Rockets at Kings - 11/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (2-3) at Sacramento Kings (1-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSAC
The Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings meet late Friday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Houston Rockets look for their third straight win to get back to a .500 record. The Houston Rockets are averaging 99 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 48.7 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 23.8 points and five assists while Marcus Thornton is averaging 17 points and four rebounds. Dwight Howard is grabbing 9.7 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 6.8 assists. The Houston Rockets have found ways to win their last two games, but are allowing 40.7 percent shooting from deep and are turning the ball over 16 times. The good news for Houston is that Harden has combined for 65 points in his last two games. Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones are questionable.
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The Sacramento Kings need a big home win to climb out of a 1-4 hole. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 50.4 percent shooting. Rudy Gay is averaging 16.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while Darren Collison is averaging 14.6 points and 4.4 assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing six assists and Kosta Koufos is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are getting 44.4 points per game from their bench but aren’t playing a lick of defense The Kings are dead last in opponent field goal percentage and have allowed 100-plus points in 12 of their last 14 games. DeMarcus Cousins is questionable with an achilles injury.
The Rockets are 27-12 ATS in their last 39 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Rockets are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Sacramento and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Neither of these teams play a lick of defense, so instead of siding with the spread, I'm going with the over in this spot. Expect a ton of points to be scored.