Denver Nuggets (10-7) at Miami Heat (6-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.4 points and 11.9 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 19.3 points and 4.3 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 107.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.7 points and nine rebounds while Tyler Herro is averaging 17.6 points and 3.8 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Jimmy Butler is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Heat are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Wednesday games. The over is 40-18-3 in Nuggets last 61 overall. The under is 7-3 in Heat last 10 home games. The Nuggets are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Miami and 19-9 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are starting to win games more consistently, but there's something about their subpar defense that makes them hard to trust with chalk. The Miami Heat finally return home, they should have some fans for this contest, and they're also expected to get some players back for this game. The Heat have been undermanned all week and they still hung around with the 76ers and Nets. The Heat can win this game outright. I'll grab the points.