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Basketball | Thursday, June 1, 2023 8:45 AM (Revised at: Thursday, June 1, 2023 8:51 PM)

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Bet Builder Tips: 3.60 Builder For Game 1

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Bet Builder Tips: 3.60 Builder For Game 1

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Bet Builder Tips: Thursday, June 1st

The Denver Nuggets are making their first-ever NBA finals appearance in the NBA finals this season and it has been a long time coming. The Denver Nuggets are listed as heavy favourites to win Game 1 as well as the title this year, but the Miami Heat have been on a mission this postseason. 

We are heading to bet365 to create another Bet Builder for Game 1 of the NBA finals! Read the article below to see our 2-leg bet builder at 3.60 odds. 

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Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Preview

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The Denver Nuggets finished top of the Western Conference this year with a 53-29 record and they couldn’t have asked for a better playoff path. They easily dismantled the Minnesota Timberwolves in 5 games before facing the Phoenix Suns in the conference semifinals. Many expected the Suns to come out on top, but Mike Malone’s squad got the job done in 6 games. The Nuggets then went on to sweep the Los Angeles Lakers and win the Western Conference for the first time in the team’s history. Nikola Jokic was pronounced the MVP of the conference and they enjoyed a nice rest period for more than a week. 

The Denver Nuggets have only played 15 games this offseason, but are by far the best-performing side, ranking 1st in net rating as well as netting a 12-3 record. Their defence hasn’t been the best this year, but they have made significant improvements compared to the regular season and now have a 111.7 defensive rating. Their offence has been on fire, ranking 1st in rating with 119.7 and averaging 116.4 points per game. 

The Miami Heat have had a very bumpy road to the finals but they have finally arrived and are ready to fight for the title yet again. This is their 2nd finals appearance since the ‘Bubble’ season where they were dispatched by the LA Lakers. The Heat were the 8th seed this year and their performance in the postseason is nothing short of spectacular. 

They beat the 1st-seed Bucks, followed by the New York Knicks and their toughest task all year – the Boston Celtics. The Celtics series was a sight to behold. The Heat went up 3-0 and just when everyone thought it was all over, the Celtics bounced back and evened out the series. Still, coach Spoelstra was able to rally his troops and win game 7 with an impressive 19-point margin. 

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Bet Builder

If there is one thing we can expect from the Denver Nuggets it is for them to rely on their offence to overwhelm the Miami Heat. Their offence has been by far the most efficient out of any team in the playoffs and it is because of their team chemistry. The Nuggets are averaging 25.9 assists per game and their assist/turnover ratio is at 2.27. We expect the Nuggets to push the tempo with their transition and force the Miami Heat to try and keep up with their scoring.

Bam Adebayo was a non-factor on offence against the Celtics but his defence has been invaluable to the Miami Heat. We expect coach Spoelstra to rely on him a lot to defend Nikola Jokic and his minutes total should be quite high. When he has played 38 minutes or more against the Celtics, Adebayo has had 17, 13 and 10 rebounds respectively and we expect him to cruise to 10 rebounds tonight.

Although we can have as many as 12 selections when making Bet Builders at bet365, I’m happy with our 2 for 3.60 odds. Their Early payout feature applies to basketball builders, so if you pick a team in the moneyline market and they go up by 18 at any point of the game, the pick is automatically counted as a winner. You can also select Live Alerts and be the first to know when something happens.

  • Over 219.5 Points
  • Bam Adebayo Over 8.5 Rebounds 

Bet Builder Odds: 3.60

Odds as of 11:00 am June 1st 2023. Odds may now differ.

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