Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 2-8-23 NBA Analysis, Prediction and Odds

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 2/8/23 – Two teams from the Western Conference playoff picture are on the floor to end a pair-game set in Texas. As they travel to Houston to face the Rockets on Wednesday night, the Sacramento Kings will be on the road. The two teams met in Monday’s opening game of the two-game set. The Kings won 140-120 here in Houston and were seven points ahead. The Rockets hold a 138-97 lead in the regular season series, but the Kings have won five consecutive meetings, including all three of this season’s contests. The Sacramento Kings was the best bet today to claim the victory against Houston.

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets 

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

Location: Toyota Center

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Betting Odds


Moneyline: -250

Spread: -8 (-110)

Total: 241 over (-110)


Moneyline: +205

Spread: +8 (-110)

Total: 241 under (-110)

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Analysis

Sacramento Kings had lost two straight games and had lost four of six previous games. However, they won Monday’s first meeting of the two-game set against Houston. The Kings improved their season record to 30-23 and led the Pacific Division by one point over the Clippers as of Tuesday night. The Western Conference playoff picture showed the team third, 6.5 behind the Nuggets, for the top spot. 2.5 games ahead is seventh-place Golden State, which will remain in a guaranteed playoff spot. 4.5 games ahead is 11th-place Portland, which will remain in the playoff picture. Sacramento led Houston by seven points after the first quarter, and by 17 by halftime. After the opening quarter, the Kings had a five-point lead. However, they were able to close the gap to 11 points after the third quarter. The Rockets never got closer to Sacramento in the final quarter. The Rockets were able to shoot half of the game at 50% after Sacramento shot 58.4% from their field, including 21 out of 41 shots from beyond the arc. The Kings won the game with Keegan Murray scoring 30 points and six rebounds.

Houston Rockets lost their third straight game and their 18th in 21 games. They were defeated by the Kings in their first game of the two-game series. The Rockets are now at 13-41 for the season, and they currently stand in the basement of Southwest Division. They are 19.5 games behind Grizzlies who hold the top spot. The team is 24 games behind the Nuggets in the Western Conference. They were 15.5 games behind Suns for the final guaranteed playoff slot and 13.5 behind Jazz for the final spot for the play-in tournament. Houston led Sacramento by three minutes and a half into the game. They were trailing after that. After the first quarter, the Rockets had lost seven and were trailing by 17 at halftime. Houston pulled within 81-76 at 5:45 in the third quarter, but it was only a narrow margin as Sacramento couldn’t stop them from scoring at will. The Rockets shot half of the game, including 13 out 32 attempts from three-point range. However, the Kings managed to shoot an incredible 58.4%. Houston lost with 27 points from Jalen Green.

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento’s last 8 games. Sacramento are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games. Sacramento are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Houston. Sacramento are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Houston. The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Sacramento’s last 20 games on the road.

Houston are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games. Houston are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games against Sacramento. Houston are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games at home. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento.

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Free Pick

Fox was returned by the Kings for Monday’s game and immediately made a difference for them. This matchup will be between the team with the highest scoring offense in the league and the team with the lowest offensive production. Both ends of the floor have been difficult for the Rockets, who are at the bottom of league scoring defense. Sacramento is at its best here, and that cannot be overlooked. The Kings have the advantage here, as they sweep the series by taking out the Rockets for the sixth consecutive meeting. Sacramento is predicted to win according to the latest NBA betting odds and picks.

Free Pick: Sacramento Kings -8 (-110)