Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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The Houston Rockets travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 33-23. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.3 as they average 113.2 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 26-30. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.7 points per contest and give up 111.7, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 25-29-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 30-24-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 27-28-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 29-26-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
01/14/19 C Clint Capela Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/11/19 G Andrew Wiggins Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Houston
01/16/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
James Harden averages 36.5 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest. He averages 7.8 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Austin Rivers comes into this contest averaging 8.7 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 54%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Houston averages 113.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game. Minnesota is 16th in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Minnesota is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Timberwolves are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +3
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