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Orlando Magic Hosting the Houston Rockets Odds and Betting Pick

Houston pays a visit to Orlando on Friday, hoping to send the Magic to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA betting action at Amway Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Orlando Magic opened as 6-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 222 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2-0 win for the Magic on Friday. 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 Houston Rockets will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 24-13 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Orlando Magic are 15-20-2 ATS. Houston is 21-16 vs the betting total points scored; Orlando is 17-19-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Orlando vs Houston injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Orlando Magic and the No. 1-ranked Houston Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 22-rated NBA squad against Houston's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 18 in the league with 8.95 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 15 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockets got a 26-point performance from James Harden, who added 12 assists as Houston ran past Oklahoma City 118-116 on Thursday at Toyota Center.

The Magic got 15 points from Elfrid Payton, but it was Atlanta that prevailed in a 111-92 final on Wednesday at Amway Center.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
  • Orlando is 4-11-2 ATS in its last 17 games at home
  • Orlando is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Toronto, Sunday, January 8th
Orlando at Los Angeles, Sunday, January 8th