At 8:00 ET, the Minnesota Timberwolves (-341) will host the Houston Rockets (+271) at Target Center in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves are currently 3rd in the Western Conference, while the Rockets are 11th.

The over/under line for this conference matchup is set at 215.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 ET, and the game will be televised on BSNX.

HOUSTON ROCKETS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Rockets +8

This game will be played at Target Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, April 2nd.

WHY BET THE HOUSTON ROCKETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-110 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Our projections have Jalen Green finishing with Jalen Green points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.6% and knocking down 13 threes.

Do the Rockets Have a Shot at a Win at Minneapolis?

As the Rockets get set to take on the Timberwolves, they are 15-31 as the underdog this season. The O/U line for today’s game is 215.5, and Houston has gone 35-39 on the over/under this year.

In terms of their ATS record, the Rockets are 42-31 overall and have gone 15-20 ATS on the road. However, they have not covered the spread in their last two games.

Houston’s average scoring differential on the road this season is -3.5 points per game. They are 12-24 on the road and have won seven straight games as the visitor.

In their last game, the Rockets fell to the Mavericks by a score of 125-107. The O/U line for that game was 230, and Houston was getting 3.5 points going into the game.

This season, Rockets games have averaged a combined 226.7 points per game, and today’s O/U line is 215.5. In their last game, the Rockets and Mavericks combined for 232 points.

With a record of 38-36, the Rockets are currently in 11th place in the Western Conference. Against the West, they are 26-20 and are 9-6 against division opponents.

When it comes to scoring, the Rockets are 16th in the NBA this season at 114.2 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 111.8 points per game (20th).

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.2% of their games. In terms of pace, Houston is 13th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.

In terms of shooting, the Rockets are 26th in field goal percentage at 46%. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is 23rd in the league at 35%.

So far, the Rockets defense is giving up 112.6 points per contest, which has them sitting 10th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. On two point field goal attempts, the Rockets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.9% and allowing 34.4% from beyond the arc.

Can the Minnesota Offense Score Enough at Home?

Minnesota is favored by 8 points today against the Rockets. In their 74 games this season, the Timberwolves have been favored in 57 of them. As the favorite, they have gone 42-15 straight up and 27-29 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +8.5 points per game.

In their most recent game against the Bulls, Minnesota lost 109-101. They were favored by 9 points going into the game, and the O/U line was 213.5. This marked the 2nd straight game where the Timberwolves did not cover the spread at home.

Minnesota’s O/U record for the season is 36-38, and the under has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have seen a combined scoring total of 219.1 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 215.5.

Overall, the Timberwolves are 51-23 this season, which is good for 3rd place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 35-12 and 12-3 against teams in the Northwest Division.

On the ATS, Minnesota is 38-35 for the season, including a 17-19 record at home. The team’s straight-up home record is 26-10, and they have an average scoring differential of +8.1 points per game at home.

At home, the Timberwolves are 24th in the league in scoring at 111.1 points per game. Overall, they are 18th in scoring at 112.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Minnesota is 23rd in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Timberwolves are 10th in the NBA in field goal percentage at 48%. From three-point range, Minnesota is 4th in the league in shooting percentage at 38%. However, they are just 15th in three-point makes at 12.6 per game.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 41.9% of their games. In terms of assists, Minnesota is 16th in the league at 26.5 per game. Finally, the Timberwolves are 25th in offensive rebounds at 9.4 per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves’ defense is giving up an average of 106.2 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 50.5% and allowing 35.4% from beyond the arc.