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June 4, 2023

THE LINES: Heat (+280 ML) @ Nuggets -8.5 (-350 ML); Total 216

TIP-OFF: 8 p.m. ET

KEY FACTS: How important is Game 2 for the Heat? Only five teams have won the NBA Finals after going down 2-0: the 2021 Bucks, 2016 Cavaliers, 2006 Heat, 1977 Trail Blazers and 1969 Celtics. Nikola Jokic joined Jason Kidd as the only players to record a triple double in their NBA Finals debut.

TRENDING: The Nuggets haven’t lost at home since March 30th, and have gone 8-3 against the number since then. Miami’s last five games have all gone under the total, while the under has hit in five of Denver’s last seven contests.

MAKING MOVES: After Game 1 closed at Nuggets -8.5, Denver opened as a 9.5-point favorite. That line only lasted for a few minutes, though, as it was quickly bet down to Nuggets -9 and afterwards -8.5.

FEELING THE HEAT: One of the biggest Game 2 bets so far is on Miami… to win outright. A New York client placed $2,000.04 on Heat moneyline +400 for a potential win of $8,000.16.