Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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The Houston Rockets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 15-14 and a road record of 6-7. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 9-5. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 98.5, good for a point differential of 2.4.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.8 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 13 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 11.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Victor Oladipo averages 13.3 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Tobias Harris averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Houston averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17 per game. The Rockets allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Orlando averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 17th with 14.9 per game. The Magic allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Magic force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 12-17-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-15-2 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 19-8-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/22/15 PG Ty Lawson Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Orlando
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/21/15 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
12/13/15 PG C.J. Watson Calf out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando
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