Houston Rockets (12-31) at Minnesota Timberwolves (10-34)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Houston Rockets look for a win 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 look for a win after losing five of their last eight 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 hung around with the Timberwolves last night, but they found themselves on the losing side with a failed cover once again. As I've said many times in the past, the Rockets are unbackable until they can string together a win or two, or even a cover once in a while. The Minnesota Timberwolves have looked like a more confident team over the last week or so and they just beat the Rockets despite 38 percent shooting from the field. I'll lay the bucket with the Timberwolves here.