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Cavaliers vs. Trail Blazers odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 7 prediction from proven computer model

The Portland Trail Blazers will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at 10 p.m. ET on Friday at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Portland is 14-23 overall and 12-10 at home, while Cleveland is 21-17 overall and 10-8 on the road. The Trail Blazers are still without their star-studded backcourt due to injury. 

Cleveland is favored by six points in the latest Trail Blazers vs. Cavaliers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 216. Before entering any Cavaliers vs. Trail Blazers 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 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 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 Trail Blazers vs. Cavaliers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Cavaliers vs. Blazers:

  • Trail Blazers vs. Cavaliers spread: Trail Blazers +6
  • Trail Blazers vs. Cavaliers over-under: 216 points

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What you need to know about the Trail Blazers

Portland has now lost five of its last six games and 15 of its last 19. The Trail Blazers have struggled to overcome the absence of their starting backcourt in Damian Lillard (abdomen) and CJ McCollum (lung). Lillard is the team’s leading scorer with 24 points per game, while McCollum is right behind him with 20.6 points. Portland will also be without Larry Nance Jr. (knee) on Friday while Cody Zeller (protocols) is questionable.

Fourth-year player Anfernee Simons has stepped up in their absences, scoring 28 points in a loss to Miami on Wednesday. Simons poured in a career-best 43 points in a 136-131 win over Atlanta on Monday. Portland has covered the spread in each of its last seven home games against Cleveland. 

What you need to know about the Cavaliers

Cleveland has been in a rut as well, losing four of its last five games as it opens a six-game road trip. The Cavaliers have already picked up one win over Portland this season, winning a 107-104 contest on Nov. 3. They got 24 points and 17 rebounds from Jarrett Allen in that game. 

The Cavaliers are coming off a 110-106 loss to Memphis on Tuesday. Guard Darius Garland returned from a four-game absence to score 27 points and dish out 10 assists in a double-double effort. Allen added 22 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland, which has covered the spread at a 10-3-1 clip in its last 14 road games. Cleveland will be without Isaac Okoro (elbow) on Friday.

How to make Trail Blazers vs. Cavaliers picks

The model has simulated Cavaliers vs. Trail Blazers 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 Cavaliers vs. Blazers? And which side covers well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.

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