- The Denver Nuggets have -400 odds to win the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.
- Miami is being underestimated by legal betting sites with +300 NBA Finals odds.
- Nikola Jokic is a +110 favorite to score the most points in the Finals, with Caleb Martin holding valuable +4000 odds to take his place.
DENVER – The 2023 NBA Finals matchup is set, with the Denver Nuggets opening as large betting favorites against the Miami Heat. Denver is the second team in the last 15 years to have NBA Finals odds of -400 or shorter.
NBA Finals Champion Odds
- Denver Nuggets -400
- Miami Heat +300
Their -400 odds to win the NBA Finals make the Denver Nuggets the largest NBA Finals favorite since the 2017-2018 Golden State Warriors, who held -1075 odds. The Denver Nuggets are undefeated at home during the NBA Playoffs, posting an 8-0 record at mile-high.
Denver is expected to continue their home dominance on Thursday, as the Nuggets are 8.5-point favorites at legal betting sites for Game 1.
NBA Finals Special
The NBA Finals specials at Bovada sportsbook includes odds for which player will record the most points, assists, and rebounds in the NBA Finals. Nikola Jokic is a heavy favorite for rebounds and assists but has value at +110 to be the top point scorer during the NBA Finals.
Most Points in NBA Finals
- Nikola Jokic +110
- Jimmy Butler +175
- Jamal Murray +225
- Bam Adebayo +2500
- Michael Porter Jr. +3000
- Caleb Martin +4000
Caleb Martin is the best bet outside of Nikola Jokic’s +110 odds at legal NBA betting sites to hold the title for most points in the NBA Finals. Martin is a valuable longshot with +4000 odds based on his performance in the Eastern Conference finals.
The undrafted standout was narrowly edged out by Jimmy Butler for the Eastern Conference finals MVP by a 5-4 vote. Martin was the most consistent scorer for the Miami Heat all series, shooting 60.2% from the floor and 48.9% from three-point range.
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