Our NBA Free Pick has little to do with the Nuggets miracle win against Golden State. This is all about the state of Miami on their current road trip. A +3 on Denver has got nibbled down to +2 1/2 right now. Great place even for ML on the Nuggets. Find out why from the HRW as we break this game down.
NBA Free Pick : Mile High
Since last Friday, this will be the fifth game that Miami has had to play out west. They get to try and chase down on of the higher energy teams in the NBA. Goran Dragic is out for the rest of the trip. With Wade taking over the point guard duties, his turnovers shot up to seven himself and 24 as a team against the Clippers. Lazy passing and a gambers mentality in a losing situation buried the Heat in their last game. Combine that with Bosch going bagel from three point land in the last two games and there are no easy answers for their offense in this one.
This is the NBA and while a team like the Nuggets might get a rush against beating the Warriors, the Heat are really vulnerable here. Denver knows this and will take advantage. Danilo Gallinari is playing really well as of late on both sides of the ball. He has scored over 26 a game since returning from an ankle injury six games ago. Heat do not have the energy to keep him locked down.
Heat have struggled in Denver going 1-8 ATS as of late. Old teams and high altitude do not mix. Whiteside is a best but his game is not high air friendly. He needs the old guard to come through and they are tuckered and just want to get home. Free Pick of the Day in the NBA are the Nuggets + 2 1/2. Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at HRWager.