Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 1/8/2021 Spread Picks and Prediction
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Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 1/8/2021 – The Orlando Magic has been managing even with the injures surrounding them and hopes to keep it that way when they go on the road for their next game. This team will be battling the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center located in Houston, Texas this coming Friday, January 8. The tip-off begins at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown on television through NBA TV. NBA League Pass subscription is the best way to enjoy the game through an online live stream. Even if the Orlando Magic has a better record, NBA Betting Lines picks the struggling Houston Rockets to prevail.
Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 1/8/2021
Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 1/8/2021 Betting Odds
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic had a good hosting against the Cleveland Cavaliers and swept their last two games against them. This team is now on back-to-back wins and will try to pull a good win over the Houston Rockets to enter a winning streak. Their last game against the Cavs was an 11-point win, 105-94. Terrence Ross had 20 points from the bench to lead the team while Dwayne Bacon had his best game of the season with 19 markers. Nikola Vucevic was the anchor in the offense with 16 points, seven rebounds, and six assists but it was Aaron Gordon that sparked the team finishing with 15 points and eight boards.
Players to watch: N. Vucevic C 7 GP 7 GS 31 MIN 21.7 PTS 2 OR 9 DR 11 REB 3.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 1 TO 1 PF 3.1 AST/TO 27.92 PER
T. Ross SG 6 GP 0 GS 29.2 MIN 20.8 PTS 0.5 OR 1.8 DR 2.3 REB 1 AST 1.7 STL 0 BLK 1.5 TO 1.3 PF 0.7 AST/TO 20.89 PER
E. Fournier SG 5 GP 5 GS 25.4 MIN 14.8 PTS 0.4 OR 1.2 DR 1.6 REB 2 AST 1.4 STL 0 BLK 1.8 TO 2.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO 18.27 PER.
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets are now on a slump losing their last two games. The first one was against the Dallas Mavericks and the most recent was with the Indiana Pacers on the road by seven points, 107-114. Christian Wood was not in this game again and his contributions were missed. John Wall led the team with 28 points while James Harden did 15 points, 12 assists, and two blocks. DeMarcus Cousins replaced Wood in the starting lineup and had nine points and 14 rebounds. Eric Gordon came off the bench with 20 points while David Nwaba chipped in with 15 points.
Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 4 GP 4 GS 38 MIN 33 PTS 0.8 OR 4 DR 4.8 REB 10.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 4.5 TO 1.5 PF 2.4 AST/TO 31.62 PER
C. Wood PF 5 GP 5 GS 35.6 MIN 23.6 PTS 2 OR 8 DR 10 REB 1.6 AST 1 STL 2 BLK 1.6 TO 2.8 PF 1 AST/TO 24.44 PER
J. Wall PG 3 GP 3 GS 35.7 MIN 21.3 PTS 1 OR 3.7 DR 4.7 REB 6.3 AST 1.3 STL 1 BLK 4 TO 0.7 PF 1.6 AST/TO 18.63 PER.
Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 1/8/2021 Betting Numbers
Orlando is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Houston is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games.
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
Ben McLemore SG Conditioning is “?” Friday vs Orlando
Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
The Orlando Magic are facing a lot of injuries and even lost Markelle Fultz for the entire season. This team will be without Evan Fournier and that gives the Houston Rockets a huge opening. Picking the Rockets to win the game is the best bet according to Best Sportsbook.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Rockets for this matchup is -208 while the Magic will be having +170.
ATS: It is 4.5 points on the spread between both squads. Rockets have the -4.5 while the Magic are at +4.5.
TOTALs: The given total for this game is 229 points with the Magic going over and the Rockets are under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 112 Rockets