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Heat kick off NBA restart with interconference matchup against Nuggets

Miami and Denver will resume the regular season with an interconference matchup on Saturday. We preview the game with odds, betting splits and lineup news.

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during a scrimmage on July 25, 2020 at The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

The Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets are set to play in a regular season game for this first time since March this weekend. The two teams will kick off the NBA restart with an interconference matchup on Saturday. The Heat are fourth in the Eastern Conference while the Nuggets are third in the Western Conference. Denver blew out Miami earlier this year, but there have been some major roster changes since then. This game should be a lot closer, and we’ll go over the relevant betting information here.

TV Info

The game will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and is streamable on NBA League Pass.

Betting lines and odds

Spread: Nuggets (-2)
Over/Under: 210.5
Moneyline: Heat (+108), Nuggets (-195)

Lineup Notes

Heat — The Heat appear to be in good health. Their starting lineup doesn’t appear to have been affected much, but it appears like Jae Crowder could challenge Derrick Jones Jr. for minutes at power forward.

Nuggets — Denver has toyed around with some interesting lineups but will likely revert back to it’s normal group when regular season play resumes. One wild card to account for is Bol Bol. The 20-year-old rookie has been gaining some much-needed experience and could make his first appearance for the Nuggets later this week.

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