Houston Rockets (22-60 Last Season) vs. Orlando Magic (34-48 Last Season)
Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic 10/25/23 – The 2017-2018 NBA season officially kicked off as the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic face off on Wednesday at Amway Center. Both squads hope to make a statement early this season after underwhelming records last season; especially the Rockets with 22-60 record, while Orlando Magic at 34-48 look to continue their climb up the standings. Fans and bettors are certain to find excitement from this matchup; so those seeking NBA tips this week should make this game part of their plan!
Last season, the Rockets displayed impressive offensive prowess by scoring an average of 110.7 points per game and recording 40.6 made field goals from 88.9 attempts for a shooting efficiency rate of 45.7%; their 3-point game however remained an issue, shooting percentage standing at just 32.7. Defensive rebounding proved effective at 32.9 per game while turnovers 15.5 were an alarming statistic.
Orlando Magic posted an impressive 111.4 average with 111.4 points scored per game, boasting an outstanding shooting prowess that included 47% field goal percentage and 34.6% 3-point shooting accuracy. Furthermore, turnovers per game averaged 14.4, as well as free throw percentage of 79% indicated they have the potential to dominate but consistency will always be key.
Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic 10/25/23 Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Jalen Green (SG) vs. Kevin Porter Jr. (G)
Jalen Green was unquestionably one of the Houston Rockets’ shining lights last season. Starting 76 games and playing an average of 34.2 minutes per game, Green amassed an impressive 22.1 scoring average and contributed both on offense and defense, recording 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game; his presence on court could not be denied with only 2.6 turnovers per game being his main challenge.
Kevin Porter Jr. has emerged as an invaluable force for the Magic. Averaging 19.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game on average per game, Porter plays an essential part in driving team dynamics forward. His assist-turnover ratio of 1.8 proves his skill at ball handling while providing crucial guidance during crucial moments for his squad.
Green and Porter Jr. clashing on the court will certainly provide plenty of entertainment. Each player, thanks to his or her individual strengths, can alter the trajectory of a game; Green’s shooting ability against Porter’s all-around performance promises an entertaining battle between these two stars who each seek to outdo each other on court.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Orlando Magic -170, Total Odds: 222
Considering the current betting odds, the Magic are the favorites, which is understandable given their better record last season. The point total set at 222 indicates an expectation of a relatively high-scoring game.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Rockets have experienced mixed success recently in terms of betting trends. Over their last 12 games, they went 4-8 ATS which indicates inconsistency; yet four out of their last five matches they went 4-1) which indicates recent improvements. Their record against Orlando stands out; 10-4 against them is impressive while their road form remains an issue; 4-16 in their last 20 away matches has caused concern.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Magic are strong when it comes to betting trends, boasting an ATS record of 9-3-1 over their last 13 games and providing more reliable outcomes for bettors. Their recent form, with only four victories out of five (1-4 SU in that span), could be considered concerning. Their home form remains strong; reflecting 5-1-1 ATS performances over those seven home contests.
Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic 10/25/23 Betting Picks
Considering the analysis and betting trends, this matchup might be closer than the odds suggest. The Rockets will be eager to prove themselves, while the Magic will want to leverage their home advantage.
In conclusion, while the Magic seems to be the safer bet, don’t discount the Rockets pulling off an upset, especially if Green is in form. In terms of over/under, considering both teams’ scoring averages and recent trends, the game might go over the set total. As for exclusive sports picks, the Magic to win and the game to go over seems to be the prudent choice.
Free Pick and Prediction: Orlando Magic 115, Houston Rockets 111.