Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction NBA Picks 4/2/24

Minnesota Timberwolves (51-23) vs Houston Rockets (38-36)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -8 / Houston Rockets +8 --- Over/Under: 217 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Target Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Rockets vs Timberwolves prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently beat the Jazz and Thunder while losing to the Mavericks. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 19.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jabari Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves recently beat the Pistons and Nuggets while losing to the Bulls. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 26.1 points and 5.6 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.1 points and 3 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Naz Reid is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Rudy Gobert ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.9) this season.
  • Mike Conley ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (5.1) this season.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.6) this season.
  • Amen Thompson ranks 7th amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (6.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (106.2).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal percentage this season (44.8%).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (75.6%).
  • The Rockets rank 2nd in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.3).

Rockets vs Timberwolves prediction

The Timberwolves should be favored as they're at home where they're 26-10 SU, and they've won 9 of the last 10 games against the Rockets. With that said, the Timberwolves are a young team that still doesn't know how to put teams away. We just saw the Timberwolves lose as big favorites to the Bulls, and they're still without Towns while Edwards isn't 100 percent. The Rockets are also one of the hottest teams in the NBA, with wins in 9 of their last 10 games. The Rockets are also fighting with the Warriors for the 10th seed in the West. The Rockets are the third-best cover team in the NBA, with a cover percentage of 57.5 percent. Give me the points with the Rockets.

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +8

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