Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 3/10/2020
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -13
Toyota Center is the site where James Harden and the Houston Rockets (39-24, 1st in the Southwest Division) will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (19-44, 5th in the Northwest Division) on Tuesday. Minnesota opens this contest as 13 point dogs. The O/U is set at 244.
The Timberwolves cover 36.1% of the time, having gone 22-39-2 ATS. Houston is covering 46.0% of the time, going 29-34-0 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/14/20 C Karl-Anthony Towns Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/08/20 SG Eric Gordon Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Minnesota
03/08/20 SG Ben McLemore Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Minnesota
D'Angelo Russell averages 23.0 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%. Malik Beasley comes into this game averaging 11.3 points per contest while playing 21.8 minutes per night. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Russell Westbrook averages 27.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%. James Harden scores 34.3 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 7.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 117.6 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Minnesota averages 113.3 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets give up 114.4 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest. Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 118.1 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.1 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 21.4. The Rockets are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.6.
The Timberwolves are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 21st. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Minnesota is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Houston is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 15th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston -13 and over 244 total points
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