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Magic visit Rockets in hoops battle

Orlando MagicHouston Rockets
6-13December 08, 2013, 07:00 | Toyota Center14-7



Orlando travels to Houston on Sunday, hoping to boost its 6-13 mark with a victory over the Rockets.

Supporters of the Magic have seen them go 6-13 and 9-10 ATS so far this season, while the Rockets are at 14-7 and 12-7-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Rockets are 11-10, while the Magic are 10-9.

View Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Rockets and the No. 23-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-91 win for the Rockets on Sunday.

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In their last action, Houston was a 105-83 winner at home against the Warriors. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Houston cruised to victory on Friday, running Golden State out of the gym and running up a 105-83 score at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 107.9 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.26 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 47.91% so far, more than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 46.12% per game.

A few Magic at Rockets trends to consider:
Orlando is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
Orlando is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games
Orlando is 1-20 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Houston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home


Next up:
Orlando at Vancouver, Monday, December 9th
Houston at Portland, Thursday, December 12th

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