Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic odds, injury report, starters - December 21

N.B. Lindberg
Houston Rockets v Orlando Magic
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The Houston Rockets face the Orlando Magic at home on Wednesday, December 21. The Rockets lost to the San Antonio Spurs 124-105 to fall to 9-21. The Rockets are 2-3 over the first five games of their seven-game homestand. 

The Magic lost to the Atlanta Hawks 126-125 to end a six-game winning streak. Over the streak, the Magic took two games from the Celtics in Boston. These are the odds, injury reports, and starters for the Rockets vs Magic’ December 21 matchup.

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic odds

Wynnbet has the Rockets as -1.0 favorites against the Magic. The over/under for total points is 223.5 points. The Rockets’ over/under for points is 111.5, and the Magic’ over/under for points is 112.5. ESPN analytics gives the Rockets a 57.6% chance to win the game. 

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic injury report

The Rockets have listed Jae’Sean Tate as out. He recently returned to running on the court as he comes back from a recurring ankle injury. There is still no timetable for a return. Garrison Mathews is listed as out with an illness for the second consecutive game. 

The Magic have five players listed as out. Gary Harris, Jalen Suggs, Chuma Okeke, Wendell Carter Jr., and Jonathan Isaac are all out. Franz Wagner is listed as day-to-day and is questionable to play, but did participate in Wednesday’s shootaround. 

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic starters

The Rockets started Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Alperen Sengun, Jabari Smith Jr., and Kevin Porter Jr. against the Spurs. 

The Magic started Paolo Banchero, Franz Wagner, Moritz Wagner, Bol Bol, and Markelle Fultz against the Hawks. If Wagner cannot play expect Terrence Ross to get the nod in the starting lineup. 

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Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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