Check out our free Kings vs Rockets pick and preview for this NBA game in Houston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Kings vs Rockets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets
- Where: Houston at Toyota Center
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds HOU +5.5, SAC -225 | HOU +186 O/U 234.5
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 29-23, while going 27-24-1 vs the spread. Sacramento will take the court having lost 2 straight games. The team has an average scoring margin of -17.5 in these matchups.
The Kings are coming off a disappointing 136-104 loss to the Pelicans. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 2 points. In the defeat, Sacramento did not outscore the Pelicans in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Malik Monk, as he contributed 16 points while hitting 53.8% of his shots.
The Rockets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 13-40. So far, the team has gone 20-31-2 against the spread. Today, the Rockets will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -19.0 points per contest.
Houston is trying to bounce back from a 153-121 loss to the Thunder. Going into this game, the team was 10 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Houston struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 26 point halftime deficit. In the loss, Josh Christopher led the team in scoring with 20 points on a field goal percentage of 63.6%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Kings averaged 120.25 points per game vs Houston, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Rockets also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 116.75 points per game vs Sacramento. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-1-1 in favor of the Kings. In these matchups, Sacramento has averaged 125 points per game, while allowing 116. In these contests, they averaged a combined 241 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 118.9 points per game. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.3 made 3’s per game. One area that the Sacramento offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 8th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
On defense, the Kings will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 29th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Sacramento will be relying on Domantas Sabonis to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Houston. De’Aaron Fox has been ruled out. So far this season, Fox has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 24.3 points per game. Sabonis is 2nd on the team with 18.6 points per game, which places him 65.0th in the NBA. In 50 games, he has hit 60.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.4 rebounds per game.
For the season, the Rockets offensive unit is ranked just 29th in scoring at 109.9 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Rockets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.1 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 30th in the league in field goal percentage 45.1%.
Against the Kings, the Rockets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 30th in points allowed.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Rockets 2nd leading scorer, Kevin Porter Jr.. In his 40 games, Porter Jr. is averaging 19.2 points per game while dishing out 5.6 assists and grabbing 5.4 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Jalen Green, who leads the team and is 38th in the NBA at 21.5 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 40.9% of his field goal attempts while taking 20.1% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Kings vs Rockets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Kings -5.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 234.5