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
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)
DaQuan Jeffries: Out (Left ankle)
Kings 119 Rockets 118
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Rockets Key Players
Kings Key Players
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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.
- 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
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