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How the public is betting Nuggets vs. Heat Game 2 of 2023 NBA Finals

Here’s a look at how bettors are approaching Game 2 of the Finals between the Nuggets and Heat.

2023 NBA Finals- Miami Heat v Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets dribbles the ball during Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat on June 1, 2023 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.
Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

The Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets will continue the 2023 NBA Finals Sunday with Game 2 at Ball Arena in Denver. The Nuggets are hoping to go up 2-0 in the series while the Heat look to get a split before going back to South Beach for Games 3 and 4.

Here’s a look at how bettors are approaching Game 2, with insights courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Nuggets vs. Heat Game 2 betting splits

ATS splits

The Nuggets won Game 1 by 11 points, but the Heat would’ve easily covered if Max Strus, Caleb Martina and Duncan Robinson shot even slightly better from the floor. The public is looking for a positive regression from those players based on these splits. 59% of bets are taking the Heat +8.5, accounting for 64% of the money coming in.

Total splits

The first game went under the total but bettors are thinking Game 2 will go over 216. 59% of bets are on the over, accounting for 75% of the money coming in on the category.

Moneyline splits

The bets here are fairly even, with 51% of all slips backing the Nuggets. There’s tremendous value on the Heat at +300, which is likely enticing bettors who believe in a positive regression for some of Miami’s peripheral players.