The Houston Rockets will be on the road Saturday taking the court against the Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Rockets will look to keep their winning streak going following a 111-102 win at home against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. The Timberwolves will be looking to bounce back from a 116-137 loss at home to the Washington Wizards Friday night.
The Houston Rockets are now 9-3 on the season following a 111-102 win over the Indiana Pacers. James Harden was able to drop 13 of 26 from the field to lead the Rockets with 44 points. Russell Westbrook was able to pass the ball around for a team-high six assists while PJ Tucker hauled in 12 rebounds. Houston had four different players with at least 10 points on the night.
The Rockets have been good for an average of 118.6 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 44.1 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 22.2 assists per night while grabbing 47.3 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 116.1 points per game to their opponents. Houston has been taking the ball away for 8.1 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 5.7 blocks. They will be looking for a seventh win in a row.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are now 7-5 on the year following a 116-137 loss at home to the Washington Wizards. Karl-Anthony Towns was able to connect on 13-18 from the field to lead the Timberwolves with 36 points. Jeff Teague was able to pass the ball for a team-high 11 assists while Towns hauled in 10 rebounds. Minnesota had five different players end the game with double-digits in scoring.
The Timberwolves have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 117.2 points per game this season while shooting 44.0 from the field. Minnesota has passed the ball for an average of 23.9 assists per night with 47.4 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Minnesota gives up 116.2 points per night. The Timberwolves average 10.2 steals per game to go along with 6.2 blocks. They will be looking to avoid back-to-back losses.
As of late Friday night, both the point spread and totals were off for this game. The Rockets have been hot as of late. They score just over a point more per game than Minnesota while giving up the same number of points. With numbers that tight, the next stat I looked at was assists. The Timberwolves pass the ball for one more assists per game than Houston. They both shoot 44 percent from the floor and they both will be playing their second game in as many days. I’ve got Minnesota winning straight up on Saturday. I simply don’t like James Harden.
NBA Stats and Trends:
Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in their previous seven games vs. the Western Conference.
Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in their previous seven games vs. Southeast Division.
The total has gone over in seven of Minnesota’s previous eight games.
Houston Rockets ( ) Vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves ( ) Vs. Houston Rockets
Vs. Date: 2019-11-16 Time: 20:05:00
Forecast (O/U 167.4 )
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C.O.C. = (Chances of Covering) – The ‘C.O.C.’ percentage is based on a teams win/lost record from a ‘Point Spread’ perspective and not their ‘straight up’ (SU) record, using the teams short and long-term win/lost record. After we process it through our ‘math predictor’, we then provide a ‘CHANCES OF COVERING’ percentage for that team in their next game, which let’s you know if there’s any value on betting that team. C.O.G.O. = (Chances Game Going OVER) – The ‘C.O.G.O.’ percentage is based on both teams OVER/UNDER record, using both teams short and long-term OVER/UNDER records. After we process it through our ‘math predictor’, we then provide a ‘CHANCES OF COVERING’ percentage for that game, which let’s you know if there’s any value on the OVER in that game.
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BULLISH = Team is either (3-0) in their last 3 games.
NEUTRAL = Team is either (1-2 or 2-3) in their last 3 games.
BEARISH = Team is either (0-3) in their last 3 games.
L.O.A. = (Law of Average) – The “Law of Average” edge is based on the 50/50 theory. Play on a team that lost against the spread (ATS) or straight up (SU) in their last game, vs. a team that won against the spread (ATS) or straight up (SU) in their last game.
Road Teams Strength of Schedule last 7 games: 44.9%
Home Teams Strength of Schedule last 7 games: 40.82%
Home Favorite: 5 Win -1 Lost (PF)115.83 – (PA)109.83
Home Favorite: 3 Win -1 Lost (PF)121.5 – (PA)119.75
Home Underdog: 0 Win -0 Lost (PF)N/A – (PA)N/A
Home Underdog: 0 Win -2 Lost (PF)102 – (PA)117
Road Favorite: 4 Win -2 Lost (PF)120.17 – (PA)120
Road Favorite: 1 Win -1 Lost (PF)121 – (PA)118
Road Underdog: 0 Win -0 Lost (PF)N/A – (PA)N/A
Road Underdog: 3 Win -1 Lost (PF)118.25 – (PA)116.5
Last 3 game: 3 Win 0 Lost (PF)111.67 – (PA)103.67
Last 3 game: 2 Win 1 Lost (PF)121.67 – (PA)121.67
Last 5 game: 5 Win 0 Lost (PF)116.2 – (PA)103.4
Last 5 game: 3 Win 2 Lost (PF)117.6 – (PA)116.8
Last 7 game: 6 Win 1 Lost (PF)112.57 – (PA)106.57
Last 7 game: 3 Win 4 Lost (PF)116.43 – (PA)122.14
Last 10 game: 8 Win 2 Lost (PF)117.9 – (PA)113.9
Last 10 game: 5 Win 5 Lost (PF)115.7 – (PA)119
Last 15 game: 9 Win 3 Lost (PF)118 – (PA)114.92
Last 15 game: 7 Win 5 Lost (PF)117.08 – (PA)117.92
Situations (Houston Rockets)
Situations (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Coming off a vs. Central Opponent. (IND)
Coming off a vs. Southeast Opponent. (WAS)
Coming off a home fav win
Coming off a home fav lost
Coming off a 6 game winning streak
Coming off a 1 game losing streak
Coming off 4 unders
Coming off 3 overs
Scored 110 or more points FOR in their last game
Scored 120 or less points FOR in their last game
Allowed 105 or less points AGAINST in their last game
Allowed 120 or more points AGAINST in their last game
Coming off 2 game home stand
Coming off 2 game home stand
Coming off 2 ATS win
Coming off 1 ATS lost
Back to back games
Back to back games
3 game in 4 nights
3 game in 4 nights
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