Nuggets vs. Heat odds, prediction, picks for Game 3
The Miami Heat put up an impressive Game 2 performance, securing a gutsy three-point road win against the Denver Nuggets to tie the NBA Finals. However, it wasn’t just a stellar performance that helped Miami steal home-court advantage. Fortune and lady luck were both on their side. In this article, we will take a look at the Heat vs. Nuggets Game 3, provide a betting prediction, and offer picks for the game.
The Miami Heat managed to hit 49% from beyond the arc in Game 2, with Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Kyle Lowry, Caleb Martin, and Duncan Robinson shooting a combined 13-for-24 from deep. On the other hand, the Nuggets had a 39% hit from beyond the arc but had a pitiful show from their role players, especially Michael Porter Jr., who had his worst performance of the season.
Despite the Heat’s impressive win, the website ShotQuality reports that the Nuggets won the game 105-99 based on the quality of shots taken and allowed, as opposed to whether they went in. In Game 3, we can expect the Miami Heat to experience shooting regression, while the Nuggets are likely to make crucial defensive adjustments and increase defensive intensity.
Our betting prediction for the Heat vs. Nuggets Game 3 is that the Miami Heat, who needed everything to go right for them to win Game 2, will see some late-game regression, and the Nuggets will flip the script and steal the game. We suggest taking the Nuggets -2.5 (-110) and taking the under of 214.5 (-110). The expected pace of the game is slower, favoring a low-scoring game.
What is the Heat’s shooting percentage for Game 2?
Miami Heat managed to hit 49% from beyond the arc in Game 2, with Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Kyle Lowry, Caleb Martin, and Duncan Robinson shooting a combined 13-for-24 from deep.
Who had the worst performance in Game 2?
Michael Porter Jr., one of Denver Nuggets’ role players, had his worst two-way performance of the season and paired a 3-for-14 shooting performance with a -15 plus-minus mark.
What is Heat Vs. Nuggets betting prediction for Game 3?
We predict that the Miami Heat, who needed everything to go right for them to win Game 2, will see some late-game regression, and Denver Nuggets will flip the script and steal the game. We suggest taking the Nuggets -2.5 (-110) and taking the under of 214.5 (-110).
Game 3 Predictions: Nuggets vs. Heat Betting Odds and Top Picks
The Miami Heat put together an impressive performance in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, defeating the Denver Nuggets by three points on the road to snatch home-court advantage. However, luck also played a big part in their victory. Read on for our betting prediction and pick for Heat vs. Nuggets Game 3.
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Heat vs. Nuggets prediction
In Game 2, the Miami Heat shot 49% from three, while the Denver Nuggets failed to deliver expected performances from essential role players, especially Michael Porter Jr. The Heat managed a wild fourth-quarter comeback, which included some questionable officiating calls. Heat needed a lot of things to break right for them to win.
Expecting a serious shooting regression from the Heat and defensive improvements from the Nuggets, our betting prediction is a Nuggets win. Take the Nuggets -2.5 (-110) and the under 214.5 (-110).
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Note: Play Nuggets -3 (-110) and under 212.5 (-110).