The Sacramento Kings will take on the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m. ET Sunday at HP Field House. The Rockets currently occupy the fourth playoff slot in the Western Conference. The Kings, meanwhile, are 3.5-games behind the eighth and final playoff berth in the West.
The Rockets are 5-1 against the spread in their last six meetings with the Kings, while Sacramento is 7-1-1 in its last nine games as an underdog. Houston is favored by 5.5-points in the latest Kings vs. Rockets odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 233.5. Before entering any Rockets vs. Kings picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Kings vs. Rockets spread: Rockets -5.5
- Kings vs. Rockets over-under: 233.5 points
- Kings vs. Rockets money line: Sacramento +190, Houston -220
What you need to know about the Kings
The Kings fell to the Nets on Friday, 119-106. The top scorer for Sacramento was Bogdan Bogdanovic, who finished with 27 points. For the season, Bogdanovic is averaging 15 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. De'Aaron Fox scored 21 points against the Nets, which is his per game average for the season.
Sacramento has lost four of five games since the NBA restart. Despite their recent losing skid, the Kings have covered the spread in eight of their last nine games against Western Conference opponents. In addition, the Kings are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games played on a Sunday.
What you need to know about the Rockets
Houston took down the Lakers by a final score of 113-97 on Thursday. James Harden was on fire again, shooting 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and almost finishing with a triple-double on 39 points, 12 assists, and eight boards. It was the third consecutive win for the Rockets, who rolled past the Lakers despite being outrebounded by 14.
The Rockets have been dynamite on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 118.4 points per game this season. The Rockets will also enter Sunday's contest against Sacramento full of confidence. That's because Houston is 12-2 in its last 14 games against the Kings. In Houston's 113-104 victory over Sacramento in December, Harden filled the stat sheet with 34 points, five assists and five rebounds.
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