Sacramento Kings (3-2) at Houston Rockets (1-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -5 -- Over/Under: 233 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 48.8 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 20.6 points and 3.2 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 18.8 points and 2.8 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Houston Rockets are averaging 119.7 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 123.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 37 points and 5.3 rebounds while Christian Wood is averaging 25 points and 2.3 assists. John Wall is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing two rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 12-5 in Kings last 17 overall. The under is 10-2 in Rockets last 12 home games. The Kings are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Houston and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings continue to be one of the biggest surprises in the league and are doing it against respectable competition. The issue here is the Kings are still a team I need to see a larger sample size from before I believe in them. The Houston Rockets are also as healthy as they've been all season with the return of Wall and Cousins, and they still have the best player on the court in Harden. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Rockets at home.