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Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 1/8/2021

The Houston Rockets (2-4) take the court as 6.5-point favorites against the Orlando Magic (6-2) on January 8, 2021. The matchup's over/under is 221.5.

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How to Watch

Time: 8:00 PM EST
TV Channel: FS-FL

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Rockets vs. Magic Betting Data

Rockets vs Magic Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rockets -6.5 -110 -110 221.5 -110 -110

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Houston has a losing record against the spread this season, going 2-4 ATS.
  • Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 100% of games (6 out of 6 matchups).

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Magic Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Orlando has a winning record: 5-2.
  • Orlando hit the over in a majority of its games this season: 8 of 8 games (100%).

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Point Total Insights

  • In Houston's matchups this season, the Rockets and their opponents have gone over Friday's point total of 221.5 points 58 times (966.7% of opportunities).
  • In 37.5% of Orlando's games this season (3 of 8), the total points scored was greater than Friday's 221.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the matchup of 221.5 is 0.2 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Rockets (111.3 points per game) and the Magic (110 points per game).
  • This game's over/under is 0.2 fewer points than the 221.3 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Rockets games is 226.7 points, 5.2 more than the over/under of 221.5 points for this contest.
  • Magic's games have an over/under of 216 points this season, 5.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Houston has won seven games against Orlando,

Rockets vs Magic in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/8/2020 Rockets Rockets -7.5 229.5 -346 275 Regular Season 126-106 ORL
12/13/2019 Rockets Magic -6.5 220.5 -302 245 Regular Season 130-107 HOU
1/27/2019 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 103-98 HOU
1/13/2019 - Magic - - - - Regular Season 116-109 ORL
1/30/2018 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 114-107 HOU
1/3/2018 - Magic - - - - Regular Season 116-98 HOU
2/7/2017 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 128-104 HOU
1/6/2017 - Magic - - - - Regular Season 100-93 HOU
12/23/2015 - Magic - - - - Regular Season 104-101 ORL
11/4/2015 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 119-114 HOU

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Rockets Players to Watch

  • The Rockets leader in points and assists is James Harden, who puts up 29.4 points per game along with 11.0 assists.
  • Christian Wood leads Houston in rebounding, grabbing 10.0 boards per game while also scoring 23.6 points a contest.
  • Harden makes more threes per game than any other member of the Rockets, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.8 per contest.
  • PJ Tucker and Wood lead Houston on the defensive end, with Tucker leading the team in steals averaging 1.2 per game and Wood in blocks averaging 2.0 per contest.

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Magic Players to Watch

  • The Magic's leader in scoring and rebounding is Nikola Vucevic with 21.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.
  • Markelle Fultz's assist statline paces Orlando; he records 5.4 assists per game.
  • Terrence Ross averages 3.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Magic.
  • Ross (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Orlando while Michael Carter-Williams (0.6 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Injury Report

Rockets:

Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles),

Christian Wood: Day To Day (Knee),

Danuel House Jr.: Out (Back)

Magic:

Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),

Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Foot),

Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee),

Al-Farouq Aminu: Out (Knee),

Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee),

Evan Fournier: Day To Day (Back Spasms)

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