Miami made the 2023 NBA Finals more enjoyable by evening the series at a game apiece on Sunday night. But now the Heat must hold serve at home by beating one of the league’s best road teams to keep their NBA championship hopes alive. Sportsbooks carry hundreds of prop bets, along with traditional betting lines, giving bettors plenty of options for building Nuggets vs. Heat same-game parlays for Game 3.
Here are a few of our favorite NBA Finals same-game parlays for Wednesday’s contest.
DraftKings SGP for NBA Finals Game 3: Nuggets vs. Heat
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.
NBA Finals: Nuggets vs. Heat Same Game Parlay No. 1
- Denver -2.5 (-105)
- Nikola Jokic Over 29.5 points (+105)
- Same Game Parlay odds: +245
Miami has a little momentum heading into Game 3 after taking Game 2 in Denver, but don’t count on it to last. The Nuggets are one of the best road teams in the NBA this season, and after losing Game 2 at home, they’ll be looking for payback in Game 3. Leading the charge will, of course, be Nikola Jokic.
Expecting 30+ would be asking a bit much of most players, but Jokic has scored 30+ in eight of 17 playoff games, including two of his last three. He’ll have his ninth in Game 3 Wednesday night.
A $100 wager will result in a $345 payday, your stake plus $245 in winnings.
NBA Finals: Nuggets vs. Heat Same Game Parlay No. 2
- Gabe Vincent 3+ three-pointers (+105)
- Bam Adebayo Over 19.5 points (+105)
- Same Game Parlay odds: +320
Vincent has been on a roll the last couple of games, going 5-of-10 from behind the arc in Game 1 and 4-of-6 in Game 2, where he led the team in scoring with 23 points. After watching him hit 9-of-16 three-point shots on their court, the Nuggets may be more concerned with getting in his face in Game 3. But they may see Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo as more significant threats.
If they do, Vincent will again get enough shots from three-point range to hit at least three.
After having a lackluster series against the Celtics that saw him average 12.4 PPG in the last five, Bam Adebayo has responded with two clutch performances for the Heat in Games 1 and 2 (26 and 21 points). It would not be surprising to see him continue to get a high volume of shots since Denver will likely be more concerned with Jimmy Butler than him.
A $100 wager will result in a $420 payday, your stake plus $320 in winning.
NBA Finals: Nuggets vs. Heat Same Game Parlay No. 3
- Gabe Vincent Over 14.5 points (+120)
- Nikola Jokic Over 10.5 assists (+115)
- Same Game Parlay odds: +360
Vincent was not one of Miami’s primary scoring threats during the regular season. But he has had a productive postseason run, especially when he heats up from three-point range. Denver will likely be more concerned with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, so he should continue to get a fair number of open-shot attempts.
He’s scored 15+ points in seven of his last nine games. He’ll be good for at least 15 in Game 3.
Jokic had recorded at least 11 assists in seven of his last eight games prior to Game 2, where he had just four. He did have back-to-back games with five in the series versus the Suns (Games 1 and 2). But don’t count on him having another lackluster night in Game 3. He’ll bounce back and cover the over.