Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (43-22) have a chance to secure an upset victory when they hit the court as only 1-point underdogs (per DraftKings) against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat (41-24) on Saturday. The matchup’s points total is 210.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of August 1, 2020, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Heat vs Nuggets Betting Odds

Injury Report as of August 1

Heat: Kz Okpala: Questionable (Achilles)
Nuggets: Gary Harris: Out (Hip) Will Barton: Questionable (Knee) Jamal Murray: Questionable (Hamstring) Vlatko Cancar: Out (Foot)

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Heat’s average point total in matchups this year is 221.1, 10.6 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Nuggets this year is 7.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.
  • The Heat and their opponents have put up at least 210.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 46 of 65 games (70.8%) this season.
  • Denver and its opponents have added up to score at least 210.5 points in 64.6% of their games this season (42 of 65 chances).
  • The Heat and the Nuggets combine to average 12.1 more points per game than the over/under of 210.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 5.8 more points per game (216.3) than this game’s over/under of 210.5 points.

Head to Head

Denver leads the season series 1-0 over Miami. The Nuggets have a 1-0 record against the spread in games against the Heat.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
11/5/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -5 211 -208 172 109-89 DEN

Heat Betting Information

  • Miami holds a winning record against the spread this season, going 32-29-3 ATS.
  • The Heat’s record against the spread as a 1-point favorite is above .500 at 23-18-2.
  • Miami has hit the over the majority of the time, in 38 of 65 games (58.5%).

Nuggets Betting Information

  • Denver has a losing (29-30-4) record against the spread this season.
  • When the Nuggets are at least 1-point underdogs, they are 9-8 against the spread.
  • Denver has failed to hit the over in a majority of their games this season, going over the points total in just 30 of 65 contests.
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Heat Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jimmy Butler 54 20.2 6.6 6.1 1.7 0.5 0.5
Bam Adebayo 65 16.2 10.5 5.1 1.2 1.3 0.0
Goran Dragic 54 16.1 3.1 5.1 0.6 0.1 2.2
Kendrick Nunn 62 15.6 2.7 3.4 0.8 0.2 2.1
Duncan Robinson 65 13.3 3.3 1.4 0.5 0.2 3.7

Nuggets Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Jokic 65 20.2 10.2 6.9 1.2 0.7 1.1
Jamal Murray 55 18.8 3.9 4.8 1.2 0.3 1.9
Will Barton 58 15.1 6.3 3.7 1.1 0.5 1.9
Paul Millsap 44 12.0 5.9 1.6 0.9 0.6 1.1
Jerami Grant 64 11.6 3.5 1.2 0.7 0.8 1.4

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