Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets

by Dirty on May 6, 2013

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Houston Rockets will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Toyota Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rockets listed as 7½-point favorites versus the Timberwolves, while the game’s total is sitting at 199½.

The Timberwolves could not dig out of a big hole on Wednesday, as they lost 94-86 to the Hawks. The Timberwolves had been 2-point favorites in that game, while the combined score fell UNDER the posted total of 199.5.

Al Jefferson had 18 points with 11 rebounds for a double-double in the loss.

The Rockets were upset 104-93 by the Grizzlies as 6-point favorites on the road last time out. That game’s 197 points made it OVER the posted total of 195.

Tracy McGrady collected a team-high 21 points, and Yao Ming had 20 in the loss.

Team records:
Minnesota: 17-31 SU, 24-23-1 ATS
Houston: 30-20 SU, 22-27-1 ATS

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Houston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Minnesota is 13-5-1 ATS in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at New Orleans, Sunday, February 8
Houston at Milwaukee, Monday, February 9

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