How to Bet Game 3 of the NBA Finals

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Is it too late to give Heat head coach Eric Spoalstra the NBA Coach of the Year award?!?! I truly didn’t believe Miami stood a chance in this series, let alone steal home court advantage this early from a team who up until Sunday looked poised to go undefeated at Ball Arena this postseason. They certainly have my attention now, and hopefully Denver’s as well.

Game Preview & Pick:

The Heat did a tremendous job in game 2 of mixing in their zone defense, and it definitely had Denver out of sync. I’ve heard it discussed at length that the most effective strategy to stopping the Nuggets was to force The Joker to be a scorer, and limit the open looks he generates for his teammates with his elite passing ability, but Miami is the first team that I’ve actually seen execute on it. I expect Denver coach Mike Malone to make the necessary adjustments in game 3, and for the Nuggets to get back on track, but who really knows any longer when it comes to what’s starting to feel like a team of destiny in South Beach. I don’t put much stock in Tyler Herro not being available tonight, because he hasn’t been available the entire playoffs, and I personally believe the Heat are a better overall team without that Vanilla Ice wannabee. I think this will be a lower scoring game, which makes grabbing Miami with the points tempting, but I’m still adamant that Denver is hands down a better team across the board, and this has the feeling of a must win game for them tonight. Look for Jamal Murray to be a much more aggressive scorer than he was in game 2, and hopefully Michael Porter Jr. remembers he’s actually a good three-point shooter…

Denver ML (-150) 1.5 units

Bonus Pick:

Jamal Murray over 24.5 points (-120) 1 unit

Michael Porter Jr. over 2.5 three pointers made (120) 1 unit

Michael Porter Jr. over 22.5 points + rebounds + assists (-150) 2 units

Nikola Jokic over 11.5 rebounds (-145) 1 unit

Kyle Lowry over 3.5 assists (-135) .5 units

Caleb Martin over 8.5 points (-105) 1 unit