Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Sacramento Kings are on their way to jam against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 7:00 PM ET. Sacramento is in 3rd place of the Western Conference Pacific Division with a 3-1 standing and a -0.2 point difference. The Kings defeated the Denver Nuggets to a score of 125-115 in their last meeting on Tuesday. PG De’Aaron Fox scored 24 points and Center Richaun Holmes contributed 20 in leading Sacramento for the win. SG Buddy Hield led in rebounding with 8 boards while Fox dished out a team-high 9 assists in the winning effort for the Kings.

Sacramento posted 48.9% (46/94) field goals, made 16 of 33 (48.5%) attempts from beyond the arc, connected 17 of 22 (77.3%) free throw attempts, and scored 54 points in the paint. The Kings hauled down 37 total rebounds with 12 coming from the offensive end and led the assist department with 33. The team’s defense ended up with 2 blocks and 9 steals but committed 18 personal fouls in the process. The Sacramento Kings won the battle in turnover with 10 to 19.

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Predictions 12/31/2020

The Houston Rockets suffered from successive losses after missing several key players due to COVID 19 protocols. Houston is in 5th place of the Western Conference Southwest Division with a 0-2 standing and a -7.5 point-difference. The Rockets gave up their recent stint to the Denver Nuggets to a score of 111-124, Monday night. PG/SG James Harden scored a team-high 34 points and a team-high 8 assists with 6 rebounds for Houston. Center Christian Wood chipped in 23 points and Jae’Sean Tate pitched in a team-high 7 rebounds.

The Rockets recorded 39 of 86 (45.3%) attempted shots from the field, connected 16 of 39 (41.0%) attempts from downtown, sank 73.9% (17/23) shot attempts from the charity stripe and scored 46 points in the paint. The team pulled down 38 total rebounds with 5 offensive boards and distributed 25 assists. Houston’s defense managed to block 3 shot attempts with 8 steals and committed 25 personal fouls. The Rockets lost the battle in turnovers, 15 to 14.

Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets. The NCAAB Pick for this match is Houston -4. The Kings ranked 12th in offense and 19th on defense while the Rockets ranked 5th in offense and 30th on defense. Sacramento is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 contests versus Houston and 1-10 SU in their last 11 outings when playing on the road against the Rockets. Houston is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 matches and the totals went UNDER in 5 of the Rockets’ last 5 contests at home. PG John Wall, SF Eric Gordon, and C/PF DeMarcus Cousins are returning to play in this match-up and reinforce Houston for their first win on Thursday. The Predicted Score, the Houston Rockets will win at 116-11.

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Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020

TV: NBC Sports California

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Houston Rockets -4

NBA Totals: 228.5

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