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Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Denver Nuggets at Miami Heat
Date & Time Tuesday January 8, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
American Arlines Arena
Miami, Florida
The Line
The Line: Miami Heat -1 -- Over/Under: 209.5
TV Channel
AL2, FSS
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NBA | Denver Nuggets at Miami Heat
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The Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat meet Tuesday in NBA action at the American Arlines Arena.

The Denver Nuggets look for another victory after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 18.8 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.5 points and five assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Miami Heat need a statement win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 18.3 points and 3.7 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 14 points and 3.9 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last nine home games.

The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Heat are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Heat last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 overall.

The Denver Nuggets are on the end of a back to back and continue to struggle on the road where they've lost five of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are one of the more improved teams in the league over the last month or so, and they're allowing just 42.8 percent shooting and winning by an average margin of 4.4 points in their last five games. The Heat also have a weird thing where they show up against some of the better teams in the league and stink up the joint against non-playoff teams. The Heat will be ready for this one at home. I'll side with the Heat at home in this toss up.

Pick:
Miami Heat -1

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