Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets 10/22/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic
Wednesday October 22
The Line: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN Houston
The Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic play a Wednesday preseason game at the Amway Center.
With a loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday, the Houston Rockets fell to 4-2 in preseason play. In the loss, Dwight Howard had his most productive game of the preseason with 19 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes. James Harden also had a solid game with 19 points and three steals in 26 minutes of action. The Rockets clearly have their stars ready for the regular season. Jason Terry played in his second preseason game for Houston and has a combined nine points and three steals in two games. One player the Rockets have to be pleased with is Patrick Beverley, who continues to play shutdown defense and doing a nice job of setting up his teammates on the offensive end. The Houston Rockets seem ready for the regular season to begin.
The Orlando Magic are also 4-2 in preseason play and haven’t had a matchup since Saturday. Andrew Nicholson absolutely balled in his last game, racking up 23 points and seven rebounds in 37 minutes of action. Kyle O'Quinn has also had a solid preseason with 28 points and 18 rebounds in his last two games. The Orlando Magic have done a decent job of finding some young contributors who could make this team better than some expect. As for the rookies, Elfrid Payton is 5-13 from the field in his last three games and Aaron Gordon is 13-26 from the field in his last three games. You have to be pleased with what you’ve seen from the Magic so far, a team that doesn’t have the highest of expectations.
Getting a Houston team that can drop 100 points at the drop of a hat and an extra three points? Yes, please.