Timberwolves at Rockets - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-55) at Houston Rockets (48-23)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, ROOT
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets play Friday night at the Toyota Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 105.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 16 points and 4.4 rebounds while Justin Hamilton is averaging 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Zach LaVine is shooting 41.6 percent from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves just can’t wait for the season to end, especially with their injuries piling up by the day. The Timberwolves are shooting 46.8 percent from the field in their last five games. Kevin Garnett and Ricky Rubio are doubtful while Kevin Martin and Gary Neal are questionable with injuries.
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The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.2 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 100.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.1 points and seven assists while Trevor Ariza is averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Corey Brewer is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Josh Smith is shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The Houston Rockets are shooting 47.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 13 when scoring at least 100 points. The Rockets have to be thrilled to have Dwight Howard back, as he scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in 16 minutes in his return.
The Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Rockets are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Timberwolves nearly entire roster is banged up. This one could get ugly. While I hate big chalk, the Rockets are the only play here.