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The Orlando Magic (6-2) are underdogs (by points) to continue a three-game road win streak when they visit the Houston Rockets (2-4) on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under set at points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of January 8, 2021, 12:55 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Rockets vs Magic Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 8

Rockets:
Kenyon Martin Jr.: Day To Day (Illness),
Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles),
Ben McLemore: Day To Day (Illness),
Christian Wood: Day To Day (Knee),
Danuel House Jr.: Out (Back),
Mason Jones: Day To Day (Right Ankle)

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)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Magic (+5.5)

Pick OU:
Under (227.5)

Prediction:
Magic 114 Rockets 108
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Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
James Harden 5 29.4 4.6 11.0 1.2 0.6 3.8
Christian Wood 5 23.6 10.0 1.6 1.0 2.0 1.2
David Nwaba 5 9.8 3.0 0.4 1.0 0.8 0.8
Sterling Brown 6 7.7 2.5 0.7 0.7 0.0 1.7
Jae’Sean Tate 6 7.2 4.5 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.7

Rockets Player Props

  • James Harden’s points prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 0.1 points greater than his season average of 29.4.
  • Christian Wood’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 23.5, 11.7 less than his season average of 35.2.
  • Harden’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.3 shots less than his season average of 3.8.
  • PJ Tucker’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals higher than his season average of 1.2.

Magic Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Vucevic 8 21.0 10.5 3.5 1.0 0.6 2.4
Terrence Ross 7 20.7 2.4 1.1 1.6 0.1 3.0
Evan Fournier 5 14.8 1.6 2.0 1.4 0.0 1.6
Aaron Gordon 8 13.9 7.1 1.9 0.9 0.5 1.4
Markelle Fultz 8 12.9 3.1 5.4 0.9 0.3 0.5

Magic Player Props

  • Nikola Vucevic’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 35.5, 0.5 greater than his season average of 35.0.
  • Markelle Fultz’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 25.5, 4.1 higher than his season average of 21.4.
  • Terrence Ross’ three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.5 shots greater than his season average of 3.0.
  • Ross’ steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • The Rockets make 47% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.7 percentage points higher than the Magic have allowed to their opponents (46.3%).
  • In games Houston shoots higher than 46.3% from the field, it is 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall.
  • Orlando has a 2-1 record against the spread and a 2-1 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 47% of their shots from the field.
  • The Magic are shooting 44.4% from the field, 2.1% lower than the 46.5% the Rockets’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Orlando has put together a 4-0 record against the spread and a 4-0 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 46.5% from the field.
  • When Houston’s opponents shoot higher than 44.4% from the field, it is 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall.
  • The Rockets are knocking down 32.6% of their three-point shots this season, 0.3% higher than the 32.3% the Magic allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Houston is 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall when it shoots better than 32.3% from distance.
  • Orlando has put up a 2-1 against the spread while going 3-1 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 32.6% from downtown.
  • The Magic shoot 34.5% from three-point distance this season. That’s -4.7 percentage points higher than the Rockets have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (39.2%).
  • Orlando is 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall when shooting above 39.2% as a team from three-point range.
  • Houston has a 2-0 ATS record and a 2-0 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.5% from three-point distance.
  • The Rockets’ 12 made three-pointers per game this season is 1.9 more made shots on average than the 10.1 per game the Magic allow.
  • Houston has gone 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Orlando makes fewer threes than its opponents, it is 2-2 ATS and 2-2 straight up.
  • The Rockets are the 22nd-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Magic give up the fewest makes from deep.
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Rockets vs Magic Stat Rankings

Rockets Rank Rockets AVG Magic AVG Magic Rank
16th 111.3 Points Scored 110 18th
22nd 115.3 Points Allowed 106 6th
26th 41.2 Rebounds 48.2 11th
27th 7.2 Off. Rebounds 12 3rd
22nd 12 3pt Made 10.1 27th
30th 21.5 Assists 21.6 28th
18th 14.8 Turnovers 12.8 5th

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