Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 4/15/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Minnesota seems to be healthy with their main players. Look how he puts Harden to sleep and blows by him for the scoop shot here. "The Houston Rockets defensive rating is the sixth in the National Basketball Association and I'm just trying to convince you to vote for Harden who deserves to win the MVP".

Dating back to 2014, Houston has gone 14-1 straight up in its past 15 meetings with Minnesota and covered the spread in all four games between the teams this season, according to the OddsShark NBA Database. While Houston was struggling to find their historic range, their big man was stepping up inside, dominating and keeping the team on top. "And we're going to have to make some shots".

Even when breaking down the big men in this series, Capela isn't the first to come to mind.

Andrew Wiggins had a fairly disappointing season. He has the best collection of team mates he has ever had and he is in the form of his life.

"He's got to be more active", Thibodeau said. Of particular concern is the Wolves' defensive rebounding percentage against the Rockets, which is.736. Tucker made a 3 for the Rockets after that, but Minnesota used a 6-1 spurt, with 3s from Wiggins and Teague, to go back on top 62-58.

If Houston gets hot from downtown, it's game over for the T-Wolves. Rose also head fakes Harden (Teague's defender) into thinking he's going to make the outlet pass to Taj Gibson. The two teams faced off four times during the regular season, with the Rocket sweeping the series 4-0.

The Rockets led 54-47 at halftime.

After a long 14 years of not making the playoffs, the Minnesota Timberwolves clinched a spot after a win-or-go-home game against the Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, tout a below-average defense and ranked dead last in both 3-pointers made (8.0) and attempted (22.5). Houston is tied for 18 in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and tied for 26 with 21.5 assists a night. D'Antoni said there was a chance he could return for Game 2, but that he would know more in the next couple of days.

3-point shooting - This game will be a battle of two contrasting offenses.

Paul on tying a season-high with six turnovers: "I think the worst thing was the turnovers". He displayed every move from his offensive repertoire: off-the-dribble three-pointers, pick and rolls, alley-oop assists, paint penetrations, aesthetic footwork and even dunking. The nightmares had by his opposition pre and post-game served as the inspiration for the latest colorway of the Adidas Harden Vol. 2. The Rockets are just 13-8 without him (52-9 with him).



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