Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets are 9-point home favorites over the Sacramento Kings this evening.Â The over/under for the game is set at 207 points. The Kings are headed to the NBA Lottery, while the Rockets are fighting for a playoff berth.
The Sacramento Kings are 22-54 overall and 34-40 against the spread. Sacramento had dropped back-to-back games before beating Utah Sunday as 6 -point home favorites, 106-97.Â The combined 203 points failed to eclipse the 206-point closing total, helping the der win the third consecutive game. Point guard Tyreke Evans paced the offense with 24 points, four rebounds and 10 assists.Â Power forward DeMarcus Cousins accounted for 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while shooting guard Francisco Garcia provided 17 points, four rebounds and four assists The Kings have seen the er go 13-3 their past 16 road games.
The Houston Rockets are 41-36 overall and 43-34 against the spread. The Rockets enter this matchup in ninth place in the Western Conference standings, three games behind New Orleans and Memphis.Â Houston has just five games remaining in the regular season to catch either the Hornets or Grizzlies. Houston is riding a modest two-game winning streak after beating Atlanta Sunday as a six-point home favorite, 114-109.Â The Rockets are just 1-2 against the spread their past three performances.Â The combined 223 points soared past the 200-point closing total, helping the er cash the second consecutive contest. Shooting guard Kevin Martin enjoyed a solid effort with 35 points and eight assists in the victory, while center Chuck Hayes had 19 points and 12 rebounds.Â Point guard Kyle Lowry provided 17 points and eight assists, while power forward Luis Scola had 15 points.
Houston has won the last four meetings with Sacramento overall and against the spread after winning all three encounters this season.Â The Rockets won December 14th as a 9 -point home favorites, 118-105, Dec. 19th as a 3-point road favorite, 102-93, and March 7th as a 4-point road favorite, 123-101.Â The er is 6-2 the previous eight games in this series.Â The Kings are 8-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings in Houston, and the road team is 21-7 against the spread in the past 28 matchups.
The majority of games between these two teams have gone er the closing total.Â I feel that the safest wager to make in this game is the er.Â Over 207 is the play for this Western Conference game.