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#505 Houston
Rockets -2.5
#506 Minnesota
Timberwolves 222.5

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 8:05pm

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Game Stats

Houston Rockets

42 - 13

27-27
ATS
26-28
O/U
114
PPG
105
OPPG

Minnesota Timberwolves

35 - 24

28-28
ATS
31-27
O/U
109
PPG
106
OPPG

Houston Rockets (42-13) at Minnesota Timberwolves (35-24)

NBA: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. ET

The Houston Rockets hit the road to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves for a Tuesday night contest. On Jan. 18, the Rockets beat the Timberwolves 116-98. Eric Gordon led the Rockets with 30 points on 7-of-13 from 3-point range. Houston has won eight straight games. The Rockets have the second best offense in the league (114.1 ppg). James Harden leads the Rockets as he is averaging 31.3 points and 8.9 assists. Minnesota has won three of their last five games. The Timberwolves are sixth in the league in scoring (109.6 ppg), and 17th in defense (106.4 ppg). Jimmy Butler leads Minnesota as he is putting up 22.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Rockets top Mavericks

The Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 104-97 on Sunday night. Houston used a 30-20 third quarter to take command of the contest. James Harden led the Rockets with 27 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Chris Paul went for 25 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds. The Rockets shot 44 percent from the field and the Mavericks shot 41 percent. Dallas out-rebounded Houston 52-42 in the contest. Clint Capela finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Eric Gordon struggled going for six points on 2-of-11 from the field. The Mavericks were shorthanded as they didn’t have Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews, and J.J. Barea. 

Towns leads Timberwolves to win

On Sunday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Sacramento Kings 111-106. Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 29 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Jimmy Butler went for 18 points and five rebounds in the win. Minnesota shot 50 percent from the field and Sacramento shot 48 percent. The Kings out-rebounded the Timberwolves 43-37 in the contest. Jeff Teague wound up with 12 points and 10 assists. Andrew Wiggins added 16 points and eight rebounds. Minnesota had trouble defending De’Aaron Fox who had 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting. Both teams were sloppy with the ball as Sacramento committed 19 turnovers and Minnesota had 17.

Trends:

The Houston Rockets are:

  • 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games.
  • 11-4 under in last 15 overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are:

  • 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games.
  • 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest.

Houston has the edge in the backcourt with Paul and Harden but it won’t be enough. I expect Butler and Towns to lead Minnesota to narrow win.

The pick: Minnesota

George Middleton

George has his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Communication Studies, minored in Journalism. He is an editor at Fansided powered network Air Alamo (San Antonio Spurs) and an NBA writer at RantSports. Plays in multiple basketball leagues. Has placed bets since the age of 15. Love watching basketball, baseball, and football games. Also loves Hip-Hop.

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