Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets - 3/10/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (19-44) at Houston Rockets (39-24)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -13 -- Over/Under: 244 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 117.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 21.1 points and 6.7 assists. Malik Beasley is the third double-digit scorer and Juan Hernangomez is dishing 1.4 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four of their last six road games.
The Houston Rockets need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.3 points and 7.4 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.5 points and seven assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last six home games.
The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Timberwolves last 6 road games. The over is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 games as a favorite. The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Houston and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
We've faded the Minnesota Timberwolves all season long and for good reason, as they're 22-39-2 against the spread. The problem is the Houston Rockets have gone cold quicker than they heated up, having absolutely brutal performances over their last four games, and they're losing their last five games overall by an average of nine points while shooting just 41.7 percent from the field. Nobody can see the Rockets last few games and be comfortable laying this much chalk. It's the Timberwolves or pass.