The culmination of the basketball postseason is the NBA Finals, where the top team from the Eastern Conference battles the top team from the Western Conference for the coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Can Miami shake off the losses and stay alive in the series, which shifts back to the Mile High City? We'll find out soon as Game 5 gets underway tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET in Denver.
NBA Finals odds
The NBA Finals odds see the season-long futures market whittled down to just two teams.
NBA Finals picks
We've got comprehensive breakdowns and staff picks for the Heats vs. Nuggets series — plus game-by-game picks, predictions, and player spotlights.
Game 5 picks
- Jason Logan: Heat vs. Nuggets Game 5 picks
- Rory Breasail: Heat vs. Nuggets Game 5 props
- Jason Logan: Nikola Jokic player props spotlight
Game 4 picks
- Jason Logan: Nuggets vs. Heat Game 4 picks
- Rohit Ponnaiya: Michael Porter Jr. Game 4 player props spotlight
- Rory Breasail: Nuggets vs. Heat Game 4 props
Game 3 picks
- Jason Logan: Nuggets vs. Heat Game 3 picks
- Rory Breasail: Nuggets vs. Heat Game 3 props
- Jason Logan: Nikola Jokic Game 3 player props spotlight
Game 2 picks
- Rory Breasail: Heat vs. Nuggets Game 2 picks
- Jason Logan: Heat vs. Nuggets Game 2 props
- Jason Logan: Jimmy Butler player Game 2 props spotlight
Game 1 picks
- Jason Logan: Heat vs. Nuggets Game 1 picks
- Rory Breasail: Heat vs. Nuggets Game 1 props
- Rohit Ponnaiya: Nikola Jokic Game 1 player props spotlight
Finals MVP Odds
The NBA Finals MVP goes to the most valuable player in the championship series. Sportsbooks have NBA Finals MVP odds on the board at the start of the NBA Playoffs and shrink that list to the remaining teams as the postseason plays out.
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic (-360) has a hold on the top spot of the 2023 NBA Finals MVP odds.
Where to watch
The NBA Finals will air on ABC in the United States. Mike Breen will handle play-by-play duties for the 18th straight year and will be joined by broadcast partners Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson. Those without cable can stream the games live on Fubo and NBA League Pass.
How to bet on the NBA Finals
The NBA Playoffs bring out plenty of new bettors looking to wager on basketball for the first time. If you fit this category, let us teach you how to bet on basketball with some betting basics and tips for tackling the basketball world’s biggest competition.
Where to bet on the NBA Finals
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NBA Finals FAQs
The NBA Finals will be broadcast on ABC.
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in six games to win the NBA Finals in 2022.
The NBA Finals will start on June 1, 2023 and could run until June 18, if the series were to go seven games.
The NBA Finals is a best-of-seven series and will go until one of the contenders wins four games.