Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions
The weekday of the NBA has two underperforming team take on each other in a significant clash. On Thursday night, Sacramento Kings have setup a regular season clash against Houston Rockets at the Golden 1 Center.
The hosts have once again faced a slight slipup that has derailed their campaign while the Houston based side has a mountain to climb to get back on track.
The head-to-head as well as the general perception implies a formidable advantage to the Kings with the visitors requiring a major effort to post a victory at the Golden Center.
FiveThirtyEight predicts an easy win for Sacramento Kings. However, the latest Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions will be updated on the day of game.
Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Sacramento Kings would be more than satisfied if they manage to finish in the top 10 of the Western Conference. This is because of the fact that they have often succumbed under pressure that has put them in an uncomfortable position.
Despite getting a head start, they managed to bottle it up with consecutive defeats. In the last 5 games, they have secured victories against Pistons and Lakers besides three losses against Knicks, Hornets and Trail Blazers. They are down in 13th spot with 14 wins and 22 defeats so far.
The Houston Rockets has had some contrasting performances this season after the side struggled to register their first victory in the first three games. They had to wait until the 3rd week of January to find some sort of redemption and form as they went on a 6-match winning streak that put them in a far better position.
But it once again started going downhill after a losing streak dented their chances big time. They are on a 13-match losing streak and are desperate to get out of the jail. They are now struggling in 14th place with 11 wins and 23 losses.
Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (227 games): Rockets – 137 wins, Kings – 90 wins.
Playoffs (6 games): Rockets – 2 wins, Kings – 4 wins.
Previous meeting: Rockets won 102-94 on 2nd January 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Deáaron Fox was yet again the star of the show as he produced brilliance on the court with 32 points and 12 assists against Trail Blazers.
Harrison Barnes has a lot of work to do with the small forward averaging 16.7 points and 6.1 rebounds in this edition. Buddy Hield has also been super fit with the star player playing all matches for the side so far. He made 21 points and 3 assists in 37 minutes.
Marvin Bagley is yet another important guard who has a 3-pointer conversion of 37 and a field goal percentage of 50. DaQuan Jeffries was distraught after a disappointing outing against Trail Blazers on Thursday.
The Houston Rockets has the service of John Wall who has done a great job as the point guard. He has averaged 21 points and was right on the money with 36 points against Nets.
Jaesean Tate has also done a good job in terms of assists and dribbles but needs to increase his points in the coming games. Daniel House Jr. who is yet another forward has a free throw percentage of 76 in addition to 3.2 dribbles per game.
Victor Oladipo did a decent job with 33 points and 7 rebounds in his last outing. DeMarcus Cousins who is a regular center has a player efficiency rating of 15.14.
Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The Sacramento Kings have run out of fuel with defeats bothering them whereas the Houston Rockets facing a lot of flak after failing to put up strong performances. This is quite reflective in the outright predictions provided by platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets who have not given much of a chance to the Rockets as well as to the Kings.
According to FiveThirtyEight, the Kings have a huge chance of 71% to secure a win with the visiting team requiring something extraordinary to stand a chance.