The Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets are ready for the big show. Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals between the kings of the East and the champions of the West will take place this Thursday in Mile High City. Who gets the 1-0 series lead in this Heat vs Nuggets series?
Read on for more about this Heat vs Nuggets matchup in the 2023 NBA Finals, including the latest odds, pick, and prediction to win this showdown, as brought to you by JefeBet. Also, don’t forget to check out other NBA content ws here to help you make the best betting decisions.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets NBA Finals Game 1 on June 1, 2023
- Where: Ball Arena, Denver
- When: Thursday, June 1, 2023, 8:30 PM ET
- NBA Betting Odds: View NBA Odds
Betting on the Miami Heat
- Regular Season Record: 44-38
There is nothing out there that intimidates the Heat. After victimizing the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round, the New York Knicks in the second round, and the Boston Celtics in a thrilling seven-game stretch in the Eastern Conference Finals, Jimmy Butler and the Heat have made it clear that they are a legitimate threat to win it all this season. Butler is leading the Heat in the playoffs with 28.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting from the floor.
Miami is also having success coaxing ample production from its phalanx of undrafted players. In the conference finals versus the Celtics, Caleb Martin averaged 19.3 points, Gabe Vincent 15.8, and Duncan Robinson, 11.4, each also shooting 48 percent or better from behind the arc. The three-ball is going to be a major weapon for the Heat.
Betting on the Denver Nuggets
- Regular Season Record: 53-29
While the Heat were busy trying to keep the Celtics from making a historic comeback, the Nuggets were relaxing at home, resting their bodies for the NBA Finals. With fresher legs and well-rested bodies, the Nuggets are poised to make a strong impression right out of the game in the upcoming series against the Heat. Denver’s offense projects to be a huge problem for the Heat.
So far in the playoffs, the Nuggets are shooting 49 percent from the floor and 38.6 percent from the 3-point area. Jokic is the mastermind behind Denver’s brilliant attack. In the Lakers series, he roasted Anthony Davis and company for an average of 27.8 points on 50.6 FG% and 47.1 3FG%. Then there’s Jamal Murray who averaged 32.5 points on 52.7 FG% and 40.5 3FG% while also dishing out 5.3 assists and grabbing versus the Purple and Gold.
The Nuggets coast to a double-digit victory, thanks to Jokic’s offensive brilliance and the Nuggets’ rebounding.
Prediction: The Nuggets win, 120-107.
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