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Orlando MagicHouston Rockets
April 1, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets Odds

19-55TEAM RECORD40-33

Houston looks to cover the Rockets-Magic pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 40-33 mark when they host Orlando in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Rockets currently sports a record of 40-33, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 38-34-1 ATS. The Magic are 19-55 and 34-40 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rockets post a 36-37 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Magic have gone 40-33-1 against the number.

View Orlando vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Rockets and the No. 27-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-94 win for the Rockets on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 2-ranked offense (105.9 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 23 at 101 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 46.1% from the field per game, more than the Magic have managed so far this season (45% on average).

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.3 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 97-88 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Magic covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando suffered a 97-88 loss against Atlanta on Saturday, getting 20 points from Beno Udrih in a losing effort at Philips Arena.

The Rockets were a 98-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rockets grabbed a 98-81 win over the Clippers on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Chandler Parsons at Toyota Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Magic at Rockets trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
Orlando is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando at San Antonio, Wednesday, April 3
Houston at Sacramento, Wednesday, April 3