Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets: Analysis & Picks 2/08/2023

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets: Analysis & Picks 2/08/2023

February 8, 2023



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For an interesting NBA game on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, the Sacramento Kings will travel to face the Houston Rockets. This season, Houston has a 13-40 record and it seems like nothing is going well. In the Western Conference, the Rockets are in last place. Houston has had a terrible 22-game record of 4-18 and are currently on a three-game losing streak.


Sacramento is currently third in the Western Conference with a record of 30-23. Three of the Kings’ last five games have ended in victories, including their recent resounding victory over Houston. Mike Brown, the head coach, is having success after going almost a decade without a head coaching position. Sacramento’s offense has been devastating, scoring 119.3 points per game to lead the league.


De’Aaron Fox has maintained his recent surge to stardom, leading the team in scoring and finishing second on the team in assists and steals. The only King to average a double-double is Domantas Sabonis, who averages 18.6 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. Sabonis also leads the group in assists with 7.0 per game. Sacramento has 27.0 assists per game, which is fifth in the league.


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In his first season in Sacramento, Kevin Huerter has averaged 15.0 points per game while shooting an impressive 39.7 percent from beyond the arc. With 1.1 thefts per game, Huerter also leads the club. Against Houston, opponents have made 37.0 percent of their shots from beyond the arc. Keegan Murray, Malik Monk, and Harrison Barnes round out the group of six Kings that average double digit points.


Houston’s leading scorer, Jalen Green, who was selected second overall in 2021, averages 21.6 points per game, a rise of four points over his rookie campaign. With 5.6 assists per game and 19.2 points per game, Kevin Porter Jr. is the team’s second-best scorer. The fourth-year pro would set a career high with 19.2 points over the course of the entire season.


Porter’s foot ailment will keep him out indefinitely. At 34 years old, Eric Gordon is the team’s oldest player. He averages 12.5 points per game while shooting 33.6 percent from outside the arc. Against Sacramento, opponents have made 36.5 percent of their shots from outside the arc.


Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Game Information


  • Date: 02/08/2023
  • Time: 08:10 PM ET
  • Location: Toyota Center.
  • How to Watch Kings vs Rockets: NBC Sports Boston
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Kings vs Rockets Betting Lines


Rockets are +280 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $280. On the other side, Kings are –350 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $28.57.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Rockets at a 26.32% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Kings have 77.78% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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