Magic at Rockets - 11/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (0-3) at Houston Rockets (1-3)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -9.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Orlando Magic look for back-to-back wins to climb out of a 1-3 hole. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 18.5 points and 4.8 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.3 points and 9.5 rebounds. Tobias Harris is grabbing nine rebounds and Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.5 assists. The Orlando Magic are coming off a Tuesday win over the Pelicans in which they shot 46.7 percent from the field and turned the ball over 18 times. The Magic may not have a great record out of the gate, but they’ve now competed with four straight playoff teams and finally got their victory yesterday.
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The Houston Rockets also look for back-to-back wins after a 1-3 start to the season. The Houston Rockets are averaging 94 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 22.8 points and 5.3 assists while Marcus Thornton is averaging 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Dwight Howard is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 6.5 assists. The Houston Rockets finally looked like the Rockets in their win over the Thunder on Monday. However, the Rockets are a team that’s still allowing 41.8 percent shooting from deep and has lost five of their last seven regular season games when allowing 100-plus points. Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones are questionable.
The Magic are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
I tried to tell you guys that the Magic are the sneaky team to watch this season. Four games in, and Orlando has shown it has low seed playoff potential. I'll continue to take this young Magic squad and the points.