Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Game 5 Prediction and Odds: 2023 NBA Finals

The Denver Nuggets are only one win away from winning the NBA Finals and earning their first-ever NBA championship. The Miami Heat did many miracles this post-season, and if they manage to take the series back to Miami, it will be another sensation.

These odds from William Hill were correct at the time of writing.

Nuggets vs Heat Game 5
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Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat – Game Predictions

The Denver Nuggets won both games in Miami with a double-digit margin. They are now going into Game 5 as a 10.5-point favorite. Nikola Jokic has been unstoppable in the series, and the feeling is that he is setting an NBA record every time he plays. A lot will depend on him tonight, and if we look back, there is not a single game this season in which the Serbian was not on top of his performance. Everything is set for the championship party tonight in Denver, but the Heat is not a team that goes down easily.

Prediction 1: Denver Nuggets -10.5

The Nuggets have lost only one home game in the Playoffs this season, and that was against the Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals series. This is definitely the biggest game in 47 years since the Nuggets joined the NBA, and they will make it a memorable one. The Nuggets will once again bring in their up-tempo basketball, for which the Heat has not found a response yet. The Nuggets will build up an early lead that will result in a win by covering the -10.5-point spread at the end.

Prediction 2: Aaron Gordon over 13.5 points

Aaron Gordon is one of the key role players in the Nuggets lineup. He is probably the one that benefits the most from playing alongside Nikola Jokic. The two-time MVP is the one that the Heat defense is often double-teaming, and Gordon is always ready to receive the extra pass, whether that is an alley-oop pass or one for an open three from the corner. Gordon is averaging 13.7 points per game in the Playoffs and is coming off a 27-point performance in Game 4. Given his current form and the stakes, Gordon will have another great game scoring over 13.5 points tonight.

Nuggets vs Heat Preview – Can the Heat Take the Series Back to Miami?

The Miami Heat are winning against the odds throughout the entire Playoffs, but it seems like their run will be over tonight. Miami managed to steal one game on the road, but things do not look promising at all for them after losing both home games. The Nuggets were pretty dominant in the previous two games, and it is hard to believe that the Heat would be able to crash their party tonight.

Denver Nuggets News, Injuries, and Starting Lineups

The Nuggets were not among the top favorites to win the championship going into the Playoffs, but the way they have been playing, they fully deserve to get on top of the league for the first time in franchise history. Nikola Jokic is having an epic post-season, and if the Nuggets really win this one, no one can deny that he is the best player in the game today.

Denver Nuggets Injury Report:

None listed.

Denver Nuggets Starting Lineup:

Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, and Nikola Jokic.

Miami Heat News, Injuries, and Starting Lineups

The Heat were absolutely fantastic throughout the entire Playoffs, and it feels like they lost their breath in the NBA Finals series. They are going back to Denver, where they won Game 2, but after losing both games at home, and being shorthanded, now they are with their backs against the wall. Will that bring the best out of them, we are about to see tonight at the Ball Arena.

Miami Heat Injury Report:

Victor Oladipo and Tyler Herro are out for the Heat for Game 5.

Miami Heat Starting Lineup:

Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Caleb Martin, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo.

Nuggets vs Heat Head to Head Record In 2023

The Nuggets won both of the regular season games against the Heat.

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Game Details

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Prediction

  • Date & Time: Monday, June 13, 2023, 08:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Where to watch match in UK: Sky Sports (TV), fuboTV, or other live stream

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