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Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat 6/9/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat 6/9/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

NBA Finals – Game 4, DEN leads series 2-1

On Friday, Game 4 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals series will take place between the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets. Denver has a 2-1 series lead after defeating Miami 109-94 in Game 3 on Wednesday. While Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 32 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists, Jamal Murray led Denver in scoring with 34 points. Denver outrebounded Miami 58-33 and shot overall at 51.2%.

Nikola Jokic is leading Denver in scoring, rebounds, and assists throughout the postseason with averages of 30.4 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 10.1 assists per game. The second-highest scorer, Jamal Murray, averages 27.4 points per game. Denver averages 115.2 points per game, with six players averaging double figures in scoring.

In Game 3, the Nuggets prevailed with a final score of 109-94. Regarding fouls, the Heat had 22 at the end of the game while the Nuggets had 18. 11 of their 35 3-point tries were successful. Miami made 15 of 19 attempts in the charity stripe, shooting 78.9%. Miami also had five blocks and added 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive). For the game, Miami recorded seven steals and 20 assists. Denver’s defense let the opposition shoot 37.0% from the field on 34 of 92 tries. Along with four forced turnovers and three steals, they also had 28 assists during this game. They hauled in 58 boards, 13 of which were offensive, for a total of 58. The Nuggets made 22 out of their 27 attempts from the free throw line, converting at an 81.5% clip. Denver made five of their 18 3-point tries for a final FG percentage of 51.3% (41 of 80).

Jamal Murray is a participant who has a part to play in this match. He made 12 of 22 shots for 34 points. He had a 45-minute game and added 10 rebounds. Murray concluded the contest shooting 54.5% from the field while dishing out 10 assists.

Denver has a season record of 53-29 going into this game. They turn the ball over 14.5 times a game, giving up possession, and as a basketball team, they foul out 18.6 times per game. Denver is the second-best basketball team in ball movement, averaging 43.0 rebounds per contest and dishing out 2,368 assists overall. The Nuggets are shooting 75.1% from the line and 37.9% from the field (969 of 2,559). They now average 115.8 points per game and shoot 50.4% from the field, ranking them 12th in the NBA.

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat 6/9/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

Miami must win to even the series at 2-2; else, it would enter Game 5 in Denver down 3-1. Jimmy Butler led Miami in scoring in the defeat on Wednesday with 28 points, but the Heat could only shoot 37.0% overall. Miami only made four mistakes while forcing Denver to make fourteen, but they could not capitalize on the turnover difference. For the Heat, Bam Adebayo had 22 points and 17 rebounds.

Jimmy Butler averages 27.3 points and 5.9 assists per game for Miami and is the team’s top scorer and assist provider. Bam Adebayo, who averages 17.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, is the team’s top rebounder. Miami averages 110.7 points per game as a team, with seven of its players averaging double figures in scoring. Miami is shooting 39.2% from 3.0 distance and 46.9% overall.

The Heat collected 33 rebounds overall in Game 3, including 23 defensive and 10 offensive. In addition, they turned the ball over four times despite recording seven thefts throughout this game. In this game, the Nuggets committed 18 personal fouls, which sent the Heat to the line for 19 free throw attempts. 15 could be converted, yielding a conversion rate of 78.9%. Miami made 11 of their 35 tries at 3-pointers or 31.4% of their total attempts. Overall, the Heat shot 34 of 92 shots from the field to complete the game, giving them a rate of 37.0%. The Heat allowed the Nuggets to convert 41 of their 80 field goal attempts, giving them a percentage of 51.3% for the game. They shot 5 out of 18 for a 27.8% clip from beyond the arc and finished with a 22 out of 27 (81.5%) free throw percentage. Regarding the offensive glass, Miami let Denver get 13 rebounds on the offensive end, giving them a total of 58.

In this game, Jimmy Butler proved to be crucial for the Heat. Butler played 40 minutes on the court, scoring 28 points and dishing out four assists. In the game, he made 11 of 24 shots at a rate of 45.8% and grabbed 2 rebounds.

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat. The NBA has chosen the Denver Nuggets for this matchup. The play in this case is Denver, even though the UNDER is a good option. The Nuggets have won 27 of their previous 37 games against the Heat, covering the spread in each of their last five games played in Miami. The Miami defense has struggled to contain Denver’s dynamic pair of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, which will continue on Friday. Each of Denver’s previous four road games has seen the team cover the spread. Prediction of the outcome Losing 101-90, the Denver Nuggets cover the spread.

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida, 

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2023


NBA Odds: Denver Nuggets -2.5

NBA Total: 210.5


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