Denver Nuggets Odds
For the first time in franchise history, the Denver Nuggets are headed to the 2023 NBA Finals.
The Nuggets swept the Los Angeles Lakers to win the Western Conference Finals and advance for a chance to win an NBA Championship for the first time ever. So far in the 2023 playoffs, Nikola Jokic has averaged 30.4 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 10.2 assists. The Nuggets take on the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals starting June 1.
Colorado bettors can wager on Nuggets games at online sportsbooks through the NBA Finals. Below you’ll find the latest Nuggets game odds and futures odds at CO online sportsbooks, plus a roadmap to betting on the Nuggets online in Colorado.
Tonight’s Nuggets odds
Below find the best odds for tonight’s Nuggets game as posted at CO online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your bonus and start getting your bets in.
Nuggets NBA Finals odds
Below find the best odds at Colorado online sportsbooks for the Nuggets to win the West or the NBA Finals. Click on any odds to go to the online sportsbook and get a bet locked in:
Nikola Jokic Finals MVP/prop odds
Nikola Jokić current odds to win Finals MVP and hit game stats at top Colorado online sportsbooks:
Latest Nuggets Betting News
How to bet on Nuggets games in Colorado
Whether you want to bet on or against the 2020-21 Denver Nuggets before games or in the middle of the action, there are four things you need to do:
- Register for a new account: First, you need to sign up for an account with the Colorado online sportsbook of your choice. You can download the mobile app and sign up there or register right on the website. Either way, you’ll need to provide some personal information, including your name, phone number, email, and the last four digits of your social security number.
- Claim bonus and bonuses: During the sign-up process, you might see a space to enter a promo code or bonus code. Enter the sportsbook promo code or bonus code for the book of your choice. That ensures you get the best bonus on the market.
- Make a deposit: Next, you need to fund your account. Colorado online sportsbooks allow you to choose from a wide variety of deposit methods including credit and debit cards, online bank transfers and third-party payment processors. Choose the most convenient deposit method for you and follow the instructions on the page.
- Bet on or against the Nuggets: Finally, you can bet on or against the Nuggets by browsing through the available Nuggets betting markets and clicking on a bet you want to place. The pregame markets will be available ahead of tip-off and the live betting markets available once the game starts. Click on any bet and a bet slip will be instantly created. You can add other bets to the slip by browsing through the markets again and clicking on another bet you want to add. Then, you can combine the bets into a parlay or leave them as individual single bets.
Either way, you place the bet or bets by entering the amount of each wager and clicking the ‘Place Bet’ tab.
How to read Nuggets betting lines
A typical Nuggets betting line posted at a Colorado online and mobile sportsbook might look like this:
- Denver Nuggets +3.5 (-110) +155 O 203.5 (-110)
- LA Lakers -3.5 (-110) -175 U 203.5 (-110)
These lines are easy to read once you understand what each number represents. The first number represents the spread with the odds on this bet posted in brackets.
Here, the Nuggets are 3.5-point underdogs to the Lakers. That means the Nuggets have to win, or lose by less than three points, for spread bets on the Nuggets to win. If that happens, Nuggets bettors will win $100, plus their original bet back, for every $110 they bet. That also makes the Lakers 3.5-point favorites, which means the Lakers have to win by four or more points for spread bets on LA to win. Lakers bettors will also win $100, plus their original bet back, for every $110 bet.
The next number represents the moneyline. Here, the Nuggets are +155 underdogs, which means every $100 bet will pay $155, plus the bet back, if the Nuggets win outright. The Lakers are -175 favorites, which means every $175 bet on the Lakers will pay $100, plus the bet back if the Lakers win outright.
The final number you see is the totals line with the odds on the bet posted in brackets. Here, you can bet that the total score will be over or under 203.5 points. Get it right and you get paid $100, plus your original bet back, for every $110 bet.
Nuggets Vegas odds vs. online odds
The NBA betting odds for most Nuggets games will open the same at Colorado online sportsbooks as they do in Las Vegas. However, the Nuggets betting odds may end up quite different from tip-off. That’s because the lines are set to draw an equal amount of betting to both sides.
