The Denver Nuggets continued to assert their dominance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and are now looking to take a 2-0 lead over the Miami Heat. After struggling to hit their shots in Game 1 the Heat look to even up the series on Sunday, June 4. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET in Denver. Keep reading for betting odds, a great Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code offer, and the best bets for tonight’s game.
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2023 NBA Finals Betting Preview & Best Bets for Game 2
The 2023 NBA Finals continue in prime time on Sunday at Ball Arena. The Denver Nuggets take on the Miami Heat in Game 2 after Denver opened with a 104-93 victory on Thursday. The Nuggets host the follow-up, with Denver maintaining a perfect record at home in the 2023 NBA playoffs. Miami (+320 moneyline odds) looks to even the series after potentially acclimating to the mile-high climate in Denver (-420).
Tipoff is at 8 p.m. ET in Denver. Caesars Sportsbook lists Denver as the 8.5-point home favorite, while the over/under, or the total number of points, is 214.5 in the latest Heat vs. Nuggets odds.
Jimmy Butler OVER 6.5 Assists (+102)
Butler’s 13 points on Thursday were a playoff-low and he attempted 14 shots — well shy of his 20.2 average. He wasn’t as aggressive in searching for scoring opportunities as he has been in the past but he did get his teammates involved with a team-high seven assists. A bounce-back shooting night could mean more assist opportunities going forward. Butler was good for 6.1 dimes on average in the Celtics series, and he never had fewer than five across those seven games. He’s gone over his assists prop six times in his last 10 outings.
Heat Keep it Close +8.5 (-110)
The Heat nearly had a backdoor cover in the series opener despite taking an NBA Finals record-low two free throws. They also shot below 41% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc, a substantial dropoff from their playoff marks of 46.8% and 38.7%, respectively. A bounce-back performance is in order for Miami, which is 7–4 against the spread on the road in the postseason. The fact that the Nuggets were held to 104 points is a point in favor of the Heat. They just need more offense from Butler, Caleb Martin, and Max Strus to stay within striking distance.
Nikola Jokic OVER 23.5 Rebounds + Assists (-127)
There have been 12 triple-doubles in the postseason. Bam Adebayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Steph Curry each have one. Jokić accounts for the other nine. He went for an efficient 27/10/14 line in his first Finals game, his second triple-double in a row, and sixth in seven games. Jokić’s rebounding (13.1) and assist numbers (10.5) are truly staggering in the playoffs. He’s hit the over of his combined rebound and assists prop in three of his last five outings.