Saturday, March 25 2023

The Houston Rockets snapped a six-game losing streak against Orlando on Monday, and they will try to build on that momentum when they face the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Houston’s 134-127 win over the Magic was its first road win of the season and just its second victory overall. The Raptors split a home-and-home series with the Bulls over the weekend, including a 111-97 loss on Monday. 

Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Toronto is favored by 10 points in the latest Raptors vs. Rockets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 224.5. Before entering any Rockets vs. Raptors 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 for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four seasons. The model enters Week 4 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 97-66 roll on all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

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

  • Raptors vs. Rockets spread: Raptors -10
  • Raptors vs. Rockets over/under: 224.5 points
  • Raptors vs. Rockets money line: Toronto -480, Houston +360
  • Raptors vs. Rockets picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets

Why the Rockets can cover

Houston is coming off its best performance of the season, recording its most points, field goals, 3-pointers and assists in a game this year. The Rockets had their top individual scoring game as well, with Jalen Green pouring in 34 points in the win over Orlando. Veteran Eric Gordon scored a season-best 19 points, knocking down 5 of 8 from 3-point range. 

Toronto is coming off a loss to Chicago and is playing without leading scorer Pascal Siakam due to a groin injury. The Raptors have now lost two of their last three games and are going to be without Siakam indefinitely. Houston has covered the spread in five of the last seven meetings between these teams, including a 117-115 loss as an 11.5-point underdog in the most recent matchup. 

Why the Raptors can cover

Toronto has lost two of its last three games, but those setbacks came against high-level teams in Dallas and Chicago. The Raptors have taken care of business against bad teams this season, and there is no reason why that should change on Wednesday, even with Siakam sidelined. Veteran guard Fred VanVleet led Toronto with 30 points on Sunday and 27 points on Monday after missing three games with a stiff back. 

OG Anunoby had a combined 35 points in those two games, while Gary Trent Jr. added 19 points on Monday. Houston only has two wins in its last 18 games, and it has only covered the spread twice in its last six contests. Toronto has covered in nine of its last 11 games against Western Conference opponents and has covered in four of its last five games this season. 

How to make Raptors vs. Rockets picks

The model has simulated Rockets vs. Raptors 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 over 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Raptors vs. Rockets? And which side of the spread hits over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Rockets vs. Raptors spread you need to jump on Wednesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.



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