Like STS1SS said you really could get away without predrilling at all since your chances of splitting a joist/rafter with a screw that size are very low.
However I normally still predrill any non self drilling screws. For pine I will use basically Ruskes method but I will go 2 or 3 sizes down not just 1. The dimensional lumber in your ceiling is going to be either pine or fir and they can be very soft so if you drill too big of a pilot hole it can be very easy to strip the hole out.
I think it's also worth noting that the size of the base plate on those hooks will make it difficult (not impossible) to get all 3 screws into wood. It looks like if you can perfectly find the center of your stud you can easily get 1 screw in the middle and then drill the other two inward at an angle to ensure they bite.
Personally I would line it up so that two screws go into the center of the stud and the third screw goes into a drywall anchor. If you angle the screws into the plate they wont sit flush when tightened and might stand out.