Kings vs. Rockets Prediction
Can the Sacramento Kings keep their slim playoff hopes alive when they go on the road to face the Houston Rockets tonight at 6PM ET?
533 Sacramento Kings vs. 534 Houston Rockets
Saturday, March 30, 2019
6PM ET – Toyota Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rockets are the clear favorite to win this game, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Kings. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 229 points. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent going on the Rockets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Kings hanging on by a thread
Sacramento is coming off a 121-118 loss at New Orleans on Thursday night for its second loss in three games. The Kings are 37-38 on the season, 14-23 on the road, 43-31-1 against the spread and 38-36-1 with the over. The Kings are ninth in the West right now, 6.5 games out of eighth with 7 games remaining.
The Kings are a strong offensive team, averaging 114.2 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Defensively, Sacramento is giving up 114.8 points per game while opponents shoot 46.2 percent against them. Buddy Hield is leading the team with 20.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while De’Aaron Fox is adding 17.6 points and 7.3 assists per contest.
Rockets fighting for third
Houston is coming off a dominant 112-85 win at home over Denver on Thursday. The Rockets have won seven of their last 10. They are 48-28 on the season, 28-10 at home, 35-38-3 against the spread and 39-36-1 with the under. Houston is fourth in the West, ½ a game out of third and 2 games over Utah in fifth.
The Rockets are putting up 112.9 points per game while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. Defensively, Houston is giving up 109.4 points per game while opponents shoot 46.8 percent against them. James Harden is leading the team with 36.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game while Clint Capela is adding 16.5 points and 12.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Kings are 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven conference games.
The Rockets are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 following a cover, but 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Rockets have played well against the Kings this season, winning and covering in the two meetings thus far. Sacramento isn’t a good defensive team, so that should allow Harden to really take over. Houston had 100 shot attempts in the last meeting and I don’t see many teams being successful against the Rockets if they are able to get off that many shots. I will go with Houston to put the Kings out of playoff contention.
NBA Prediction: Houston Rockets -10