Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets - 4/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (34-20) vs Miami Heat (28-26)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -4 -- Over/Under: 213 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The Miami Heat look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.5 points and 7.1 assists while Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.1 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Kendrick Nunn is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.2 points and 10.9 rebounds while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.3 points and 7.8 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Heat last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 Wednesday games. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Miami Heat are on the end of a back to back and playing in Denver in these sort of spots can be brutal given the altitude. With that said, the Denver Nuggets have had some bad losses over the last week and now just lost Jamal Murray for the season. Losing such a key player when you consider yourself a title contender is a major gut punch and it could take some time to adjust mentally and physically. The Nuggets went from a team that could win a championship to maybe a second round exit at best. I'll grab the free buckets with the Heat.