Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings - 1/14/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings - 1/14/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings (17-27) vs Houston Rockets (12-31)

Game Info: Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -5 -- Over/Under: 237.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings meet Friday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The Houston Rockets need a win after losing 13 of their last 16 games. The Sacramento Kings need a win after losing six of their last eight games.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 116.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 17.2 points and 10 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 15.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 109.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 20.9 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes is averaging 16.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Haliburton is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

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The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The over is 20-6 in Rockets last 26 overall. The over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 Friday games. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

I'm never running to the window to back the Sacramento Kings in the favorite role, but there's really no alternative here. The Houston Rockets are piling up the losses, aren't covering despite being big underdogs nightly, and they're losing on the road by an average of 10.6 points. The Rockets are losing their last five games overall by an average of 11 points. The Rockets are fade material until further notice. Give me the Kings.

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Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings -5

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