FEB 24 - Minnesota Vs Houston Betting Pick, Prediction & TV Info

Minnesota Vs Houston NBA Betting Pick, Prediction & TV Info

Written by on February 24, 2017

Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves will look to find the consistency that has eluded them all season long while pulling off the huge upset over James Harden and the explosive Houston Rockets in an intriguing Western Conference clash on Saturday. Now, let’s find out which teams is offering the most NBA betting odds value in this matchup.

Minnesota Vs Houston NBA Betting Pick, Prediction & TV Info

When: Saturday, February 25 at 9:00 PM ET Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX TV: FSN, RTSW  
 

Why Bet The Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota (22-35 SU, 25-32 ATS) comes into this contest off an impressive 112-99 win over Denver on Feb. 15 just before the all-star break as Andrew Wiggins scored a game-high 40 points and Karl Anthony-Towns added 24 points and a season-high 19 rebounds. Wiggins is the first player in franchise history to have at least four 40-piint games in a season and just the second to do it in consecutive games. “Good company,” he said. “I’m just playing my game. I’m confident, my shot’s falling, I feel like I’m in a good rhythm.” The bad news is that the T-Wolves have been maddeningly inconsistent in alternating wins and losses over their last six games. Minnesota is just 14-18 on the road this season and has given up a whopping 115 points or more in five of their last six losses.

Why Bet The Houston Rockets

The Rockets (41-18 SU, 34-25 ATS) rolled all over the ‘new-look’ New Orleans Pelicans in their emphatic 129-99 win on Thursday night as the newly acquired Lou Williams scored a team-high 27 points in his first game with the team. A 12-year veteran, Williams made 7 of 11 from beyond the arc while playing just 25 minutes. Prior to tip-off, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said he expected Williams to “get his feet wet” in his first game with new teammates. “Yeah, I think so,” D’Antoni said, smiling when asked about Williams’ debut. “We haven’t started coaching him yet. Wait till we start coaching him down. He’s a ball player, so I knew that he’d be OK. I didn’t obviously know he was going to get 27. He just scores very easily. He’ll have a lot of room to operate.” Houston has won five of its last six games and is 21-7 at home this season.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Don’t go over-thinking the outcome of this contest people. The Houston Rockets are far too explosive offensively for the Timberwolves to keep up with – or stop Harden and the Rockets. Minnesota is just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against their Western Conference counterparts while Houston has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing straight up record, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and consistent 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games against their Western Conference rivals. While the Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 road games against Houston, I’m going to say the Rockets win by double digits to cover the spread.

My final score prediction is Houston 115 Minnesota 105