Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Heat vs Nuggets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Miami Heat taking on the Denver Nuggets on Friday January 15 at Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Miami Heat (22-17) vs. Denver Nuggets (15-24)
Date: Friday January 15
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Miami -130
NBA Betting Odds: Miami -2
NBA Betting Total:193.5
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The Miami Heat continue their west coast swing and head into Denver to take on the Nuggets, who come off their biggest win this season.
Denver knocked off the 2, now 3 loss, Warriors on Wednesday as they kept pace with the high flying Golden State team throughout.
The Heat were also in action on Wednesday, but couldn’t gain any steam offensively in Los Angeles as they became the 10th straight victim to the Clippers, by a 104-90 margin.
The Heat have now equaled their longest skid of the season as they’ve dropped 3 in a row after falling in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
With the loss, Miami has now put themselves a game behind Atlanta for the Southeast Division lead, after holding first place for essentially the entire season.
Miami has been extremely sloppy during their losing streak and that really came about on Wednesday as they turned the ball over a season high 24 times. The Heat have had a problem taking care of the ball lately and it has led to some easy baskets for the opposition.
Dwayne Wade had 7 of those 24 turnovers, which put a dent in what was a good game for him. Wade finished with 16 points and had 8 assists to go along.
Back up G Gerald Green played one of his best games of the season as he finished with 19 points. Expect him to get some more minutes here on Friday.
Things haven’t been easy for the Nuggets this season by any means, but they can at least claim one thing, they’ve played the Warriors tough.
They took them to overtime inside Oracle Arena, but let the game slip away from them. On Wednesday, there was no slipping. Denver bounced back and forth with the Warriors all night long, but eventually pulled out a 112-110 win.
While they still allowed 110 points, it was their defense that really stepped up down the stretch of the game. They got some crucial stops and forced Curry and company into some tough shots late in the 4th quarter.
The 3rd quarter proved to be the turning point after the Warriors led by 4. Denver finished the last 5 plus minutes on a 19-5 run and took a 10 point lead into the 4th. Gallinari was the difference maker offensively as he put in 28 points.
The Nuggets win on Wednesday was just their 7th in 18 tries at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Heat are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
- Heat are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Heat are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Nuggets are 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
- Nuggets are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Nuggets are certainly riding an emotional high after winning against Golden State Wednesday. This does have the feel of a let down as the Heat are trying to end their losing streak as well.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami -2
Miami should be able to take care of business with their solid defense here. It has been one of the best this season at times and we should see that on Friday.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami 109 – Denver 89
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