The Houston Rockets (12-31) are 3.5-point underdogs as they attempt to break a nine-game road losing streak when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (10-34) on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Target Center. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-N. The matchup’s point total is set at 225.5.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 26, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Timberwolves vs Rockets Betting Odds
Injury Report as of March 26
Josh Okogie: Out (Health Protocols),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)
David Nwaba: Day To Day (Wrist),
Kevin Porter Jr.: Day To Day (Quad),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin)
|Spread Pick||Timberwolves (-3.5)|
|Total Pick||Under (225.5)|
|Prediction||Timberwolves 114, Rockets 110|
The model line and the DraftKings line are within 0.2 points of each other.
The model projects a total 1.9 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.
Timberwolves Key Players
Timberwolves Player Props
- Karl-Anthony Towns’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 39.5, 1.9 higher than his season average of 37.6.
- Ricky Rubio’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 22.5, 3.9 greater than his season average of 18.6.
- Rubio’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals greater than his season average of 1.3.
Rockets Key Players
Rockets Player Props
- Christian Wood’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 21.5, 0.1 points higher than his season average of 21.4.
- John Wall’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 35.5, 4.8 greater than his season average of 30.7.
- Jae’Sean Tate’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals higher than his season average of 1.1.
- The Timberwolves are shooting 44.3% from the field this season, 2.6 percentage points lower than the 46.9% the Rockets allow to opponents.
- Minnesota is 5-4-1 against the spread and 4-6 overall when it shoots higher than 46.9% from the field.
- Houston has a 7-6 record against the spread and an 8-5 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 44.3% of their shots from the field.
- The Rockets’ 43.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is 4.6 percentage points lower than the Timberwolves have allowed to their opponents (48%).
- Houston is 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall when it shoots better than 48% from the field.
- This season, Minnesota has a 6-2 record against the spread and a 4-4 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 43.4% from the field.
- The Timberwolves are hitting 34.9% of their three-point shots this season, 2.6% lower than the 37.5% the Rockets allow opponents to shoot from deep.
- Minnesota has put together an 8-6-2 record against the spread and a 5-11 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 37.5% of its three-point attempts.
- Houston is 8-9-1 against the spread and 9-9 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 34.9% from deep.
- The Rockets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (32.8%) is 5.5 percentage points lower than opponents of the Timberwolves are averaging (38.3%).
- Houston is 7-3 against the spread and 7-3 overall when shooting above 38.3% as a team from three-point range.
- Minnesota has a 12-3 ATS record and a 7-8 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 32.8% from three-point range.
- The Timberwolves hit 12.6 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.6 fewer makes per game than the Rockets allow 13.2.
- Houston has gone 10-9-1 against the spread and 10-10 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Minnesota hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 3-16 ATS and 2-17 straight up.
- The Rockets are the 11th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Timberwolves give up the 11th-fewest makes from deep.
Timberwolves vs Rockets Stat Rankings
|Timberwolves Rank||Timberwolves AVG||Rockets AVG||Rockets Rank|
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