Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 02-13-2018 Prediction & Picks
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The Viking's pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +3.5
Over 222.5 points
Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +3.5.
Pick: Houston Rockets -2.5
Pick: Houston Rockets -3
Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves ML
Pick: Houston Rockets -2.5.
Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +2.5.
Minnesota Timberwolves ML.
Pick: Houston Rockts ML.
Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +3.
Pick: Final score Houston Rockts 115 Minnesota Timberwolves 113
Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +2.
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It figures to be a high-scoring affair as the Houston Rockets (42-13), 2.5-point favorites, travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves (35-24) and it can be seen on ATTSN Southwest at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
Houston Rockets has reeled off eight straight wins yet finds itself just the second hottest team in the Western Conference as Utah had nine straight triumphs entering Monday. The Houston Rockets lead the Southwest Division by eight games over the Spurs and are within half a game of the Warriors for the best record in the West. Houston led by eight after the opening quarter but by just two at the half: they took control by outscoring Dallas 30-20 in the third quarter and allowed Dallas no closer than the final margin in the fourth. The Houston Rockets shot 43.6 percent from the field and 13 of 45 three point attempts while missing 10 of 33 free throws. James Harden led Houston with 27 in the win.
The Houston Rockets look to keep the ball rolling while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting.
The Houston Rockets are above average offensively: they are 2nd in the league with 114.1 points per game. Houston is 15th in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game and 22nd with 21.9 assists a night. The Houston Rockets are 14th in scoring defense as they allow 105.6 points per game. James Harden leads the team with 31.3 points per game while grabbing five boards and dishing out 8.9 assists a night. He missed seven games with a hamstring strain before returning against the Timberwolves January 18.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a statement victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.6 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.5 points and five assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.2 points and 12.1 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.1 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t lost a home game since December 16.
The Minnesota Timberwolves play their best ball at home by far and haven’t lost a home game in nearly two months. The problem is the Timberwolves continue to trade baskets far too often, and the lack of defense isn’t going to fly against an offensive powerhouse in the Houston Rockets. The Rockets have scored no less than 116 points in the last three meetings against the Timberwolves, and they’ve won nine of the last 10 meetings overall. The Rockets are an offense that isn’t slowing down any time soon, shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from deep in their last five games. I’ll gladly lay the bucket with the better, more consistent team.
The Houston Rockets enter this game with a 42 – 13 (76.36%) record including an 20 – 7 (74.07%) record on the road. When it comes to betting the Houston Rockets against the spread, they hold a record of 26-27. On the road, as they are in this game, Houston is 16 – 11 (59.26%) against the spread. In betting the total in Rockets games, Over the total has gone 25 times, while Under the total has cashed the ticket on 28 occasions. On the road, Houston games have gone 10 – 16 respectively.
The Minnesota Timberwolves enter this game with a 35-24 (59.32%) record, including a 23 – 6 (79.31%) record here at home. When it comes to betting the Timberwolves against the spread, they hold a record of 28-28 overall this season. When playing here at home, as is the case today, Minnesota is 15 – 13 (53.57%) against the spread. In betting the total in Timberwolves games, Over the total has been the case 31 times, while under the total has gone 27 times. Here in Minnesota, games have gone Over the total 15 times and Under the Total 13 times.
Minnesota snapped a two game slide by beating the Kings but they failed to cover the line as a double digit favorite. The MinnesotaTimberwolves went into Monday with a two game edge over the Thunder and a three game lead over Portland in the Northwest Division race. Minnesota led by two at the half and trailed by five after three quarters before rallying to outscore Sacramento 36-26 in the fourth to get the win despite a less than stellar showing. The Timberwolves shot an even 50 percent from the floor, including nine of 24 from three point range, and hit 28 of 32 free throws in the win. The shooting helped Minnesota overcome 16 turnovers and a 43-37 disadvantage on the glass. Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 29 points in the win.
The Houston Rockets hit the road to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves for a Tuesday night contest. On Jan. 18, the Rockets beat the Timberwolves 116-98. Eric Gordon led the Houston Rockets with 30 points on 7-of-13 from 3-point range. Houston has won eight straight games. The Houston Rockets have the second best offense in the league (114.1 ppg). James Harden leads the Houston Rockets as he is averaging 31.3 points and 8.9 assists. Minnesota has won three of their last five games. The Timberwolves are sixth in the league in scoring (109.6 ppg), and 17th in defense (106.4 ppg). Jimmy Butler leads Minnesota as he is putting up 22.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
The Minnesota Timberwolves come into this game 6th in scoring with 109.6 points a game. Minnesota is 24th in rebounding with 41.7 boards a night and 13th in assists by dishing out 22.9 dimes per contest. The MinnesotaTimberwolves are 17th in scoring defense as they allow 106.4 points per game. Andrew Wiggins is third on Minnesota with 17.9 points plus 4.2 boards a game.
Just over half of the Houston Rockets’ games have finished under the projected point total. Houston comes into the game with records of 42-13 straight up (SU) and 27-27-1 against the spread (ATS).
In opposition of Houston, Timberwolves games have a slight tendency to finish over the total (52.5 percent). Additionally, Minnesota owns records of 35-24 SU and 28-28-3 ATS.