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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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Houston 42-13 27-27-1 114.15 105.65 8.5 11-16-1 16-11 25-29-1 16-12 9-17-1
Minnesota 35-24 28-29-2 109.61 106.41 3.2 15-13-1 13-16-1 31-27-1 15-13-1 16-14
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
HOU 21.85 13.56 1.61
MIN 22.88 11.90 1.92
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
HOU 9.05 34.58 43.63
MIN 10.42 31.24 41.66
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
HOU 46.30 46.72 -0.42
MIN 48.00 47.83 0.17
Team Records

Houston Rockets

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 42-13 22-6 20-7 27-27-1 11-16-1 16-11 114.15 105.65 8.50
Last 10 9-1 4-0 5-1 5-5 1-3 4-2 113.20 101.50 11.70
vs Div 8-3 5-1 3-2 6-5 3-3 3-2 107.18 100.27 6.91
vs EAST 18-5 8-2 10-3 9-13-1 1-8-1 8-5 112.22 103.96 8.26
vs WEST 24-8 14-4 10-4 18-14 10-8 8-6 115.53 106.88 8.65

Minnesota Timberwolves

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 35-24 23-6 12-18 28-29-2 15-13-1 13-16-1 109.61 106.41 3.20
Last 10 4-6 4-0 0-6 4-6 3-1 1-5 113.00 111.60 1.40
vs Div 9-2 6-0 3-2 7-4 3-3 4-1 112.36 107.73 4.63
vs EAST 9-15 7-5 2-10 8-15-1 6-6 2-9-1 107.75 107.58 0.17
vs WEST 26-9 16-1 10-8 20-14-1 9-7-1 11-7 110.89 105.60 5.29

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 114.15 2 106.41 17
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 111.59 2 103.48 13
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 43.44 15 40.59 5
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 109.61 6 105.65 14
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 110.97 6 103.22 4
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 43.07 19 41.89 3

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Houston 9-1 3-7 8-2 118.20 53.50 47.42 45.80 73/203 9.40
Minnesota 1-9 7-3 8-2 110.60 58.20 47.68 42.30 155/417 11.10

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Jan 18, 2018 MIN 98 HOU 116 -5.5 HOU 225 U HOU HOU HOU 50 63 46.9 47.7 40 45 8/24 17/39 8 11
Apr 12, 2017 MIN 118 HOU 123 -8 MIN 227 O MIN MIN HOU 60 60 52.7 46.4 49 47 11/23 19/56 7 11
Feb 25, 2017 MIN 130 HOU 142 -12.5 MIN 229.5 O MIN MIN HOU 58 66 52.1 46.8 58 31 9/26 22/58 10 15
Jan 11, 2017 HOU 105 MIN 119 3 MIN 218.5 O MIN MIN HOU 54 55 41.4 54.3 32 49 15/42 8/23 7 8
Dec 17, 2016 HOU 111 MIN 109 2.5 MIN 220.5 U MIN MIN HOU 44 57 40.6 44.6 47 55 17/51 7/21 14 9
Apr 11, 2016 HOU 129 MIN 105 3.5 HOU 216.5 O HOU HOU HOU 68 47 55.8 45.8 43 40 15/30 5/21 12 12
Mar 18, 2016 MIN 111 HOU 116 -9 MIN 224 O HOU HOU HOU 52 54 50.6 56.5 35 42 6/16 11/29 14 9
Jan 13, 2016 MIN 104 HOU 107 -7.5 MIN 207 O HOU MIN MIN 50 57 46.2 49.3 43 39 8/17 7/30 11 11
Mar 27, 2015 MIN 110 HOU 120 -14 MIN 205.5 O HOU HOU HOU 50 60 48.7 53 31 41 6/14 20/44 6 10
Feb 23, 2015 MIN 102 HOU 113 -8 HOU 213.5 O HOU MIN HOU 56 56 33.3 41.5 58 56 5/18 12/38 9 11

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Houston Rockets

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 11, 2018 DAL 104-97 W -15 214.5 L/U 43.59 69.70 13 H
Feb 9, 2018 DEN 130-104 W -8.5 223 W/O 50.00 73.53 19 H
Feb 7, 2018 MIA 109-101 W -4.5 207 W/O 51.35 80.77 12 A
Feb 6, 2018 BKN 123-113 W -11 218.5 L/O 55.56 80.95 16 A
Feb 3, 2018 CLE 120-88 W -4 232 W/U 47.31 81.25 19 A

Minnesota Timberwolves

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 11, 2018 SAC 111-106 W -13.5 210.5 L/O 50.00 87.50 9 H
Feb 9, 2018 CHI 113-114 L -7.5 216 L/O 47.13 82.14 8 A
Feb 7, 2018 CLE 138-140 L -3.5 225.5 L/O 58.06 91.67 19 A
Feb 3, 2018 NOH 118-107 W -8 222.5 W/O 50.53 75.00 10 H
Feb 1, 2018 MIL 108-89 W -6 208.5 W/U 53.85 85.00 7 H


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