Timberwolves vs. Rockets - 4/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (38-41) at Minnesota Timberwolves (28-52)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +3.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves clash Monday night at the Target Center.
The Houston Rockets need a nice win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.7 points and 7.5 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13.7 points and 11.8 rebounds. Michael Beasley is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Trevor Ariza is dishing 2.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and two assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing three assists and Shabazz Muhammad is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four of their last six home games.
The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Timberwolves are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Rockets are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Minnesota and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Houston Rockets need to win out in order to have any shot of sneaking into the playoffs. The Timberwolves are playing inspired basketball right now, but it's going to be tough against a talented and desprate team. Take Houston and the small line.