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Houston RocketsMinnesota Timberwolves
April 13, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

42-39TEAM RECORD17-64

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Houston when they hit take on the Timberwolves on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.

The Timberwolves bring a 17-64 record (36-45 ATS) to the battle against the 42-39 Rockets, who are 42-37-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 39-41-1 so far and the Rockets go 40-41.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Timberwolves at No. 22 and the Rockets at No. 10 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 106-98 result in favor of the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 101.1 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 22 at 103.8 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 106.6 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.

The Rockets were a 98-91 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston got 28 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 98-91 loss against Dallas on Monday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 135-127 loser on the road against the Suns. They covered the 9–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (262) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Minnesota got 26 points from Michael Beasley en route to a 135-127 loss against Phoenix on Monday at US Airways Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

A few Rockets at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Houston is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 18 games at home
Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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