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Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic 4/18/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic 4-18-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic 4/18/2021 – These are teams that are dwelling at the bottom of their respective conferences with the hope of finding some positives before the season ends. The Houston Rockets will be heading out in the east to face the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida this Sunday, April 18. The game will be covered on television by Bally Sports Florida and ATTAN-SW-AT. The telecast starts at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will also be seen through online live streaming at NBA League Pass. The Houston Rockets are seen as the team with the edge by NBA game odds over the Orlando Magic.

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic 4/18/2021

When: April 18, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: Bally Sports Florida | ATTAN-SW-AT
Stream: NBA League Pass

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic 4/18/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets -3 (-110) 220.5 o (-110) -143
Orlando Magic +3 (-110) 220.5 u (-110) +120
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Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets have been slipping very fast in the NBA standings since losing James Harden. They are on a five-game losing streak and are now the worst in the league taking that title away from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Their last opponents were the Denver Nuggets and got humiliated in their home court losing by a wide 29 points. Kelly Olynyk has been a great silver lining for them doing 23 points, six rebounds and two assists while Jae Sean Tate did 21 points, five rebounds and five assists. Christian Wood as the starting center tallied 15 points and three rebounds.

Players to watch: C. Wood C 33 GP 33 GS 31.7 MIN 21 PTS 1.8 OR 7.6 DR 9.4 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 1.8 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 21.35 PER

J. Wall PG 37 GP 37 GS 32.1 MIN 20.6 PTS 0.5 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 6.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 3.5 TO 1.2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 15.7 PER

K. Olynyk PF 12 GP 10 GS 30.2 MIN 18.1 PTS 1.5 OR 6.4 DR 7.9 REB 2.7 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 1.8 TO 2.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO 22.54 PER.

Orlando Magic Betting

The Orlando Magic are the second-worst team right now in the NBA Eastern Conference with their record at 18-38. This team has lost seven of their last eight matches heading to this match against the Houston Rockets. The Toronto Raptors were their most recent opponents and lost by 11 points, 102-113. The best thing going on right now for the Houston Rockets is that they have Wendell Carter Jr. showing his all-star potential. He had 20 points and nine rebounds against the Raptors while Cole Anthony followed through with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Players to Watch: T. Ross SG 46 GP 2 GS 29.3 MIN 15.6 PTS 0.3 OR 3.1 DR 3.4 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 13.33 PER

W. Carter Jr. C 11 GP 8 GS 27.9 MIN 14.5 PTS 3.2 OR 5.5 DR 8.7 REB 2 AST 1 STL 1.1 BLK 1.5 TO 2.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 22.13 PER

M. Fultz PG 8 GP 8 GS 26.9 MIN 12.9 PTS 0.6 OR 2.5 DR 3.1 REB 5.4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 12.13 PER.

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic 4/18/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Houston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Orlando.
Rockets are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Orlando.
Houston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Houston are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games this season.
Houston are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Houston are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Orlando Magic

Orlando are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Orlando’s last 9 games.
Orlando are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando’s last 6 games against Houston.
Orlando are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Orlando are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Orlando’s last 13 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Orlando are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Orlando are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in April.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
D.J. Augustin PG Ankle is out indefinitely
John Wall PG Achilles is OUT Sunday vs Orlando
Dante Exum PG Calf is out indefinitely
Danuel House Jr. SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Orlando
David Nwaba SG Wrist is out indefinitely
Sterling Brown SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Orlando

Orlando Magic

Michael Carter-Williams PG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Houston
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Houston
Jonathan Isaac PF Knee is out for season
Markelle Fultz PG Knee is out for season
Mohamed Bamba C Hip is “?” Sunday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Orlando Magic
18-38-0 Against the Spread 28-27-1
24-31-1 Straight Up 28-27-1
108 Points per Game 104
115 Points Allowed per Game 112
44.21 Offensive FG% 43.15
74.04 Offensive FT% 77.46
33.62 Offensive 3PT% 34.79
47.23 Defensive FG% 47
78.04 Defensive FT% 78.89
37.95 Defensive 3PT% 37.43

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks

The Houston Rockets have been the team tanking the hardest for the past months and they finally made it to the bottom of the entire league. Even so, they have more good players in that roster as compared to the Orlando Magic and that is why they are the favored team in the best sportsbook.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Magic in their homecourt is at +120 while the favored Rockets are -143.

ATS: It is three points on the ATS for this matchup with the Rockets going over and the Magic are under.

TOTALs: 220.5 points is the total for both teams with the Rockets the team going over and the Magic are under.

Score Prediction: 112 – 109, Rockets