Houston Rockets (12-31) at Minnesota Timberwolves (10-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Friday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Houston Rockets need a win here after losing 20 of their last 21 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 106.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 21.4 points and 9.8 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 21 points and 6.3 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 48 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.5 points and 4.1 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20.5 points and 2.5 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 15-38 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Timberwolves are 16-37-1 ATS in their last 54 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The over is 9-4 in Timberwolves last 13 overall. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Houston Rockets have not only lost 20 of their last 21 games, but they're 13-30 against the spread and are losing on the road by an average of six points. The Rockets also didn't get any better at the NBA trade deadline with the trade of Victor Oladipo. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been a lot more competitive as of late with a more aggressive Anthony Edwards, and they should be the next team to add to the Rockets issues. The Rockets are a beatdown team that lacks confidence right now. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the home team.