Denver Nuggets vs. Miami Heat - 11/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (5-12) at Denver Nuggets (7-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets meet late Wednesday night in a NBA contest at the Pepsi Center.
The Miami Heat are desperate for a bounce back victory after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Hassan Whiteside is averaging 17.3 points and 15.1 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.3 points and 6.6 assists. Dion Waiters is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Johnson is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Denver Nuggets look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Wilson Chandler is averaging 18.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 16.8 points and 2.1 assists. Emmanuel Mudiay is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.9 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last six home games.
The Heat are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Heat are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Denver and 5-15 ATS in the last 20 meetings overall.
The Miami Heat didn't have a ton of talent to begin with and now are watching players drop like flies due to injuries. Winlow, Dragic and Waiters are all questionable, leaving Miami extremely undermanned if any of those guys can't go. Meanwhile, the Nuggets have a ton of close losses this season and are slowly starting to find ways to win. You have to like Denver to get a victory here against a banged up and struggling Miami team.