Free NBA Pick: Kings vs Rockets NBA Odds
Looking for Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Kings taking on the Rockets on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(12-9) Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets (18-7)
Date: Wednesday December 14th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Houston -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
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The Houston Rockets came away on the winning end of a close game to the lowly Brooklyn Nets last game, while the Sacramento Kings were just as lucky coming away on the winning end of a lop sided victory to the Los Angeles Lakers (final score 116-92.)
The Sacramento Kings weren’t able to separate themselves early, going into halftime down 58-49. However, from there the teams offense starting lighting up outscoring Los Angeles 67-34 in the second half.
A large part of that was due to the play of Omri Casspi, Garrett Temple and Darren Collison.
Instead of going to Demarcus Cousins on every possession the team chose to move the ball better then they normally do, and that allowed Casspi, Temple and Collison to get going.
Omri scored 13 points, while Temple dropped 16 points and Collison pitched in a stellar 20 points. But now they’ve got to try bringing those same efforts to the court again on Wednesday.
Sacramento’s playing a better opposition in the Houston Rockets, so the only way they’re going to win is if they continue playing with more ball movement on offense.
The team tends to give Cousins the ball and just let it stick.
But that can’t happen next game because Houston is going to capitalize on that. They are going to continue getting baskets, so Sacramento has got to move the ball in order to match the Rockets offense.
The Houston Rockets came out with a four-point lead in their last game, beating the Brooklyn Nets 122-118. Although it was a one sided affair for much of the game, Brooklyn did a great job getting themselves back into the game with their play in the second half.
The Nets outscored Houston 75-69 through the final two quarters of play.
But by then it was a little to late, as Houston ultimately pulled away out on top by just a small margin. But for Houston they’ll take it, as a wins a win in their book.
However, the sloppy play in the second half could have come back to hurt them, so they’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen again next game or else maybe this time the opposing team actually catches up.
Sacramento isn’t more talented then Houston but they’ve got a shot just like any other team, so the Rockets can’t slip up again.
The Kings are better then Brooklyn, so they aren’t going to come out of the gates as lackadaisical as the Nets did.
That means Houston’s got to be focused through the full four quarters of play, or else Sacramento will take this game.
The Kings are no slouch, so Houston better be ready to play right from the opening tip-off if they’re to come out winners this outing.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference
- Rockets are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss
- Rockets are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall
- Kings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win
- Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
The Rockets are favorites to win this matchup, and rightfully so, they’ve got the better team.
Now that isn’t to say the Kings aren’t good because they are, it just comes down to their huge reliance on Demarcus Cousins.
Houston just does a better job getting everyone involved in the game, so look for them to win because of that.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: -9.5
The Kings might be without their second best player Rudy Gay, that’s going to make it even more challenging to win, especially since the Rockets have such a high-octane offense.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 110 – Kings 100
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