Timberwolves vs Rockets: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 27, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 27, 2021

The Houston Rockets (12-32) are underdogs (by 5 points) to end a 10-game road losing streak when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-34) on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 227.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 27, 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 27

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

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

Timberwolves and Rockets Records ATS

  • Minnesota has covered the spread in less than half its games this season, putting together a record of 17-26-2 against the spread.
  • The Timberwolves are an even 1-1 against the spread this season when they are at least a 5-point favorite.
  • 23 of 45 Minnesota games this season (51.1%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Houston has a 13-30-1 record ATS this season.
  • For the sixth time this season, the Rockets are at least a 5-point underdog, where they have a record of 2-3 against the spread.
  • 36.4% of Houston’s 44 games this season have topped the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Timberwolves got a team-high 29 points from Karl-Anthony Towns on the way to a 107-101 win against Christian Wood (24 points) and the Rockets in their most recent matchup on March 26, 2021. The Timberwolves were 4-point favorites in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams scored 208 total points to finish below the 229.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/26/2021 Timberwolves Timberwolves -4 229.5 -167 138 Regular Season 107-101 MIN


Scoring Trends

  • Minnesota’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (227.5 points) in 23 out of 45 opportunities (51.1% of matchups).
  • In Houston’s games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup over/under in 14 out of 44 matchups (31.8%).
  • On average, the over/under in Timberwolves games is 1.2 points fewer than the over/under of 227.5 points in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is 7.3 points more than the average over/under in Rockets’ games this season (220.2 points).
  • The Timberwolves’ average implied point total this season is 1.1 more points than their implied total in Saturday’s game (117.1 implied points on average compared to 116 implied points in this game).
  • This season, Minnesota has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (116) 14 times.
  • 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).
  • Houston has scored more than 111 points in 15 games this season.
  • The Timberwolves are the NBA’s 22nd-highest scoring team (109.3 PPG), while the Rockets allow their opponents the 22nd-fewest points per game (113.4) in the league.
  • The Timberwolves have been out-scored by 346 points this season (7.7 points per game on average), and opponents of the Rockets have out-scored them by 295 more points on the year (6.7 per game).

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Towns leads the Timberwolves in points and rebounds. He contributes 23.7 points per game while tacking on 10.2 rebounds.
  • Towns’ points prop over/under for the game is set at 24.5, 0.8 points greater than his season average of 23.7.
  • Ricky Rubio paces the team with 6.8 assists per game.
  • Rubio’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 22.5, 4.0 higher than his season average of 18.5.
  • The Timberwolves are led by D’Angelo Russell from long distance. He knocks down 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • Minnesota’s blocks leader is Towns, who collects 1.5 per game. Rubio leads the team averaging 1.3 steals a contest.
  • Rubio’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals higher than his season average of 1.3.

Rockets Leaders

  • Wood leads the team in both scoring (21.5 points per game) and rebounding (9.8 rebounds per game).
  • Wood’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 31.5, 1.1 lower than his season average of 32.6.
  • The Houston leader in assists is John Wall with 6.6 assists per game.
  • Wall’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 31.5, 0.7 greater than his season average of 30.8.
  • Eric Gordon makes more threes per game than any other member of the Rockets, averaging 2.6 treys per game.
  • Houston’s Jae’Sean Tate has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Wood is first in blocks with 1.4 per game.
  • Tate’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals higher than his season average of 1.2.

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