Timberwolves vs Rockets: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 26, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 26, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (10-34) are  favorites as they try to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the Houston Rockets (12-31) on Friday, March 26 at Target Center. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-N. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 26, 2021, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Timberwolves vs Rockets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 26

Timberwolves:
Josh Okogie: Out (Health Protocols),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Rockets:
David Nwaba: Day To Day (Wrist),
Kevin Porter Jr.: Day To Day (Quad),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin)

Timberwolves and Rockets Records ATS

  • Minnesota is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 16-26-2
  • The Timberwolves are an even 1-1 against the spread this season when they are at least a 3.5-point favorite.
  • 23 of 44 Minnesota games this season (52.3%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Houston holds a losing record ATS this season with 13 wins, 29 losses, and one tie ATS.
  • For the 11th time this season, the Rockets are at least a 3.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 4-6 against the spread.
  • Houston and its opponents have regularly been held under the total points bet this season, only reaching the over in 37.2% (16) of their 43 games played.

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Scoring Trends

  • Minnesota’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup over/under (225.5 points) in 25 out of 44 opportunities (56.8% of matchups).
  • 16 Houston games this year (37.2% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Friday’s over/under of 225.5 points.
  • This season, the average total for Timberwolves games is 226.7 points, 1.2 more than the over/under of 225.5 points for this contest.
  • Rockets’ games have an over/under of 220.4 points this season, 5.1 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.
  • The Timberwolves’ average implied point total this season is 2.1 more points than their implied total in Friday’s game (117.1 implied points on average compared to 115 implied points in this game).
  • Minnesota has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (115) 14 times this season.
  • The Rockets’ average implied point total on the season (114.7 points) is 3.7 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (111 points).
  • This season, Houston has scored more than this game’s implied total of 111 points 15 times.
  • The Timberwolves are the league’s 22nd-highest scoring team (109.3 PPG), while the Rockets allow the 23rd-fewest points per game (113.6) in NBA play.
  • The Timberwolves have a negative point differential on the season (-352 total points, -8 per game), as do the Rockets (-289 total points, -6.7 per game).

Timberwolves Leaders

  • The Timberwolves points and rebounds leader is Karl-Anthony Towns. He contributes 23.5 points per game and adds 10.0 rebounds.
  • Towns’ rebounding prop over/under for the contest is set at 9.5 boards, 0.5 rebounds lower than his season average of 10.0.
  • The team is led in assists by Ricky Rubio’s 6.8 per game.
  • Rubio’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 22.5, 3.9 higher than his season average of 18.6.
  • D’Angelo Russell hits 3.0 threes per game to lead the Timberwolves.
  • Rubio leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. Towns collects 1.5 blocks a game to pace Minnesota.
  • Towns’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Rockets Leaders

  • Christian Wood leads the team in both scoring (21.4 points per game) and rebounding (9.8 rebounds per game).
  • Wood’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is posted at 10.5 boards, 0.7 rebounds higher than his season average of 9.8.
  • John Wall has the title of Houston assist leader, dishing out 6.3 assists per game this season.
  • Wall’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 35.5, 4.8 higher than his season average of 30.7.
  • Eric Gordon is tops from three-point range for the Rockets, knocking down 2.6 threes per game.
  • Jae’Sean Tate is at the top of Houston’s steals hierarchy with 1.1 steals per game and Wood leads the squad in blocks with 1.4 per game.
  • Tate’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals greater than his season average of 1.1.

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