TMinnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets it’s a battle of Western Conference. Rockets are again on road after two games at home.
- Minnesota snapped a two defets by beating the Kings but they failed to cover the line as a double digit favorite. The Timberwolves come into this game 6th in scoring with 109.6 points a game. Minnesota is 24th in rebounding with 41.7 boards a night and 13th in assists with 22.9 dimes per contest. The Timberwolves are 17th in scoring defense as they allow 106.4 points per game. They are playing very good against big teams loses in extra time in Cleveland. Andrew Wiggins is third on Minnesota with 17.9 points plus 4.2 boards a game. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 20.1 points plus 12.1 rebounds, Jamal Crawford adds 9.9 points a night. Jimmy Butler kicks in a team leading 22.5 points and 5.4 rebounds. This wolves trio Wiggins – Towns – Butler looking very good this season, Butler be perfect for Wolves style.
- Houston shoot for nine in a row tonight. The Rockets are above average offensively: they are 2nd in the league with 114.1 points per game. Houston is 15th in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game and 22nd with 21.9 assists a night. The Rockets are 14th in scoring defense as they allow 105.6 points per game. For me Harden will get the MVP this year they can beat with Warriors. James Harden leads the team with 31.3 points per game while grabbing five boards and 8.9 assists a night. Chris Paul (19.4 points, 8.3 assists, 1.84 steals) and Luc Mbah a Moute are key pieces in the Rocket’s rotation. Houston is 1st in the league with 15.6 threes a night while the team is 11th by shooting 36.5 percent this season. Tonight they will have an hard game in Minnesota.
- Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets will give Harden chance to be more close to MPV award. After 8 wins Rockets looks tired in last match. I think they will give more minutes for all players and first 5 will have less playtime untill All Star break.
Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves +8.5, 1.40 odds.Stake: 5.