Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 1/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Sacramento Kings (17-27) will play the Houston Rockets (12-31) at Golden 1 Center on Friday.
The Rockets stepped onto the hardwood against the Spurs and took home the win by a score of 128-124 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Rockets left the arena with 24 and the Spurs racked up 9 fouls. They made 17 out of their 46 attempts from beyond the arc. San Antonio finished shooting 77.8% from the free throw line by burying 21 of 27 attempts. Moreover, San Antonio had 34 boards (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. San Antonio distributed 43 assists and had 27 steals in the matchup. Regarding defending, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 43.4% from the floor on 43 out of 99 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With respect to rebounding, they collected 48 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Rockets buried 22 of their 32 tries for a rate of 68.8%. Houston walked away from the game with a 54.9% FG percentage (45 out of 82) and made 16 of their 36 shots from beyond the arc.
Eric Gordon is a guy who played a role in the matchup. He totaled 31 points on 9 of 10 shooting. He played 32 minutes played and also collected 3 boards. Gordon walked away from this one shooting 90.0% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes.
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Houston enters this contest with a record of 12-31 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 17.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Houston is grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 981 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing. The Rockets are connecting on 34.4% from downtown (565 of 1,642) and 71.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 107.9 pts per game (16th in basketball) while going 45.2% from the floor.
Defensively, the Rockets are forcing 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.9% from 3-point land while they are 30th in the NBA in points per game allowed (116.6). The Rockets defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.9% (1,823 of 3,890) and they surrender 45.5 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 26th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,066 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kings went home victorious with a score of 125-116 when they played the Lakers. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Sacramento allowed Los Angeles to snag 30 in total (15 on the offensive glass). They finished 34.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 16 of 47 and finished the game at 16 of 24 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Kings allowed the Lakers to make 42 out of their 98 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.9% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Kings finished shooting 49 for 89 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.1%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Sacramento knocked down 11 out of their 30 tries (36.7%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.2%. The Lakers were called for 9 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Kings to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 8 steals for the game. The Kings were able to collect 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for the game.
Harrison Barnes pitched in for the Kings in this matchup. Barnes scored 23 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for the contest. He made 9 of 14 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 64.3%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Sacramento has a win-loss record of 17-27 on the season. As an offensive team, the Kings are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Sacramento has earned 4,809 points on the year (109.3 per game) and they grab 44.4 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 22.7 times per contest (22nd in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per game. The Kings commit 19.3 personal fouls per game and they connect on 76.2% from the free throw line.
The Kings are ranked 28th in the league in PPG given up with 113.6. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (26th in the NBA). The Sacramento defense gives up 34.9% on 3-point shots (511 of 1,464) and opponents are converting on 76.5% of their foul shots. They have allowed 24.5 assists and 46.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 19th and 24th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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