Kings vs. Rockets Prediction
Are the Rockets laying too many points as a home favorite tonight against the Kings at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Rockets are 11.5-point home favorites versus the Kings after opening as a 9.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 224 but has been bet up slightly to 224.5.
Sacramento has dropped seven of its last 10 games and is 4-5 at the betting window over that span. The Kings' latest loss came at the hands of the 76ers on Monday, falling 122-119 as a 3-point road favorite. Despite the loss, DeMarcus Cousins went off, scoring 46 points and grabbing 15 rebounds before fouling out in the final minutes. Willie Cauley-Stein also scored a season-high 17 points.
Houston, meanwhile, is in a bit of a funk itself, losing six of 10 overall and going just 3-7 at the betting window over that span. The Rockets have also lost three of their last four, including a 120-101 decision at Indiana on Sunday as a 3-point favorite. James Harden made just 3-of-17 shots in the loss, scoring 15 points thanks to a 7-for-7 stat line at the charity strip, and also grabbed five boards to go along with eight assists and three steals.
OUR PREDICTION: The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the Kings are just 6-18 at the betting window in their last 24 games against the Rockets and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games versus Houston. The Kings have also dropped five of their last seven games against Western Conference foes, while the Rockets are 12-3 against the spread in their last 15 games coming off a loss.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -11.5