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Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic Prediction 4-9-24 Picks

Orlando Magic (46-32) vs. Houston Rockets (38-40)
April 9, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Rockets +1.5; Over/Under: +211
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The Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Magic vs Rockets prediction.

Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic recently beat the Bulls and Pelicans while losing to the Hornets. The Orlando Magic are averaging 110.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.6 points and 5.3 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jalen Suggs is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets are coming off losses to the Mavericks, Timberwolves, Warriors, and Heat. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 19.9 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jabari Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Team Facts

  • The Rockets have won four of their last five games as home underdogs following a road loss.
  • The Rockets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last eight home games following an overtime loss.
  • Each of the Rockets’ last seven games as underdogs have gone OVER the total points line.

Orlando Magic Team Facts

  • The Magic have won 12 of their last 13 games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Magic have covered the spread in each of their last eight road games against Western Conference opponents following a win.
  • Six of the Magic’s last seven night games on the first leg of a back-to-back have gone UNDER the total points line.

Magic vs Rockets Prediction

I guess this line is so soft because the Magic have a questionable Isaac, Houstan and Wagner. However, who cares? The Magic continue to pile up the wins, and they’re the best cover team in the NBA with a 64.1 percent cover percentage. The Magic have covered 50 games this season. The Magic also have a chance to claim the second seed in the East if the Bucks keep their losing ways. The Rockets have nothing to play for as they’ve been eliminated from playoff contention. This line feels like a steal. Give me the Magic and the small chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Orlando Magic -1.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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