Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Magic vs Rockets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Houston Rockets hosting the Orlando Magic Wednesday, November 4th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions. <!–more→
Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets -500
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 208
The Orlando Magic got a win Tuesday night over the New Orleans Pelicans and will look to make it two in a row on Wednesday as they take on the Houston Rockets.
After an 0-3 start the Houston Rockets finally got on the win column on Monday at home versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Orlando Magic got a nice win Tuesday night over the struggling New Orleans Pelicans. The pressure is off a bit and now they may not have that urgency, that pressure to get a win.
With them having to travel and play another road game, they may be a bit satisfied. If that’s the case, they’ll get blown out. Houston is by far the more talented team and the Magic will have to be on their A-game in order to stay with the Rockets.
The Orlando Magic have a solid defensive unit led by big man Nikola Vucevic. But, offensively, they lack the firepower to be considered one of the elite teams in the NBA.
The statistics may not show it yet, but the Rockets possess a very explosive offense. The Rockets rank 25th in points per game, 27th in field goal percentage, and 27th in three point percentage. These numbers will improve as the seasons progresses.
The improvement may have started on Monday as the Rockets scored 110 points in a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A reason for the early season struggles was because James Harden wasn’t hitting his shots. Harden only scored 18 points per game and hit 22% of his field goal attempts in the three losses.
In the win over OKC, Harden scored 37 points and hit 46% of his shots in the win. Look for that trend to continue as Houston gets it’s offense in gear.
Also, watch out for Dwight Howard in this game. He’ll be highly motivated to put it on his former club.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Houston is 25-12 ATS at home in their last 37 games
- Houston is 2-1 ATS versus Orlando
- Orlando under is 55-22-1 in last 74 road games
Free NBA Prediction:
The Houston Rockets have gotten off to a rough start, but don’t be fooled by their record. Houston is still one of the best teams in the Western Conference. Had the Houston Rockets gotten off to a better start they would be bigger favorites in this matchup. Take advantage of it and take Houston to cover the spread in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston -8.5 ATS
The Rockets got the monkey off their back with a win on Monday. The pressure is off and now Houston can just go out and play ball. Orlando is playing back-to-back nights and they got a win over New Orleans. The pressure is off them, as well. All in all, look for Houston to cover versus Orlando.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 113 – Orlando 100
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