The 28-51 Sacramento Kings will hit the road to battle the 44-35 Houston Rockets in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Houston is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA game home team Houston Rockets favored by -10 ½ points with an over under line of 216 ½ points. There has been no movement in the betting odds thus far since the odds came out a few hours ago.
This will be the third meeting of the year between these two clubs with each team winning and covering the point spread once as both games were played at Sacramento.
The Kings have a road record of 8-31 on the season. They lose for the fifth time in six games after a 108-101 road defeat on Friday to the San Antonio Spurs as a +11 ½ point underdog. The game ended over 207 ½ points. Sacramento fell behind 23-13 after one period. They shot 43.8% from the floor and made 11 of 20 from three point land. The Kings allowed the Spurs to shoot 54.5% from the floor along with 6 of 17 from three. The team had seven less rebounds than San Antonio and failed to capitalize on 18 Spurs turnovers. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 19 points and 12 rebounds as he made 6 of his 11 shots. Sacramento is a bad defensive team. They are 30th and last in the league in scoring defense by allowing 104.8 points a game. Teams make 47% of their shots against Sacramento ranking 27th and four last in the NBA.
The Rockets are 28-12 on their home court. They lose for the second time in three games after an 82-78 home defeat on Friday to the Memphis Grizzlies as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed under 195 points. Houston fell behind 49-36 after one quarter and fails to win despite allowing the Grizzlies 33 second half points. The Rockets shot just 31.1% from the field and made 11 of 32 three pointers. Houston allowed 34.9% shooting to the Grizzlies and lost the game because the Rockets turn the ball over 20 times. James Harden led the club with 30 points and seven rebounds as he made 7 of his 24 shots in defeat. The Rockets are second in the NBA in scoring offense by pushing across 105.8 points a game. Houston sits in the seventh seed in the Western conference trailing the sixth seeded Golden St Warriors by a ½ game with three games remaining. Getting into the sixth seed will avoid San Antonio and Oklahoma City in the first round of the playoffs.