Statistically speaking, the T-wolves (11-12) and Rockets (11-11 are pretty evenly matched. They generate and allow roughly the same number of points a game. The major difference is that the Timberwolves spread the production out with six players averaging in double figures so far this season and no one standing out above the others. Houston only has four with James Harden clearly leading the way.
Minnesota just saw its four-game win streak come to an end with a loss to the Boston Celtics Saturday night. Houston put a four-game losing streak to bed over the weekend with a pair f dominant wins over the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls.
Will Houston be able to keep their momentum going now that everyone is healthy? Will the Timberwolves be able to get back on track against a tough Houston team?
Spread: Rockets by 2
This is going to be a very competitive game between two good teams. Chances are good it will come down to the end. If that is indeed the case, take the Rockets and give up the points. Houston has one of the most clutch players in the NBA in James Harden. Minnesota doesn’t really have anyone.
Both offences are certainly able to score, but it remains to be seen how well they can play defence against a team so similar to themselves. It will not be by much but take the over.
Money line: Rockets -131.58; Timberwolves +110.00
This is going to be a fun game to watch that will be packed with excitement. It will come down to the fourth quarter where James Harden will take over. Take Houston to win over Minnesota.
*Odds via Betway.com
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