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(8-6) Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets (7-7)
Date: Saturday November 17
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -12.5
NBA Betting Total: 223½
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The Kings beat the Spurs in a close one on Monday, 104–99, at home. It was the first win over San Antonio in fifteen tries, a losing streak that dated back to 2014.
They have been off since but do play on Friday night in Memphis before hitting the road again for the second night of a back-to-back in Houston.
The consistent comment you read from opposing coaches and players after taking on Sacramento is how fast the Kings play. That starts with point guard DeAaron Fox, who is off to anything but a sophomore slump.
Fox is averaging nearly nineteen points and over seven assists and four rebounds. A year after shooting 43.6 percent from two and 30.7 percent from three, he’s upped those numbers to 52.9 and 44.2, respectively.
Those upticks may be too drastic to maintain the whole way but the point is that Fox has already shown a massive improvement in both his shooting stroke and decision-making. And he’s done it while maintaining his usual tenacious defense.
Of course, the Rockets like to play fast, too, and they’ll come into this game feeling good about things for possibly the first time all season.
Houston is finally back at .500 after beating the Warriors on Thursday night for a third consecutive win over a quality opponent. The streak started at home against Indiana; then the Rockets won in Denver and blew out the Warriors in the fourth quarter on Thursday.
Steph Curry didn’t play for Golden State and Draymond Green went scoreless in his return to the lineup following his one-game suspension. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson were both locked up, relatively speaking, by Houston’s defense, which has come alive during the latest win streak.
James Ennis has been a huge improvement over Carmelo Anthony, not just defensively, but as a complete basketball player, including as a scorer.
The Rockets and Kings both play fast but both teams have shown a willingness to play early-season defense, too.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-1 in SAC last 9 vs. NBA Southwest.
- SAC are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Under is 17-4 in HOU last 21 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Under is 9-3 in HOU last 12 Sat. games.
- HOU are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction: Houston in a good one.
I’m not willing to lay too many in this spot. In fact, I’m pretty sure I won’t be willing to lay much of anything. The only reason I like the Rockets is because they’re at home and not on the back-to-back.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Sacramento 99 – Houston 114
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