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Sacramento KingsHouston Rockets
9-20December 31, 2013, 07:00 | Toyota Center21-12

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Kings travelling to Houston Tuesday to face the Rockets on Tuesday.

Houston battles the Kings, currently with a 9-20 mark (11-16-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-17 for the Rockets and 16-13 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Rockets as -11.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 213.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rockets rated this week at No. 10 and the Kings sitting at No. 21. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-92 result in favor of the Rockets today.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 112-104 loser on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Sacramento got 29 points and 14 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins in a losing cause in a 112-104 loss to San Antonio on Sunday at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 7-rated squad against Sacramento's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 6 in the league with 9.15 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 6.9 per outing.

A few Kings at Rockets trends to consider:
Sacramento is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games
Sacramento is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Sacramento is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Houston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento home to Philadelphia, Thursday, January 2nd
Houston home to New York, Friday, January 3rd