Point Spread: -5.00 | -110.00 Sacramento (Home)
I like the Sacramento Kings to cover the spread against the Houston Rockets in this game on Friday. The Kings had lost 5 games in a row but they just grabbed a win in their most recent game to break out of that funk, beating the Lakers at home by 9 points. I think the Kings are going to go on a bit of run now that they have a win under their belt again. They have played much better on their home court this year than on the road and they are in the middle of a home stand. Their 1st game of their home stand was a 1 point loss to a good Cavaliers team but they ripped a win from the Lakers in their next game. Now they have the Rockets 2 times in a row and then end their home stand with a game against the Pistons and I think with this very weak schedule, the Kings are going to take advantage of this stretch and get as many wins as they can here. The Kings haven't looked good this year but they are still a lot better than some of the other teams that lurk at the bottom of the standings. The Rockets are one of those teams lurking at the bottom, they have the worst record in the West. They just ended a 3 game losing skid with a win in San Antonio the other night but I think they put a lot of effort into that game on the road to win and I think they are going to be tired from it and not play as well here. That is also just their 2nd win in 13 games and they have looked really bad in most of those games. I think the Kings are going to step up here to get some wins with this easy stretch of their schedule knowing that they have to go on the road to play the Bucks, Celtics, Hawks, and 76ers after. I like the Kings to cover the spread in this game.
T.M. Prediction: 118-105 Kings.