Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic: 1/8/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

The Orlando Magic (6-2) visit the Houston Rockets (2-4) after winning three road games in a row. The Rockets are favored by 5.5 points in the contest, which begins at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, January 8, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is 227.

Betting Information

Rockets vs Magic Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rockets -5.5 -110 -110 227 -110 -110
Place a bet on Houston Rockets or the Orlando Magic for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head matchups, Houston has a 7-3 record against Orlando.

Rockets vs Magic in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/8/2020 Rockets Rockets -7.5 229.5 -346 275 Regular Season 126-106 ORL
12/13/2019 Rockets Magic -6.5 220.5 -302 245 Regular Season 130-107 HOU
1/27/2019 Rockets Regular Season 103-98 HOU
1/13/2019 Magic Regular Season 116-109 ORL
1/30/2018 Rockets Regular Season 114-107 HOU
1/3/2018 Magic Regular Season 116-98 HOU
2/7/2017 Rockets Regular Season 128-104 HOU
1/6/2017 Magic Regular Season 100-93 HOU
12/23/2015 Magic Regular Season 104-101 ORL
11/4/2015 Rockets Regular Season 119-114 HOU

Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston has covered in just two of six matchups this season.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Rockets have struggled to a 0-1 record ATS this season.
  • Houston and its opponents have combined to cover the total in 3 of 6 games this year (50%).
Bet on the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship.

Magic Betting Information

  • Orlando has a winning record against the spread, going 6-2 ATS (covering 75% of the time).
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Magic have a record ATS of 2-0.
  • In 4 out Orlando’s 8 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.
Bet on the Orlando Magic to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Rockets and their opponents have recorded more than 227 points in 783.3% of their outings this year (47 of six opportunities).
  • Orlando and its opponents have combined to score more than 227 points in 25% of their matchups this season (two of eight chances).
  • These two teams average a combined 221.3 points per game, 5.7 fewer points than the over/under of 227 set for this game.
  • The Rockets and the Magic have seen their opponents average a combined 5.7 less points per game than the over/under of 227 set for this matchup.
  • The Rockets’ average point total in matchups this season is 226.7, 0.3 points less than the total in this game.
  • The average over/under in Magic games this season is 11 fewer points than the point total of 227 in this outing.
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Rockets Leaders

  • James Harden leads the Rockets in points and assists. He puts up 29.4 points per game while also adding 11.0 assists.
  • Houston’s rebounding leader is Christian Wood, who grabs 10.0 per game.
  • Harden is the top three-point shooter for the Rockets, connecting on 3.8 per game.
  • Houston’s blocks leader is Wood, who collects 2.0 per game. PJ Tucker leads the team averaging 1.2 steals a game.

Magic Leaders

  • Nikola Vucevic is at the top of the Magic scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 21.0 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game this season.
  • Markelle Fultz has the title of Orlando assist leader, dishing out 5.4 assists per game this season.
  • Terrence Ross is tops from three-point range for the Magic, hitting 3.0 threes per game.
  • Ross is at the top of Orlando’s steals hierarchy with 1.6 steals per game and Michael Carter-Williams leads the squad in blocks with 0.6 per game.
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