The Sacramento Kings (17-27) host the Houston Rockets (12-31) at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 14 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. Both teams are coming off big wins on Thursday night — the Kings notched a 125-116 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, while the Rockets beat the San Antonio Spurs 128-124.
The Kings are favored by 5.5 points in the latest Kings vs. Rockets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 237.5. Before making any Rockets vs. Kings picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the computer simulation model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Kings vs. Rockets, and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Kings vs. Rockets:
- Kings vs. Rockets spread: Kings -5.5
- Kings vs. Rockets over-under: 238 points
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What you need to know about the Kings
Sacramento beat the Los Angeles Lakers 125-116 on Wednesday. Among those leading the charge for Sacramento was power forward Harrison Barnes, who had 23 points in addition to seven rebounds.
Sacramento’s win over the Lakers snapped a five-game losing streak. Point guard De’Aaron Fox has been outstanding for the Kings in 2021-22, averaging 20.9 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game. Sacramento has five players averaging double-digit points per game, and are 19-25 against the spread this season.
What you need to know about the Rockets
Meanwhile, it was a close one, but on Wednesday Houston sidestepped the San Antonio Spurs for a 128-124 victory. Shooting guard Eric Gordon was the offensive standout of the matchup for Houston, shooting 6-for-7 from downtown and finishing with 31 points.
Houston has had an up-and-down season, but the building blocks are there to develop into a competitive team in the years to come. Six players average double-digit points per game for the Rockets, led by Christian Wood (17.2) and Jalen Green (15.2). Houston is 18-24-1 against the spread in 2021-22.
How to make Rockets vs. Kings picks
The model has simulated Kings vs. Rockets 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Kings vs. Rockets pick at SportsLine.
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