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Rockets take on Kings in hoops contest

Houston RocketsSacramento Kings
38-18February 25, 2014, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena20-36

The Kings will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Rockets at Sleep Train Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Rockets will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 29-24-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Kings are 25-29-2 ATS. Houston is 25-29-2 against the total, while Sacramento is 28-27-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Rockets listed as -4.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 212 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Kings) and the No. 8 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-94 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

The Rockets were a 115-112 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (227) made winners of OVER bettors. The Suns were burned for 25 points by Dwight Howard on Sunday as the Rockets picked up a 115-112 win at US Airways Center.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 109-95 winner on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Kings got a 33-point performance from Isaiah Thomas as Sacramento handed Denver a 109-95 defeat on Sunday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 12-rated squad against Houston's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 24 in the league with 6.61 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 9.12 per outing.

Next up:
Houston at Los Angeles, Wednesday, February 26th
Sacramento at Los Angeles, Friday, February 28th