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OVER Trending Between Rockets & Kings

Harden Rockets

After a flat out lousy start to the season, the Houston Rockets appear to be turning a corner. Since firing Kevin McHale, the team has gone a modest 8-6, but are 7-3 in their last 10 games. That success is starting to carry over to the betting window with the team going 5-2 ATS in their last seven games.

Shark Bites
  • The Kings are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games as home favorites in December.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Rockets' last six games when playing on 0 days rest.
  • Kings guard Rajon Rondo will be inactive (suspension).

Houston will have the chance to continue their turn around against a team they’ve pretty much owned over the past seasons. The Rockets have won eight in a row vs the Kings, and have gone 6-1 ATS against them over their last seven contest.

Tonight’s total opened on the high side at 220, which is a total these team surpassed twice in games against each other this season. On November 6th they combined for 226 points, and on December 5th the teams combined for 233 points. Houston has seen the total go OVER in four of their last five games, while the total has gone OVER five of the last six times the teams have played each other.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Sacramento Kings installed as 0-point in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 218.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Kings to win this game 108-105. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Houston Rockets have seen them go 12-13 and 9-16 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Sacramento Kings are at 9-15 and 11-13 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Kings are 12-12, while the Houston Rockets are 13-12. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Sacramento vs Houston injuries news.

This game pits the Sacramento Kings, currently No. 26 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Houston Rockets, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Sacramento's No. 3-ranked offense averaging 104.92 PPG, against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 27 at 107.08 PPG. The Sacramento Kings field goal percentage has averaged 45.32% so far, more than the Houston Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 43.53% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston suffered a 114-108 loss against Denver on Monday, getting 24 points from James Harden in a losing effort at Pepsi Center.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 27 points and chipped in with 27 rebounds for Sacramento on Thursday, leading the Kings to a 99-97 victory over New York at Sleep Train Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games
  • Sacramento is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games at home
  • Sacramento is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Los Angeles, Thursday, December 17th
Sacramento at Minnesota, Friday, December 18th