Tuesday, October 4 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The experts predicted a defeat for the Houston Rockets, but with just one quarter left to go, they seem like they might make the experts look bad. They currently hold a 91-88 lead over the Sacramento Kings.

Houston has been relying on small forward Garrison Mathews, who has shot 6-for-10 from beyond the arc and has recorded 22 points, and point guard Kevin Porter, who has dropped a double-double on 20 points and 11 dimes along with four rebounds. Those points put Mathews near his season high of 23.

Center Damian Jones has led the way so far for Sacramento, as he has posted a double-double on 13 points and 11 boards in addition to three blocks.

The Kings haven’t lost 85% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this season, so a victory here would be refreshing.

Who’s Playing

Sacramento @ Houston

Current Records: Sacramento 28-49; Houston 20-57

What to Know

The Sacramento Kings need to shore up a defense that is allowing 115.82 points per game before their contest Friday. They will take on the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m. ET at Toyota Center. The Kings won’t have the home-court advantage, but they do enjoy a 3-point advantage in the spread.

Sacramento is hoping for another victory. On Wednesday, they narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past Houston 121-118. Having forecasted a close victory for Sacramento, the oddsmakers were right on the money. Center Damian Jones (24 points), point guard Davion Mitchell (24 points), and center Trey Lyles (24 points) were the top scorers for Sacramento.

Sacramento’s win lifted them to 28-49 while Houston’s defeat dropped them down to an irreparable 20-57. In Sacramento’s win, Damian Jones had 24 points and five assists along with nine rebounds and four blocks and Trey Lyles had 24 points in addition to seven boards. We’ll see if Houston have a strategy for dealing with them or if they lead their team to another successful outing.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Toyota Center — Houston, Texas
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.00

Odds

The Kings are a 3-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Kings as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Houston have won 18 out of their last 24 games against Sacramento.

  • Mar 30, 2022 – Sacramento 121 vs. Houston 118
  • Jan 16, 2022 – Houston 118 vs. Sacramento 112
  • Jan 14, 2022 – Sacramento 126 vs. Houston 114
  • 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 Houston

  • Trevelin Queen: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
  • Alperen Sengun: Out (Lower Leg)
  • John Wall: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Eric Gordon: Out for the Season (Groin)
  • Dennis Schroder: Out for the Season (Shoulder)
  • Christian Wood: Out for the Season (Hamstring)

Injury Report for Sacramento

  • Domantas Sabonis: Out (Knee)
  • De’Aaron Fox: Out (Hand)
  • Richaun Holmes: Out for the Season (Personal)
  • Terence Davis: Out (Wrist)

Source: CBSSports.com

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