Rockets vs. Timberwolves Pick

NBA Predictions: Will Rockets cover as favorites at Timberwolves? 2/13/18

Are the Houston Rockets going to make bettors happy tonight when they take on the host Minnesota Timberwolves at 8PM ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Rockets are listed as a -2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 222.5 points. Houston opened as a 2-point fave, while the over-under remains where it was when it opened.

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Who the Public Likes: Houston. As of Tuesday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Rockets. Online wager info also shows that 71 percent of public bets have sided with the over.

Who We Like: Houston won the first meeting this season by a 116-98 score on its home floor on Jan. 18. Minnesota is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, while the over is 8-2. The Rockets have won eight games in a row coming in and are 5-5 ATS. The under has gone 6-4. The Timberwolves snapped a two-game losing skid with a 111-106 home victory over the Kings their last game. Minnesota is 4-6 ATS in its last 10 contests and the over has gone 6-4.

I can't fade Houston right now on a short spread, even on the road. The Rockets are a fantastic team when healthy and still an outstanding team when one or two pieces are missing as long as it isn't James Harden or arguably Clint Capela. Minnesota has struggled some lately, perhaps due to fatigue due to head coach Tom Thibodeau playing his starters more than anyone in the NBA and also a recent 140-138 overtime loss at Cleveland. Whatever the case may be, I can't pick the T-Wolves in this spot.


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