Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 1/16/2022 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 1/16/2022 – The Sacramento Kings are looking like a team picking it up and they aim to take that momentum to enter a winning streak. The struggling Houston Rockets are going to be their next opponents this coming Sunday, January 15. The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California will serve as the battleground for both NBA Western Conference teams. The game starts at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television at NBCSCA. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. The Sacramento Kings are favored in NBA betting lines to prevail over the visiting Houston Rockets.
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 1/16/2022
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 1/16/2022 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets have only won once in their five games and they only tally 12 wins and lost as much as 32 games this season. The only teams under them are the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic in the NBA Eastern Conference. After picking up a win over the San Antonio Spurs, they were not able to take the momentum and lost to the Sacramento Kings by a dozen points, 114-126. Christian Wood was the team’s best scorer during the loss with 26 points along with eight rebounds. Rookie Jalen Green is still struggling with his shots doing 7-of-16 from the field to tally only 11 points.
Players to watch: C. Wood C 41 GP 40 GS 30.7 MIN 17.4 PTS 1.8 OR 8.2 DR 10 REB 2 AST 0.7 STL 0.9 BLK 1.8 TO 2.4 PF 1.2 AST/TO 18.70 PER
J. Green SG 29 GP 29 GS 30.3 MIN 15 PTS 0.3 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 2.2 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.4 TO 1.4 PF 0.9 AST/TO 9.93 PER
E. Gordon SG 37 GP 26 GS 29.2 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.2 OR 1.5 DR 1.8 REB 3.3 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 1.1 PF 1.5 AST/TO 15.17 PER.
Sacramento Kings Betting
After losing five consecutive games, the Sacramento Kings have won their last two games against the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets. They now wish to get into a winning streak winning back-to-back against the Rockets. Their current record is at 18-27 and they are 11th in the NBA Western Conference. They are just half a game behind the Portland Trail Blazers and they need more wins to enter the play-in tournament. DeAaron Fox provided the team with 27 points but the best stat line came from Marvin Bagley III who finished with a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds.
Players to Watch: D. Fox PG 41 GP 41 GS 34.3 MIN 21 PTS 0.5 OR 3.2 DR 3.7 REB 5.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 2.8 PF 1.8 AST/TO 16.79 PER
H. Barnes SF 40 GP 40 GS 33.5 MIN 16.3 PTS 1.2 OR 5.1 DR 6.2 REB 2.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1.7 TO 1.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 16.20 PER
B. Hield SG 45 GP 6 GS 29.3 MIN 15.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.2 DR 3.9 REB 2 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 1.5 TO 2 PF 1.3 AST/TO 13.87 PER.
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 1/16/2022 Betting Numbers
Houston are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games.
Sacramento are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
John Wall PG Personal is out indefinitely
Tristan Thompson C Illness is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Betting Picks
The Houston Rockets have always been an underdog pick in every team in the NBA right now and they are expected by the best online sportsbook to lose against the Sacramento Kings. Expect the spread to go over but the total should go under.
Moneyline: The Kings at their home court are given an ML of -250 while the Rockets are +200 if they win on the road.
ATS: It is a wide five points between both teams across the spread with the Rockets getting the -5 while the Kings are sitting on the +5.
TOTALs: The total set for this matchup is at 238 points with the Rockets going over and the Kings are under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 115, Kings