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Betting Line Favors the Miami Heat in NBA Battle with Denver Nuggets

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for the Miami Heat when they hit take on the Denver Nuggets on Friday in pro NBA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Denver Nuggets as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 3-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 197.5 for Friday at shops such as MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 101-98 win for the Nuggets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Heat will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 19-19-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Denver Nuggets are 18-18-3 ATS. Miami is 13-26 against the points scored total betting line, while Denver is 21-18 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs Miami injuries news.

The Nuggets - Heat betting odds would favor the Nuggets if the lines were set according to power rankings. Denver is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Miami Heat sit at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 8-rated NBA squad against Miami's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 17 in the league with 8.13 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 6.69 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami got 19 points from Gerald Green but lost anyway 104-90 against the Clippers on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points leading the Nuggets to a 112-110 victory over Golden State at Pepsi Center on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games
  • Miami is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Denver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Denver is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • Denver is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Denver is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Oklahoma City, Sunday, January 17th
Denver home to Indiana, Sunday, January 17th