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Minnesota @ Houston

Current Records: Minnesota 19-44; Houston 39-24

What to Know

The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-18 against the Houston Rockets since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Tuesday. They will face off against one another at 8 p.m. ET at Toyota Center. The Timberwolves are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 117.56 points per contest.

Minnesota received a tough blow on Sunday as they fell 120-107 to the New Orleans Pelicans. Shooting guard Malik Beasley (21 points) and shooting guard D'Angelo Russell (19 points) were the top scorers for Minnesota.

Meanwhile, Houston suffered a grim 126-106 defeat to the Orlando Magic on Sunday. Houston was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 71-46. Power forward Robert Covington had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 25 minutes but putting up just seven points on 3-for-10 shooting and four turnovers.

Minnesota is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

These two teams will surely be fighting tooth and nail to get back into the win column after losses this week. We'll see which team satisfies their hunger and which team leaves with an empty stomach.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Toyota Center -- Houston, Texas
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $12.00

Odds

The Rockets are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Timberwolves, according to the latest NBA odds.

Vegas was right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 12.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: 244

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Series History

Houston have won 18 out of their last 22 games against Minnesota.

  • Jan 24, 2020 - Houston 131 vs. Minnesota 124
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Houston 139 vs. Minnesota 109
  • Nov 16, 2019 - Houston 125 vs. Minnesota 105
  • Mar 17, 2019 - Houston 117 vs. Minnesota 102
  • Feb 13, 2019 - Minnesota 121 vs. Houston 111
  • Dec 03, 2018 - Minnesota 103 vs. Houston 91
  • Apr 25, 2018 - Houston 122 vs. Minnesota 104
  • Apr 23, 2018 - Houston 119 vs. Minnesota 100
  • Apr 21, 2018 - Minnesota 121 vs. Houston 105
  • Apr 18, 2018 - Houston 102 vs. Minnesota 82
  • Apr 15, 2018 - Houston 104 vs. Minnesota 101
  • Mar 18, 2018 - Houston 129 vs. Minnesota 120
  • Feb 23, 2018 - Houston 120 vs. Minnesota 102
  • Feb 13, 2018 - Houston 126 vs. Minnesota 108
  • Jan 18, 2018 - Houston 116 vs. Minnesota 98
  • Apr 12, 2017 - Houston 123 vs. Minnesota 118
  • Feb 25, 2017 - Houston 142 vs. Minnesota 130
  • Jan 11, 2017 - Minnesota 119 vs. Houston 105
  • Dec 17, 2016 - Houston 111 vs. Minnesota 109
  • Apr 11, 2016 - Houston 129 vs. Minnesota 105
  • Mar 18, 2016 - Houston 116 vs. Minnesota 111
  • Jan 13, 2016 - Houston 107 vs. Minnesota 104