The Denver Nuggets, with the home-court advantage, tip off the 2023 NBA Finals versus the Miami Heat.
The Heat are underdogs in the series, becoming the first play-in team and second eight seed to make it to the NBA Finals.
The Nuggets are making their first Finals appearance, the seventh for the Heat.
The Heat has a Cinderella story the betters predict will come to an end in this series.
The Heat are led by Jimmy Butler, who is averaging under 29 points per game, including a playoff-high 56 to help eliminate the Milwaukee Bucks. Caleb Martin, who shot 60 percent from the field in the Eastern Conference Finals, will be a valuable role player.
Nuggets are led by 2-time MVP Nikola Jokic, who is averaging under 30 points, over 13 rebounds, and over ten assists. Jamal Murray is averaging under 28 points this postseason, the added firepower for Jokic.
Nuggets can frustrate the Heat with their size; Heat can shock the world in seven.