Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets - 4/23/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

23 April, 2018, 21:54 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Lineups, preview & prediction 4/23/18

Teague notched 23 points and eight assists, while Wiggins went for 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Minnesota guards, Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague, both had outstanding games on both sides of the ball to help their team get a win.

The top-seeded Houston Rockets will look to find their offensive rhythm and head home with a 3-1 lead when they visit the eighth-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday as solid road favorites for Game 4 of their Western Conference first-round National Basketball Association playoff series.

After totaling only 13 points over the first two games and being challenged to be more aggressive by everyone from TNT analyst Charles Barkley to Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, Towns was constantly double-teamed by the switch-heavy Rockets and didn't attempt a shot in the first quarter.

Rockets James Harden and Chris Paul at the post gamei press conference. Gerald Green, who had 21 points and was a plus-21 in Game 2, had a mere ten points and was a team-worst minus-18.

The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 219 points with Houston set as a 5.5-point favorite.

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During their last five games, the Timberwolves have scored an average of 105.8 points per game (3.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 102.2 points per game (5.0 below their season average).

Clint Capela vs Karl-Anthony Towns - After his outstanding 24-point Game 1, Capela has been a less involved part of the Rockets offense over the past couple of games.

Indeed, the Wolves finished second in the league in turnovers per game, only committing 12.5 miscues per contest.

In the regular season, Houston led the National Basketball Association in both first quarter points scored (30.0) and average margin after the first quarter (4.5). The Rockets' bench got roasted by Rose and Co., even though Ryan Anderson returned from an ankle injury and buried four 3-pointers.

Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games.

Houston ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (42.4) while Minnesota ranks last (22.5). As a team, the Timberwolves shot 50 percent from the field and 15 of 27 from the three-point line but this win was all about effort and desperation and it was clear that the Timberwolves simply needed the win more. Houston must play tougher defense in game 4 if they want to leave Minnesota with a 3-1 lead.

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