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Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
When: Monday, February 11, 9:00 PM. ET.
The Denver Nuggets will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on the Miami Heat on Monday night.
Heat Trying To End Slump
The Heat haven’t played well over the past week and have lost four of their last five games. They will be trying to end their slump with a win over the Nuggets, which will give them their second win in their last six games.
Miami has struggled offensively, averaging 105.3 points per game. The team is shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from three-point range.
Josh Richardson leads the way for the Heat with 17.8 points and 3.8 assists per game. Dwyane Wade is averaging 13.9 points and 4.4 assists per game, while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 13.1 points and 12.6 rebounds per game.
The Heat have done a great job on the defensive end and are holding opponents to 105.8 points per game, which is third in the league. They held the Sacramento Kings to 102 points in their last game and will need another solid performance to get past the Nuggets on Monday.
Nuggets Happy To Be Back Home
The Nuggets struggled during their recent road trip, losing three of their four games. They will be hoping that a return to the friendly confines of the Pepsi Center will change their recent fortunes as they try to snap their three-game losing streak on Monday night.
Denver has played well offensively this season, averaging 112 points per game, which is 15th in the league. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from three-point range.
Nikola Jokic leads the way for the Nuggets with 20.4 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game. Jamal Murray is averaging 18.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and five assists per game, while Gary Harris is averaging 14.8 points and three rebounds per game.
The Nuggets have also played well on the defensive end and are holding opponents to 107.3 points per game, which is sixth in the league. They gave up 127 points per game in their last three games and will need to play significantly better if they want to beat the Heat on Monday.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast.
- 20-8 ATS in their last 28 home games.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600