Heat vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks 2/29/24

Denver Nuggets (39-19) vs Miami Heat (33-25)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat are riding a 5-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are riding a 4-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets prediction.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat beat the Bucks, 76ers, Pelicans, Kings, and Trail Blazers during this streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 110.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets beat the Wizards, Trail Blazers, Warriors, and Kings during this streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.5 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.1 points and 12.3 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (31.4).
  • The Nuggets rank 29th in the league for free throws made per game this season (15.5).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank 29th in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (85.5).

Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Denver Nuggets are the better team and a nightmare at home, where they're 22-5 SU on the season. However, the Nuggets are also on the end of a back to back and have allowed teams to hang around at times. The Miami Heat are rested and as healthy as they've been in a while with the return of Butler and Rozier. Tyler Herro is also due to return for the Heat at any moment. This is also the first meeting between the Heat and Nuggets since the NBA Finals, so there should be some motivation factor for the Heat. I'll take my chances with the Heat and the free buckets.

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +4.5

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