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Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for the Houston Rockets when they hit take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday in pro NBA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Orlando Magic opened as -2.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 208.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Magic to win this game 103-101. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Orlando Magic are 16-12 so far on the NBA season, and 20-8 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, are 15-14 and 12-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 14-14 and the Rockets go 13-16 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Orlando vs Houston injuries news.

The Orlando Magic sit at No. 10 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Rockets are at No. 11 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Orlando's No. 18-ranked offense (100.86 PPG) against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 27 at 105.62 PPG. The Orlando Magic have averaged 44.75% from the field per game, more than the Houston Rockets have managed so far this NBA season (43.41% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

James Harden went off for 36 points and added 5 rebounds leading Houston to a 102-95 win over Charlotte on Monday at Toyota Center.

Nikola Vucevic scored 26 points leading the Magic to a 107-99 victory over New York at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Houston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
  • Orlando is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Orlando is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Orlando is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to San Antonio, Friday, December 25th
Orlando home to Miami, Saturday, December 26th

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