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Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic - 1/27/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets
Date & Time Sunday January 27, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas
The Line
The Line: Houston Rockets -9 -- Over/Under: 223
TV Channel
ATSW, FSFL
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The Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.

The Orlando Magic could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.6 points and 11.9 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Houston Rockets look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 36.2 points and 8.2 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 16.3 points and 2.1 assists. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won 10 of their last 12 home games.

The Magic are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games. The Rockets are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Houston and 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings. The over is 8-2 in Rockets last 10 home games. The over is 6-1 in Magic last 7 overall.

The Orlando Magic can't put together anything consistent and are a tough team to figure out in these underdog roles. One day the Magic take a good team down to the wire, the next day they get blown out by a subpar .500 team. The Houston Rockets have been highly impressive ATS at home this season and are expected to get CP3 back to the lineup, which certainly helps. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS this season when favored of at least nine points, while the Magic are 2-3 ATS when an underdog of at least nine points. Based on the Rockets being 15-9-1 ATS at home this season and the Magic being a team you're not sure which side is going to show up, I'll eat the chalk, especially if CP3 plays.

Pick:
Houston Rockets -9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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