Check out our free Rockets vs Kings pick and preview for this NBA game in Sacramento. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Rockets vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Friday, January 13th
- Betting Odds SAC -10, HOU +379 | SAC -502 O/U 235.0
So far, the Rockets have put together an overall record of 10-31, while going 16-23-2 vs the spread. The Rockets head into today’s action in the midst of a 8 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -15.0.
Houston is trying to bounce back from a 135-115 loss to the Kings. Going into this game, the team was 9 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. The game got away from Houston in the 2nd half, as the Kings extended their 5 point halftime lead to grab a 20 point win. Leading the team in scoring was Jalen Green, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 36.0% of his shots.
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 22-18, while going 21-18-1 vs the spread. Sacramento comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 22.5 points per game
The Kings will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Rockets by a score of 135-115. Heading into the game, they were 9 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Sacramento went on to win the game, as they led by 5 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Domantas Sabonis, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 75.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Rockets averaged 116.75 points per game vs Sacramento, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Kings also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 120.25 points per game vs Houston. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Kings have averaged 123 points per game compared to 116 for Houston. This has led to an ATS record of 3-1-1 for Sacramento. Houston and Sacramento averaged a combined 239 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Houston offense is ranked 29th in the NBA in scoring at 109.2 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Rockets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.7 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 11th, with an average of 19.2 made free-throws per game.
Currently, the Rockets defense is ranked 30th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 118.2 points per game vs the unit.
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 37th in the NBA at 21.3 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 40.4% of his field goal attempts while taking 19.9% of the team’s shots from the floor.
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 119.2 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 13.5 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 101.4 possessions per contest.
On defense, the Kings will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 29th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
This season, the Kings offense has primarily worked through De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 37 games, Fox is 24th in the NBA at 23.8 points per game. So far, him and Sabonis have accounted for 33% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 12.4 rebounds for Sacramento to go along with 6.8 assists.
Rockets vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Kings -10
- Free Total Prediction: Under 235.0
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