Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 2/13/2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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The Houston Rockets head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 42-13. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 114.1 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 35-24. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.6 points per contest and giving up 106.4, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 27-27-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 25-29-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 28-29-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 31-27-1 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/12/18 F Brandan Wright Acquired is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Minnesota
01/29/18 F Trevor Ariza Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Harden comes into this game averaging 31.3 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Chris Paul averages 19.4 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.3 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Andrew Wiggins has scored 17.9 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Jimmy Butler averages 22.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and 5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 114.1 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.55 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 43.6 boards per contest and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.1 per game. The Rockets allow 105.6 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 23 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the NBA with 109.6 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.7 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.9. The Timberwolves are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Timberwolves give up 106.4 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Minnesota is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Timberwolves are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +2
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