Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 4/2/2024

The Houston Rockets (38-36) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (51-23) on Tuesday, April 2nd. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSNX. Both the Rockets and Timberwolves will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Rockets vs Timberwolves

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The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Jabari Smith Jr. led Houston with 28 points against the Mavericks, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 42.4% in the game. Aaron Holiday put up 16 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Houston ended up losing the game with a final score of 125-107.

In their last five games, the Rockets are 4-1 and have an overall record of 38-36. This season, the Rockets are 12-24 on the road and 26-12 at home.

Houston comes in with an overall ATS record of 42-31 so far this season. This season, Houston has a 19-9 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 23-22 as underdogs.

The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Bulls, Anthony Edwards was the top scorer for the Timberwolves’ offense, scoring 22 points and shooting 9/20 from the field. Rudy Gobert finished 2nd on the team with 19 points, but Minnesota ended the game with a 109-101 loss.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Rockets, the Timberwolves have a record of 51-23 above .500. At home, the Timberwolves are 26-10 while going 25-13 on the road this season.

Minnesota has an overall ATS record of 38-35 as they come into today’s game. This season, Minnesota has a 27-29 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 11-6 as underdogs.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

Through 74 games games, Houston is averaging 114.2 points per game (16th).

On the road this season, the Rockets are averaging 111.8 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. In terms of their overall scoring, Houston is 16th in the league at 114.2 points per game. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.2% of their games.

So far this season, the Rockets have made an average of 12.5 three-pointers per game, which is 17th in the league. In terms of pace, Houston is 13th at 99.2 possessions per game. When it comes to two-point shooting, the Rockets are 24th in the NBA at 52%.

Overall, Houston is 26th in the league in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of free throws, the Rockets are 9th in the league in made free throws at 18.1 per game. They are also 6th in the NBA in offensive rebounds.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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Through 74 games games, Minnesota is averaging 112.9 points per game (18th).

When playing at home, the Timberwolves are averaging 111.1 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. Overall, they are 18th in scoring at 112.9 points per game.

Minnesota is 10th in field goal percentage this season at 48%. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 38% of their attempts from beyond the arc.

So far, the Timberwolves have outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 23rd in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.

Rockets Team Defense

Currently, the Rockets’ defense holds the 10th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.6 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Mavericks, the Rockets’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 125 points.

Timberwolves Team Defense

In the current season, the Timberwolves defense has excelled, sitting 1st in the NBA by allowing 106.2 points per game. Opponents are hitting 50.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.4% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Rockets And Timberwolves

In today’s game, our projections have Jalen Green leading the Rockets with 20 points on 7/16 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 19.9 points per game, along with 5.1 rebounds.

On the other side, Anthony Edwards is our projected leading scorer for the Timberwolves. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.3% and is averaging 26.1 points per contest.

Rockets vs Timberwolves Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Houston has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 5-0, while averaging 117 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, Minnesota has averaged 114 points per game while allowing 104. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Rockets have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Rockets vs Timberwolves Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +8, we recommend going with the Rockets on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 215.5 and our model has the Rockets and Timberwolves finishing with a combined 221 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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