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Nets vs. Cavaliers prediction, odds, spread, time: 2023 NBA picks, March 21 best bets from proven model

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Eastern Conference foes link up when the Cleveland Cavaliers (45-28) go on the road to play the Brooklyn Nets (39-32) in a battle on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers have won three of their past four games, and on Friday, Cleveland blew out the Wizards 117-94. Meanwhile, Brooklyn is on a three-game skid, and on March 19, the Nuggets topped the Nets 108-102. Ben Simmons (knee/back) is out for Brooklyn, with Dorian Finney-Smith (wrist) questionable. Jarrett Allen (eye) is questionable for Cleveland.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Caesars Sportsbook lists Cleveland as a 3-point favorite in the latest Cavaliers vs. Nets odds. The over/under for total points is set at 218.5. Before making any Nets vs. Cavaliers picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 23 of the 2022-23 NBA season a stunning 69-36 on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,900. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Cavaliers vs. Nets and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Nets vs. Cavs:

  • Cavaliers vs. Nets spread: Cleveland -3
  • Cavaliers vs. Nets Over-Under: 218.5 points
  • Cavaliers vs. Nets money line: Cleveland -155, Brooklyn +130
  • CLE: Over is 7-1 in the Cavaliers’ last 8 road games
  • BK: Nets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall
  • Cavaliers vs. Nets picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why the Cavaliers can cover

Guard Donovan Mitchell is a dynamic and explosive scorer who has a knack for creating space and owns a lights-out jumper. The four-time All-Star glides to the rack and finishes above the rim with power. Mitchell is eighth in the NBA in scoring (27.4) with 4.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. On March 6 against the Boston Celtics, Mitchell finished with 40 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.

Forward Evan Mobley is an agile big man with great size and length. Mobley rebounds the ball well on both sides with great timing as a shot blocker. The USC product averages 16.2 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game. Mobley has amassed a double-double in four of the last nine matchups, including on March 15 versus the Philadelphia 76ers when he finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks.

Why the Nets can cover

Forward Mikal Bridges is a shutdown defender with outstanding length and lateral quickness. Bridges provides Brooklyn with a reliable perimeter shooter and the ability to put the ball on the deck. The Villanova product averages 19.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. He has recorded at least 23 points in five straight contests, and in the March 14 battle versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, he logged 34 points, four rebounds, and four blocks.

Center Nicolas Claxton is a superb shot-blocker who has good instincts and awareness to snag rebounds and take efficient shots in the paint. The Georgia product averages 12.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Additionally, he’s first in the league in field-goal percentage (70%) and second in blocks (2.5). On March 16 against the Sacramento Kings, Claxton notched 14 points, 14 rebounds, and two blocks.

How to make Cavaliers vs. Nets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 229 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who Cavs vs. Nets? And which side hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on for Nets vs. Cavs, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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