#704 Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic UNDER 223 (8 PM ET Tuesday, February 7)
The Houston Rockets look to start a new winning streak
when they host the Orlando Magic. Tip-off is set for 8 PM ET at Toyota Center
where Houston is favored by -11. The total is 223.S James Harden and company are looking for back-to-back wins since a
nine-game winning streak came to an end in early January.
The Rockets (37-17, 30-24 ATS) have hit a promising
stretch of the schedule with each of its next six
games coming against teams with sub-.500 records, and four of those six at
home. James Harden has busted out of a mini slump in a big way, 41.5 points, 10
rebounds and 8.5 assists after combining to go 6 of 26 from the floor in the
previous two games. Hardengot
some help in Friday’s 121-117 OT victory against Chicago as Eric Gordon scored
21 points while going 5 of 10 from 3-point range.
The Magic (20-33, 22-30-1 ATS)could use some help on both ends of the court after getting rocked 113-86
at Atlanta on Saturday. It was their 13th loss in the last 17 games.
The UNDER is 5-2 in the last
seven series meetings. The Rockets are 5-1 to the low side in its last six home
games and 4-1 the south side in their past five vs. NBA Southeast.
The Magic are 5-1 ATS in the
last 6 meetings in Houston and 11-3 ATS in the 14 meetings overall. The Rockets
are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games and 2-6 vs. the number in their past
eight home games.
Houston took the first meeting
100-93 in Orlando on January 6 despite Harden scoring just 14 points.