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Rockets-Timberwolves Series Has Been Extremely One-Sided

Two teams trending in opposite directions will collide tonight when James Harden and the Houston Rockets make a trip to the Gopher State to do battle with Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Shark Bites
  • The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against the Timberwolves.
  • The Timberwolves are 1-12 SU and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games after a win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Timberwolves' last five games.

To say this series has been lopsided would be a massive understatement. The Rockets have beaten Minny in nine consecutive contests and own a 12-1 SU record in the past 13 meetings between the teams.

Houston is on a serious roll right now in the wake of nine straight wins. The Rockets continue to shoot the lights out, as the club ranks just behind the Golden State Warriors in points per game (114.8) and is fifth in field goal percentage (47.1 percent). Backup shooting guard Eric Gordon, who ranks second in the NBA with 145 3-pointers, missed Tuesday’s game against Charlotte and didn’t make the trip to Minnesota.

The OVER is a scorching-hot bet when Houston and Minnesota face off. In the last 10 meetings between the teams, the OVER is 9-1.

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Timberwolves currently sport a record of 12-26, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-22 ATS. The Houston Rockets are 31-9 and 26-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Timberwolves post a 17-20-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rockets have gone 23-17 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Houston injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Minnesota Timberwolves rated this week at No. 17 and the Houston Rockets sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Houston Rockets rank No. 8 in the league with 44.83 per game. That compares with Minnesota's No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA's No. 28-ranked team at 8.13 per game, while the Houston Rockets rate No. 1 with 14.95 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got 40 points from James Harden en route to a 121-114 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

Karl-Anthony Towns went off for 34 points and added 11 rebounds leading Minnesota to a 101-92 win over Dallas on Monday at Target Center.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games
  • Houston is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Memphis, Friday, January 13th
Minnesota home to Oklahoma City, Friday, January 13th