Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets - 12/3/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (5-16) vs Orlando Magic (5-18)
Game Info: Friday, December 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets meet Friday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. The Orlando Magic need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets look to build on their four-game winning streak.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 99.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Cole Anthony is averaging 19.6 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Franz Wagner is averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets are averaging 103.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 16.8 points and 11.8 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 14 points and 3.1 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rockets are 16-37 ATS in their last 53 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Magic last 6 overall. The under is 38-17-1 in Rockets last 56 home games. The Magic are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Houston.
Maybe you don't believe in the Houston Rockets winning streak, and you're just waiting for things to fall apart. That's fair. However, that doesn't change the fact the Magic are still god awful. The Magic are losing their last five games by an average of 11 points, and they lose on the road by an average of 7.6 points. Backing the Magic, especially with small chalk on the road, isn't an option. I like the Rockets to win their fifth straight game.
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Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets -2
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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