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NBA Tuesday Free Pick- Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves

Rockets Face Timberwolves only 1/2 Game out of 1st

Two of the top four teams in the Western Conference clash this Tuesday night at the Target Center with the Houston Rockets going on the road to face the Minnesota Timberwolves. VietBet opened the Rockets as three-point favorites with the total set at 222.5. The line has help steady.

The Rockets have cut Golden State’s lead in the West to just half a game. Their current straight-up eight-game winning streak has proven pivotal. This includes a perfect 4-0 run (3-1 ATS) in a recent four-game road trip.

Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last six contests and the total has gone OVER the VietBets closing line in four of their last seven games. It is 20-7 SU on the road this season with a 16-11 record ATS.

James Harden remains the league’s leading scorer with 31.3 points per game. He put up 27 points in Sunday’s 104-97 win at home against Dallas. Chris Paul added 25 points to the winning cause. The Rockets have a roster that is seven-deep in double-digit scorers.

The Rockets are second in the NBA in scoring with an average. They pour in 114.1 PPG, but they fall to 14th when it comes to points allowed (105.6).

Timberwolves Hold onto 4th Place in West

The Timberwolves have gone a rocky 4-6 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games. At 35-24 SU, they are still holding on to fourth place in the standings. Minnesota failed to cover in Sunday’s 111-106 victory at home against Sacramento. They were listed as a heavy 13.5-point favorite with VietBet.

This victory extended the Timberwolves SU winning streak at home to 13 games, but they are just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.

Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.5 PPG for the T-Wolves. He is followed closely by Karl-Anthony Towns at 20.1 points and Andrew Wiggins at 17.9 points per game. Minnesota is the sixth-highest scoring team in the NBA with 109.6 PPG average.

Towns led the way in Sunday’s win with 29 points.  Jeff Teague added 12 points and 10 assists in the winning effort. The Timberwolves fall to 17th in the league at the other end of the court. They are giving up 106.4 points per game.

These are not only two of the top teams in the West, they also matchup very closely across the board. Minnesota is on quite a roll at home lately. I am still going with Houston both SU and ATS as the overall hotter team.



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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Houston42-1327-27-1114.15105.658.511-16-116-1125-29-116-129-17-1
Minnesota35-2428-29-2109.61106.413.215-13-113-16-131-27-115-13-116-14
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
HOU21.8513.561.61
MIN22.8811.901.92
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
HOU9.0534.5843.63
MIN10.4231.2441.66
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
HOU46.3046.72-0.42
MIN48.0047.830.17
Team Records

Houston Rockets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall42-1322-620-727-27-111-16-116-11114.15105.658.50
Last 109-14-05-15-51-34-2113.20101.5011.70
vs Div8-35-13-26-53-33-2107.18100.276.91
vs EAST18-58-210-39-13-11-8-18-5112.22103.968.26
vs WEST24-814-410-418-1410-88-6115.53106.888.65

Minnesota Timberwolves

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall35-2423-612-1828-29-215-13-113-16-1109.61106.413.20
Last 104-64-00-64-63-11-5113.00111.601.40
vs Div9-26-03-27-43-34-1112.36107.734.63
vs EAST9-157-52-108-15-16-62-9-1107.75107.580.17
vs WEST26-916-110-820-14-19-7-111-7110.89105.605.29

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense114.152106.4117
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense111.592103.4813
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed43.441540.595
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense109.616105.6514
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense110.976103.224
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed43.071941.893

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Houston9-13-78-2118.2053.5047.4245.8073/2039.40
Minnesota1-97-38-2110.6058.2047.6842.30155/41711.10

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Jan 18, 2018MIN98HOU116-5.5HOU225UHOUHOUHOU506346.947.740458/2417/39811
Apr 12, 2017MIN118HOU123-8MIN227OMINMINHOU606052.746.4494711/2319/56711
Feb 25, 2017MIN130HOU142-12.5MIN229.5OMINMINHOU586652.146.858319/2622/581015
Jan 11, 2017HOU105MIN1193MIN218.5OMINMINHOU545541.454.3324915/428/2378
Dec 17, 2016HOU111MIN1092.5MIN220.5UMINMINHOU445740.644.6475517/517/21149
Apr 11, 2016HOU129MIN1053.5HOU216.5OHOUHOUHOU684755.845.8434015/305/211212
Mar 18, 2016MIN111HOU116-9MIN224OHOUHOUHOU525450.656.535426/1611/29149
Jan 13, 2016MIN104HOU107-7.5MIN207OHOUMINMIN505746.249.343398/177/301111
Mar 27, 2015MIN110HOU120-14MIN205.5OHOUHOUHOU506048.75331416/1420/44610
Feb 23, 2015MIN102HOU113-8HOU213.5OHOUMINHOU565633.341.558565/1812/38911

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Houston Rockets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Feb 11, 2018DAL104-97W-15214.5L/U43.5969.7013H
Feb 9, 2018DEN130-104W-8.5223W/O50.0073.5319H
Feb 7, 2018MIA109-101W-4.5207W/O51.3580.7712A
Feb 6, 2018BKN123-113W-11218.5L/O55.5680.9516A
Feb 3, 2018CLE120-88W-4232W/U47.3181.2519A

Minnesota Timberwolves

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Feb 11, 2018SAC111-106W-13.5210.5L/O50.0087.509H
Feb 9, 2018CHI113-114L-7.5216L/O47.1382.148A
Feb 7, 2018CLE138-140L-3.5225.5L/O58.0691.6719A
Feb 3, 2018NOH118-107W-8222.5W/O50.5375.0010H
Feb 1, 2018MIL108-89W-6208.5W/U53.8585.007H


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