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Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets - 4/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Rockets (65-16) at Sacramento Kings (26-55)
Date & Time Wednesday April 11, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Sacramento Kings +12.5 -- Over/Under:
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NBA | Houston Rockets (65-16) at Sacramento Kings (26-55)

The Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

The Houston Rockets look for one more regular season victory after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 46.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 30.6 points and 8.7 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 18.6 points and 7.9 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 10.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won 10 of their last 12 road games.

The Sacramento Kings look to end the season on a high note after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 98.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 13.5 points and 1.9 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.4 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost four straight home games.

The Rockets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rockets are 19-9 ATS in the last 28 meetings, the favorite is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

You have to question just how seriously the Houston Rockets will take this game with them being on the end of a back to back and with everything wrapped up. There's a good chance the Rockets will rest guys. The Sacramento Kings don't win a ton, but they compete and will be eager to put up one more fight with this being their last game. Also, the Rockets are just 9-17 ATS this season as a double-digit favorite while the Kings are 11-9 ATS when a double-digit underdog. Betting these last regular season games are risky, but if forced to pick, I want the points in my pocket.

Sacramento Kings +12.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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