Bettor Places Massive Bets Totaling $3.5 Million on Nuggets vs. Heat for Game 3
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The series heads to Miami on Wednesday after the Heat gave the Nuggets their first home loss of the playoffs in Game 2 and equaled the series at one game a piece.
Despite Denver going on the road after losing momentum, there is one bettor who believes they have a massive edge on the Heat tonight.
Caesars Sportsbook took two bets from a bettor in Nevada totaling $3.5 million on the Nuggets in Game 3.
The bettor placed $750,000 on the Nuggets' first half spread -1 and another $2.75 million on Nuggets -2.5 for the full game.
Denver opened as a 1.5-point favorite for Game 3. That line quickly moved to -2.5 and is currently -3 on most sportsbooks. BetMGM is offering -2.5 for those looking to back the high-roller bettor.
The Nuggets are currently garnering 68% of the public action, according to ActionLabs. It is likely Caesars and other sportsbooks will be rooting heavily for the Heat tonight.
Denver is 4-3 ATS on the road this postseason and 3-0 ATS in its last three road games. Miami is 5-3 ATS at home in the playoffs.
The Nuggets were close to -400 favorites on most books to win the series before Game 1. That line shot down to -275 at BetMGM and Caesars.