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Rockets take on Kings in hoops contest

Houston RocketsSacramento Kings
April 8, 9:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Odds

30-25TEAM RECORD19-37

The Kings will be trying to slam the Rockets on Sunday when the teams tip off at Power Balance Pavilion in NBA betting action.

Sacramento will face the 30-25 Rockets, who own a 29-25-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Kings are 28-26-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rockets are 26-29 favoring the OVER.

View Houston vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 22 and the Rockets sitting at No. 16. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-94 result in favor of the Rockets today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 98.4 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 19 at 97.6 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 100.8 points per game when on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in home scoring.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 112-107 winner as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Rockets covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 219 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles was victimized for 26 points and 11 assists by Goran Dragic as the Rockets defeated the Lakers 112-107 in NBA action on Friday.

The Kings were a 109-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Kings endured a 109-94 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from DeMarcus Cousins at STAPLES Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rockets at Kings trends to consider:
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Sacramento
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Houston's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 15 games at home
Sacramento is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Houston
Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Portland, Monday, April 9
Sacramento at Dallas, Tuesday, April 10

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