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Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets - 1/13/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Sunday January 13, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic +5.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5
TV Channel
ATSW, FSFL
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The Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic meet Sunday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 111.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.1 points and 8.7 assists while Clint Capela is averaging 17.6 points and 12.6 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Rivers is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost five of their last eight road games.

The Orlando Magic look for another victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.2 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won their last three home games.

The Rockets are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Magic are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rockets are 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Rockets last 8 road games.

The Houston Rockets have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Orlando Magic and majority of those games have been blowouts. The Magic are coming off a surprise win last night over the Boston Celtics, but this is a team that's continued to have trouble scoring the basketball during this losing stretch and entered last night averaging under 100 points in their last five games. The Rockets have scored 125 or more points in three of their last five games and Harden has shown zero signs of slowing down this month. It's hard not to lay the reasonable chalk with the rested Rockets in this spot.

Pick:
Houston Rockets -5.5

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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