Miami Heat (5-1) vs. Denver Nuggets (4-2)
NBA: Tuesday November 5th, 2019 (Pepsi Center)
Line and Odds: Miami (+5) vs. Denver (-5) Over/Under: 209
Money Line: Miami (+175) vs. Denver (-200)
Free NBA Playoff Picks: Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
The Heat are off to a great start this season, winning five of their first six games. They have lost their last two games to the Nuggets and will try to snap their losing streak with a win on Tuesday night, which will give them their fourth win in a row and sixth win in their last seven games.
Miami is one of the best offensive teams in the league this season, averaging 115.6 points per game, which is eighth in the league. The team is shooting 48 percent from the field and 40.1 percent from three-point range.
In their last game, the heat ran the Houston Rockets off the court, scoring 129 points in the win. Duncan Robinson led the way for the Heat with 23 points and six rebounds. Meyers Leonard finished with 21 points and four rebounds, while Jimmy Butler added 18 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, and four steals for the Heat, who finished the game with six players scoring in double figures. Miami has also played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 107.4 points per game, which is 12th in the league. They held the Rockets, who have the best offense in the league, to 100 points in their last game and should be able to keep the Nuggets in check on Tuesday night.
Nuggets Going For Third Consecutive Win Over Heat
The Nuggets were able to snap their two-game losing streak with a win over the Orlando Magic in their last game and will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Heat, which will give them their second win in a row and third straight win over the Heat.
Unlike Miami, Denver hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 103.5 points per game. The team is shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from three-point range.
Jamal Murray leads the team with 18.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Nikola Jokic, who was a finalist for the MVP award last season, has struggled so far and is averaging 15.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, while Will Barton is averaging 14 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets have played well on the defensive end and are holding opponents to 103.5 points per game, which is fifth in the league. They will have their work cut out for them against the Heat, but if they can slow down Miami’s offense, they will have a chance to win this game and extend their winning streak over the Heat.
Cover the Spread 365 Trends
Miami are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Miami are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Miami are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Denver.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games.
Denver are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 6 games against Miami.
Denver are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver’s last 7 games when playing at home against Miami.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 6 games this season.
NBA Scores: Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets
Overall, Miami is in first place in the Eastern Conference. They are a very underrated defensive team. This game should be low scoring but Miami should have enough in the tank to win 100-95.
My Pick: Miami (+5)