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2021 NBA Handicapping
(12-32) Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (11-34)
Date: Saturday, March 27th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets +175| Timberwolves -210
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves -5
NBA Betting Total: 229
Minnesota inched one game closer to crawling out of the Western Conference basement with their 107-101 win over the Rockets on Friday night. Things weren’t always easy, as the T’Wolves needed a 22-0 run to close out the game to notch the win.
It just keeps getting worse for the Rockets, who had a 19-point lead at one point in the second half and still not only lost, but didn’t even cover the +4.5. Houston didn’t score a point in the final 7:31 of the game.
Houston was good enough to get a big lead on Friday night, and also bad enough to blow said advantage. You have to give it to the Rockets, they’re finding interesting ways to lose night in and night out.
Now the Rockets are on the back to back, which means it could be a John Wall rest night after he logged 37 minutes in game one. Wall was sharp with 14 points and 15 assists, and that’s a lot of production missing if he does take the night off.
Even if Wall plays, how do you take Houston and the 5 points when they couldn’t cover even when up 19 in the second half? Not one Rockets player could score a single point in the last 7+ minutes, and Minnesota has the 3rd worst scoring defense in the NBA!
The Rockets have now lost 22 of their last 23 games. Their lone win was a 117-99 victory over Toronto while the Raptors were in the midst of a 9-game losing streak. This team is horrible.
Minnesota almost embarrassed themselves on their own court on Friday, but were able to salvage a victory and even cover the -4.5 spread. The T’Wolves were fueled by 29 points and 16 rebounds from Karl-Anthony Towns.
It should be more of the same in Saturday’s rematch. Minnesota was able to buckle down on defense when they had to, and the Rockets had no answer on the interior.
Not only did Towns have 29 on the blocks, backup center Naz Reid had 16 and Juancho Hernangomez 19 and 9 off the bench at the PF position. The Rockets rank 26th vs. the C position defensively.
There’s reasons to think that Minnesota can run away with Saturday night’s rematch. The Timberwolves were able to get the win despite a combined 14 points from their starting back court. If Ricky Rubio and Anthony Edwards pick up the production look out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 14-37 last 51 games overall
- Rockets are 2-8 ATS last 10 road games
- Rockets are 3-14 ATS last 17 as an underdog
- Under is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 overall
- Timberwolves are 7-15 ATS last 22 as a favorite
- Timberwolves are 5-13 ATS last 18 overall
- Under is 6-1 in Timberwolves last 7 as a favorite
- Rockets are 4-1 ATS last 5 head to head meetings
Free Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction:
How do you take the Rockets not only on Saturday night, but any night moving forward. Victor Oladipo and John Wall used to rotate on back-to-backs, but with Oladipo traded Houston could look very thin in the rematch.
Then again Houston could use Wall because what do they care right now? Minnesota is one of the few teams the Rockets can beat, but they also showed on Friday that they can’t beat them even with a 19-point lead in the 2nd half.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves -4.5
If Minnesota gets anything from their backcourt they run away with this one.
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