Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Rockets vs Kings Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Houston Rockets taking on the Sacramento Kings Tuesday December 15 at Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Houston Rockets (12-13) vs. Sacramento Kings (9-15)
Date: Tuesday December 15th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Sacramento -140
NBA Betting Odds: Sacramento -2
NBA Betting Total: 219
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Controversy surrounds the Kings as they enter this matchup with the Rockets on Tuesday.
PG Rajon Rondo will serve a 1 game suspension for using a gay slur directed at a ref, which has caught a lot of attention from the outside world.
The Kings front office and coaching staff apologized for the point guards actions and made it clear they do not condone what was said.
Houston will look for their 8th straight win over the Kings in this head-to-head series.
The Rockets have had plenty of success against the Kings overall and this season.
Winners of 7 straight games, the Rockets have won both games this season thanks in large part to James Harden. The SG has had his moments of stardom this season and has showed that against Sacramento while averaging 37 points and 11 assists in the wins.
The Rockets come in off one of their best 3 point performances of the season, but still couldn’t hold on against the Nuggets. Houston hit 18 three pointers, but eventually fell to the Nuggets 114-108.
James Harden hit 5 of his 8 3 pointers attempted, but the Rockets failed as a team on the defensive end. They allowed 60 points in the 2nd half and gave the Nuggets plenty of chances thanks to the offensive rebounding.
The loss was the Rockets 3rd in 10 games as they’ve really have started to play like the team they were sought to be.
The Kings are really at the center of attention.
Referee Bill Kennedy was called a gay slur by Rajon Rondo and it became even more attention grabbing once Kennedy revealed he was openly gay. Rondo’s Dec. 3rd actions earned him a 1 game suspension, which will be served tonight.
Rondo apologized for the slur and assured the Kings brass and the NBA universe that he did not mean his actions.
PG Darren Collison will get the duties of replacing Rondo and bringing the ball up on Tuesday against Houston. Collison has averaged 13.1 points to go along with 3.9 assists as he’s averaged 28 minutes per game off the bench this season.
SG Marco Belinelli will also see an increase in his minutes on Tuesday. He’s struggled over the past two games as he’s shot just 6 of 17.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Rockets are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 Tuesday games.
- Kings are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up win.
- Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free NBA Prediction:
With Rondo out, the Kings lose a ton of production here.
With the success of the Rockets head-to-head, grabbing the points is the best way to go here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston ATS
The Rockets make it 8 in a row against the Kings as they are able to play through Harden as he has another successful night shooting.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 120- Sacramento 111
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