Prediction for the NBA Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat match which will take place on June 2nd. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.
Denver had a long break because it won over the Lakers and had to wait until the series between Miami and Boston ended. Now the main question is how it will affect the team. Michael Malone has already voiced worries that the Nuggets may get out of the game’s rhythm. It is partly true, but a break will not be excessive for some of the club’s traumatized players (Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., for example).
What is important now is that a powerful team is gathered around Jokic. Jamal Murray’s statistical results in the current playoffs are already better than in Bubble, which was the peak of the defender’s career before a severe injury. On average, Murray scores 27.7 points, adding 6.1 assists to them. Aaron Gordon and Bruce Brown should also be noted: both score at least 49% of shots from the game.
The triple-double average for the postseason (29.9 points, 13.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists) can already be considered an unprecedented achievement, and the statistics fully reflect the impact of Jokic on the game. Challenging shots, lack of selfishness, and the ability to go into the shadows at the right moment make Nikola one of the best basketball players in the world. In the last match with the Lakers, Jokic scored 30 points and made 13 assists, and Denver won with a score of 113:111.
Miami was not the favorite in any of the 3 previous playoff series; nevertheless, Florida reached the finals. The coaching hand was evident even during the regular season when the Heat showed a brilliant game, but something needed to be added for more stable results. Now Erik Spoelstra is coping without the injured Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo, and such players as Haywood Highsmith, Cody Zeller, and Duncan Robinson have often appeared in the rotation.
Miami could have ended the series against Boston much earlier because it led with a score of 3:0. Having lost the full advantage and suffered an offensive defeat in the 6th match, the Heat did not lose their heads and reached decisive success on the road – 103:84. Caleb Martin played one of the best games in his career. It was not enough for him to become the MVP of the Eastern Conference finals. Martin made 11 of 16 points from the game and scored 26 shots, becoming the 2nd most effective after Jimmy Butler. Miami had good long-range shots: 14 of 28 three-pointers were accurate. Bam Adebayo looked weak in attack, but in his half, he defended excellently in the paint. Bam and Kyle Lowry had the highest utility scores (+22 and +26).
Expert Betting Tips
Bam Adebayo is one of the best defensive players in the NBA, but he couldn’t do anything against Nikola Jokic this season. Denver has not lost to Miami for almost 3 years, so now the Heat has the most uneasy competitor. The last Florida’s opponent needed an aggressive bigman in places, and even with an unhealthy Robert Williams, Miami sometimes could not cope. The hosts have a lot of skilled players, and in some segments, Denver can relax on defense.