Miami @ Denver
Current records: Miami 7-2; Denver 5-4
What there is to know
The Miami Heat have enjoyed the comforts of home in their last two games, but now they have to go on the road. They will face the Denver Nuggets at 9 p.m. ET Monday at Ball Arena. Matchupces two teams got a little scared in their previous match, these two teams got a little scared in their previous one but managed to get a pair of wins.
Things were close when Miami and the Utah Jazz faced off last Saturday, but the Heat eventually edged out the opposition 118-115. Miami playmaker Kyle Lowry was one of the team’s most active players, dropping a triple-double with 20 points, 12 boards and dimes. Lowry struggled to find his place against the Boston Celtics last Thursday, so it was a step in the right direction.
Speaking of close games: Denver escaped with a win last Saturday over the Houston Rockets by the margin of one free throw, 95-94. Nuggets center Nikola Jokic did his thing and posted a double-double with 28 points and 14 rebounds.
Barring any buzzer batsmen, Miami is set to win a tight contest. They were consistent ATS cash generators when favored (4-2), so they could be worth a quick bet.
The victories took Miami to 7-2 and Denver to 5-4. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before kick-off: The Heat have kept their opponents at a 41% field goal percentage, which puts them first in the league. As for the Nuggets, they rank first in the league in points against per game, averaging just 98.8.
How to watch
- When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
- Or: Ball Arena – Denver, Colorado
- TV: Altitude sports and entertainment
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 11.00
Heat are slight 2.5-point favorites against Nuggets, latest says NBA odds.
The line drifted a bit towards the Heat, as the game opened with the Heat as the 1 point favorite.
Over / Under: -111
History of the series
Denver has won seven of its last 12 games against Miami.
- April 14, 2021 – Denver 123 vs. Miami 106
- January 27, 2021 – Denver 109 vs. Miami 82
- August 01, 2020 – Miami 125 vs. Denver 105
- November 05, 2019 – Denver 109 v Miami 89
- February 11, 2019 – Denver 103 vs. Miami 87
- January 08, 2019 – Denver 103 vs. Miami 99
- March 19, 2018 – Miami 149 vs. Denver 141
- November 03, 2017 – Denver 95 vs. Miami 94
- April 02, 2017 – Denver 116 vs. Miami 113
- November 30, 2016 – Miami 106 vs. Denver 98
- March 14, 2016 – Miami 124 vs. Denver 119
- January 15, 2016 – Miami 98 vs. Denver 95