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The Houston Rockets will take on the Orlando Magic at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at Toyota Center. Houston is 5-16 overall and 4-5 at home, while Orlando is 5-18 overall and 3-10 on the road. The Rockets have won four consecutive games. The Magic ended a seven-game losing streak on Wednesday. 

The Rockets won both meetings between the teams last season. Houston is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Rockets vs. Magic odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 217. Before entering any Magic vs. Rockets 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 entered Week 7 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $1,500 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It’s also on a stunning 117-77 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

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

  • Rockets vs. Magic spread: Rockets -2.5
  • Rockets vs. Magic over-under: 217 points
Featured Game | Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic

What you need to know about the Rockets

The Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, 114-110. The Rockets took both games in a home-and-home series with OKC. Jae’Sean Tate dropped a double-double on a career-high 32 points and 10 rebounds in addition to seven assists. Houston scored 41 points in the fourth quarter on the way to its first road win of the season. 

Christian Wood (ankle) is expected to be available for Friday’s game. Kevin Porter Jr. (thigh) is questionable and Jalen Green (hamstring) is out. 

What you need to know about the Magic

Meanwhile, Orlando upended the Denver Nuggets 108-103 on Wednesday. The Magic overcame a 63-47 halftime deficit in the win. Cole Anthony picked up 24 points and seven assists along with eight rebounds. Franz Wagner, who scored 15 points, hit a decisive three-pointer with 1:45 remaining. 

The Magic outscored the Nuggets in the paint, 66-38. Orlando shot a season-best 54.3 percent from the field. 

How to make Rockets vs. Magic picks

The model is leaning under on the total, 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 Rockets vs. Magic? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Rockets vs. Magic spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

Source: CBSSports.com

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