Cavaliers vs. Nets prediction, odds, line, start time: Advanced computer model releases NBA picks for Thursday, March 23
Teams looking to close the regular season on a roll clash on Thursday when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Brooklyn Nets in the second of a back-to-back matchup. The Cavaliers (46-28), who defeated Brooklyn 115-109 on Tuesday, will look to stay in fourth place in the conference to secure home-court advantage in the opening round of the postseason. The Nets (39-33), who are sixth in the East and are looking to avoid the Play-in Tournament, have dropped four in a row. Cleveland is 30-15 against Eastern Conference foes, while Brooklyn is 26-19 within the conference.
The game from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, will tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET. Cleveland is favored by 4 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 219 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds4page).
Before making any Cavaliers vs. Nets picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection 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 on a stunning 69-36 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,900. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!
The model knows Cleveland is powered by shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, who poured in 31 points against the Nets on Tuesday. In that game, he also grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists. He has been hot of late, pouring in 42 points with four assists and three rebounds in a 119-115 loss at Miami on March 10. In 62 starts this season, Mitchell is averaging 27.4 points, 4.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 35.5 minutes of action. He is connecting on 47.8% of his field goals, including 37.9% from 3-point range, and 87.3% of his free throws.
The model also knows Brooklyn small forward Mikal Bridges is averaging nearly 27 points per game over the past 10. He scored 34 points, while grabbing four rebounds, making four blocks and dishing out two assists in a 121-107 loss at Oklahoma City on March 14. He scored 38 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had four assists in a 115-105 win at Boston on March 3. In 73 games, all starts for both Phoenix and Brooklyn, he is averaging 19.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
Now, it has set its sights on Cavaliers vs. Nets. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.
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