Rockets vs. Thunder Pick

NBA Predictions: Will Rockets dominate at Timberwolves? 3/18/18

Are the Houston Rockets going to beat the host Minnesota Timberwolves for a fourth time this season when they meet tonight at 7PM ET?

705 Houston Rockets at 706 Minnesota Timberwolves, 7PM ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Rockets are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 222 points.

Bet NBA Action For Sunday, March 18 2018

LINE MOVEMENT

Houston opened as a 6.5-point favorite, while the total has also gone up slightly from 221. The spread is at -7 at all sportsbooks I see, while the total is at 222 points at most books while others still have it at 221.5.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of Sunday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets have sided with the visiting Rockets. Online wager info also states that 67 percent of bets are being placed on the over.

INJURY TO WATCH

Houston power forward Brandan Wright (knee) is out until late March. For the T-Wolves, point guard Aaron Brooks (personal matter) is questionable. Shooting guard Jimmy Butler (knee) is out until early April.

BETTING STRATEGY

Both teams played last night, with Houston securing a 107-101 victory at the Pelicans while the Timberwolves lost 117-101 at the Spurs. The Rockets have now won four games in a row, while Minnesota had its modest two-game win streak come to a close. The Rockets have won all three meetings this season by an exact 18 points - 116-98, 126-108 and 120-102. Houston is very talented, healthy and it has Minnesota's number. That's enough for me.

 

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -7

NBA Headlines

  • HOUSTON (AP) Houston Rockets center Clint Capela underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb Thursday and will be out 4-to-6 weeks.
    Capela's surgery was done by Dr. Steven ...
  • BIRMINGHAM, Michigan (AP) The Miami Heat have fined Dion Waiters an undisclosed amount for his expletive-laden comments about playing time earlier this week.
    Waiters made the comments to repo...
  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder reserve center Nerlens Noel has passed through concussion protocol and was available for Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
    A Thunder spokesman m...
  • NEW YORK (AP) The NBA's All-Star draft will be Feb. 7, and broadcast on TNT.
    A pair of captains will select the teams from the pool of players who will be picked as starters and reserves from...
  • LONDON (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the safety and security of players will always be paramount for the league after New York Knicks center Enes Kanter did not travel to London for his t...

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