NBA odds preview - Rockets vs. Kings
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Odds
The Kings will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Rockets tip off at Power Balance Pavilion on Sunday in NBA play.
Sacramento will face the 28-24 Rockets, who own a 28-23-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Kings are 28-22-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rockets are 29-23 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Kings and the No. 9-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-95 result in favor of the Rockets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 27-rated squad against Houston's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 20 in the league with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.3 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 102.3 points per game when playing on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring on their home court.
Houston was a 118-103 winner in its last match at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 221 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Portland was victimized by James Harden for 35 points as the Rockets defeated the Trail Blazers 118-103 in NBA action on Friday.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 120-109 winner as they battled the Jazz at home. The Kings covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 229 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points for Sacramento on Saturday, leading the Kings to a 120-109 victory over Utah at Power Balance Pavilion.
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Rockets at Kings trends to consider:
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Sacramento
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Sacramento's last 15 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston at Golden State, Tuesday, February 12
Sacramento at Memphis, Tuesday, February 12