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Rockets face Magic: NBA odds preview

Houston RocketsOrlando Magic
41-19March 05, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center19-43

The Magic will be trying to slam the Rockets on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Amway Center in NBA betting action.

Supporters of the Rockets have seen them go 41-19 and 31-26-3 ATS so far this season, while the Magic are at 19-43 and 26-33-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 28-34, while the Rockets are 28-30-2.

View Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The Magic sit at No. 22 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Rockets are at No. 6 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 98-89.

The Rockets were a 106-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. Houston got 22 points and 16 rebounds from Dwight Howard en route to a 106-103 victory over Miami on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Orlando was a 92-81 winner at home against the 76ers. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Tobias Harris poured in 31 points for Orlando on Sunday, as they defeated Philadelphia 92-81 at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 96.65 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 19 at 101.88 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 44.18% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.55% per game.

A few Rockets at Magic trends to consider:
Houston is 11-2-1 SU in its last 14 games
Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games on the road
Orlando is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Orlando is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games
Orlando is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Indiana, Friday, March 7th
Orlando at San Antonio, Saturday, March 8th