Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 12/23/2019 NBA Picks and Previews
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Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 12/23/2019 – The Houston Rockets won five of their last six games and they will be visiting the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. This match will happen on Tuesday, December 23 at 10 pm Eastern Time. NBC Sports California will feature the game on TV while NBA League Pass subscribers can watch it on a live stream. The Kings have D’Aaron Fox but still, they are on a three-game losing streak. NBA Game Odds forecasts the Rockets winning this game over Sacramento.
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 12/23/2019
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 12/23/2019 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
This has been a good season so far for the Rockets as they are now the third-best team in the Western Conference. James Harden is having sufficient help from his former OKC teammate, Russell Westbrook. Harden is on a staggering scoring average with 38.8 points per game to go with 7.5 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.9 steals per night. Westbrook has become his ‘Robin’ with 23.8 points, 8 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.6 steals. Clint Capela has been their man in the middle providing them with 14 points, 14.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks. Just the Harden and Westbrook combination is too much for the Kings to handle and with Mike D’Antoni’s 8 seconds or less offense. This should be a high scoring game that the Kings won’t be able to keep up.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG 29 GP 29 GS 37.6 MIN 38.8 PTS 1 OR 4.8 DR 5.8 REB 7.5 AST 1.9 STL 0.7 BLK 4.9 TO 3.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 31.83 PER
Sacramento Kings Betting
The Sacramento Kings finally have De’Aaron Fox playing again in the past three games. At the same time, the Kings seem to be adjusting with him back in the rotation after missing 16 games. But with the absence of Fox, Buddy Hield has been the Kings main offensive weapon doing 20.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Good numbers but his field goal percentage is his current weakness at 41.9%. Harrison Barnes had been doing great with 15.9 points and five rebounds per night plus he provides the team with added outside shooting. They will be missing Bogdan Bogdanovic in this game but Marvin Bagley and Nemanja Bjelica has stepped up for him. Despite that, they will be facing the combination of Westbrook and Harden and no one in the Kings roster can match up to their strength.
Players to Watch: B. Hield SG 29 GP 29 GS 34.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 1 OR 4.2 DR 5.1 REB 2.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.6 PF 1.2 AST/TO 15.28 PER
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings 12/23/2019 Betting Numbers
Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Sacramento are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Bogdan Bogdanovic SG Ankle is “?” Monday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Betting Picks
The guards of the Kings will be working their legs chasing down Harden and Westbrook in this game. The absence of Bogdanovic just increases the odds of the Rockets and they are much preferred to win by Best Sportsbook. A win here by the Rockets prepares them for a showdown with the Golden State Warriors on Christmas day.
Moneyline: The Kings are given the ML of -220 if they manage to pull an upset over the Rockets. Meanwhile, Houston is at +190.
ATS: The Kings are given a +6 over the Rockets in this game. Houston is on the other end at -6.
TOTALs: 226.5 is the totals expected by the Rockets and Kings to reach with Sacramento being the team over.
Score Prediction: 120 – 108 Rockets