Rockets vs. Magic Prediction
Can the Houston Rockets go on the road and pick up a sizable win over the Orlando Magic when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
531 Houston Rockets vs. 532 Orlando Magic
Friday, December 13, 2019
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Houston is favored on the road in this game, as the Rockets are getting odds of -6 points against Orlando. The over/under total for the contest isn’t available at this moment. The public betting currently is unavailable as well. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rockets struggle with Cleveland
Houston is coming off a 116-110 win at Cleveland on Wednesday night, but they failed to cover for the third straight game. The Rockets are 16-8 on the season, 7-5 on the road, 11-13 against the spread and 14-10 with the under.
The Rockets are one of the best offensive teams in the league, putting up 120.3 points per game while shooting 44.9 percent as a team. Defensively, the Rockets give up 114.9 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 45.7 percent. James Harden is leading the team with 38.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. Russell Westbrook is adding 22.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists per contest.
Magic inching toward getting healthy
Orlando is coming off a 96-87 loss at home to the Lakers for back-to-back losses, but the Magic are finally inching toward getting healthy. The Magic are 11-13 on the season, 8-5 at home, 10-13-1 against the spread and 13-10-1 with the under.
The Magic are one of the stronger defensive teams in the league, allowing just 102.7 points per game while holding opponents to 44.8 percent shooting from the field and 34.7 percent from the arc. Orlando struggles on offense, putting up just 102.3 points per game while shooting 43 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from the arc. The Magic have been without Nikola Vucevic for weeks, but he could return soon. He is listed as doubtful for tonight’s game. Markelle Fultz is also doubtful due to illness. Vucevic is averaging 17.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Evan Fournier is leading the team with 19.9 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Rockets are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games as a road favorite and 0-4 ATS in their last four as a favorite.
The Magic are 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games and 9-23 ATS in their last 32 Friday games.
These two haven’t met this year, but Orlando has actually covered in three straight against the Rockets. Houston has struggled with the Orlando defense. However, the Magic are still without their best player and lacking in guard depth for tonight. The Orlando defense just isn’t quite as good without them. Houston is still going to find ways to score and Harden is going to find ways to get to the line. The Magic won’t have the offensive response for them.
NBA Prediction: Houston Rockets -6