Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Odds, Free Pick - August 1

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The Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets game Saturday starts at 1 pm ET and features a line of Miami -2.5.  Bookmaker.eu offers a generous welcome bonus (maximum $1000 bonus).

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TIME: 1p.m. ET. TV: ESPN

Hot Trends

  • Heat are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Denver (note: this game is in Orlando with the Nuggets as the designated home team)
  • Heat are 8-19 ATS in the last 27 meetings.

Despite an obvious edge going to the Nuggets, be mindful that they will be without their starting shooting guard and small forward and their starting point guard is questionable.

What Sagarin Says

Sagarin does not take into account injuries right away.  On a neutral court, they indicate a line of PICK'EM leaning Denver -1.


The Heat (41-24) can climb as high as the second seed in the Eastern Conference or drop to sixth depending on how these eight games go.

"Our guys are competitors. They love this," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "They're really enjoying this environment, having an opportunity to feel normal and get in between those four lines and compete. We're excited about our team. We've had three really good weeks of practice, guys are ready."

Denver has a deep enough roster to meet the trends expectations. Led by Nikola Jokic and guard Jamal Murray, the Nuggets had 11 players log time in 41 or more games this season. Six are averaging in double figures in scoring.

TODAY'S FREE PICK: Denver Nuggets +2.5 L


OVERALL NBA RECORD 2020: 62-40-1 60.7%

- Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

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