HOUSTON @ SACRAMENTO | 2/06 | 10:00 PM EST
The Rockets have played well over the past two weeks and they have won five of their last seven games. They will be trying to pick up their third win in a row and sixth win in their last eight games when they face the Kings on Wednesday. Houston has played well offensively this season, averaging 112.8 points per game, which is 12th in the league. The team is shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from three-point range. James Harden has been the key to Houston’s success, going off on a scoring binge that has pulled him in front of the MVP race. He is averaging 36.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and eight assists per game.
The Kings are playing very good basketball right now, which is why this is expected to be a very good game. They have won their last three games and will be going for their fourth win in a row and fifth win in their last six games when they face Houston on Wednesday. Sacramento has done a good job on offense this season, averaging 113.7 points per game, which is eighth in the league. The team is shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range. Buddy Hield leads the team with 20.4 points and five rebounds per game. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 17.5 points and 7.2 assists per game, while Marvin Bagley III is averaging 13.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
The Kings have won seven straight home games, but I’m betting the streak ends here against a Rockets team that didn’t have to work too hard in its last game at Phoenix. Houston has won 15 of the past 17 meetings straight up. Lay the small number.