Timberwolves at Rockets - 1/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-26) at Houston Rockets (19-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -9.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets square off Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win in hopes of snapping a seven-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 98.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Houston Rockets look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 103.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.1 points and 6.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.1 points and 11.9 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Marcus Thornton is dishing 1.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Houston Rockets have won six of their last eight home games.
The Timberwolves are 13-30 ATS in their last 43 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Even though the Rockets are unpredictable, the Timberwolves are unbackable, as they look like a team that's eager to get another top-five pick. Minnesota is having a hard time even hanging with quality teams. Houston should win this by double digits.