Rockets at Timberwolves 2/13/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Feb. 13, 2018
Latest Odds : HOU -3 Total 222.5
The Target Center will play host to a Tuesday night NBA clash between the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Rockets have won eight straight games and are just a half-game behind Golden State for the best record in the league. On Sunday, Houston jumped out to an eight-point lead after one quarter and went on for a 104-97 home victory versus Dallas. The Rockets were outrebounded by a 61-53 margin, but limited the Mavericks to 41 percent from the field.
MVP frontrunner James Harden led all scorers with 27 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists. Chris Paul contributed 25 points and nine assists for the Rockets.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have won 23 of their 29 home games this season and are tied with Toronto for the most home victories. The Timberwolves are 11 games above .500 overall and trail San Antonio by one full game for third place in the Western Conference standings. On Sunday, Minnesota outscored Sacramento by ten points during the fourth quarter to rally for a 111-106 home victory. The Timberwolves shot 50 percent from the field and assisted on 29 of their 37 made field goals.
All five Minnesota starters tallied double figures in scoring and were led by Karl-Anthony Towns with 29 points. Andrew Wiggins chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves.
Recent Betting Trends:
Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Timberwolves are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Under is 10-3-1 in Rockets last 14 road games.
Over is 5-2 in Timberwolves last 7 home games.
Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota.
Free Betting Pick: Houston Rockets -3
Houston F Trevor Ariza is dealing with a hamstring injury and there is currently no timetable set for his return. These are two of the top three offenses in the league, so the over is worth a look. The stronger play is on Houston to win their ninth straight game. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win and cover ATS 117-110.