NBA Finals Same-Game Parlay Picks: Three Plays for Heat vs. Nuggets Game 5

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Will the Nuggets finish off the Heat with a win in Game 5 and clinch the franchise’s first NBA championship? It could be the last basketball game of the season, making it an excellent time for bettors to build NBA Finals same-game parlays via their favorite sports betting app.

Here are a few of our favorite NBA Finals same-game parlay picks for Monday’s contest.

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DraftKings’ SGP for NBA Finals Game 5: Heat vs. Nuggets

Same Game Parlays have become popular for obvious reasons. You have a chance to win more money while risking less. Who doesn’t want to do that?

But, if you are not careful, it is easy to fall into a trap with parlays and same-game parlays. As tempting as adding one more leg and watching your potential payout grow can be, taking a cautious approach (fewer legs) is advisable. Yes, you can win more money with additional legs, but the house has the advantage, which you can minimize by going with fewer legs.

Comparing the odds at some of the top sports betting apps is always advisable, but for this game, we are featuring odds from DraftKings:

NBA Finals: Heat vs. Nuggets Same Game Parlay No. 1

  • Jamal Murray, Over 9.5 assists +170
  • Michael Porter Jr., Over 5.5 rebounds +100
  • Same Game Parlay Odds: +400

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Murray has been an unreliable scoring threat during the NBA Finals with 26, 18, 34, and 15 points in the first four games. But he has been a dependable source of assists, with at least 10 in every game. With a chance to lock down the team’s first title, Murray will not let fans (and bettors) down. He may lose a few opportunities to Nikola Jokic, but he’s good for at least 10 assists.

Porter Jr. had an off night with only three rebounds in Game 4, but he has been good for at least seven boards in his last seven postseason games and 10 of his previous 11. In his last 10 home playoff games, he went Over 5.5 rebounds in eight.

A $100 wager results in a $500 payday, your stake plus $400 in winnings.

Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets
Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (Photo by PI/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

NBA Finals: Heat vs. Nuggets Same Game Parlay No. 2

  • Jimmy Butler, Under 25.5 points +110
  • Under 209.5 points -105
  • Same Game Parlay Odds: +245

For the Heat to have a shot, they need a massive night out of Butler. But the Nuggets defense contained him in Games 1 and 2 in Denver (13 and 21 points) and held him to 28 and 25 in Games 3 and 4 in Miami. As much as the Heat need him, the Nuggets know they must keep him contained.

Since they have for most of the series, there is no reason to think Game 5 will differ.

Denver’s three wins have all stayed Under the total. Denver’s desire to win a title will override Miami’s hopes for a Game 6. This game will be much like the Nuggets’ other wins. Denver will score 100+ while holding Miami to 90+.

A $100 wager results in a $345 payday, your stake plus $245 in winnings.

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NBA Finals: Heat vs. Nuggets Same Game Parlay No. 3

  • Nikola Jokic, 2+ blocks +230
  • Bam Adebayo, Over 20.5 points +105
  • Same Game Parlay Odds: +500

Nikola Jokic has put up impressive numbers in almost every game during the postseason. Game 5 will be no different. Asking for 2+ blocks is risky, but Jokic had three in Game 4 and two in Game 3. He’s had six games during the postseason with at least two, including three of the last five.

With a chance to close out the series and bring a title to Denver, Jokic will have a solid day. So, there is a good chance he has multiple blocks tonight.

Adebayo has gone Over 20.5 points in three of four Finals games and missed out on doing it in all four by a point. Denver hasn’t been overly concerned about stopping Adebayo from chipping in 20 points a game and probably will not worry about him in Game 5.

A $100 wager results in a $600 payday, your stake plus $500 in winnings.

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