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Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 3/8/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 3-8-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 3/8/2020 – The Orlando Magic have slipped to the final spot of the NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture but they managed to pick up a win to avoid dipping further. They are going to have the Houston Rockets next in their schedule as they will give them a visit at then Toyota Center in Houston, Texas this March 8, Sunday. The official broadcast partner will be AT&T Sportsnet – Southwest and they will air the game live at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. The feed will automatically be shared with NBA League Pass and SofaScore for the online live stream of the game. NBA Betting Covers see the Houston Rockets as the huge favorites in this game and will give the Magic a tough night.

Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 3/8/2020

When: March 8, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: AT&T SPORTSNET – SOUTHWEST
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 3/8/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Orlando Magic +9.5 (-110) 233 o (-110) +400

Houston Rockets
-9.5 (-110) 233 u (-110) -500
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Orlando Magic Betting

The Orlando Magic finally stopped the bleeding as they scored a victory on the road and they prevailed over the Minnesota Timberwolves. They are still at the eighth and final spot of the NBA playoff race and they are a game behind the Brooklyn Nets. This team hopes to avoid an early confrontation against the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Nikola Vucevic has been great for this team all season long as he is an instant double-double with 19.4 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He is getting help from high flyer Terrence Ross who does 14.6 points a night while Aaron Gordon is his frontcourt tandem and he helps out with 14.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Players to watch: N. Vucevic C 51 GP 51 GS 32.5 MIN 19.4 PTS 2.4 OR 8.5 DR 10.9 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1.4 TO 2.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 21.59 PER

T. Ross SG 60 GP 0 GS 27.2 MIN 14.6 PTS 0.2 OR 3 DR 3.2 REB 1.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 1.4 PF 1.2 AST/TO 14.01 PER

A. Gordon PF 55 GP 55 GS 32.9 MIN 14.4 PTS 1.7 OR 5.8 DR 7.5 REB 3.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 2.3 AST/TO 14.85 PER

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets small-ball experiment had a good start but teams are already starting to catch up to them as they lost three-straight games already. They are now at fifth place in the NBA Western Conference playoff picture and the Utah Jazz have already overtaken them. This team was humiliated in their last game as the struggling Charlotte Hornets looked like a well-polished team against them and gave the Rockets another loss. Still, Harden and Westbrook is the tandem that the Rockets will lean on but they already need help in the frontcourt with the way they have been sliding.

Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 58 GP 58 GS 36.7 MIN 34.6 PTS 1.1 OR 5.3 DR 6.3 REB 7.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 4.4 TO 3.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 28.62 PER

R. Westbrook PG 51 GP 51 GS 36 MIN 27.5 PTS 1.8 OR 6.3 DR 8.1 REB 7 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 4.4 TO 3.5 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.65 PER

R. Covington PF 11 GP 10 GS 31.9 MIN 12.5 PTS 1.2 OR 7.3 DR 8.5 REB 1.4 AST 1.2 STL 2.5 BLK 1 TO 3.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 15.1 PER

Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets 3/8/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Orlando Magic

Orlando are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Orlando’s last 10 games.
Orlando are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games against Houston.
Orlando are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando’s last 5 games on the road.
Orlando are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando’s last 5 games this season.
Orlando are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Orlando are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games played in March.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 12 games.
Houston are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games against Orlando.
Houston are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Rockets are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Orlando.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston’s last 19 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Houston are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games played in March.
Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

Orlando Magic

Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out for season
Evan Fournier SG Elbow is out indefinitely
Jonathan Isaac PF Knee is out indefinitely

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Knee is “?” Sunday vs Orlando

Head-to-Head
Orlando Magic Houston Rockets
29-32-2 Against the Spread 29-32-0
31-29-3 Straight Up 27-34-0
105.8 Points per Game 118.7
107.2 Points Allowed per Game 114.3
43.77 Offensive FG% 45.52
76.48 Offensive FT% 78.69
33.73 Offensive 3PT% 35.13
46.03 Defensive FG% 45.92
76.97 Defensive FT% 76.36
36.87 Defensive 3PT% 34.4

Orlando Magic vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

The Houston Rockets are still the big favorites in this game by Top Online Sportsbook since they own the homecourt advantage. You still can’t count out a team with James Harden and Russell Westbrook in one team and those two alone will try to feast on the defense of Nikola Jokic.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Magic for this match on the road is +400 while the Rockets are at -500 at home.

ATS: It is a very wide 9.5 points separating both teams across the spread with the Magic at +9.5, while the Rockets own -9.5.

TOTALs: 233 points is the estimated total for this match as Orlando will be the team going over while the Rockets are under.

Score Prediction: 122 – 111 Rockets