Kings at Rockets - 4/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (33-48) at Houston Rockets (40-41)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -14.5 -- Over/Under: 220 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets clash Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for a feel good win after splitting their last 14 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46.2 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.1 points and 11.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.2 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is grabbing 2.3 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.7 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last six road games.
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The Houston Rockets clinch a playoff spot with a victory here. The Houston Rockets are averaging 106.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 46 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.7 points and 7.5 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13.7 points and 11.8 rebounds. Michael Beasley is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Trevor Ariza is dishing 2.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last six home games.
The Kings are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Rockets are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 Wednesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Kings are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Houston and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
This is a huge game for the Rockets who simply have to win and they're in the playoffs. However, this is still a Rockets team that plays sloppy basketball and just lost outright as double digit favorites against the Suns. So, I have no choice but to take the points with the Kings.