Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 1/2/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 1/2/2021 – The Houston Rockets went on to their first match of the season with their core rotation heathy. It did not disappoint as they were able to defeat the Sacramento Kings and hope to keep the fire burning. These teams are set to do battle on Saturday, January 2 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NBA TV will be putting the game on television by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time while NBA League Pass will have it available for their subscribers. The Sacramento Kings are looking sharp keeping up with the Houston Rockets but NBA Odds see them as the underdog against this NBA Western Conference powerhouse.
Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 1/2/2021
Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 1/2/2021 Betting Odds
Sacramento Kings Betting
The Sacramento Kings did fairly well matching up with the full roster of the Houston Rockets. The loss was their second in three games but things are looking more on the upside for the team. Veteran forward Harrison Barnes was the team’s best scorer with 24 points, eight rebounds, and a steal but it was Richaun Holmes who looked like their best center on the squad doing 22 points, 13 rebounds, and shot 77% from the field. DeAaron Fox had 22 while Buddy Hield chipped in with 19. Rooke Tyrese Haliburton also looked good coming off the bench with 11 as the Sacramento Kings look more systematic for the past few games.
Players to watch: D. Fox PG 5 GP 5 GS 34 MIN 20.6 PTS 1.2 OR 2 DR 3.2 REB 6.6 AST 1.6 STL 1 BLK 3.2 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 18.53 PER
B. Hield SG 5 GP 5 GS 36.4 MIN 16.8 PTS 0.6 OR 3.2 DR 3.8 REB 2.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 3.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 10.72 PER
H. Barnes SF 5 GP 5 GS 35 MIN 15.8 PTS 1.8 OR 6.4 DR 8.2 REB 3.2 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 0.8 PF 2.3 AST/TO 16.06 PER.
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets finally picked up their first win of the season after having a full roster against the Sacramento Kings, 122-119. John Wall finally made his way back to the basketball court after two years and gave the team 22 points, nine assists, and six rebounds. James Harden is still in his MVP form doing 33 points, eight assists, six boards, and four three-pointers while Christian Wood solidified the paint with 21 points, 12 boards, and two blocks. DeMarcus Cousins also made a return with eight points from the bench and Eric Gordon impressed with 17 points and three triples.
Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 3 GP 3 GS 37.7 MIN 37 PTS 1 OR 4.3 DR 5.3 REB 11 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 5.3 TO 1.7 PF 2.1 AST/TO 34.96 PER
C. Wood PF 3 GP 3 GS 37.3 MIN 25 PTS 2 OR 7.3 DR 9.3 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 1.7 BLK 1.3 TO 2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 24.38 PER
J. Wall PG 1 GP 1 GS 37 MIN 22 PTS 1 OR 5 DR 6 REB 9 AST 1 STL 1 BLK 5 TO 0 PF 1.8 AST/TO 17 PER.
Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 1/2/2021 Betting Numbers
Sacramento is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Houston is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
DaQuan Jeffries PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon SG Knee is probable Saturday vs Sacramento
Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
The Houston Rockets are just about to rev up their engine and was able to hold off the Sacramento Kings. The chemistry should improve in this game and according to Online Betting, it will be harder for the Kings to win this one over the Rockets.
Moneyline: The Rockets are entering this matchup with a -167 ML while the Kings are given a +140.
ATS: It is five points across the spread for both teams as the Kings have the +5 while the Rockets own the -5.
TOTALs: The total handed for this matchup is 233 with the Rockets going under and the Kings the team over.
Score Prediction: 115 – 109 Rockets