Bucks vs. Rockets odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, May 7 predictions from proven computer model

The Houston Rockets will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at the Fiserv Forum. Milwaukee is 42-24 overall and 23-10 at home, while the Rockets are 16-50 overall and 8-23 on the road. The Rockets won the first meeting of the season on April 29, 143-136.  

Milwaukee is favored by 16.5-points in the latest Bucks vs. Rockets odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 232. Before entering any Rockets vs. Bucks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned over $9,200 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up over $1,200 on its top-rated picks this season and entered Week 20 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 97-62 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread dating back to last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

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

  • Bucks vs. Rockets spread: Bucks -16.5
  • Bucks vs. Rockets over-under: 232 points
  • Bucks vs. Rockets money line: Milwaukee -2400, Houston +1200 

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What you need to know about the Bucks

The Bucks won a thriller on Wednesday against the Washington Wizards, 135-134. Jrue Holiday had 29 points and six assists along with five boards. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 23 points and eight assists in addition to nine rebounds. Brook Lopez’s put-back dunk with 6.8 seconds left proved to be a decisive basket. 

The Bucks are three games behind the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee has won four consecutive games. Khris Middleton (knee) missed Wednesday’s game but is not on the injury report on Friday. 

What you need to know about the Rockets

Meanwhile, Houston’s latest loss was a 135-115 drubbing by the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. The Rockets have the worst record in the NBA. The Rockets have lost eight of their last nine games. Kelly Olynyk had 27 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. 

Jae’Sean Tate (knee) will be a game-time decision on Friday. Christian Wood (ankle), D.J. Augustin (ankle) and Olynyk (ankle) are questionable. Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle), Eric Gordon (groin) and Sterling Brown (knee) are out. Danuel House Jr. (ankle) is doubtful. 

How to make Bucks vs. Rockets picks

The model has simulated Bucks vs. Rockets 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 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bucks vs. Rockets? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Bucks vs. Rockets spread to jump on Friday, all from the model that is on an incredible 97-62 roll.

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