Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets Basketball Betting Tips 3/17/2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 6 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 32-37. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.7 as they average 112.8 points per game while giving up 113.5 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 43-26. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 112.8 points per contest and give up 110.0, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-35-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 39-30-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 31-36-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 35-33-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/15/19 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is questionable Sunday vs Houston
03/15/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is questionable Sunday vs Houston
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.6 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 12.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Chris Paul averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. James Harden averages 36.1 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 113.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 25.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Minnesota averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game. Houston is 11th in the league with 112.8 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Rockets are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Timberwolves are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Minnesota is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Houston is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 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 11th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 28th 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 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +6
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