If more money comes in on one than the other at a particular sportsbook, that sportsbook will move that line. With more local interest in the Nuggets in Colorado than Las Vegas, the lines are more likely to change locally than they are in Vegas.
Nuggets prop betting
The Nuggets’ prop bet market might be one of the most fun and exciting in all of the sports betting. This is where you can bet on all kinds of games within a game and the chances of different Nuggets players reaching certain statistical milestones. Here are just a few examples of what you’ll be able to bet on:
- Who will be the Nuggets leading scorer in the first quarter?
- Will Jamal Murray score more than 25 points?
- Will Nikola Jokić have a triple-double?
- Which team will win the third quarter?
- Who will make more fourth-quarter free throws in Nuggets vs. Lakers – Jamal Murray or Lebron James?
Who is the coach of the Denver Nuggets?
Here’s a look at the Denver Nuggets coaching staff:
- Head Coach: Michael Malone
- Assistant Coach: David Adelman
- Assistant Coach: Jordi Fernandez
- Assistant coach: Popeye Jones
- Assistant Coach: Ryan Bowen
- Assistant Coach: Charles Klask
- Assistant Coach: John Beckett
- Assistant Coach: Ognjen Stojakovic
- Advance Scout/Assistant Coach: Elvis Valcarcel
Past Nuggets coaches
Michael Malone has been the coach of the Denver Nuggets since 2015. Malone took over for interim head coach Melvin Hunt who was 10-13 in 23 games after taking over for fired coach Brian Shaw. Shaw coached 141 games from 2013 to 2015 going 56-85.
Before that, the Nuggets were George Karl‘s team from 2004 to 2013. He coached 680 games, amassing a 423-257 record. Karl was named 2012–13 NBA Coach of the Year, but he was fired by the team just 29 days later.
Denver Nuggets schedule 2023
The 2023-24 NBA season will see a normal 82-game regular-season schedule that begins October 19, 2021.
There will be an All-Star break Feb. 16-18, 2024, and the postseason will start with a playoff Play-In Tournament in April 2024.
The tournament will see the No. 7 through No. 10 teams playing for the No. 7 and No. 8 seeds. The No. 7 and No. 8 teams get two chances to win their way in the playoffs while the No. 9 and No. 10 teams have to win twice.
Nuggets home games
- Name: Ball Arena (formerly Pepsi Center)
- Address: 1000 Chopper Circle
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Owner: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
- Operator: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
- Groundbreaking: November 20, 1997
- Opening date: October 1, 1999
- Construction cost: $187 million
- Other events hosted: Colorado Avalanche (NHL) (1999–present), Colorado Mammoth (NLL) (2003–present), Democratic National Convention (2008)
Who are the Nuggets broadcasters?
The Denver Nuggets’ TV deal is rather complicated. Altitude TV is owned by Nuggets owner Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. Altitude also owns the Nuggets’ broadcast rights. However, Altitude was dropped by major distributors Comcast, DISH, and DirecTV in 2019 due to a pricing dispute.
Altitude TV Nuggets broadcasts can be streamed on AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now thanks to a new deal signed in 2020. Plus, the broadcasts are back on DirecTV after a deal was signed between the two sides in October 2020.
However, there’s still no deal with Dish Network or Comcast. Comcast owns the largest local market share in Denver.
Denver Nuggets radio broadcasts air on KKSE 92.5FM/950AM. The Altitude TV Nuggets broadcast team includes:
- Chris Marlowe – play-by-play
- Bill Hanzlik – studio analyst
- Scott Hastings – analyst
- Todd Romero – host
- Katy Winge – reporter
- Chris Dempsey – reporter/analyst
- Vic Lombardi – host
Where to watch & bet on Nuggets games live in Colorado
Colorado sports betting apps will turn your cell phone or tablet into a mobile sportsbook. Then, you can use that mobile sportsbook to bet on the Denver Nuggets while you watch the games from anywhere inside Colorado, including this list of seven Denver bars in the NBA.com Nuggets Bar Network:
- Blake Street Tavern: 2301 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
- Viewhouse Ballpark: 2015 Market St, Denver, CO 80205
- The Cherry Cricket Ballpark: 2220 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
- Stoney’s Uptown Joint: 1035 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
- Stoney’s Bar and Grill: 1111 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203
- The Celtic: 1400 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
- Rhein Haus: 1415 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
Denver Nuggets team history
The Denver Nuggets were a charter franchise (Denver Rockets) in the American Basketball Association. They became the Nuggets in 1974 and played in the final ABA Championship series in 1976, losing to the New York Nets before the ABA–NBA merger.
