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(65-17) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets (47-35)
2018 NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Round 1
NBA Series Odds: Houston -2100 | Minnesota +975
NBA Championship Futures Odds: Houston +170 | Minnesota +9000
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NBA Series schedule:
Game 1: Sunday, at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT
Game 2: Wednesday, at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: April 21, at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: April 23, at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 (if necessary): April 25, at Houston, TBD
Game 6 (if necessary): April 27, at Minnesota, TBD
Game 7 (if necessary): April 29, at Houston, TBD
The NBA Playoffs are finally here! In this one, it’s the 1/8 showdown between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Houston Rockets.
These teams have already played four times this year, with the Houston Rockets winning all four of the games. The Rockets are also the heavy favorites in this series.
Just getting into the playoffs was quite the feat for the Minnesota Timberwolves and after missing the playoffs for 14 straight seasons even if they get swept in the playoffs this was still a successful season.
For the Wolves they have won three straight games, and in the last game it was a win or go home against the Denver Nuggets. It took until overtime but in the end they made more plays down the stretch and that led to the big victory.
The Wolves seem to just be getting better at playing together though. With Jimmy Butler missing an extended time with his knee injury they have taken a little bit to get used to playing together with each other.
For the Wolves their defense has struggled a lot, and that has led to a ton of issues. In this series, the Wolves are going to need to find a way to slow down James Harden and the three-point shooting.
If they can make the three-point shooting hard for the Rockets they will have a chance in this series, otherwise, it could ugly early.
On the other side of this matchup is the Houston Rockets who many feel are the favorites to win the NBA title and for good reason.
They come into the playoffs with home court locked up, and all season they have looked like a team that has been on a mission.
For the Houston Rockets, the game plan is pretty simple. They are going to try and make more three pointers than the other team attempts.
They try to push the pace and get up as many shots as possible. It has worked out for the most part but when they have off nights shooting they don’t have much to fall back on.
To win this series they need to try and get three pointers flying early. If they can do that and make a ton of them they should have no issue running up the score and winning the series.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets NBA Series Prediction:
The Wolves still feel like they are one year away from really competing and I don’t think they will give much of a fight in this series.
4* Free NBA Series Betting Pick: Rockets in Five
I think they might be able to sneak one game at home, but that’s it. The Rockets will win this series in five games or less.
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