In this all-Western showdown, two teams sitting in and out of the playoff places of the conference are clashing, when the Minnesota Timberwolves (26-30), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the Houston Rockets (33-23), who have lost only once in their last 5 games.
Date/Time: 02-13-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Minnesota Timberwolves +3
Minnesota Timberwolves have a 26-30 record (28-28 against the spread) so far this season are currently tied with the Mavericks in the 11th place of the West. In their last game they snapped a four-game losing streak by winning at home against the Clippers with a 130-120 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Karl-Anthony Towns with 23.1 ppg, adding a team high 12.1 boards per game. He is followed by Derrick Rose with 18.4 ppg and 4.8 dimes per game.
Houston Rockets have a 33-23 record (26-29-1 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Blazers in the 4th place of the West. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won at home against the Mavericks with a 120-104 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by James Harden with 36.5 ppg, adding 6.7 boards and 7.8 dimes per game. He is followed by Clint Capela with 17.6 ppg and a team high 12.6 boards per game but he is out with an injury.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Timberwolves won at home with a 103-91 score. Wolves have a 18-10 home record, while the Rockets are 13-14 on the road. Rockets are better both offensively, scoring 113.2 ppg to Wolves’ 111.7 and defensively, allowing 110.9 ppg to Wolves’ 111.7. Both teams have almost identical percentages both in field goals (45% to 44.7%) and in 3-pointers (35% to 34.8%). Wolves are better in boards grabbed (45 to 41.7), in dimes made (24.4 to 20.7) and in turnovers committed (12.7 to 13.1). Rockets are the favorite and Vegas odds give them a -3 spread and expect them to beat the odds against an inferior Wolves team.
Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction: Houston Rockets -3 (-109)
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