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Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets - 4/15/2018 NBA Pick & Betting Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves (47-35) at Houston Rockets (65-17) NBA Pick & Betting Prediction - Sunday, April 15, 2018  

NBA Basketball Predictions & Odds
NBA Conference Quarterfinals 

Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:00 PM ET
Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

The Houston Rockets will host the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Toyota Center in Sunday's opener of the Western Conference first-round series. Tip off time is scheduled for 9:00 PM Eastern Time. The Rockets have won the last five meetings against the Timberwolves.



Oddsmakers
currently have Houston Rockets as 11-point favorite, with the total at 216½.

These two teams have met four times this year with the top-seeded Rockets winning all four meetings against the eighth-seeded Timberwolves.

Team record:
Minnesota: 47-35 SU, 37-42-3 ATS
Houston: 65-17 SU, 41-39-2 ATS

Minnesota:
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Houston:
Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Houston is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games

Head To Head Trends:
Minnesota is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston.
Minnesota is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest.
Houston is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Northwest.
Favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Over is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings.
Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Houston.

Last contest: Houston was a 96-83 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the +2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last contest: Minnesota was a 112-106 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They covered the -3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (218) made winners of OVER bettors.

Last meeting: Houston was a 129-120 winner at the Target Center in Minnesota on March 18, 2018.

The Timberwolves defense will have a difficult task against Houston' offense. Look for James Harden and Chris Paul to overpower the Wolves. Take the more talented team.

Prediction: Houston 123, Minnesota 108

Next up:
Minnesota at Houston Wednesday, April 18

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