Miami faces Denver, aims for 7th straight road win

Miami Heat (33-25, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (40-19, third in the Western Conference)

Denver; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nuggets -4.5; over/under is 215.5

BOTTOM LINE: Miami will try to keep its six-game road win streak intact when the Heat face Denver.

The Nuggets have gone 23-5 in home games. Denver is fifth in the NBA with 29.1 assists per game led by Nikola Jokic averaging 9.3.

The Heat have gone 18-12 away from home. Miami is third in the NBA allowing only 109.9 points while holding opponents to 47.2% shooting.

The Nuggets score 114.6 points per game, 4.7 more points than the 109.9 the Heat give up. The Heat average 12.4 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.0 more made shot on average than the 11.4 per game the Nuggets give up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic is averaging 25.9 points, 12.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists for the Nuggets. Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 16.1 points and 6.2 rebounds over the past 10 games for Denver.

Bam Adebayo is scoring 20.3 points per game with 10.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 13.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 45.5% over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 113.8 points, 46.1 rebounds, 31.3 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.7 points per game.

Heat: 8-2, averaging 111.3 points, 44.8 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.1 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.6 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (knee).

Heat: Orlando Robinson: day to day (back), Josh Richardson: out (shoulder), Tyler Herro: day to day (knee), Dru Smith: out for season (knee), Kevin Love: out (heel).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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