Heat vs. Nuggets Odds & Picks: Nuggets Cool Heat at Home

Betsperts analyst Jennifer Eakins gives her best bets for the Heat vs. Nuggets on Friday. December 30th, 2022.

The Miami Heat head west to face the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena on Friday, December 30th, 2022. Tip-off is set for 9:00 PM ET between a Heat team that is coming off their second-straight win over a Western Conference squad, while the Nuggets just lost to Sacramento on Wednesday, breaking a five-game win streak.

Heat vs. Nuggets Betting Odds

Heat Nuggets
Spread +4 -4
Moneyline +155 -180
Over/Under 223.5

*Lines accurate at time of publication

Heat vs. Nuggets Best Bets

Nuggets -4 (-110 DraftKings)

Denver has been dominant in 2022, particularly at home. They sit sixth in the NBA in points per game with 116.2 and have put up an average of 122.3 in their last three contests. Miami, however, is dead last in points per game this season with 108.2 and 28th in their last three games with an average score of 111.0. Nikola Jokic is coming off a 40-point tilt, which was his second 40-point effort in his last three outings. The Heat doesn’t have enough to match this Nuggets team playing among their home crowd.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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Heat vs. Nuggets Game Total Under 223.5 (-110 DraftKings)

Injuries on both sides of the court have me leaning towards the under in this contest. The under has cashed in four of Miami’s last five games overall, and 4-of-5 out on the road, as well. Meanwhile, Denver has hit the under in 10 of their last 14 games at Ball Arena.

With Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon both out, it will be tough for Jokic to run up the score by himself. That under is looking pretty good on Friday night.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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