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Magic vs Rockets Betting Matchup Report

Houston RocketsOrlando Magic
Dec 26, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic Odds


The Magic will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Rockets at Amway Center in NBA wagering action.

The Magic sport records of 0-1 and 0-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rockets sit at 0-0 and 0-0 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Magic and 0-0 for the Rockets.

View Houston vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Magic installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 201.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Magic) and the No. 10 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 46-38 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 7-ranked offense (89 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Magic have averaged 37% from the field per game, more than the Rockets have managed so far this season (0% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

Houston won its last outing, a 121-102 result against the Timberwolves on April 13. The Rockets covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Rockets got a 35-point performance from Chase Budinger as Houston handed Minnesota a 121-102 defeat on Wednesday at Target Center.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 97-89 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Ryan Anderson in a losing cause in a 97-89 loss to Oklahoma City on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rockets at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Orlando
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Orlando's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Houston
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to San Antonio, Thursday, December 29
Orlando home to New Jersey, Thursday, December 29