Two teams fighting for the 8th and final playoff place of their respective conference are clashing today, when the Miami Heat (37-33), are hosting the Denver Nuggets (38-32), with both teams having lost two of their last three games and in desperate need for a victory. Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 03-19-2018, 18:30 EDT
Spread: Miami Heat -2
Heat have a 37-33 record (35-30-5 against the spread) so far this season. and currently sit on the 8th place of the East. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning on the road against the Lakers with a 92-91 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Goran Dragic with 17.6 ppg, adding a team high 4.8 assists per game. He is followed by Hassan Whiteside with 14.3 ppg and a team high 11.8 rebounds per game, while Dwayne Wade adds 13.7 ppg.
Nuggets have a 38-32 record (31-36-3 against the spread) so far this season and have fallen on the 9th place of the West. They have lost two of their last three and in their last game they lost on the road against the Grizzlies with a 94-101 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Gary Harris with 17.7 ppg, followed by Nikola Jokic with 17.2 ppg and team highs both in rebounding, with 10.5 per game and in assists made, with 6 per game. Jamal Murray adds 16.4 ppg.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Nuggets won a close game at home by one point with a 95-94 score. Heat are 20-13 at home so far this season, while Nuggets are 11-22 on the road. Nuggets are better offensively, scoring 109 ppg to Heat’s 102.5, while Heat are better defensively, allowing 102.5 ppg to Nuggets’ 107.9. Nuggets have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 46.95% to Heat’s 45.39% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 36.72% to Heat’s 35.78%. They are also better in rebounding, grabbing 44.3 to Heat’s 43.2 and in assists made, with 24.9 to Heat’s 22.4. Nuggets have been extremely weak on the road throughout the season and Vegas odds give the Heat a -2 spread which they are expected to beat for the home victory today.
Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Prediction: Miami Heat -2 (-109)
Check out my other Free NBA Picks here:
Latest NBA Odds and Public Action: Some of the top Vegas and offshore sportsbooks odds are updated in real time and we also provide who the public is on.
Last Minute Handicapping Advice: Check out our extensive library of sports betting tips and advice from professional Vegas handicappers (we also recommend taking the time to look over our handicapping video library), check out daily free sports picks and more NBA picks and predictions.
And Make sure to bookmark all the above!
????Best Bonuses and Places to Wager on the NBA:
Bookmaker: Join today and get a 100% welcome bonus up to $600 (redeem offer)
BetOnline: 100% welcome bonus up to $2,500 (redeem offer)
MyBookie: 50% sign up bonus up to $3,000 (redeem offer)
BetAnySports: 34% Welcome Bonus with ONLY a 5x Rollover (redeem offer)