The Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at Target Center. Minnesota is 11-34 overall and 6-16 at home, while Houston is 12-32 overall and 6-16 on the road. The Timberwolves ended a five-game winning streak in the series between the teams with a win on Friday.
Minnesota is favored by four points in the latest Timberwolves vs. Rockets odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 229. Before entering any Rockets vs. Timberwolves picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Timberwolves vs. Rockets spread: Timberwolves -4
- Timberwolves vs. Rockets over-under: 229 points
- Timberwolves vs. Rockets money line: Minnesota -175 Houston +155
What you need to know about the Timberwolves
In the first of two consecutive games between the teams on Friday, the Timberwolves topped the Rockets, 107-101. Minnesota scored the final 22 points of the game. Karl-Anthony Towns almost posted a triple-double on 29 points, 16 rebounds, and eight assists, and Juancho Hernangomez had 19 points along with nine boards off the bench. Towns scored 14 points during the closing run.
Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak with the win. The Timberwolves went down by as many as 19 points before surging for the victory. It was just the fourth Minnesota win in 15 games under Chris Finch. Malik Beasley is eligible to return from a 12-game suspension on Saturday.
What you need to know about the Rockets
Houston has lost 22 of its past 23 games. John Wall had 14 points and a season-high 15 assists on Friday. Christian Wood scored 24 points. Ben McLemore scored 21 points on a season-high seven three pointers. Houston did not score in the final 7:31 of the game and missed 19 of 22 shots from the field in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Porter Jr. (quadriceps) did not play on Friday. He is expected to play Saturday. Danuel House (personal) was unavailable on Friday and isn't expected to play in thi matchup. Kelly Olynyk, who was acquired in a trade with Miami on Thursday, was inactive.
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