Kings vs. Rockets Thursday NBA Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions: Sharps Targeting This New Year’s Eve Spread (Dec. 31)

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  • Bummed about the canceled Texas Bowl on New Year's Eve?
  • Then pivot to the Sacramento Kings game against the Houston Rockets in NBA action, because sharps are as well.
  • We break it all down for you below.

NBA Odds: Kings vs. Rockets

Kings Odds +5.5
Rockets Odds -5.5
Over/Under 231
PRO Projections Rockets -5.6
Time 7 p.m. ET
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New Year’s Eve is synonymous with sports, especially college football bowl action.

Thursday does offer a three-game bowl slate, however, tonight’s Texas Bowl between TCU and Arkansas, which was scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET kick, has been canceled.

The loss of tonight’s lone bowl game has left a void on the schedule for fans and bettors, one that the NBA is happy to fill.

And thanks to our NBA PRO Report, we know exactly which of Thursday night’s matchups is already attracting the attention of professional bettors.

NBA Picks: Kings vs. Rockets

Sharp Action

This Kings vs. Rockets spread opened at -3 and sharp betting action has stretched the number to -5.5 (click here for real-time NBA odds) at the time of writing.

Action Labs’ Bet Signals are reporting two Steam Moves on Houston, which means that in two separate instances money from respected bettors flowed in on the Rockets and forced oddsmakers to adjust this line.

Big Money

The Action Network’s NBA public betting data confirms that sportsbooks are heavy with Rockets money, evidenced by the 78% of dollars hitting Houston on just 54% of the tickets.

Based on the line movement and the data above, it’s clear that pros are dropping big bets on the Rockets tonight.

PRO Report Pick: Rockets -5.5

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