The team has never appeared in the NBA Finals. However, the Nuggets may currently be in the midst of their true glory years, having reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time in more than ten years in 2020. The Nuggets were led by top scorer Alex English for most of the 1980s. In 1984–85 and 1985-86, they made two consecutive Western Conference Finals appearances.
Denver drafted center Dikembe Mutombo in 1991 and by the 1993–94 season, they began to contend again. The 1993–94 Nuggets became the first No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NBA Playoffs after downing the Seattle Supersonics that season.
In 2003, the Nuggets drafted Carmelo Anthony with the third overall pick and immediately became contenders again. The Nuggets soon became a perennial playoff team and playoff disappointment with George Karl as head coach. The team added Allen Iverson in 2006, giving them the top two scorers in the league. However, the playoff disappointments continued.
The Nuggets traded Iverson to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups in 2008 and he helped Karl and Anthony win their first playoff series that year. In fact, the Nuggets made their first trip to the Western Conference Finals since 1985, losing in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers.
However, they returned to losing in the first round for the sixth time in seven seasons the very next year. In 2011, the Nuggets traded Anthony and Billups to the New York Knicks. Denver made the playoffs and lost in the first round again. In 2013, Karl was named NBA Coach of the Year and was subsequently fired.
The team became contenders again after drafting Nikola Jokić in 2014 and Jamal Murray in 2016.
Denver Nuggets FAQ
In July 2000, real estate entrepreneur Stan Kroenke bought the Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche NHL team, and the Pepsi Center (now the Ball Center), where they both play, for $450 million.
Kroenke placed the teams into a trust making sure they will stay in Denver until at least 2025. His company Kroenke Sports Enterprises took ownership of the team but was reorganized as Kroenke Sports & Entertainment under his wife Ann’s name to satisfy NFL ownership laws since Kroenke also owns the Los Angeles Rams.
According to Forbes, the Denver Nuggets are worth approximately $1.6 billion. That makes them 18th among the NBA’s 30 teams.
Nuggets tickets for as little as $19 each, but the average price is $102. Courtside seats cost around $475 each.
Nuggets tickets go on sale soon after the NBA releases the schedule. In the meantime, you can place a deposit on Denver Nuggets Half & Quarter Season ticket plans by calling 303-287-DUNK (3865) or online through https://nuggets.teamkse.com/depositinforequestweb/
Since joining the NBA for the 1976–77 season, the Nuggets have made the playoffs 27 times. However, they have never gone further than the Western Conference Finals.
Seven Jerseys hang in the rafters at the newly named Ball Center in Denver, including:
- No. 2: Hall of Famer Alex English.
- No. 12: 1980’s English backcourt running mate Fat Lever.
- No. 33: Three-time Nugget All Star and ABA Rookie of the Year David Thompson.
- No. 40: Career Nugget Byron Beck
- No. 44: Career 20 and 8 Nugget Dan Issel
- No. 55: 1995 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo
- No. 432: 432 represents the number of wins legend Doug Moe won as a coach.
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They were the ABA’s Denver Rockets. However, when it looked like the ABA would be joining the NBA, where there was already a San Diego (now Houston) Rockets, Denver renamed the team the Nuggets as a reference to the 19th-century gold and silver mining boom in Colorado.
The ABA’s Denver Rockets were black, orange, and white. Once they entered the NBA the Nuggets uniform featured a “Maxie The Miner” logo with red, blue, and gold colors.
Throughout the 1980s the team used jerseys with a rainbow skyline logo. In the 1990s, the Nuggets wore royal blue and gold. With Carmelo Anthony came a color scheme change to powder blue, gold, and royal blue.
The current color scheme is now midnight blue, sunshine yellow, flatirons red, and skyline blue.