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Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets - 4/2/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings
Date & Time Tuesday April 2, 2019, 10:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, California
The Line
The Line: Sacramento Kings +5 -- Over/Under: 227
TV Channel
ATSW, NSCA
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The Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

The Houston Rockets look to keep the ball rolling after winning 16 of their last 19 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 36.4 points and 7.5 assists while Clint Capela is averaging 16.6 points and 12.6 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 8.1 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won seven of their last nine road games.

The Sacramento Kings look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 21 points and 5.1 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.5 points and 7.3 assists. Marvin Bagley III is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have won four of their last six home games.

The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 home games, 27-13-1 ATS in their last 41 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Rockets are 22-10 ATS in the last 32 meetings and the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Kings last 7 overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Rockets last 26 overall.

The Houston Rockets have been the hottest team in the league these last couple of months and they need to keep winning to at the very least lock up the third seed in the West. In their last five games, the Rockets are winning by an average of 10.6 points and are allowing just 42.7 percent shooting. The Sacramento Kings have been covering machines at home and have thrived in the underdog role all year, but they continue to slack defensively and that usually results in a poor recipe when playing a team such as the Rockets. The last two meetings between the Rockets and Kings have resulted in Houston wins by an average of 18.5 points. I have to eat the reasonable chalk with the Rockets.

Pick:
Houston Rockets -5

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