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Sacramento KingsHouston Rockets
March 26, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Odds

17-31TEAM RECORD26-23

Houston looks to cover the Rockets-Kings pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 26-23 mark when they host Sacramento in NBA action.

The Kings will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 24-24 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rockets are 25-23-1 ATS. Sacramento is 25-23 against the total, while Houston is 22-27 versus the number.

View Sacramento vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Kings before tip-off in this one will find them as 6-point underdogs, while the total sits at 208.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-rated Rockets and the No. 23-rated Kings in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-94 win for the Rockets on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 16-rated squad against Sacramento's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 10 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 6.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 104.2 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 111-108 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 219 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Kings got a 28-point performance from DeMarcus Cousins, who added 18 rebounds, but Golden State still ran past Sacramento 111-108 on Saturday at Oracle Arena.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 2-8
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 8-2
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Kings at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Sacramento is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games

Next up:
Sacramento home to San Antonio, Wednesday, March 28
Houston at Dallas, Tuesday, March 27

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