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Cheat Sheet: Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings - 3/7/2011

Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings [10:05 PM ET]
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ROCKETS: (-4, O/U 216.5) Houston just might be the darkhorse team in the Western Conference that can sneak into the playoffs. The Rockets have won 7 of their last 10 games, thanks to a prolific offense. Houston is averaging 105.6 PPG this season, 3rd most in the NBA. The Rockets are 32-32 SU and 33-29-2 ATS overall this season. Houston is currently 2.5 games back of the Memphis Grizzlies for the 8th and final spot in the Western Conference. The Rockets are 15-19 SU and 19-14 ATS on the road this season. Houston is 16-12 ATS as the listed favorite this season, including 1-1 ATS as a road favorite between 3.5 and 6 PTS this year. Houston is 9-3 ATS against Pacific Division opponents this season. The Rockets are 13-9 ATS when facing a total greater than 210 PTS this year. G Kevin Martin is having a stellar year for the Rockets, as he's averaging a team high 23 PPG. F Luis Scola is averaging 18.7 PPG and a team high 8.2 RPG this year for Houston. The Rockets are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. Houston is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against the NBA Pacific. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Houston is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. Houston is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win.

Projected Score: 115 (OVER-Total of the Day)

Rockets are 4-1 ATS last 5 games as a road favorite.

Over is 7-3 last 10 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

None Reported.

KINGS: Sacramento is going through a rough patch currently, as they've lost 8 of their last 10 games SU. The Kings are a young team, so the learning curve is often extended. Sacramento is 15-45 SU and 25-34-1 ATS overall this season. The Kings have the 2nd worst record in the Western Conference, 2 games better than the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. Sacramento has lost both meetings SU and ATS against Houston this season. The Kings are 8-23 SU and 12-18 ATS in home games this year. Sacramento is 7-7 ATS as a home underdog between 6.5 and 9 points this season. The Kings are allowing 103.7 PPG this year, 9th most in the NBA. Facing a prolific offense like the Rockets could lead to a 3rd straight loss to Houston this season. G Marcus Thornton has been a huge addition to the Kings, as he's provided instant offense to the team. In his 5 games with Sacramento, Thornton is averaging a team high 21.2 PPG. F DeMarcus Cousins is having a rocky season for the Kings, as he's had numerous off the court problems. On the court, Cousins is averaging 14 PPG and a team high 8.4 RPG. The Kings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. Sacramento is 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 games as a home underdog up to 4.5 points. The Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.

Projected Score: 109

Kings are 1-4 ATS last 5 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

Over is 6-1 last 7 games following a SU loss.

F Omri Casspi (back) is probable.

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