A matchup pitting one of the NBA’s highest-scoring teams against one of the worst teams defensively sees the Sacramento Kings (30-23, first in points per game) face the Houston Rockets (13-41, 25th in points allowed) at Toyota Center on February 8, 2023. The Kings are 8.5-point favorites. A 239.5-point over/under is set in this matchup.
How to bet Kings vs. Rockets
Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Kings as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Kings have -364 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +288 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 239.5 points.
Kings vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Arena: Toyota Center
Kings vs. Rockets Betting Trends
The Kings have played 53 games, with 29 wins against the spread. Sacramento has been victorious in 22, or 66.7%, of the 33 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Kings have gone over the point total in 44.4% of their opportunities this year (24 times over 54 games with a set point total).
The Rockets have played 54 games, with 20 wins against the spread. Houston has been the moneyline underdog 52 total times this season. Houston has gone 13-39 in those games. Rockets games this year have hit the over 48.1% of the time (26 out of 54 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Jabari Smith Jr.||51||11.8||6.9||1.1||0.5||0.9||1.6|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||54||11.5||5.5||1.5||0.4||0.3||0.9|
Kings vs. Rockets Injury Report
Rockets: Garrison Mathews: Out (Toe), Kevin Porter: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings
Sacramento has been led by its offense, as it ranks best in the NBA by scoring 119.3 points per game. It ranks 21st in the league in points allowed (116.6 per contest). The Kings are putting up 123.6 points per game in home games. On the road, they are averaging 114.9 points per contest. The Kings have been putting up 116.8 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 119.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Sacramento is draining 13.5 three-pointers per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this season, while putting up a 36.8% three-point percentage (10th-ranked). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Kings have taken 58.1% two-pointers (accounting for 68.8% of the team’s baskets) and 41.9% from beyond the arc (31.2%).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Houston is the second-worst team in the league in points scored (110.1 per game) and 25th in points conceded (118). The Rockets are putting up fewer points at home (109.1 per game) than on the road (111). Over their past 10 games, the Rockets are posting 111.9 points per game, 1.8 more than their season average (110.1).
In 2022-23 Houston is 22nd in the NBA in 3-point makes (11 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.8%). The Rockets attempt 38.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 27.6% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 61.9% of their shots, with 72.4% of their makes coming from there.
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