The Kings are in a tough NBA betting spot in this game as they are playing the second game of a three-game road trip and the second half of a back-to-back as they were at Oklahoma City last night.
Basketball betting has seen Houston win 7 of the last 10 against Sacramento. The strange part of this series though is that the Kings are 8-2 against the basketball betting odds. This is the third meeting between the two teams this season. Each team has won a game at home this season. The Rockets have won the last six meetings against the Kings in Houston. The last time the Kings defeated the Rockets in Houston was on Jan. 11, 2006. Even though the Kings don’t win at Houston they do cover the basketball betting point spread. In fact, they have covered in each of their last five trips to Houston. The last three games between Sacramento and Houston have gone over the basketball betting total.
The last meeting between the teams was back in November as the Rockets won 113-106 at home. Houston did not cover the NBA betting odds in that game though. Sacramento kept it close in basketball betting even though Tyreke Evans did not play in that game and that has been what has happened recently when these teams have played.
Sacramento is just about a .500 team against the basketball betting line this season. They have a great young rookie in Evans and some other talented players but the Kings still don’t have enough to contend on a nightly basis. Sacramento can score and impact NBA betting, as they are 14th in the league but they can’t stop anyone as they ranked 27th in points allowed per game.
Houston has fallen behind in the playoff race in the Western Conference. It seems unlikely they can make up enough ground to close the gap on Portland. The Rockets are building for the future though and could be team to watch in NBA betting when they finally get healthy. Trevor Ariza has been missing time of late and that has not helped Houston’s cause. Kevin Martin seems to be fitting into the Houston rotation now and he is capable of carrying the Rockets in scoring. He definitely gives Houston another option in addition to Aaron Brooks.