Kings vs Rockets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, January 13, 2023

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The Sacramento Kings (22-18) are 9.5-point favorites against the Houston Rockets (10-31) on January 13, 2023 at Golden 1 Center. The Rockets are sputtering right now, having lost eight in a row and going 1-9 during their past 10 games. The matchup has a 238 point total.

How to bet Kings vs. Rockets

Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Kings as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Kings have -449 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +348 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 238 points.

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Kings vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Arena: Golden 1 Center

Kings vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Kings are 22-17-1 against the spread this year. Sacramento has been victorious in 15, or 71.4%, of the 21 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Kings games this year have hit the over on 19 of 41 set point totals.

In the Rockets’ 41 games this season, they have 16 wins against the spread. Houston is 10-29 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25.6% of those games). Rockets games this season have gone over the point total 48.8% of the time (20 out of 41 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Kings Leaders
De’Aaron Fox 37 23.8 4.4 6.1 0.9 0.4 1.6
Domantas Sabonis 39 18.9 12.4 6.8 0.7 0.5 0.5
Kevin Huerter 38 15.8 3.3 2.9 1.1 0.3 3
Harrison Barnes 40 14.6 5.1 1.7 0.9 0.1 1.5
Malik Monk 39 14 2.4 3.9 0.6 0.2 1.8


Rockets Leaders
Jalen Green 41 21.3 4.4 3.6 0.8 0.2 2.4
Alperen Sengun 37 14.5 8.6 2.8 0.7 0.9 0.1
Jabari Smith Jr. 40 11.7 7.1 0.9 0.6 0.9 1.8
Eric Gordon 35 11.7 1.9 2.4 0.5 0.3 1.9
Kenyon Martin Jr. 41 10.7 4.8 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.9
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Kings: Kevin Huerter: Questionable (Illness)

Rockets: Kevin Porter: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

Sacramento is ceding 117.1 points per game this year (25th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived offensively, scoring 119.2 points per game (best). The Kings are posting 123.8 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 113.6 points per contest. The Kings have been scoring 121.7 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 119.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

So far this year, Sacramento is making 13.5 threes per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.3% (12th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Kings have taken 57.7% two-pointers and 42.3% threes this year. Of the team’s baskets, 68.6% are two-pointers and 31.4% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

In 2022-23, Houston is third-worst in the league on offense (109.2 points scored per game) and 21st defensively (116.3 points allowed). The Rockets are putting up fewer points at home (108.4 per game) than away (110). While the Rockets are posting 109.2 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their previous 10 games, amassing 108.2 points per contest.

In 2022-23 Houston is 18th in the league in 3-point makes (11.7 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.2%). The Rockets attempt 40.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 30% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 59.9% of their shots, with 70% of their makes coming from there.

Kings vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick

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