Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 1/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 1/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Sacramento Kings will meet the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas on Jan. 2, 2021, 5:00 PM, ET. The Kings bowed down to the Rockets in their last road game, 119-122, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Sacramento is currently tied in 4th place at 3-2 with the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference. The Kings started their season with close wins over the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns. Sacramento defeated Denver 124-122 and outscored the Phoenix Suns, 106-103.

PG De’Aaron Fox leads the Kings against the Rockets. Fox tops the team in points, assists, and steals with 20.6 points and 6.6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game in its first 5 games of this season. PF Richaun Holmes heads the team in the rebounds department with 20.6 rebounds per outing. Sacramento will miss the services of PG Tyrese Haliburton due to a bone bruise he suffered in his left wrist in their loss against the Rockets. Haliburton averaged 10.6 points in the Kings’ first 5 games this season. The Kings tallied 114.8 points per game with a field goal percentage of 46.5% while limiting opponents to 115.6 ppg. Sacramento is currently averaging 46.2 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 6.8 steals, and 5.4 blocks per game. The team is 1-7  SU in its last 8 matches against Houston and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games of this season.

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Predictions 1/2/2021

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets will play their 2nd game against the Kings after winning their last encounter last Thursday night. The Rockets finally barged into the winning column with the win over Sacramento in their previous game after falling to the Trail Blazers 126-128, and Denver Nuggets 111-124 in their first two games of the season. The Houston Rockets carry a 1-2 win-loss card after 3 games and are 13th in the Western Conference standings.

The duo of SG James Harden and PG John Wall lead the Rockets against the Kings. Harden tops the team in points and steals tallying 37.0 points and 11.0 assists per game. Wall was acquired from the Washington Wizards via a trade that sent PG Russell Westbrook to the Wizards last December. Wall poured in 22 points and 9 assists in his debut game against the Kings after being sidelined for the remainder of the 2017-2018 season due to a knee injury while still playing for Washington. PF Christian Wood heads the team in rebounds and blocks with 9.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in their first 3 games this season. The Rockets are at the moment averaging 119.7 ppg at 49.8% from the field while limiting opponents to 123.7 ppg. Houston earned 41.7 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 7.7 steals, and 4.7 blocks per game in its first 3 games this season. The team’s totals have gone over in 4 of their last 5 games against Sacramento and are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets. The NBA pick for this game is the Houston Rockets -5. Houston is 1-0 against the Kings this season and is 3-1 dating back to the previous season. Kings PG Tyrese Haliburton is officially listed out in this game. Rockets SG Eric Gordon is in a game-time decision to play or sit on the bench because of knee soreness. The odds favor the Rockets to a predicted score of 119-113.

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Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 1/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 5:00 PM EST

Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

Date: Jan. 2, 2021

TV: NBATV, AT&T Sportsnet

NBA Odds: Houston Rockets -5

NBA Total Odds: 232.5

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