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James Harden leads the Houston Rockets (1-2) against the Sacramento Kings (3-2) after putting up 33 points in a 122-119 win over the Kings. The Rockets are favorites in the game on Saturday, January 2, 2021, which tips at 5:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The point total is in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of January 2, 2021, 12:25 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Rockets vs Kings Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 2

Rockets:
Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles),
Mason Jones: Out (Right Ankle),
Ben McLemore: Out (Self Isolating),
Kenyon Martin Jr.: Out (Self Isolating),
Eric Gordon: Day To Day (Left Knee)

Kings:
DaQuan Jeffries: Out (Left ankle)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Kings (+5)

Pick OU:
Over (234)

Prediction:
Kings 119 Rockets 118
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Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
James Harden 68 34.3 6.6 7.5 1.8 0.9 4.4
Eric Gordon 36 14.4 2.0 1.5 0.6 0.4 2.7
Christian Wood 62 13.1 6.3 1.0 0.5 0.9 0.9
Danuel House 63 10.5 4.2 1.3 1.1 0.5 2.0
Ben McLemore 71 10.1 2.2 0.8 0.6 0.2 2.5

Kings Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 5 20.6 3.2 6.6 1.6 1.0 1.4
Buddy Hield 5 16.8 3.8 2.8 0.6 0.4 3.6
Harrison Barnes 5 15.8 8.2 3.2 0.6 0.4 1.0
Richaun Holmes 5 13.4 9.4 1.4 1.4 0.8 0.0
Marvin Bagley III 5 11.8 7.6 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.6

Kings Player Props

  • De’Aaron Fox’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 18.5, 2.1 points lower than his season average of 20.6.
  • Richaun Holmes’ PRA prop total for the contest is set at 19.5, 4.7 less than his season average of 24.2.
  • Buddy Hield’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 3.6.
  • Hassan Whiteside’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 1.5 blocks higher than his season average of 1.0.

Shooting Trends

  • The Rockets made 44.9% of their shots from the field last season, which was 2.2 percentage points lower than the Kings allowed to their opponents (47.1%).
  • In games Houston shot higher than 47.1% from the field, it went 18-7 against the spread and 23-2 overall.
  • Sacramento went 18-9 against the spread and 16-11 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 44.9% from the field.
  • The Kings shot 46.2% from the field, equal to what the Rockets’ opponents shot last season.
  • Last season, Sacramento had a 23-12-2 record against the spread and a 21-16 record overall in games the team collectively shot above 46.2% from the field.
  • Houston went 22-15-1 against the spread and 31-8 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot over 46.2% from the field.
  • The Rockets’ 34.8% three-point shooting percentage last season was just 0.9 percentage points lower than opponents of the Kings shot from deep (35.7%).
  • Houston assembled a 24-13 record against the spread and a 28-9 straight-up record in games last season when the team knocked down more than 35.7% of its three-point shots.
  • Sacramento went 26-10-1 against the spread and 19-18 overall when its opponents shot better than 34.8% from deep.
  • The Kings’ three-point shooting percentage last season (36.4%) was only 1.5 percentage points higher than opponents of the Rockets averaged (34.9%).
  • Sacramento went 29-8-1 ATS and 24-14 overall when the team hit more than 34.9% of its three-point attempts.
  • Houston had a 29-21-1 ATS record and a 35-16 straight-up record in games last season it shot better than 36.4% from three-point distance.
  • The Rockets connected on 15.8 three-pointers per game last season, 3.1 more made shots on average than the 12.7 per game the Kings allowed.
  • Houston went 34-23-1 against the spread and 40-19 overall when it hit more threes than its opponents, while Sacramento went 7-25-2 ATS and 8-26 straight up in games when it was out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Kings made the 11th-most three-pointers in the league a season ago, while the Rockets allowed the 14th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Rockets vs Kings Stat Rankings

Rockets Rank Rockets AVG Kings AVG Kings Rank
2nd 116.4 Points Scored 110.1 22nd
23rd 113.7 Points Allowed 112.1 17th
17th 43.5 Rebounds 42.6 29th
20th 9.3 Off. Rebounds 9.6 23rd
1st 15.8 3pt Made 12.7 11th
29th 21.6 Assists 23.8 21st
17th 14 Turnovers 13.7 11th

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