the Joker is amazing, part of the reason the Nuggets are so lethal is the combination of the duo.
Case in point, the difference without Murray on the court is stark. The Nuggets offensive efficiency with both Jokic and Murray is 122.4 versus 111.3 with just Jokic. Similarly, the Nuggets net efficiency is a plus 11.5 with both on the court versus a minus -2.1 with only the Joker.
Sure, Denver added Aaron Gordon who was the perfect piece to complete the puzzle but no one is imagining Gordon to fill the void left by Murray.
In the loss, Nikola Jokic registered a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds and eight assists. Michael Porter Jr. scored 24 points along with eight rebounds.
Murray produced 17 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals, and a block in what will be his last game for some time.
Will Barton added 24 points, Paul Millsap scored 12 and Monte Morris added 10 points. Monte Morris scored 10 points as the only other double-figure scorer.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nuggets are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
This will be a true testament to the Nuggets’ grit who no doubt will be taking the court with heavy hearts. Since acquiring Aaron Gordon they had been on a tear.
While two days ago the Nuggets looked like a bonafide title contender they now seem like a first or second round out. This match will be their opportunity to convince themselves and us they should still be in the conversation.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
NBA Free Prediction: Nuggets 109 – HEat 104 (Bet Now!)
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