Houston has owned this series straight up but they have struggled against the NBA betting pointspread. Here are some of the numbers and trends for this matchup between Houston and Sacramento on Friday.
Basketball betting has seen the Rockets win 8 of the last 10 games against Sacramento. The problem for Houston is that they are just 3-7 against the NBA betting odds in those games. The teams met three times a year ago and the Rockets won all three times but only covered once in basketball betting. That win was in Sacramento though as the Rockets won 115-98. The previous four times the teams met in Sacramento, each team won twice. Four of the last five games in this series at Sacramento have gone over the basketball betting total.
You might think that Sacramento would be struggling this season in basketball betting but that has not been the case lately. With the 101-98 win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday, the Kings won their third straight NBA betting game and now are 4-4 on the season. It’s the first time the Kings are .500 or better since the 2006-07 season. Tyreke Evans scored 20 points against Oklahoma City and that is the third straight game in which he has put up 20 or more points. The Kings are doing all of this in basketball betting without Kevin Martin who was leading the team in scoring. He underwent surgery on Monday to repair a navicular fracture on his left wrist and will be out for at least the next two months.
The Kings have scored 100 or more points in each of the last five games. Andres Nocioni and Beno Udrich have scored in double-figures in each of the last five basketball betting games. After beginning the season with three road games in basketball betting, the Kings are in the middle of a nice stretch at home where they are playing six of seven in Sacramento including four straight in basketball betting.
The Rockets are also playing surprisingly well this NBA betting season. Not much was expected out of Houston in basketball betting since they are without Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. The Rockets have been good though. They have been the best team in their division in terms of basketball betting this season.