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Nets 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 Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers
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The Brooklyn Nets visit the Cleveland Cavaliers in an Eastern Conference matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Monday. Brooklyn is favored by six points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 208.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Nets 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 $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 5 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $900 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It's also on a stunning 113-75 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Nets are tremendous offensively. Brooklyn leads the league in shooting 38 percent from 3-point range, and the Nets are No. 3 in overall shooting efficiency. The Nets land in the top eight in both free-throw creation and accuracy, and Brooklyn is assisting on well over 60 percent of field goals. Brooklyn has also been feisty on defense, allowing only 104.5 points per 100 possessions, and teams are shooting just 31 percent from 3-point range against the Nets.

The model also knows the Cavaliers have been strong in myriad categories this season. Cleveland is a top-10 team in both 2-point shooting (52.5 percent) and assists (23.6 per game) this season, with above-average marks in offensive rebound rate and free-throw creation rate on offense. On the other end, Cleveland ranks in the top 10 in shooting efficiency allowed with the fewest personal fouls per game (15.7) in the NBA. Opponents are attempting only 12.6 free throws per game against Cleveland, and Brooklyn is last in the NBA in offensive rebound rate at 20.4 percent.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Cavaliers. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

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