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Knicks vs. Cavaliers line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Monday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Monday's matchup between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers
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The New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers face off in a prime time showdown at 7 p.m. ET on Monday. Cleveland is favored by six points at home, while the Over-Under is set at 203 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Knicks vs. Cavaliers 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 on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 58-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Knicks are giving up only 1.09 points per possession on defense this season. New York is No. 2 in the NBA in points allowed in the paint, giving up only 41.7 per game, and the Knicks are in the top five in field-goal percentage allowed and 2-point percentage allowed. The Knicks are also in the top 10 of the league in free-throw prevention and defensive rebound rate. Cleveland is in the bottom five in ball security on offense, paving the way for New York to create havoc defensively.

The model also knows the Cavaliers are excellent on the defensive end. Cleveland is No. 3 in the NBA in defensive efficiency, allowing 105.1 points per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers lead the NBA in free-throw prevention, giving up 17.8 attempts per game, and Cleveland allows only 23.0 assists per contest. Cleveland is in the top eight of the NBA in field-goal percentage allowed, 3-point percentage allowed and fast-break points allowed, with the Knicks entering in the bottom five in field-goal percentage.

Now, it has set its sights on Knicks vs. Cavaliers. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Knicks vs. Cavaliers? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Knicks vs. Cavaliers spread you should be all over Monday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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