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NBA BASKETBALL

Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic

The Houston Rockets and the Orlando Magic will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Amway Center.

Houston lost its last outing, a 110-107 result against the Bucks on February 27. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 217 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

The Magic were a 125-101 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (226) made winners of OVER bettors.

Houston:
Team record: 31-28 SU, 32-26-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Orlando
is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Orlando:
Team record: 16-42 SU, 25-33 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Houston
is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Houston

When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8

Next up:
Houston home to Dallas, Sunday, March 3
Orlando home to Memphis, Sunday, March 3