Nuggets vs. Heat NBA Preview (3/13/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 13, 2024 - Last Updated on March 15, 2024
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Nuggets Vs. Heat Preview March 13

The Miami Heat host the Denver Nuggets in a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Kaseya Center. The game will air on ESPN.

Nuggets vs. Heat pregame odds

According to the latest NBA betting odds, the Nuggets are road favorites for their second meeting of the season with the Heat. Denver picked up a 103-97 home win in the first one, but Miami covered the spread as a +6.5 underdog. The total went under the game-time line of 214.5 points. Current odds for Wednesday’s game from Mass sports betting apps are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Nuggets -4.5, over/under 215.5
  • FanDuel: Nuggets -4, over/under 215.5
  • Caesars: Nuggets -4.5, over/under 215.0
  • BetMGM: Nuggets -3.5, over/under 215.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Nuggets vs. Heat. 

Nuggets vs. Heat projected starting lineups

Nuggets starting lineup

PG: Jamal Murray
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Michael Porter Jr.
PF: Aaron Gordon
C: Nikola Jokic

Heat starting lineup

PG: Terry Rozier
SG: Duncan Robinson
SF: Jimmy Butler
PF: Nikola Jovic
C: Bam Adebayo

Projected starting lineups for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Nuggets vs. Heat injuries

Miami enters tonight’s game with two players out, Tyler Herro and Kevin Love. Duncan Robinson continues to draw the start at shooting guard while Love’s minutes are soaked up by Nikola Jovic, Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Caleb Martin. Denver has a clean bill of health for the NBA Finals rematch from last year.

Team standings and stats for tonight’s game

Denver Nuggets team stats

The Denver Nuggets are 45-20 on the season, which is tied for the best record in the Western Conference. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games and have won three straight, including a win over the Boston Celtics. Last time out, they picked up a 125-119 home win over the Toronto Raptors. Nikola Jokic notched his 21st triple-double of the season in the victory. Here’s where Denver ranks in key team stats for the season to date:

  • Points per game: 115.0 (15th)
  • Points allowed per game: 110.7 (7th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.2 (9th)
  • Assists per game: 29.3 (3rd)
  • FG%: 49.6 (4th)
  • 3PT%: 36.9 (13th)

Miami Heat team stats

The Miami Heat have dropped three straight to fall to 35-29 on the season, which is good for 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games, most recently dropping a 110-108 home decision to the Washington Wizards. Jimmy Butler finished with 23 points in the losing effort. Below are the Heat’s team stats for this season:

  • Points per game: 110.5 (27th)
  • Points allowed per game: 109.9 (6th)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.1 (24th)
  • Assists per game: 25.9 (20th)
  • FG%: 46.5 (20th)
  • 3PT%: 37.5 (10th)

Player stats for Nuggets vs. Heat

Denver Nuggets leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Nikola Jokic is coming off a triple-double to help the Nuggets rally for a win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. Here are Denver’s top five players based on the team’s last outing:

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 35 PTS, 17 RBS, 12 ASTS
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 26 PTS, 5 RBS, 12 ASTS
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 19 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 19 PTS, 8 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 9 PTS, 1 RB, 0 ASTS

Nikola Jokic is favored to win NBA MVP this season and — along with Jamal Murray — is leading the Nuggets to one of the best records in the Western Conference. Denver was able to get the 100-88 road win over the Heat. Up next the Nuggets play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Here are Denver’s season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 26.2 PPG, 12.3 RPG, 9.2 APG
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 21.2 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 6.6 APG
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 16.6 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 13.9 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 3.2 APG
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG): 10.1 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 2.4 APG
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 10.1 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 3.7 APG

Miami Heat leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 23 points in a losing effort on Sunday. Here are Miami’s top five players based on the team’s previous outing against the Wizards:

  • Jimmy Butler (SF): 23 PTS, 3 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Bam Adebayo (C): 16 PTS, 16 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Terry Rozier (SG): 16 PTS, 7 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Duncan Robinson (F): 16 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST
  • Caleb Martin (SF): 11 PTS, 7 RBS, 3 ASTS

The Heat have two players averaging over 20 points per game this season, led by Jimmy Butler. Here are the season’s top five Heat players going into tonight’s game:

  • Jimmy Butler (SF): 21.7 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Tyler Herro (PG): 20.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.4 APG
  • Bam Adebayo (C): 19.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 10.4 APG
  • Terry Rozier (SG): 14.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 5.8 APG
  • Duncan Robinson (F): 13.4 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.9 APG
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