Nikola Jokic Player Prop Odds & Best Bets Today: Heat vs Nuggets Game 2 (6/4/23)

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Best Nikola Jokic Player Props for Game 2 (6/4/23)

Given the odds for each of the Jokic prop markets listed above, let’s dive into best bets for this much anticipated Game 2. A state sheet stuffer, Jokic presents unique challenges for opposing defenses at the center position. He can shoot, pass, and rebound with anyone in the NBA and can also bully teams down low with his overall size too. There’s an issue with his defense, but with how well he plays on offense that almost doesn’t matter at all. The two-time MVP is the biggest key to the Denver Nuggets winning their first NBA title.

Nikola Jokic Over 27.5 Points

This is the easiest prop to take with Nikola Jokic because Miami doesn’t have anyone that can reliably matchup with him on defense throughout the whole game. In Game 1, Miami threw four different defenders at Jokic and none of them could stop him consistently. The most athletic option for the Heat is Bam Adebayo, but he’s three inches shorter than Jokic and the weight difference is also very big. The other options are a combination of Kevin Love, Cody Zeller, and even Haywood Highsmith. Jokic is primed to dominate once again because of the way he’ll be defended, and because of how much of a focal point he is for Denver on offense. He also scored 27 points in Game 1 so just needs one more point in general from that game to hit the over so it’s very doable.

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Nikola Jokic Over 12.5 Rebounds

This is another great prop to take with Jokic and it’s because of a lot of the same reasoning to take the over with his points. Miami is obviously going to make adjustments throughout this series, but overall Jokic is a matchup nightmare for what the Heat can do in this series. No one on Miami can matchup with his height and weight and that’s most important down low with rebounds. Jokic has played 16 career games against the Heat and in total has averaged 11.1 rebounds against them. In order for him to hit this over he just needs to grab two more rebounds from his average, which is highly doable, especially in the Finals where he’s being relied on even more. Look for Denver to dominate down low overall, with Jokic being the biggest reason why. Denver has been great at rebounding in general, so don’t expect that to change that much.

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Nikola Jokic Over 10.5 Assists

This prop doesn’t seem as much of a sure thing as his points and rebounds, but it’s still a good bet to make. Jokic forces teams to focus on him so much that when double teams come for him, his vision is good enough to find the open man. Also, because of how much Miami will try and double team him there are going to be players open for him to find. This was evident in Game 1 when he got 14 assists and seemed like he was just toying with the Miami Heat because of that. The Nuggets have Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon, and Michael Porter Jr for teams to worry about too so while Jokic takes most of the focus, it’s still easy for them to score with those other three players and it makes it easy for Jokic to get his assist totals up. He also already hit over this number in Game 1 and in general averages 6 assists against Miami. The Heat will make adjustments mostly on defense to stop him from dicing them up, but this is still a smart bet because of how consistent Jokic is.

Jake Faigus, graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in sports management. He wrote for The Daily Wildcat, as well as the Arizona Fansided blog, Zona Zealots. He currently writes for Aaron Torres Media and runs social media for BracketFanatics.

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