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Can the Rested Rockets Get Back on Track vs the Magic?

The Houston Rockets are fully rested after getting three days off at home with Super Bowl LI taking place in Houston, and they’ll be looking to record back-to-back wins for the first time since January 10 against the Orlando Magic tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Magic as 11.5-point underdogs with a total of 222.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Magic are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games against the Rockets.
  • The Rockets are 11-0 SU and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games at home against teams with losing records.
  • The Magic are 1-6 SU in their last seven games on the road against teams with winning records.

Houston’s break couldn’t have come at a better time, as the Rockets had dropped eight of their last 14 games in a four-week stretch. Mike D’Antoni’s crew got back on the right track Friday in a 121-117 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls thanks to 42 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists by MVP front-runner James Harden.

The Magic have been one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA all season long, but Saturday’s 113-86 setback to the Atlanta Hawks was a major low point for the team. The loss was their 13th in the last 17 to drop them to 13th in the Eastern Conference.

UNDER bettors are profiting when these teams get together. In the last four matchups between the clubs, the UNDER is 3-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Houston Rockets installed as -11.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 222.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 118-100 win for the Rockets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Orlando Magic will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they are 22-29-2 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Houston Rockets are 30-24 ATS. Orlando is 24-28-1 vs the betting total points scored; Houston is 28-25-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Orlando injuries news.

This game pits the Houston Rockets, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Orlando Magic, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 13-rated NBA squad against Orlando's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 1 in the league with 14.44 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 8.72 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Magic were blown out by Atlanta on Saturday, losing by a 113-86 final at Philips Arena in basketball betting action.

James Harden poured in 42 points for Houston on Friday, as they defeated Chicago 121-117 at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • Orlando is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 9 games
  • Orlando is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Orlando is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Houston is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Orlando home to Philadelphia, Thursday, February 9th
Houston at Charlotte, Thursday, February 9th