Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 13 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 14-34. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 105.2 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 35-13. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.1 points per contest and giving up 106.4, which is a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 21-27-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 21-27-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 23-24-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 21-26-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
01/29/18 G Evan Fournier Ankle injured last game, is probable Tuesday vs Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
01/29/18 F Trevor Ariza Hamstring injured last game, is doubtful Tuesday vs Orlando
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Jonathon Simmons averages 13.6 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Eric Gordon averages 19.5 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Chris Paul averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 8.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.15 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.8 per game. The Magic allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the league with 114.1 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.69. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Rockets are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Rockets surrender 106.4 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Magic are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Orlando is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Houston is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -13
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