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Rockets home to Timberwolves in NBA betting action

Minnesota TimberwolvesHouston Rockets
8-6November 23, 2013, 08:00 | Toyota Center8-5

Toyota Center will feature Rockets vs. Timberwolves action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Rockets sport a record of 8-5 and 6-5-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Timberwolves sit at 8-6 and 9-5 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-5 for the Rockets and 6-8 for the Timberwolves. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Rockets installed as -6-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 215.5.

The Rockets - Timberwolves odds would favor the Timberwolves if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Timberwolves sit at No. 4. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-101 win for the Timberwolves.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 111-81 winner at home against the Nets. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota cruised to victory on Friday, running Brooklyn out of the gym and running up a 111-81 score at Target Center.

Houston lost its last outing, a 123-120 result against the Mavericks on November 20. The Rockets earned a push in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 243 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dwight Howard was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 11 rebounds but Dallas still won, 123-120, over Houston on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 4-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 8 in the league with 9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 8.14 per outing.

Next up:
Minnesota at Indiana, Monday, November 25th
Houston at Vancouver, Monday, November 25th