Orlando Magic (14-34) at Houston Rockets (35-13)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -13 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Orlando Magic need a victory here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.4 points and 8.3 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.2 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost 12 of their last 13 road games.
The Houston Rockets look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 47 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 30.9 points and nine assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 19.5 points and 2.6 assists. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 10.7 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won five straight home games.
The Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rockets are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 Tuesday games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston, 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Houston Rockets have played a lot of games close to the vest as of late, as they sometimes seem to be on cruise control. The Rockets are allowing 47 percent shooting and only outscoring teams by 6.6 points in their last five games. The Magic aren't winning games outright, but they have been solid against the number recently, covering six of their last seven, and they do have a positive point differential in their last five games. Also, the Rockets are just 5-9 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. Give me the points in this contest.