Don’t be surprised if Wednesday’s Rockets-Kings game from Sacramento is one of the highest-scoring matchups of the season as both clubs look to push the pace. It’s a huge total in the NBA odds, as the teams meet for the second of three times this season.
Rockets vs Kings NBA Spread & Game Info
- When: Wednesday, 10 PM ET
- Where: Golden 1 Center
- TV: TNT
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Spread: Houston Rockets -2.5 (Total 232.5)
Rockets lead 1-0. On Nov. 17, Houston won 132-112 at home. The Kings could not hold the Rockets to less than 35 points through the first three quarters. The Kings allowed 109 points through the first three frames, including 16 made three-pointers as Sacramento notched 86 points for a 23-point deficit.
Houston would finish the game shooting .568 percent going 46-of-81 from the field and 20-for-47 from three-point range. Sacramento would also knock down 46 shots but on 102 attempts while the Kings had just 11 three-point field goals. Kings guard Buddy Hield scored a team-high 23 points, while James Harden had 24 points and eight assists.
Since losing back-to-back games in this series in December 2013, the Rockets are 15-2 vs. the Kings.
Why Bet on Houston?
The Houston Rockets won their second in a row Monday, 118-110 in Phoenix behind 44 points from James Harden. The Suns never led but stayed close through the first half before falling behind by 20 in the third quarter.
Harden joined Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, and Rick Barry as the only players with 20 games of at least 40 points in the first 50 of a season. Harden, who also had eight rebounds and six assists, extended his streak of games with at least 30 points to 27, third-longest in NBA history. The only longer streaks are 65 and 31 games, both by Chamberlain.
By comparison, Harden had 11 40-point games all of last season. Over his last five The Beard is averaging 38.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 3.2 steals, 2.0 blocks and 5.2 three-pointers per game while shooting 47.7% from the field, 37.7% from three and 85.2% from the foul line.
Chris Paul played 33 minutes Monday vs. the Suns, scoring 18 points (5-of-10 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) with five rebounds, four assists, five steals, and two 3-pointers. Paul, who did not play in Saturday’s win over the Jazz, has scored at least 18 points in each of his last two outings. Kenneth Faried had another productive game Monday, as he scored 17 points (8-of-11 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs) with 14 rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot. Over his last five, the “Manimal” is averaging 17.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 61.0% from the field.
The Rockets have won three of their past four road games after going 3-7 over their previous 10 road games. Houston is 12-14 on the road this season after winning a franchise-high 31 road games in 2017-18 (tied for sixth-most in NBA history).
- Total Score: 112.81
- Field Goal Percentage: 44.70
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.55
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.87
- Total Rebounds: 41.79
- Total Score: 111.06
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.63
- Three-Point Percentage: 33.81
- Free Throw Percentage: 76.89
- Total Rebounds: 44.55
Why Bet on Sacramento?
The Sacramento Kings were 127-112 winners over the Spurs on Monday to extend Sacramento’s longest home winning streak since a 14-gamer in 2005-06. That was the last time the Kings made the playoffs, but Sacramento is positioned to make a run at a postseason spot this season. The Kings trail the Los Angeles Clippers by a half-game for eighth place in the Western Conference.
Marvin Bagley went off for a career-high 24 points vs. the Spurs, adding 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and one triple in 31 minutes. With a 10-of-17 shooting line and a big win vs. the Spurs, this was arguably his best game as a pro. Bagley is trending up fast with 16.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 blocks over his last five games.
It was Bagley’s ninth double-double. Amongst his fellow first-year players, Bagley III has the fourth most double-doubles behind DeAndre Ayton (28), Trae Young (14) and Luka Doncic (10). Bagley III has the most double-doubles by a Kings rookie since DeMarcus Cousins tallied 26 double-doubles as a rookie during the 2010-11 season as his double-doubles streak ties the longest by a Sacramento rookie since Cousins had three straight double-doubles from Mar. 2 to Mar. 7, 2011.
De’Aaron Fox had 20 points, six assists, six rebounds, one steal, one block, and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes. Fox hit 9-of-12 shots and 1-of-3 free throws with just one turnover. Fox is one of three players averaging 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.71 steals per game this season. The shortlist includes Rockets guard James Harden and Thunder guard Russell Westbrook as Fox ranks ninth in the NBA in assists per game.
The Kings are 20-2 this season when they are ahead of their opponent through the first three quarters of play. The Kings have won three straight games and have been leading their opponents after three quarters in all three of those wins.
- Total Score: 113.70
- Field Goal Percentage: 46.79
- Three-Point Percentage: 38.19
- Free Throw Percentage: 71.09
- Total Rebounds: 44.77
- Total Score: 114.85
- Field Goal Percentage: 46.49
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.26
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.09
- Total Rebounds: 48.15
Rockets vs Kings NBA Betting Trends
- Home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings
- Favorite is 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings
- Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games
- Sacramento is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Sacramento is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento’s last 7 games at home
Expert NBA Betting Prediction for Rockets vs Kings
Kings with the small upset.