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NBA odds preview - Rockets vs. Timberwolves

Houston RocketsMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 4, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

13-10TEAM RECORD11-12

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Minnesota and Houston on Saturday, with the host Timberwolves trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Timberwolves sport records of 11-12 and 13-10 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rockets sit at 13-10 and 13-10 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-12-1 for the Timberwolves and 9-14 for the Rockets.

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Betting Line:
The Timberwolves are listed as 3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 203.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Timberwolves and the No. 13-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-98 result in favor of the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 5-rated squad against Houston's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 11 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 6.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 101.9 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

Houston was a 99-81 winner in its last match at home against the Suns. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston got 16 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 99-81 victory over Phoenix on Friday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 108-105 winner on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Minnesota on Friday, leading the Timberwolves to a 108-105 victory over New Jersey at Prudential Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Sacramento are 0-10
After playing New Jersey are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Rockets at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Houston is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Houston at Denver, Monday, February 6
Minnesota home to Sacramento, Tuesday, February 7