Cavaliers vs. Thunder odds: NBA picks from model that's 9-5 since Sunday

The Oklahoma City Thunder host the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers in a marquee NBA showdown Tuesday (8 p.m. ET, TNT). The Thunder are favored by two points. The over-under is at 222.

Before you lock in your picks, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model is picking. The model, which powered the three largest fantasy sites, simulates every game 10,000 times and has locked in against-the-spread, over-under and money-line picks for the big Cavs-Thunder tilt. The computer has nailed nine of 14 picks ATS in the past two days.

We can tell you the total stays below the line of 222 in nearly 60 percent of simulations, but it also says you can back one side of the spread with even more confidence. In fact, one side of the spread is hitting 60 percent of the time.

The model knows the Cavaliers are unbeaten since dismantling their roster at the trade deadline, shipping out Isaiah Thomas and adding the likes of George Hill, Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood.

The results include a statement-making 121-99 rout of the Celtics on Sunday. Hill, Clarkson, Hood and fellow newcomer Larry Nance Jr. combined for 49 points on 18-of-35 shooting, while LeBron James had 24 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.

Cleveland is a miserable 17-36-2 against the spread this season, but 2-0 with this new lineup.

OKC stars Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony missed the past two games and are questionable for Tuesday's showdown, but did take part in a morning shootaround.

The Thunder went 1-1 without them, routed by the Lakers on Thursday before handling the Grizzlies 110-92 on Sunday behind a 33-point effort from Paul George.

So which side of Cavs-Thunder do you need to be all over Tuesday? Visit SportsLine now to see the strong point-spread pick for Cavaliers-Thunder that hits 60 percent of the time, all from the model on a 9-5 NBA roll, and find out.

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