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NBA odds preview - Kings vs. Rockets

Sacramento KingsHouston Rockets
15-25January 22, 2014, 08:00 | Toyota Center28-15



The Rockets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Kings tip off at Toyota Center on Wednesday in NBA play.

The Kings will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 18-20-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rockets are 21-19-3 ATS. Sacramento is 22-18 against the total, while Houston is 20-22-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Kings before tip-off in this one found them as 9.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 215.5 at TopBet.

The Rockets - Kings odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 20 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 21. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-94 win for the Rockets.

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The Kings were a 114-97 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pelicans. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. Rudy Gay went off for 41 points and added 8 rebounds leading Sacramento to a 114-97 win over New Orleans on Tuesday at New Orleans Arena.

Houston won its last outing, a 126-113 result against the Trail Blazers on January 20. The Rockets covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 239 combined points took the game OVER the total. Chandler Parsons poured in 31 points for Houston on Monday, as they defeated Portland 126-113 at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 105.6 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 28 at 103.68 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 47.33% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Next up:
Sacramento home to Indiana, Friday, January 24th
Houston home to Memphis, Friday, January 24th

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