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Nuggets Seek to Clinch First NBA Title Monday Night  

Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 6/12/2023

The Denver Nuggets can clinch the first NBA title in franchise history on Monday Night.  To illuminate, the Nuggets lead the Miami Heat 3-1 in the 2023 NBA Finals.  Following a split in the first two NBA betting matchups at Denver, the Nuggets beat the Heat in the next two games at Miami.  Now the Nuggets can clinch the Larry O’Brien Trophy on their home court with a win Monday night.  Otherwise, the Series will return to Miami for a Thursday Game 6.

2023 NBA Finals

Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets 

CashBet Odds:  Denver Nuggets -6000 vs. Miami Heat +2400

Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Finals Series Schedule

Game 1: Nuggets 104, Heat 93
Game 2: Heat 111, Nuggets 108
Game 3: Nuggets 109, Heat 94
Game 4: Nuggets 108, Heat 95
Game 5: Monday at Denver, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Game 6*: Thursday at Miami, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Game 7*: Sunday, June 18 at Denver, 8 p.m. ET (ABC)

*If necessary

2023 NBA Finals CashBet Wagering Analysis  

The Miami Heat will be a difficult sell to gamblers.  And that is reflected on the series price heading into Game 5.  Denver is a massive favorite based on public perception.  Correlate that the casual sector has no interest in a Miami team facing elimination on the road.  Especially after the Heat blew two consecutive home games.

Wise Guys will not lay the current series price on Denver.  And they see Miami as a potential dollar drain.  Cause by the Heat needing to beat the Nuggets three consecutive games to cash in the ticket.

Miami on the Brink  

First among Miami scorers is Jimmy Butler, with 27.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.  Bam Adebayo adds 17.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

Miami has best sportsbook online ranks 30th for scoring offense, 28th for field goal percentage, 27th for 3-point field goal percentage, 2nd for free throw percentage, and 27th for offensive rebounding.  In comparison, on defense, the Heat rank 2nd for scoring defense, 22nd for field goal percentage permitted, 22nd for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 6th for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Miami has covered one out of their last four games.  In comparison, the Heat has gone under the total in seven of its previous eight matchups.  The Miami Heat finished 44-38 straight up, 31-49-2 against the spread, and 41-41 over/under the Betting on NBA total.

Denver Can Strike Gold With Monday Win

First among Denver scorers is Nikola Jokic, with 30.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per game.  At the same time, Jamal Murray adds 26.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per contest.

Denver has NBA ranks of 12th for scoring offense, 1st for field goal percentage, 4th for 3-point field goal percentage, 26th for free throw percentage, and 19th for offensive rebounding.  In comparison on defense, the Nuggets rank 8th for scoring defense, 20th for field goal percentage permitted, 3rd for 3-point field goal percentage allowed and 1st for defensive rebounding.  

Late on, Denver has covered five out of their last six games.  In comparison, the Nuggets have gone under the pro basketball betting total in four of its previous five matchups.  The Denver Nuggets finished 53-29 straight up, 45-37 against the spread, and 37-44-1 over/under the total.

Last Game – Miami Lacks the Heat

Denver’s 47-year NBA gambling wait might be over as soon as Monday.  Accordingly, Nikola Jokic and his Nuggets are one win away from getting the title he’s wanted for so long.  Aaron Gordon scored 27 points, Jokic added 23, and the Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 108-95 to take a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

Also, Bruce Brown scored 21 off the bench for the Nuggets.  Denver won their fifth straight road game to grab complete command.  Now the Nuggets have three chances to win one game for a title.


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