Thursday, January 20 2022

Who’s Playing

Houston @ Sacramento

Current Records: Houston 12-31; Sacramento 17-27

What to Know

This Friday, the Houston Rockets are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 116.56 points per game. Their road trip will continue as they head to Golden 1 Center at 10 p.m. ET on Friday to face off against the Sacramento Kings. The Rockets aren’t expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn’t stop them last game, maybe the squad has another upset up their sleeve.

It was a close one, but on Wednesday Houston sidestepped the San Antonio Spurs for a 128-124 win. Among those leading the charge for Houston was shooting guard Eric Gordon, who shot 6-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 31 points.

Meanwhile, Sacramento beat the Los Angeles Lakers 125-116 on Wednesday. Sacramento’s power forward Harrison Barnes was one of the most active players for the team, picking up 23 points in addition to seven boards.

Their wins bumped Houston to 12-31 and Sacramento to 17-27. Expect the scorekeeper to be kept busy: if their previous games are any indication, the Rockets and the Kings will really light up the scoreboard.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Golden 1 Center — Sacramento, California
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $28.00


The Kings are a 5-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -113

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Series History

Houston have won 17 out of their last 21 games against Sacramento.

  • Mar 11, 2021 – Sacramento 125 vs. Houston 105
  • Jan 02, 2021 – Houston 102 vs. Sacramento 94
  • Dec 31, 2020 – Houston 122 vs. Sacramento 119
  • Aug 09, 2020 – Houston 129 vs. Sacramento 112
  • Dec 23, 2019 – Houston 113 vs. Sacramento 104
  • Dec 09, 2019 – Sacramento 119 vs. Houston 118
  • Apr 02, 2019 – Houston 130 vs. Sacramento 105
  • Mar 30, 2019 – Houston 119 vs. Sacramento 108
  • Feb 06, 2019 – Houston 127 vs. Sacramento 101
  • Nov 17, 2018 – Houston 132 vs. Sacramento 112
  • Apr 11, 2018 – Sacramento 96 vs. Houston 83
  • Feb 14, 2018 – Houston 100 vs. Sacramento 91
  • Oct 18, 2017 – Houston 105 vs. Sacramento 100
  • Apr 09, 2017 – Houston 135 vs. Sacramento 128
  • Jan 31, 2017 – Houston 105 vs. Sacramento 83
  • Dec 14, 2016 – Houston 132 vs. Sacramento 98
  • Nov 25, 2016 – Houston 117 vs. Sacramento 104
  • Apr 13, 2016 – Houston 116 vs. Sacramento 81
  • Dec 15, 2015 – Sacramento 107 vs. Houston 97
  • Dec 05, 2015 – Houston 120 vs. Sacramento 113
  • Nov 06, 2015 – Houston 116 vs. Sacramento 110

Injury Report for Sacramento

  • Tristan Thompson: Out (Illness)
  • Richaun Holmes: Out (Covid-19)
  • Damian Jones: Out (Covid-19)
  • Robert Woodard II: Out (Covid-19)

Injury Report for Houston

  • John Wall: Out (Not Injury Related)



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