After winning Games 3 & 4 on the road, the Denver Nuggets are now just one win away from securing their first ever NBA Championship. They lead the Finals 3-1 and will play hosts in Game 5 against the MIAMI HEAT.
We bring you our preview and betting tips for Game 4 of the Nuggets vs Heat NBA Finals series below!
NBA Finals Game 5 Betting Picks
Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets
Ball Arena, Monday 8:30pm (ET)
The Denver Nuggets doubled the dose from their Game 3 win in Miami by defeating the heat on their home floor once again in Game 4.
Interestingly and almost eerily, both games followed almost the exact same script from quarter to quarter and the final score was also extremely similar.
The duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray were obviously important once again in the win, but it was a couple of Nuggets role players who stole the show in Game 4.
Aaron Gordon lit it up in the second quarter to give his team a healthy five-point lead at the main break. He had easily his best game of the Finals and finished with 27 points to his name. Similarly, Bruce Brown popped off for 21 points of his own and connected on multiple three-pointers.
For the Heat, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo were both solid on offense and combine for 45 points in the loss. However, the Heat role players failed to show up again and have hit nowhere near the heights they reached in the Conference Finals series against the Celtics.
With Butler and Adebayo only playing at a good level instead of great, and the rest of the role players failing to deliver on a consistent enough basis, it’s hard to see a way back for the Heat in this series, let alone in Game 5.
On top of that, the Nuggets have been the best home team all playoffs, with scores of 104+ on each occasion and losing just once overall.
In my opinion, the Nuggets should win easily on Monday night and bring the first ever NBA Championship to Denver.