Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic 4/18/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic 4/18/2021 Betting Odds
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
Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Orlando are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
Michael Carter-Williams PG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Houston
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