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Wizards vs. Cavaliers odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 30 prediction from proven computer model

The Washington Wizards will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at Capital One Arena. Washington is 17-17 overall and 8-5 at home, while Cleveland is 20-14 overall and 10-7 on the road. The Cavaliers have lost two of their last three games while the Wizards have lost six of their last eight.  

The Wizards have won four of the last five games between the teams. Washington is favored by three points in the latest Wizards vs. Cavaliers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 210. Before entering any Cavaliers vs. Wizards picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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 11 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 48-24 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Wizards vs. Cavaliers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Cavaliers vs. Wizards:

  • Wizards vs. Cavaliers spread: Wizards -3
  • Wizards vs. Cavaliers over-under: 210 points

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What you need to know about the Wizards

The Wizards lost to the Miami Heat on Tuesday, 119-112. Spencer Dinwiddie dropped a double-double on 24 points and 11 assists in addition to seven rebounds while Kyle Kuzma had 22 points. The Wizards rallied from a 28-point third quarter deficit but could not complete the comeback. 

Bradley Beal and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (health and safety protocols) are questionable for Thursday’s game. Davis Bertans (non-COVID illness) is also questionable. Rui Hachimura, Montrezl Harrell, Thomas Bryant, and Raul Neto are all in the league’s health and safety protocols and remain out. The Wizards, who rank 23rd in defensive efficiency, have allowed at least 100 points in 15 straight games.

What you need to know about the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers took a 108-104 defeat against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday. Cleveland was up 39-20 at the end of the first quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead. Ricky Rubio almost posted a triple-double on 27 points, 13 boards, and nine dimes but suffered a season-ending knee injury late in the game. 

Jarrett Allen (reconditioning) is out as are Darius Garland and Cedi Osman due to protocols. Cleveland boasts the league’s No. 2 defense in terms of both defensive rating and points allowed. Veteran Kevin Love is having a resurgent season and his 23.3 player efficiency rating (PER) is the highest of his eight-year Cavs tenure.

How to make Wizards vs. Cavaliers picks

The model has simulated Cavaliers vs. Wizards 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Wizards vs. Cavaliers? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Wizards vs. Cavaliers spread you need to jump on Thursday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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