Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 3/10/2024

The Houston Rockets (28-35) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (36-26) on Sunday, March 10th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Rockets vs Kings

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The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Rockets defeated the Trail Blazers with a final score of 123-107. the Rockets not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -6.5-point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 218.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Heading into today’s game against the Kings, the Rockets are 28-35 overall this season. At home, the Rockets have gone 21-11 compared to 7-24 on the road.

In terms of the spread, Houston currently holds an ATS record of 34-28, which is above .500. Houston has covered the spread in three consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 12-18 on the road as opposed to 22-10 at home.

The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Kings took down the Spurs by a score of 131-129. Going into the game, the Kings were favored by -12 and their 2 point win was not enough to cover the spread. The over/under line entering this matchup was 235.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

The Kings come into today’s game with an overall record of 36-26 and are looking to build on their current two game winning streak. When playing away from home, the Kings are 19-15 compared to their 17-11 record at home.

Sacramento has an overall ATS record of 31-31 for the season so far. The Kings maintain an ATS record of 20-14 on the road, while they have a 11-17 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

Through 63 games the Rockets are averaging 113 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA.

Offensively, the Rockets are 20th in the NBA in scoring at 113 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 110.9 points compared to 115 at home. In terms of pace, Houston is 14th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Rockets are 28th in field goal percentage at 45%. Inside the arc, they are 26th in two-point shooting at 52%. From three-point range, Houston is hitting just 34% of their attempts, which is 28th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.1% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 26th in the league at 24.8 per game. When it comes to free throws, Houston is 12th in makes at 18.1 per game and 7th in attempts at 23.6.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Kings arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 118.5 points per game (8th).

This season, the Kings are 8th in the NBA in scoring at 118.5 points per game. At home, they are averaging 121.5 points per game, which is 7th in the league.

In terms of pace, Sacramento is 10th in the NBA at 100 possessions per game. When it comes to field goal percentage, they are 11th at 48%.

So far, the Kings have made an average of 14.4 three-pointers per game, which is 4th in the league. In terms of free throws, they are 28th in makes at 15.5 per game.

Rockets Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Rockets’ defense is giving up an average of 112.8 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Rockets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.6% and allowing 34.8% from beyond the arc.

Kings Team Defense

The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 22nd in the league, allowing an average of 118.0 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Kings defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.6% while allowing 39.5% from downtown.

Key Players For The Rockets And Kings

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Alperen Sengün is set to be the main scorer for the Rockets, recording 20 points and shooting 8/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.2 points per game, along with 9.4 rebounds.

As for Sacramento, De’Aaron Fox is projected to be the primary scorer for the Kings. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 27, and adding 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27.2 points per game.

Rockets vs Kings Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Houston has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 115 points per game.
  • The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Rockets have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 3-0.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 0-3.

Rockets vs Kings Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Rockets vs. Kings matchup, we’re leaning towards the Rockets at +6.5. Although our projections show the Kings winning 111-107, we suggest placing your bet on the Rockets for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 233.5 and given that our model is projecting 218 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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