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Houston favored by 12 against Sacramento on Sunday

Sacramento KingsHouston Rockets
April 14, 7:00 PM | Toyota Center

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Odds

28-51TEAM RECORD44-35

Toyota Center will feature Rockets vs. Kings action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 36-42-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Rockets are 40-38-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Sacramento is 46-32-1 on the totals; Houston is 39-40.

View Sacramento vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Rockets sat as 12-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 216.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rockets rated this week at No. 10 and the Kings sitting at No. 26. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 107-99 result in favor of the Rockets today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 2-ranked offense (105.8 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 104.8 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 46% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 105 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring on their home court.

Sacramento lost its last outing, a 108-101 result against the Spurs on April 12. The Kings covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. DeMarcus Cousins scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Kings to victory (they lost 108-101 to San Antonio at AT&T Center on Friday).

The Rockets were an 82-78 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (160) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rockets got a terrific 30-point performance from James Harden but Memphis handed them an 82-78 defeat on Friday at Toyota Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Kings at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Houston
Sacramento is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 11 games at home
Houston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Houston is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento at Oklahoma City, Monday, April 15
Houston at Phoenix, Monday, April 15