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Heat vs. Rockets odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 31 prediction from proven computer model

The Miami Heat will take on the Houston Rockets at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Toyota Center. Houston is 10-25 overall and 7-8 at home, while the Heat are 22-13 overall and 10-9 on the road. The Heat have won four consecutive games while the Rockets have lost five straight. 

The Heat have won three of the last four meetings between the teams. Miami is favored by four points in the latest Rockets vs. Heat odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 216.5. Before entering any Heat 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 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 Rockets vs. Heat. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Rockets vs. Heat:

  • Rockets vs. Heat spread: Rockets +4
  • Rockets vs. Heat over-under: 216.5 points

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What you need to know about the Rockets

The Rockets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, 132-123 as the Rockets were outscored 15-7 to end the game. Jalen Green scored 24 points, tied for his second-most this season. He had missed 15 of the previous 16 games with a hamstring injury. 

Kevin Porter Jr. also returned on Tuesday, and had 22 points and nine assists after missing 12 games with a thigh injury. Christian Wood had 22 points in addition to six boards as the 123 points for Houston was a season-high in a loss. Jae’Sean Tate, D.J. Augustin and Garrison Mathews (health and safety protocols) are out on Friday. 

What you need to know about the Heat

Meanwhile, Miami beat the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, 119-112. Jimmy Butler almost posted a triple-double on 25 points, 15 assists, and eight rebounds. But he is listed as questionable for Friday’s game because of an ankle injury. Tyler Herro scored 32 points off the bench to set a new season-high.

Duncan Robinson scored 26 points on Tuesday, including eight three-pointers. Robinson is among many Heat players out due to protocols along with Kyle LowryGabe Vincent, P.J. Tucker, Dewayne Dedmon and Max Strus. Additionally, Bam Adebayo (thumb) remains out as does Markieff Morris (neck).

How to make Heat vs. Rockets picks

The model has simulated Rockets vs. Heat 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 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Rockets vs. Heat? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Rockets vs. Heat spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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