Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets (By: Miyagi)

A lot of bookies opened their lines at 223 points for this game. They did the same thing in Timberwolves' last game, against the Clippers, and i punished them as i had the over at 218 and the lines by the start of the game were at 230+, not this time though, not against the Rockets on the road and not since Harden is showing signs of tiredness.

Harden is Harden, he does what he does and he is going to have 40 points a night after night since that's the way the Rockets operate but the thing is that he was sloppy, not very efficient from the field (39%) and he avoided to take shots he would 'usually' take in his last 2 games.

The Rockets have the third lowest number of possessions per game on the road, just half a possession above the Cavs and Memphis! They have also improved their defense recently, allowing 105p during their last 5 games (6p bellow their season average) which might have to do with Paul's return.

The Timberwolves might not have a great defense but they rank 9th in defensive efficiency at home at the same time that they rank 25th on the road!

Sometimes things can get out of control during a basket game, especially in the NBA, but I don't expect more than 230 points in this one.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Under 232 Pinnacle 1.92 8 121-111 PUSH (Stake return)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).
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