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Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Prediction 2-29-24 Picks

Miami Heat (33-25) vs. Denver Nuggets (40-19)
February 29, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Denver Nuggets -4.5; Over/Under: +221.5
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The Miami Heat pay a visit to the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena on Thursday night. Here’s a Heat vs Nuggets Prediction.

Miami Heat

The Miami Heat have been in great form as they’ve won nine of their last 11 games overall and they will be gunning for a sixth straight victory after taking down the Trail Blazers in a 106-96 road win on Tuesday. Jimmy Butler led the team with 22 points, nine assists and four steals, Terry Rozier added 19 points while Duncan Robinson chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Heat shot 52 percent from the field and 14 of 26 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and scored just 15 points in the first quarter to trail by 15 points, before they methodically chipped away at the deficit to reclaim the lead with time to spare. The Heat played excellent defense to dominate the second half by 60-40. The Heat will take on the Jazz after this one.

Denver Nuggets

 Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have been in fine form as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be eager to build on their four-game win streak after blowing past the Kings in a 117-96 home win last night. Jamal Murray led the team with 32 points and six assists on 13 of 15 shooting, Aaron Gordon added 17 points with six assists on seven of eight shooting while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Nuggets shot 53 percent from the field and 15 of 35 from the 3-point line as they took control of the contest with 37 points in the second quarter, before they dominated the third quarter by 35-17 to push the lead out to 32 points at one stage. The Nuggets will play against the Lakers after this game.

Denver Nuggets Team Facts

  • The Nuggets have won 13 of their last 14 night games against the Heat.
  • The Nuggets have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last eight games against Eastern Conference opponents following a win.
  • Seven of the Nuggets’ last eight games against Eastern Conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Miami Heat Team Facts

  • The Heat have won each of their last five games as road underdogs when playing with a rest advantage.
  • The Heat have covered the spread in each of their last eight games.
  • Seven of the Heat’s last eight games against Western Conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Heat vs Nuggets Prediction

The Heat are still shorthanded with Kevin Love out and Tyler Herro listed as questionable, while the Nuggets are coming into this one with a full squad. We’re in for a good contest here as both teams are coming into this meeting with winning momentum as the Heat have won nine of 11, while the Nuggets just made light work of the Kings in a big win last night. I would be tempted to go with the Heat if we were getting more free points, but with the line so short, I’m sticking with the Nuggets to get the win and cover at home.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Denver -4.5

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