Betting Odds & NBA Expert Picks: Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
by Liev Jackson

Houston Looks for Ninth Straight Win as They Visit Minnesota

Betting Odds & NBA Expert Picks: Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Houston Rockets (42-13) vs
Minnesota Timberwolves (35-24)

Time: 8:00 PM ET
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Watch on: AT&T SportsNet Southwest, FS North
Odds: Rockets -2½
Total O/U: 222

Against a relatively easy schedule, the Houston Rockets have been flying. Their best win in the streak came against a Cavaliers team that was in disarray. They’ve also beaten the banged up Spurs, the Heat and Nuggets in this streak. On Sunday they beat the Mavericks 104-97.

James Harden is playing like an MVP again, averaging 31.1 PPG in his last ten games and was just named the Western Conference player of the week.

The Rockets are still missing Trevor Ariza, but Eric Gordon is back in the lineup and they added two vets as waiver pickups in Joe Johnson and Brandon Wright.

Minnesota edged Sacramento 111-106 last game to break a two-game losing streak. They are just 4-6 in their last ten games even with the return of Jimmy Butler to the lineup. The offense is humming, scoring 113.0 PPG over that span, but the defense is sagging, giving up 111.6 PPG.

The defense had been much better this year, and likely this is a team that’ll benefit from the All-Star break.

Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
505 Houston
-2½
506 Minnesota
222½
 
 
Houston Rockets
 
Minnesota Timberwolves
42-13
Won 8
116
27-27-1
114.15
105.65
8.5
11-16-1
16-11
25-29-1
16-12
9-17-1
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
Injuries
35-24
Won 1
98
28-29-2
109.61
106.41
3.2
15-13-1
13-16-1
31-27-1
15-13-1
16-14

Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends & Predictions

Houston:
Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games
Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games on the road

Minnesota:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Minnesota is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston

The result:
Houston is -2½ point favorites (4-2 in its last six ATS on the road) and I think Minnesota (3-1 at home in its last four) will elevate its game in this one, but the Rockets are flying on all cylinders at the moment and I think they’ll manage to put them away. The Pick: Rockets 119-112.

NBA Predictions: Houston -2½
Total O/U: Over 222
NBA Record: June, 2018: 4-2-0   /   +1.80 Units

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