The first game of a five-game schedule on Saturday will be our game between Denver and Miami. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. ET. ESPN will broadcast four of the five games, including Denver-Miami, the first of the four. Both teams have already clinched a postseason berth.
Miami's Roster is LoadedThe Miami Heat shocked a lot of people earlier in the season and currently hold the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. They have already clinched a postseason berth but stand to improve their seeding if they can play well in the bubble.
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Their lineup looks really strong going into Saturday's restart. The Heat are healthy and have all their best horses ready to go. Miami's three-point shooting was the best of any team before the league was paused and six of their players are averaging more than two made threes per game. Additionally, they rank in the Top 10 in both field goal percentage and three-point percentage allowed. They have seven players ready to go that are averaging double figures in points, highlighted by Jimmy Butler, their lone 20-point per game scorer.
Nuggets Getting a BoostBefore the NBA paused in March, the Nuggets had the third-best record in the Western Conference. They have a spot locked up in the postseason now but could improve their seed. What's more, they're getting a shot in the arm with the impending regular-season debut of Bol Bol. In three exhibition games in the bubble, Bol scored double figures in all three games.
Bol will be joining five Nuggets averaging in double figures, plus Will Barton who's questionable for the game. Denver was the seventh-best defensive team before the break and the eighth-best at defending the three-point shot. On offense, they ranked sixth in the league in field goal percentage.
Stats & Trends
- Under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 overall.
- Under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 games as a favorite.
- Under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
This is a solid spot for anyone looking to make a few bucks on Saturday. Take the UNDER and do it confidently. Defenses are going to progress faster than offenses under the circumstances, and these two teams both play solid defense. Plus, with it being both of their first games after multiple months off, they'll be going balls to the wall. In their last four meetings, there has been ZERO overs.