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SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Tuesday's Celtics vs. Heat game 10,000 times.Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. ET in Orlando. William Hill lists Boston as the 3.5-point favorite, up half a point from the opening line, while the over-under, or total number of points expected, is 222.5 in the latest Celtics vs. Heat odds. Before making any Heat vs. Celtics picks, check out the latest NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
Midday games will be a staple of the NBA's bubble restart in Orlando, and Saturday is no exception. Theand will match up in the first game of the day, pitting cross-conference foes against one another with high stakes on both sides. and headline the festivities for Denver, while and lead the way for Miami.
Tip-off is at 1 p.m. ET in Orlando. The Heat are 2.5-point favorites at William Hill after opening as 1.5-point underdogs, while the Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 213.5 in the latest Heat vs. Nuggets odds. Before making any Nuggets vs. Heat picks, be sure to.
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- Heat vs. Nuggets spread: Miami -2.5
- Heat vs. Nuggets over-under: 213.5 points
- Heat vs. Nuggets money line: Denver +120, Miami -140
- MIA: Heat are 4-8 against the spread in their last 12 games
- DEN: Nuggets are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games
Why the Heat can cover
Denver's defense is more than capable, but Miami owns an elite shooting profile this season. The Heat rank No. 3 in the NBA in shooting efficiency, withserving as one of the best floor-spacers in the entire league. Miami is also effective at getting to the free-throw line, headlined by Jimmy Butler and his propensity to attack the rim with ferocity.
On the other end, the Heat are No. 2 in the NBA in defensive rebounding, which is key against a Nuggets team that puts consistent pressure on opponents on the offensive glass. Miami also has the luxury of a versatile, top-tier defensive presence in Bam Adebayo, who could serve as an X-factor against Nikola Jokic and Denver's big men.
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Why the Nuggets can cover
The Nuggets were a stellar team in the time before the hiatus, and Nikola Jokic is perhaps the biggest reason for their overall effectiveness. The All-NBA center is averaging 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists and is flanked by a high-level guard in Jamal Murray, who is posting 18.8 points and 4.8 assists per contest in his own right.
Denver's offense revolves around Jokic, but the Nuggets are also quite effective at turnover avoidance, with Jokic feeding shooters that are often wide open. Defensively, the Nuggets will have their hands full with Miami, but Denver has the ability to take advantage of the Heat's carelessness in the area of ball security.
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SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, with Jokic andprojected to exceed their scoring averages. The model also says one side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations. .
So who wins Nuggets vs. Heat? And which side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations?, all from the model on a 52-32 roll on NBA picks, and find out.
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