The Sacramento Kings (21-18) host the Houston Rockets (10-30) on January 11, 2023 at Golden 1 Center. The Rockets are underdogs by a 9.5-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. The point total is set as 236.5 points in the outing.
How to bet Kings vs. Rockets
Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Kings as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Kings have -400 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +316 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 236.5 points.
Kings vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Sacramento, California
- Arena: Golden 1 Center
Kings vs. Rockets Betting Trends
The Kings have 21 wins against the spread in 39 games this season. Sacramento has been victorious in 14, or 70%, of the 20 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Kings games this year have eclipsed the over/under 18 times in 40 opportunities (45%).
The Rockets have played 40 games, with 16 wins against the spread. Houston has been the moneyline underdog 38 total times this season. Houston has gone 10-28 in those games. The Rockets have hit the over 47.5% of the time this season (19 of 40 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kevin Porter Jr.||39||19.5||5.5||5.7||1.3||0.4||2.2|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||39||11.8||7||0.9||0.6||0.9||1.8|
Kings vs. Rockets Injury Report
What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings
Sacramento is allowing 117.1 points per game this year (25th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined offensively, putting up 118.8 points per game (best). In home games, the Kings are posting 9.7 more points per game (123.3) than they are in road games (113.6). The Kings’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, scoring 121.6 points per contest compared to the 118.8 they’ve averaged this season.
Sacramento is draining 13.4 threes per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) this season, while owning a 36.2% three-point percentage (13th-ranked). The Kings have taken 57.9% two-pointers and 42.1% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s buckets, 68.9% are two-pointers and 31.1% are threes.
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
In 2022-23, Houston is second-worst in the NBA offensively (109.1 points scored per game) and 21st defensively (115.9 points allowed). The Rockets are putting up fewer points at home (108.4 per game) than away (109.8). The Rockets have performed worse offensively over their past 10 games, putting up 107.7 points per contest, 1.4 fewer points their than season average of 109.1.
Beyond the arc, Houston is 18th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.6). It is third-worst in 3-point percentage at 33%. The Rockets attempt 40% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 60% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.8% of the Rockets’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 70.2% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Kings, and we expect that Kings will cover the spread (Kings -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 236.5 points.
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